Geranium and Rose Geranium Oils, Some Uses

Geranium and Rose Geranium Oils, Some Uses

Geranium oil (Pelargonium Graveolens) is an incredible oil that excels in three areas: skin and hair care, as an emotional balancer and helps regulate hormones. It has a lovely, soft, floral scent to it that makes you feel a little less stressed and a little more happy every time you smell it.

Geranium oil and Rose Geranium oil (Pelargonium Roseum) are very similar. They have a lot of the same qualities. The difference between the two is that Rose Geranium smells more “Rosy” and has more hormone balancing properties.

Aromatic influences: Assist in letting go of the negative past, ease the anxiety and tension of mentally and physically demanding days, overcome fear of speaking. Balancing, soft, and nurturing.

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.
  • G.R.A.S.
  • 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!


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. (10)

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:

  1. Add to 2 tablespoons of F.C.O. and massage into baby’s diaper area to reduce rash.
  2. Use 1 drop of blend in a pleasant bath.
  3. 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. (2)

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. (9)

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. (10)

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. (1)

Massage for Anxiety

  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Geranium
  • 5 drops Rose
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Mix together and massage formula all over body. (1)

Rehydrate Dry Skin

  • 4 drops Geranium
  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Apply to face nightly. Massage in gently. (10)

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. (1)

And finally,

Geranium is wonderful, isn’t it! What do you like to do with it? Please let us know in the comment section down below.


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  2. Seasons of Aromatherapy by Judith Fitzsimmons and Paula M. Bousquet
  3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  4. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
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