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The most fragrant are not bright geranium inflorescences-umbrellas atall, but rounded elegant leaves from which the famous and one of the mostexpensive (along with jasmine and rose oil) aromatic oils are extracted bysteam distillation.
It is a very light, surprisingly liquid and flowing oil that dissolvesalmost instantly and completely in vegetable and base oils. Its color remindsof the bright color of the leaves: yellowish-green, with a clear lime hint andolive shade, the color of pelargonium oil is complemented by absolutetransparency. If you look at the sun, the oil seems radiant.
The characteristic smell of geranium leaves is completely transmitted tothe oil, which, despite its “green” origin, retains the fruity base of thesmell, complemented by tart, bitter and sweet notes. Sweet-floral nuances arethe first to be perceived, followed by medium warm halftones, which arereplaced by a tart, bitter basis of aroma. It is believed that geranium is afragrance of mature and confident women.
Despite the fact that geranium oil has a very specific and vibrant odor,it goes well with other essential oils that lie on its rather warm base. Manyauthors as a combination of aroma well combined with the smell of pelargoniumindicate only eucalyptus, but in fact the list of complementary aromas is muchwider: geranium goes well with verbena, citronella, lemon balm, lemon, sage,basil, cypress, myrtle, chamomile, pine, naioli, hyssop, mint, sandalwood andtea tree.
In the emotional sphere, geraniums evoke positive emotions, relaxes,optimistic, helping to cope with feelings, fears, tension and relieve symptomsof fatigue and stress. This is one of the essential oils to fight depressionand apathy. Restoring inner harmony, it promotes adequate self-perception andopens the way to positive life changes, increases physical and mental activity.
But the most important influence of pelargonium oil is related toself-esteem: thanks to this essential oil, you can get rid of dependence onother people's opinions, uncertainty, complexes, recover from losses andunpleasant meetings, adequately perceive motives and actions.
As already mentioned, geranium oil is one of the main ancient remediesfor the treatment of diseases of the oral cavity, ears, throat and sinus,including dental problems, while the aromatic oil not only eliminates stagnantand inflammatory processes, but also relieves pain symptoms.
Pelargonium oil also regulates the work of the vascular system, digestivesystem and heart (stimulates the work of muscles, normalizes the intensity ofcontractions, helps stabilize arrhythmia, ischemia and tachycardia).
In addition, geranium helps eliminate the tendency to hypertension and isone of the most effective essential oils for regulating blood sugar levels.This is one of the main “female” oils, which not only relieves inflammation,but also regulates, balances the hormonal background, and removes the negativemanifestations of its disorders. Pelargonium oil is also used to treat varicoseveins and hemorrhoids.
Pelargonium oil can be used for any cosmetics and for all skin types.This magical aromatic oil effectively restores the epidermis, promotes its deeprejuvenation and smoothing, regenerates and renews, and also has a regulatoryeffect on fat balance. This is one of the most effective oils for working withproblematic, teenage, mature, prone to excessive dryness or vice versapathological oily skin. Pelargonium also evens out the properties of the skinof a combined type.
Geranium oil has a double effect on the skin: on the one hand, it quicklyremoves inflammation and peeling, and on the other it causes systemic positivechanges. The anti-inflammatory properties of geranium oil in combination withunique regenerating "talents" are actively used in the treatment ofcellulite, frostbite, eczema, cuts, burns and wounds.
Geranium oil has one more remarkable property - it helps to get rid ofall annoying insects that cannot tolerate its smell.
Pelargonium oil can also be used to flavor various dishes and drinks incooking.
Since geranium oilactively changes the hormonal background, it can not be used during pregnancyand children under the age of 6 years, as well aswhile taking birth control pills. Lowering blood sugar and the anticoagulantproperties of geraniums require special attention: this essential oil can notbe used for longer than 3 weeks, or better for at least 2 weeks in a row.
Geranium essential oil is perhaps the only one that does not cause anyreaction when applied to the skin. It is taken internally, but not on an emptystomach (no more than 1 drop 2 times a day with honey). Geranium oil has astrong aroma, so it is always consumed in reduced dosages.