A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species,
Geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of
the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different
varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as
essential oils. Uses of Geranium essential oil date back
to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to
beautify skin and for its internal health benefits. In the
Victorian era, fresh Geranium leaves were placed at
formal dining tables as decorative pieces and to be
consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible
leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts,
cakes, jellies, and teas. As an essential oil, Geranium
has been used to promote clear, healthy skin—making
it ideal for skin care products. It also helps calm nerves,
lessen anxiety, and support a healthy liver.
• Use in an aromatherapy steam facial to beautify skin.
• Add a drop to your moisturizer to help balance oil
• Geranium is great for both dry and oily hair. Apply a
few drops to your shampoo or conditioner bottle, or
make your own deep hair conditioner.
• Diffuse aromatically to help relieve occasional
stress, anxiety, and tension.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.
Dilute with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize
any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If
you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care,
consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner
ears, and sensitive areas.