Geranium Essential Oil comes from geranium flowers that are grown on shrubs native to South Africa. It is used in aromatherapy and treatments for acne, sore throat, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It is a greenish-yellow liquid that acts as an astringent, antiseptic, anti-depressant, tonic, antibiotic, antispasmodic, and anti-infectious agent. Added to cosmetic lotions, it helps create a sweet balance between oily and dry skin.
Geranium essential oil is used to treat various skin problems like burns, frostbite, fungal infection, athlete’s foot, and eczema. It is also used as a natural insect repellent as well as a treatment to heal insect bites. On the skin it causes the skin to contract and tighten, acting as an astringent for wrinkles and sagging. Its antibacterial properties help fight skin related infections and accelerate the healing of wounds. Geranium essential oil is also used as a scent and can be found in the food industry and perfume industry.