Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Geranium and Rose Geranium Oils, Some Uses

Combines well with: 
Bergamot, Lavender, Basil, Rosemary, Black Pepper, Rose, Neroli, Sandalwood, Rosewood, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Patchouli, Jasmine, Orange, Lime, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Coriander, Elemi, Petitgrain, Vetiver

Ways to use it 
  • Relieve depression by vaporizing 4 drops Tangerine and 2 drops Geranium.

  • Safe for all skin types. Nurtures and soothes the “inner child’ Helpful in treating depression. 

  • It creates a sense of security and comfort. 
  •  Helps strengthen the flow of “chi” or subtle energy, and is valuable when treating anxiety. 
  • Promotes a sense of inner peace. 
  •  To soothe the skin, use 2 drops Roman Chamomile and 4 drops Geranium in a bath. 
  •  Inhale the aroma to help regulate your blood pressure. 
  •  Balances mood swings and depression. 
  •  To ease insomnia, vaporize 3 drops Geranium and 3 drops Lavender in bedroom before going to bed. 
  •  Use when you have teenage girls trying to deal with their emotions. 
  •  For a body powder, add 5 drops Geranium to 2 tablespoons Corn Starch. Mix in a jar and allow to sit 24 hours before using. 
  •  Lifts the spirit and soothes away stress. 
  •  Put it on wounds to clear scabs and help the healing. 
  •  Scent is similar to Rose and is often used to help extend Rose. For example, if you have a recipe calling for 4 drops Rose, you can use 1 drop Rose and 3 drops Rose Geranium instead. 
  •  Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. Have fun with it!

Recipes    Here are a few recipes involving the Geranium oils. To check for more, you can click on Geranium and Rose Geranium in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Regulate Mood Swings   2 drops Lemon 2 drops Geranium 1 tablespoon Jojoba Mix together, add formula to warm/hot bath and soak for 20 – 30 minutes. Especially good for mood swings during the second trimester of pregnancy.
Diaper Rash Treatment      1 drop Roman Chamomile
3 drops Geranium
2 drops Lavender Clean diaper area with warm water to which you have added a drop of Roman Chamomile. Use a soft, all-cotton cloth. Mix oils together.

Use blend in any of the following ways:     Add to 2 tablespoons of F.C.O. and massage into baby’s diaper area to reduce rash. Use 1 drop of blend in a pleasant bath. For a persistent diaper rash, combine this blend with water instead of the F.C.O., spritz the child’s diaper area, and then sprinkle on corn starch.

Mood Elevating Bath; 3 drops Clary Sage
3 drops Rose
3 drops Lime
3 drops Patchouli
3 drops Geranium
1 teaspoon Jojoba
Dissolve oils in Jojoba then add to warm/hot bath. Soak for 20 – 30 minutes. To soften skin and remove impurities, can add essential oils to 1/2 cup epsom salts instead of Jojoba.

 Mood Elevation Mist Spray
  • 60 drops Spearmint
  • 40 drops Clove Bud
  • 30 drops Pink Grapefruit
  • 20 drops Balsam of Peru
  • 4 ounce Pure Water
Mix together in a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Can use distilled, filtered, or spring water. Can refill water 3-4 times before refilling oils. (2)

Bath to Calm Irritability  4 drops Geranium
4 drops Red Mandarin
1 tablespoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)
Mix together and add to a warm/hot bath. Soak for 20 – 30 minutes. To help clean impurities from skin, you can also use essential oils with 1/2 cup epsom salts instead of the carrier oil.

Relaxing Back Massage Blend       10 drops Bergamot
5 drops Roman Chamomile
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Geranium
1 tablespoon F.C.O.
Massage formula into back and enjoy.

Man receiving massage 2Massage for Anxiety 5 drops Lavender
3 drops Geranium
5 drops Rose
1 tablespoon F.C.O.
Mix together and massage formula all over body.

 Muscle Relaxer Massage
  • 9 drops Balsam of Peru
  • 8 drops Thyme
  • 7 drops Bay Leaf
  • 6 drops Marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame Seed oil   -    
  •                         Massage formula into tight muscles and the surrounding areas as needed.

  Rehydrate Dry Skin 4 drops Geranium
4 drops Frankincense
2 drops Sandalwood
1 tablespoon F.C.O.
Apply to face nightly. Massage in gently.

Before Gardening Hand Blend            1 drop Geranium
2 teaspoon Olive Oil
2 teaspoons Honey
Mix formula together, smooth all over hands before putting on gardening gloves.
Allow to work into your hands inside the gloves while gardening.

 Raise Low Energy
  • 4 drops Myrtle
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 4 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)  -
Massage formula into skin using soothing strokes.

 Exercise Mist Spray
  • 30 drops Myrtle
  • 30 drops Cajeput
  • 30 drops Eucalyptus Globulus
  • 30 drops Clove Bud
  • 30 drops Lime
  • 4 ounces Pure Water
Add formula to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use. Because vigorous exercise strains the respiratory system, liberally spritz room before exercising and breathe deeply. You can refill the water 3-5 times before refilling the oils. Can use spring, filtered, bottled, or distilled water.

Massage to Help Relieve Menopause Symptoms

  • 6 drops Cypress
  • 10 drops Clary Sage
  • 1/4 cup Almond oil
For best results, massage into skin immediately after a bath or shower.

Here is what our friends have said about Frankincense:
  • SDM:  “It’s great for skin, especially wrinkles.”
  • ARM: ” I massage it into my neck and shoulders. It is a comforting scent for me when I can’t sleep.”
  • TSG: “I mix it in my moisturizing cream every morning.”
  • MMP: “I like rub it into my temples for eye problems.”
  • KH: “I use it with Lavender to remove moles. I also use it as a pain reliever for joints riddled with Lyme, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.”
  • DSP: “Frankincense!!! Smells good and I mix it with Dr. Mercola’s organic cream and put it under my eyes. It’s anti-inflammatory.”
  • CF: “I also mix Frankincense with Orange & Turmeric, twice a day…helps fight against cancer!”
  • SG: “I will put it and Sandalwood, Clove Bud and Cinnamon Bark on the bottoms of my feet to make my immune system stronger.”