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Geranium Essential Oil
Despite being a native plant of Africa, the geranium is grown throughout the world especially in Russia and China. The semi-succulent plant usually grows to around 3 feet tall and is noted for its small pink flowers. While the essential oil of the geranium can be extracted from the stems, most of the focus is placed on obtaining the oil from its leaves.
Characteristics of Geranium Essential Oil
essential oil is usually a pale or light green with a thin
texture. This is another of the essential oils possessing a
fairly strong aroma. The scent is known for its sweetness and
its similarity to the aroma of a rose. One interesting thing
to note, the scent of the essential oil will vary depending on the
environment where the original plant was grown. Both the soil
in which the geranium was planted and the surrounding climate can
influence the aroma the essential oil will acquire.
Benefits of Geranium Essential Oil
The essential oil of the geranium is known for its healing effects on the skin. It is used to soothe dry skin, reduce cellulite through massage, and even to help clear the complexions of those with naturally oily skin.
The aroma of geranium essential oil is often used as a stabilizing influence, calming both the mind and body. In this way, the scent helps to restore one's equilibrium. The soothing nature of the aroma also works to bring your emotions back to more relaxing levels when you need reclaim that balance.
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