Geranium, (Latin name Pelargonium Graveolens) has a"leafy-rosy" scent, and an uplifting, balancing effect on the nervous system. It would be my essential oil of choice for stress or any transitions that you may be going through. Comforting Geranium may help to focus your scattered thoughts and calm your anxious heart.
With its aromatic leaves and flowers, Geranium is a perennial, shrubby plant that originated in South Africa. In the 17th century, it was introduced into Europe, where it hybridized. Around 1880, Geranium plantations were planted on Reunion Island, (east of Madagascar, in the Indian Ocean). Geranium is grown in China, Russia, Italy, Spain and South America. (Geranium essential oil from Reunion Island and Egypt are my favorites.)
Geranium may be helpful for:
hormonal tension & irritability,
Feelings of stress and anxiety
Use caution when using Geranium essential oil in pregnancy. May irritate sensitive skin. Always dilute before topical use.
My Blog is for information only & is not meant to replace medical advice.
Essential Oils are not for ingestion & should always be diluted before topical use.
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