5 Important Properties of Geranium Essential Oil

A go-to for the fragrance industry over the course of millennia, geranium essential oil’s aroma is one of renewal and buoyancy. This oil is great for skincare, providing an array of skin-strengthening applications, due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal, and astringent properties.

Let us take a look at what these properties have to offer.


Antibacterial products protect against infections and diseases caused by bacteria. This includes bacteria that invade the digestive, urinary, and respiratory tract, as well as oral bacteria that can damage dental health. Geranium’s antibacterial activity does not impact the natural flora in the intestines and stomach but combats only the damaging bacteria that might have invaded.


Most bodily pain issues are caused by inflammation of some sort—either internal or external. Essential oils often provide the body with anti-inflammatory activity. Geranium is one of those oils. This oil comes in handy, especially for inflammation of the respiratory tract and sore muscles and joints. Whether topical, aromatic, or internal, redness and irritation can be supported through any applicable essential oil applications.


Antiseptics reduce the risk of infection when someone has open wounds, cuts, scrapes, or other injuries. Geranium essential oil possesses antiseptic properties, so when used correctly, it can support proper healing, without worry of infection.


Fungi can infect a person externally or internally and produce more fatalities than other types of infection. The nose, throat, and ears are most at risk for infection, and if left untreated, the issue can spread to the brain. Geranium essential oil fortifies the body’s natural defenses against fungi and the infections they cause, making this oil a superior combatant against foreign invaders.


Astringents are compounds that shrink body tissue, which can be especially beneficial when it comes to skin issues, like acne or bug bites. Astringents do not stop at the skin, however. They support and strengthen muscles, hair, and even the intestines, protecting against loss of important bodily tissue. Geranium is a powerful astringent, which means it can fortify all of the above.


This post is for infomational purposes only. I am not a qualified Aromatherapist. Always seek the advice of a qualified Aromatherapist before using essential oils, as they can be dangerous and cause severe injury if used incorrectly.

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