5 Things To Love About Rose Geranium Oil
Rose geranium oil is one of the most pleasing and useful essential oils on record—according to moi—but I think you’ll agree when you experience it, too. It has a cooling and uplifting scent that typically evokes a rosy, slightly citrus vibe, often with a faint mint undertone. It’s sweet, floral and a little herbaceous. Rose geranium has a truly feminine scent—rumor has it that Marilyn Monroe was a fan—and it has properties that make it specifically helpful for women. There are many varieties of geranium oil, but rose geranium the most floral and feminine. Even though it does wonders for a perfume blend, once you figure out how useful the oil is, you’ll keep it around for much more than the gorgeous scent.
Here are 5 things to know and love about rose geranium oil…
- Rose geranium is a skincare must have. The oil is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and detoxifying, and it balances all skin types. It doesn’t matter if your skin is dry or oily, rose geranium balances the skin’s production of sebum according your needs. It’s regenerative at the cellular level, so it’s useful for aging skin and helps give a radiant glow.
- Rose geranium has an affinity for the female reproductive system and hormone regulation. Women are particularly drawn to rose geranium, and it may be more than the sweet floral scent that grabs our attention. When inhaled or used in massage applications, it’s effective at addressing premenstrual symptoms like abdominal cramps or sore breasts and menopausal symptoms like hormonal imbalances.
- Rose geranium balances emotions and relieves anxiety. We talk about the stress relieving power of essential oils frequently, and rose geranium ranks up there with the best of the best for easing tension, anxiety and irritability. Rose geranium’s ester content gives it a soothing effect like lavender, so it makes for an excellent nerve tonic.
- Rose geranium is remarkably effective against Candida albicans and other fungi. It has the ability to act against yeasts without affecting bacterial flora, and if used at the first sign of a yeast infection it will totally knock it out. Just make sure it is well diluted before applying to sensitive skin, even though geranium oil is considered non-sensitizing and non-irritating.
- Rose geranium oil also stimulates the lymphatic system and acts as a diuretic to help correct and balance the elimination of water and waste in our bodies. Its detoxifying effect helps keep your immune system in tiptop shape.
Do you like the smell of rose geranium oil? Have you benefited from its use in any way? Tell us!