Geranium is a hairy perennial shrub, often used in hedgerows, and stands up to about one meter high (3 feet) with pointed leaves, serrated at the edges and has pinkish-white flowers.
Long used for its balancing and uplifting properties; it appears to assist in normalizing hormonal levels and act as a mild stimulant. Not only is it calming and relaxing making it a wonderful addition to all manner of skin care products, baths and diffuser blends, but its astringent, anti-inflammatory and mild anti-bacterial properties make it effective and beneficial for a range of skin conditions and complexions.
Geranium can also be used to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety, promoting a sense of inner peace. The strong smell of this oil is particularly good to ward off mosquitoes and head lice.
In an aromatherapy diffuser geranium oil can be used to help relieve stress, normalize hormones, ease mild depression, PMS, anxiety, tension, menopausal problems and for general energizing.