GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL – All You need to know

This week professional Aromatherapist, Olivia, is paying special attention to a vital essential oil in the Oleo range, Geranium. The magic qualities of Geranium should be utilized in everyone’s skincare routine as its wide array of properties make it suitable for all skin types!


Geranium essential oil has a powerful, sweet, green, floral smell with a fruity-minty undertone.  A dash of Geranium essential oil in any product you use will leave you smelling gorgeous! Oleo converts love the fruity scent of Geranium in our ‘Geranium and Orange Handwash‘!  I’ve even used it in the shower because it smells so good!

Green blogger, Helen, from Love and Loathes also loved our ‘Rich Moisturising Hand Cream’ for it’s fruity fragrance, a hydrating pick me up for her gardening hands! (You can read her review here Oleo hand cream)

STRESS RELIEVING:  Geranium has a wonderful calming effect, but is not necessarily sedative. In addition to this, Geranium is a balancing oil which will leave you feeling balanced and restored.  The action of geranium on the nervous system is calming and cooling, which makes it useful for treating restlessness and anxiety. So, if you’re really looking to relieve tension, including Geranium in a massage blend is ideal. Take your relaxation one step further by getting all the benefits from a professional massage with Olivia herself!

MENOPAUSE: Believe it or not, Geranium is great for treating menopausal symptoms including hot flushes! The cooling and calming effect can help restore you back to nature!

SKINCARE:  Geranium has an excellent reputation in the skin care industry and for a good reason too! It has a balancing effect on sebum secretion (sebum is the natural oil your skin produces to keep your skin hydrated and healthy). Too much sebum can result in oily skin which can lead to spots and blackheads, so Geranium essentail oil is an ideal preventative measure.

ACNE: Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties mean that Geranium is great for treating acne! Our 'Light Cleansing Lotion' is ideal for battling acne. The nourishing combination of sunflower, coconut and sweet almond oil work to remove grime and makeup with ease, without stripping your skin of its natural oils… not forgetting the wonderful balancing properties of Gernanium already mentioned! Apply this lotion morning and night and you’ll be on your way to a healthy complexion in no time!

To get the best results, use our ‘Light Cleansing Lotion’ in combination with our ‘Light Facial Moisturising Cream’. This is a great moisturiser for daily wear as it is quickly absorbed into the skin but still has a deep moisturising effect!

DRY/INFLAMED SKIN: The soothing and calming effect of Geranium can be very effective in treating dry/ inflamed skin. Our ‘Geranium & Orange Body Lotion’ brings out these benefits in a a special formula.

Combined with relaxing, yet uplifting orange and moisturising sunflower, jojoba, almond and coconut oil this lotion is great to seal in moisture after a shower. For a richer, more luxurious experience try our 'Blissful Body Cream'. This whipped body cream features a blend of lavender, geranium and frankincense essential oils. Smooth this nourishing cream over your skin and you’ll be left silky smooth and fragrant!

Let us know about your favourite essential oils in the comments!

Posted on January 29th 2017

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