Geranium essential oil is best for sensitive skin.

Scientific name:  Pelargonium graveolens

Family:  Geraniaceae

Origin:  Egypt, India, Madagascar

Form:  steam-distilled essential oil

Parts:  leaves + flowering tops




  • antioxidant
  • anti-irritant
  • astringent
  • antiseptic
  • analgesic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antimicrobial
  • anti-wrinkle
  • cell regenerator 
  • cicatrizant
  • demulcent
  • deodorant
  • humectant


  • all skin types: balancing

  • blackheads
  • blemished skin
  • broken capillaries + varicose veins
  • burns
  • cellulite
  • congested skin
  • cuts + wounds
  • dehydrated skin
  • delicate + sensitive skin
  • dermatitis
  • dull + lifeless skin
  • erythema
  • eczema
  • mature skin
  • inflammatory conditions
  • oil-rich skin + seborrhea
  • psoriases
  • scarring
  • shingles
  • slack tissue  + loose skin
  • stretch marks


  • protecting
  • soothing
  • firming
  • cleansing
  • anti-aging
  • balancing
  • redness reducing
  • reduces fluids + puffiness
  • rejuvenating
  • sebum balancing
  • strengthening
  • toning
  • cell regenerating
  • circulation improving


  • balancing
  • harmonizing
  • de-stressing
  • uplifting
  • anti-depressant
  • aphrodisiac
  • balancing
  • anxiety reducing
  • centering
  • harmonizes and balances emotions
  • promotes feelings of happiness and peace
  • refreshing
  • relaxing
  • reduces stress + fatigue
  • revitalizing
  • sensuality increases
  • soothing


  • active



  • citronellol

  • geraniol
  • isomenthone
  • limonene
  • linalool
  • menthone
  • phellandrene
  • sabinere

Geranium has great value in skin care and can be used on any type of skin. Properties for skin include: analgesic, anti-irritant, antimicrobial, potent antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, balancing, cell-regenerating, cicatrisant, demulcent, rejuvenating and warming. It is commonly used for these particular skin conditions: acne, blackheads, cellulite, dehydration, erythema, seborrhea, sensitivity, spider veins and stretch marks. Geranium is also an excellent and effective remedy for burns and wounds and can be used in the treatment of inflammation due to its mild, soothing effect. Its action on the nervous system is pronounced; it’s a sedative with uplifting characteristics. Geranium is a stimulant of the adrenal cortex and can be used to balance the production of androgens or octoroons, such as occurs during menopause. It is also great for the time of menstruation. Geranium is a good insecticide due to its terpene content and is particularly effective as a mosquito repellent. Described as a minty-fruity floral top-middle note with rosy undertones, geranium oil is an important perfume ingredient, and one of the most feminine of the essential oils. Its properties for mind include: balancing, calming, cooling, refreshing, relaxing, soothing and uplifting. It promotes feelings of happiness and peace, and eases anxiety, depression, panic, stress and tension.

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