Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Geranium: Uplifting Skin Care

Geranium is reported to be beneficial for all skin types - sensitive, dry, and oily skin alike. It is most often used for calming, uplifting, hormonal support, and skin care. I use it daily in both my DIY Hair Serum, Facial Cleanse & Moisturizer, and Hand & Bath Soap. Plus, it is a principal ingredient in two of my all time favorite blends - Gentle Baby & Joy - which are amazing for both expectant mothers and children's overall emotional balance and skin care.* Geranium has a sweet, citrus-rosy, fresh scent that smells like rose perfume to me. It is much like Rose, but at a quarter of the price. That is one of the best perks about Young Living essential oils - no matter what might be out of stock, out of budget range, or just not your favorite, there will always be a substitute.

Young Living says: "Geranium essential oil has an uplifting, floral aroma. Diffuse its balancing, peaceful, and calming aroma or apply it topically to help maintain the appearance of tender skin. Geranium includes the naturally occurring constituents citronellol and geraniol, and is an important ingredient in many skin care products, including ART® Creme Masque, Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™, and Animal Scents™ Ointment, as well as Acceptance™, Awaken™, Believe™, and Clarity™ essential oils blends. "

Geranium is so excellent for skin care, fragrance, and balance that it is included in a wide variety of Young Living blends and personal care products. A few I hope to try are Acceptance, AromaGuard Meadow Mist Deodorant, Awaken, Clarity, Copaiba Vanilla Moisturizing Conditioner and Shampoo, Dragon Time Bath & Shower Gel, Endoflex, Envision, Evening Peace Bath & Shower Gel, Forgiveness, Gentle Baby (have it, love it), Gratitude, Harmony, Inspiration, Joy, JuvaFlex, JuvaTone, KidScents Bath Gel, KidScents Lotion, Lady Sclareol, Relaxation, Release, Trauma Life, etc. Well, maybe more than a few. Hopefully, you can see why it might be incredibly useful to have on hand. It is one that can be applied "neat" or undiluted and in higher concentration except for children under 2 and those with sensitive skin. When diluted it is generally regarded as safe for all skin types and ages.

I find that whenever I am overly hormonal, I also break out. So, it is very helpful to have Geranium for both those unfortunate things. It would also make a nice substitute for Lavender if necessary and that is no small task.

Specific Blends & Uses:
  • Add to your favorite personal care and skin products to enhance their effects.
  • Add to epsom salts with Lavender and Copaiba for a calming, soothing, and uplifting bath.
  • Diffuse with Lavender and Copaiba to create a relaxing, soothing, uplifting, and romantic atmosphere.
  • Combine with Lavender and Copaiba to nourish and protect tender skin in an All Natural Hand & Bath Soap.
  • Combine with Frankincense, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Lavender, and Purification to cleanse and nourish skin in a Facial Cleanse & Moisturizer.
  • Combine with Cedarwood, Stress Away, and Lavender to create a protecting, detangling, and nourishing Hair Serum.
  • Diffuse or combine in a roll-on blend with Lemon to uplift, energize, support the immune system, and create a fresh spring or summer like atmosphere.
  • Diffuse or combine in a roll-on blend with Stress Away to support restful sleep, create a sweet, floral perfume, calm, and balance the emotions.
  • Use along with Lavender, Cedarwood, and Frankincense for children's skin and emotional care.
Do yourself a favor and try this amazing oil. Feel free to email me at to learn more. I would love to hear from you.

 *Disclaimer: This post is NOT intended as medical advice of any kind because I am not a doctor. These product(s) have not been tested or evaluated by the FDA and so they are not intended to cure, treat, or prevent disease. They only help your body to do what it was meant to do, like nutritional supplements. Caution should be exercised with first time oil use - skin patch tests prior to use and dilution with carrier oil - especially in children. Children, especially under the age of 6, should never ingest essential oils without advice of a healthcare professional since they are concentrated and potent. If you are under the care of a physician, nursing, taking prescription medication, or pregnant please consult your doctor prior to use. Keep essential oils out of reach of children.

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