When you think of essential oils, you mind may go straight to aromatherapy. However, many natural essential oils also have a variety of beauty benefits when applied topically. Geranium essential oil has a variety of health boosting qualities, including stress relief, but one overlooked benefit of this oil is that it works to promote clear and healthy skin.
Here are just a few ways that geranium essential oil can be used to keep your skin healthy:
Geranium essential oil is a natural astringent, meaning it can induce skin contractions to tighten facial skin. This minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin, and it also helps to slow down the effects of aging by keeping your skin tight and toned. This can also work on muscles as well for a more toned and youthful look. To access these benefits, add a few drops to your lotion or face moisturizer. Massage into the areas of concern, avoiding the eyes.
Rejuvenate Dull Skin
Geranium oil promotes cell growth by helping your body recycle dead cells and support regeneration of new cells. This can work wonders for dull skin by helping you eliminate dead skin cells and refresh your complexion. You can add a few drops of the oil to your facial cleanser, or dilute with water to create your own natural face wash.
Prevents and Treats Acne
Geranium essential oil can enhance the look and feel of your skin by acting as a natural acne treatment. In addition to treating blemishes, this oil can also be used as a moisturizer that helps to balance oil production to reduce further breakouts. Combine a few drops of the oil with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil and apply to the areas of concern.
Geranium essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties that inhibit inflammatory responses in the skin. The oil can also be used to naturally reduce inflammation of the joints that is commonly found in conditions like arthritis without using medication. Create your own natural massage oil by adding a few drops of the essential oil to coconut oil and massaging onto the muscles and joints to reduce inflammation.
Heals Bug Bites
Bug bites can affect your complexion, not to mention they are quite uncomfortable! Geranium essential oil can be used to both prevent insect bites when used as a natural bug repellant as well as heal bites and stop the itching sensations. Combine a few drops of geranium essential oil with witch hazel, tea tree essential oil, and jojoba oil then top off with water to create your own natural insect repellant. You can also add the oil to a carrier oil and apply to bug bites to stop itching and heal bug bites faster.
Reduces Appearance of Scars
As a natural healer, geranium essential oil not only speeds up the healing process but can help reduce the appearance of scars and other spots on the skin rather quickly. The oil’s cicatrisant properties increase blood circulation under the skin, helping heal spots caused by acne, cuts, and wounds. Mix a few drops of the oil with your favorite carrier oil and apply to spots to get these healing benefits.
With antibacterial properties, this oil can help protect your body from infection by stopping bacteria growth on the skin. This works for wound care as well as other skin infections like athlete’s foot. While geranium essential oil works to fight external infection, your immune system can focus more on keeping you healthy internally. You can add a few drops of the oil to liquid soap or dilute with water to create a refreshing and natural anti-bacterial rinse.
When applying geranium essential oil topically, make sure to use a carrier oil in order to maximize benefits and reduce irritation. We recommend fractionated coconut oil because this oil gives your skin added benefits that will keep it looking fresh, healthy, and youthful. All of our essential oils are 100% pure, natural, and therapeutic grade with no additives or dilution. This means that when you buy from Majestic Pure, you are getting the purest and most effective oils on the market.
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