Our Egyptian Geranium Essential Oil acts as an astringent, anti-acne and slimming agent. It is an essential oil obtained from the whole plant of the Bourbon Geranium, Pelargonium graveolens (L.), Geraniaceae. It has toning and cleansing properties and is effective for oily and rosacea skin. It can be diluted in base oil for massage. Egyptian Geranium essential oil is recommended for skin care products and toiletries.
What is Geranium essential oil?
Geranium essential oil is extracted from the leaves and stems of the Pelargonium Graveolens plant, native to South Africa, Madagascar and Egypt. This oil has a sweet, floral aroma that makes it a popular ingredient in perfumery and aromatherapy. But, did you know that it is also highly valued in natural cosmetics? Yeah! Geranium essential oil is an authentic jewel for skin and hair care. Read on to find out more!
Geranium essential oil properties:
Geranium essential oil is a true treasure of nature when it comes to taking care of our skin and hair. Here are some of its most notable benefits:
For the skin
- 1. Balances sebum production: Thanks to its astringent and regulating properties, Geranium essential oil helps balance sebum production in the skin, making it a perfect ally for people with oily or mixed skin.
- 2. Combat aging: Its antioxidant components protect the skin from free radical damage, preventing the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines.
- 3. Soothes and repairs: This essential oil is known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, which makes it ideal for treating irritations, redness, and small skin wounds.
For the hair
- 1. Stimulates growth: Geranium essential oil promotes blood circulation in the scalp, which promotes healthy hair growth.
- 2. Fight dandruff: Its antibacterial and antifungal properties help keep the scalp clean and free of dandruff.
- 3. Conditions and revitalizes: This essential oil provides shine and softness to the hair, leaving it more manageable and healthy.
Uses of Geranium oil in cosmetics:
Incorporating Geranium essential oil into your personal care products is easier than you think. Here are some ideas and recommended doses for each type of product:
- - Creams and body lotions: To make a cream or body lotion with Geranium essential oil, you can add between 0.5 and 1.5%
- - Serums and facial creams: In the case of serums and facial creams, it is recommended to add between 0.2 and 0.5%
- - Shampoos and conditioners: To enhance your shampoos and conditioners with the benefits of Geranium essential oil, you can add between 0.5 and 1%
Who can use Geranium essential oil:
Geranium essential oil is suitable for all skin types, thanks to its balancing and versatile properties. Here's how each skin type can benefit:
- - Dry skin: Being an excellent moisturizer, Geranium essential oil helps to retain moisture in dry skin and keep it soft and smooth.
- - Oily skin: Thanks to its ability to balance sebum production, this essential oil is perfect for people with oily skin, as it helps them keep their complexion cleaner and without unwanted shine.
- - Combination skin: As with oily skin, Geranium essential oil is ideal for people with combination skin, since it acts as a regulator of sebum production in the oiliest areas, keeping the skin balanced.
- - Sensitive skin: Its calming and anti-inflammatory effect makes it suitable for use on sensitive skin, as it helps reduce irritation and redness.
- - Mature skin: Geranium essential oil is perfect for mature skin, as its antioxidant properties combat premature aging and improve skin elasticity and firmness.
Important: Anyone can use Geranium essential oil in cosmetics, as long as they are not allergic or sensitive to this essential oil. It is important to remember that essential oils must be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin, since direct use can cause irritation or burns. In addition, it is recommended to do a sensitivity test on a small area of the skin before using any product that contains geranium essential oil.
How Geranium essential oil is produced:
To produce Geranium essential oil, a process of steam distillation of flowers, leaves and stems of the Pelargonium Graveolens plant is used. This process allows to extract all the valuable compounds that this essential oil possesses, such as geraniol, citronellol and linalool, among others. These components make this oil highly effective in skin and hair care.