Geranium: The "Rose-Like" Essential Oil

Posted on 31 August 2015
Author:Emilia Obiekea

Geranium is an essential oil with a femininely sweet yet light rose + mint scent. It pairs well with other floral, mint, and natural woodsy essential oils. It is a great oil to use in body oils, perfumes as well as in hair and skin care products.
For the hair Geranium is great for balancing the scalp. You can add a few drops to your hair products (such as conditioner/shampoo), shake well use as normal.
The skin isn't left out by this essential oil at all. It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and promotes clear balanced youthful skin. 

 

 

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Here are a few of my DIY recipes to try out. 

 

Geranium Hair Mask

This mask will leave the hair feeling soft, silky and the curls clumping. Winner!

  • 1 tablespoon of Honey/ 1 teaspoon of Glycerin
  • 5 drops of Geranium Essential Oil
  • 1 jar of Banana Baby Food 
  • 1 teaspoon of Nourishing Scalp Nectar
  • 1 tablespoon of Raw Aloe Vera Gel

*Tip: Do not use regular bananas. It will leave bits in your hair that are beyond miserable to remove. Baby food is the best option.

Utensils

  • 1 bowl
  • 1 spatula or spoon
  • 1 dye applicator bottle (optional) 

Steps

  • Blend all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Apply the mask to the hair. 
  • Leave on for 30 minutes.
  • Massage the scalp and rinse well.
  • Moisturize, seal and style as normal.

*Tip: If the application process is messy pour the mask into a dye applicator bottle for easier use.

 

Geranium Hot Oil Treatment

Hot oil treatments are wonderful for giving the hair life. This one is simple and no exception.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of Budding Butter Treat
  • 1 tablespoon of Daily Dew
  • 5 drops of Geranium Essential Oil

* I love to use heavily infused oils so I added the items above. Add any carrier oils or butters of your choice. 

Steps 

  • Add the ingredients, except for the essential oil, to a dye applicator bottle.
  • Gently warm in a hot water bath until the butter has melted fully.
  • Add the geranium essential oil, shake well. Apply the mixture to the hair and scalp. Be sure it is not too hot. Only apply at a safe temperature.
  • Massage the scalp.
  • Cover the hair with a disposable shower cap and hair turban for approx. 20-30 minutes.
  • Lastly rinse the hair well.

 *If this was used as a pre-poo continue with your wash day routine (cleanse and deep condition) as normal.

 

Feel free to customize the DIY recipes. 
Enjoy! 

 

Disclaimer: Essential oils are extremely potent. Only use when properly diluted. Never use them as is. If you are nursing or pregnant contact your physician prior to use of any essential oils. If you are allergic to the plant the that essential oil is derived from do not attempt to use it. If you have any questions or concerns always speak with your healthcare provider.

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