If you are fond of the sweet, floral fragrance and soothing effects of Geranium essential oil, then you will find Rose Geranium essential oil to be equally pleasing. With its musky rose scent, Rose Geranium is a mood-enhancing oil that can leave you feeling balanced and calm, while naturally boosting your health.
Rose Geranium essential oil is produced by extracting oil from the leaves and stalks of Pelargonium, a shrub that belongs to the Geraniaceae family. Pelargonium is native to South Africa although thank to the hardy nature of the shrub, nowadays you can see it in gardens around the world. Apart from being ornamental, its flowers are also known to repel insects.
The essential oil of Rose Geranium has a number of therapeutic properties:
You can make use of Rose Geranium essential oil in a number of ways. For example, you can either add a few drops of it to your warm baths or use it as massage oil. Combining it with lavender oil in an almond and Vitamin E oil base can create a soothing massage oil that is perfect relieving tension.
To use it as an insect repellent, simply place one or two drops on a tissue and rub on exposed areas. Rose Geranium is also effective against head lice when added to shampoo.
As one of the most effective essentials oils for aromatherapy, Rose Geranium works wonders at relieving stress and anxiety. Due to its soothing effect, this essential oil is also ideal for improving sleep quality.
If you are into yoga or meditative practices, think about using some Rose Geranium essential oil in your next session. This oil has a very relaxing, calming effect that will certainly help you get into the proper mindset for meditating.
Rose Geranium essential oil does not seem to produce any side effects, but like many essential oils, it is not recommended for use with pregnant women or children. Some essential oils may cause irritation or allergic reactions in people with sensitive skin so it is wise to do a patch test before using regularly.
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