Geranium Essential Oil
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(Pelargonium x asperum)GC/MS Key Constituents:
Caryophyllene <trans> 2.96%
Plant Origin: Egypt
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves.
Selah oil blends that contain Geranium essential oil:
Geranium oil is mixed into a blend of oils suggested to be used for MRSA (Schnaubelt, 146).
Can be used in a blend with Bay, Lavender and Carrot Seed oil for eczema and psoriasis (Schnaubelt, 156).
Depression, menstrual problems, diarrhea, diabetes, sores, neuralgia, bleeding, circulatory conditions, eczema, sore throats, nervous tension, kidney stones (Worwood, 401).
Acne, aging skin, analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, anxiety, bruise, burn, cellulite, circulatory health, depression, diuretic, insecticide, insect repellant, intestinal parasites, lice, menopause support, PMS, ringworm, sedative, shingles, skin care, sore throat, stress, styptic, tonsillitis, vasoconstrictor, wounds (Althea Press, 333).
Manage symptoms of dementia and age-related physical discomfort; used to reduce embarrassing odor associated with candida, pseudomonas, and MRSA; anti diabetic effects; PMS (Buckle).
Wound care, speeds healing, stop bleeding, antiseptic, acne, bruises, minor burns, scalds, dermatitis, eczema, ulcers, hemorrhoids, head lice, ringworm, balance sebum, ease pain, sore throat, tonsillitis, mouth infections, inflammation, diuretic, menopausal symptoms, PMS, depression, nervous tension (Purchon, 61).
Studies indicate that geranium oil is an effective insecticide against dust mites and a fumigant against some species of termites and beetles. In 2 oz spray bottle, combine 18 drops geranium essential oil and 1 tsp vegetable glycerin, shake to blend. Fill the remainder of the bottle with water, seal and shake to combine well. Spray carpets and bed linens (Purchon, 61).
Antidepressant, balance sebum, acne, aging skin, antiseptic, hemostatic, astringent, skin care, menopause, diuretic, cellulitis, fluid retention, edema, jaundice, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, sore throat, ulcers, gum infections (Davis).
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Topical: Apply diluted to bottoms of feet or directly on area of concern.
Ok for children 2+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy and lactation safe with extra dilution.
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Inhalation: Diffuse or inhale directly.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Internal: Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
Dilute before applying to skin.
Low risk of skin sensitization. Drug interaction. (Tisserand, 293)
Repeated use can result in contact sensitization.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice (2003).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).
Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., The Healing Intelligences of Essential Oils (2011), p. 146, 156.
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.
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