Geranium Essential Oil Recipes, Uses and Benefits - EO Spotlight

Geranium Essential Oil Recipes, Uses and Benefits - EO Spotlight

Geranium essential oil does more than just smell like a pretty flower, it offers many uses and benefits for health and wellness. Learn more in this oil spotlight featuring DIY geranium essential oil recipes.

This balancing essential oil does wonders for keeping emotions in check. Its cheerful floral scent with herbal undertones has cooling and balancing properties. Grab this oil when you need to relax and reduce stress.

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Geranium Essential Oil Facts

Geranium (Pelargonium gravedens) is a popular garden plant because of its beautiful and colorful flowers. To obtain the highest concentration of essential oils, plants are harvested shortly after flowering.

Botanical Name Pelargonium gravedens
Botanical Family Geraniaceae
Aka n/a
Note Middle
Aroma Sweet, floral, herbaceous
Extraction Method Steam distilled
Plant Part Used Leaves
Shelf Life 2 years
Kid Safe? Yes
Safety Concerns Nontoxic, non-irritant when diluted.

 

Geranium Oil Blends Well With

Geranium and citrus oils make a great combination. There are many other oils that geranium blends well with too. This is not an exhaustive list, just some suggestions:

  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Cardamom
  • Chamomile
  • Clary Sage
  • Cypress
  • Frankincense
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Marjoram
  • Neroli
  • Orange
  • Palmarosa
  • Peppermint
  • Rose
  • Sandalwood

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Therapeutic Uses:

Female reproductive disorders, menstrual cramp, infertility, endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal symptoms, circulatory disorders, Reynaud's disease, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, neuralgia, nervous skin disorders, depression, fatigue, emotional crisis, stress-related conditions.

Therapeutic Properties:

Analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, circulatory, hemostatic, nervine, restorative, spasmolytic, stimulant, tonic, vulnerary.

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Geranium Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Geranium is wonderful for balancing emotions and hormones. Its rosy aroma is uplifting and inspires good feelings. It can be used aromatically or topically to skin when diluted.

It is also an amazing skin soothing essential oil. It helps to reduce scars, wrinkles and acne blemishes. Geranium oil is suitable for all skin types. Use it in facial serums and body oils to soothe skin irritations and calm inflammation.

Here are more benefits of geranium essential oil:

  • Reviving effect on skin
  • Mild analgesic properties (pain relieving)
  • Natural antidepressant
  • Supports women's health
  • Eliminates extra fluid on the body
  • Cooling to dry, inflamed skin
  • Eases pain both physically and emotionally
  • Promotes peace and calm

Geranium oil has a diuretic effect that reduces puffiness and can be useful to aid detox.

Geranium Essential Oil Substitutions

Essential oil substitution for geranium will depend on what you need.

  • For the Floral Aroma: Try rose or lavender essential oil instead
  • For Sore Muscles and Pain: Try roman chamomile or peppermint oil instead
  • For Female Health: Try clary sage essential oil instead

10 DIY Geranium Essential Oil Recipes

Check out these recipes with geranium essential oil and geranium diffuser blends.

 1. Geranium Bath Blend Recipe

Geranium and juniper berry are top choices when dealing with bladder discomfort. Use this recipe to relieve cystitis and painful UTI's. I find vegetable glycerin works better than soap or oil for this type of bath.

  • 3 drops Geranium Oil
  • 3 drops Juniper Berry Oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin

Directions: Mix ingredients together and add mixture to a warm bath. Swirl blend into bath water. Carefully get into the bath and enjoy the aromatherapy.

 

 2. Geranium Diffuser Blend - Summer Hike 

Here is a perfect forest blend with pine and citrus fragrances.

  • 4 drops Tsuga (aka Hemlock)
  • 2 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 2 drops Grapefruit essential oil

Directions: Add oils to your diffuser with the recommended water for your diffuser.

 

Geranium Diffuser Blend Recipe - Summer Hike by Loving Essential Oils

 3. Sunshine Roller Blend Recipe

Try this calming blend of essential oils in a simple to apply roller recipe. Roll onto arms and upper chest for a relaxing sensation.

  • 3 drops Orange
  • 3 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • Jojoba Oil

Directions: Add essential oils to 10 ml roller bottle, fill the rest of bottle with jojoba oil leaving enough space for the rollerball insert. Once capped, shake to mix. Be sure to label bottle with contents. 4% dilution.

 

 4. Aroma Blending Diffuser Blend

When feeling down, try this uplifting blend of stress reducing citrus and floral oils to diffuse at home or in your office.

  • 6 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
  • 2 drops Geranium essential oil

Directions: Add oils to your diffuser with the recommended water for your diffuser.

 

Geranium Aromatherapy Blend - Aroma Blending by Loving Essential Oils

 5. Floral Punch Body Oil Recipe

Geranium oil is known for its effects of balancing the release of hormones into the body which can help keep hormone levels balanced. This essential oil blend is perfect for female health support. This could also be used as a massage oil.

  • 4 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 4 drops Clary Sage essential oil
  • 1 oz Carrier Oil
  • 1 oz Dropper Bottle

Directions: Add essential oils to bottle, fill the rest of bottle with carrier oil leaving space at top. Once capped, shake to mix. Be sure to label bottle with contents. 2% dilution.

 

 6. Fresh and Happy Diffuser Recipe

Geranium blend well with many oil, including frankincense and grapefruit essential oils for an uplifting recipe.

  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Grapefruit

Directions: Add oils to your diffuser with the recommended water for your diffuser.

 

Geranium Diffuser Recipe - Fresh and Happy by Loving Essential Oils

 7. Bruise Healing Roller Blend

Use this recipe to assist with bruise healing, geranium blends well with rosemary and lavender to boost skin health.
  • 4 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
  • 4 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • 2 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Trauma oil (or carrier oil of choice)

Directions: Add essential oils to 10 ml roller bottle, fill rest of bottle with trauma oil leaving enough space for the rollerball insert. Once capped, shake to mix. Be sure to label bottle with contents. 5% dilution.

 

 8. Blessed Heart Diffuser Recipe

These floral essential oils create a sweetly, comforting blend for your aromatherapy diffuser.

  • 4 drops Magnolia
  • 3 drops Geranium

Directions: Add oils to your diffuser with the recommended water for your diffuser.


Geranium Essential Oil Diffuser Blends - Blessed Heart by Loving Essential Oils

 9. Geranium Facial Toner

Spritz this facial mist on your face for a refreshing feeling. Use this as a toner spray after cleansing face.

  • 12 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 2 oz Unscented Witch Hazel
  • 2 oz Spray bottle

Directions: Add all ingredients to a spray bottle, shake well. Make sure to shake well before spraying onto facial tissue.


 10. Balanced Emotions Inhaler Recipe

When inhaled, geranium can help to release negative memories. Balance out your emotions with this supportive blend.

Directions: Add essential oils onto cotton wick of aromatherapy inhaler. Once inhaler assembled, take off the cap and deeply inhale the aroma. For a kid friendly-cut recipe in half if using.

 

Balanced Emotions Inhaler Recipe with Geranium by Loving Essential Oils

General Essential Oil Precautions

Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.

Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10.

If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), you may perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil, read more here.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues here.

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Jennifer Lane - Certified Aromatherapist

BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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