Do You Know That Geranium Smells Differently With Age?

July 7, 2016

               

 

"Like lemon myrtle, it can be used to treat acne, menopause, and other facial and skin irritations. Geranium can also prevent swelling, and pain."

    

Geranium is a shrub that can grow in many different ways. From growing in sunlight to shade, with flower colors ranging from pink, blue, white, and purple. Most will bloom around spring and fall and can grow from 6 inches to 4 feet tall. Geranium is the most typical name for the plant but it’s properly referred to as Pelargonium, its botanical name. Geranium is commonly used for planting; however, it is also used for aromatherapeutic uses such as relieving sore throat, anxiety, depression and stress. Like lemon myrtle, it can be used to treat acne, menopause, and other facial and skin irritations. Geranium can also prevent swelling and pain.       

                                                 

Geraniums can be grown by using well-drained soil. Geraniums like fertile. Let the soil go slightly dry. Don’t over fertilize it. Use 20-20-20 fertilizer on them three times during its growing season which is around spring and fall. Water them thoroughly, let the soil dry between watering. Be sure to water them regularly when it doesn’t rain. Leaves can wither and die from many different reasons, mostly because of fungal disease from excess moisture and humidity. By deadheading them (removing flowers that are faded) your geraniums will be in good condition.

                                                          

                                            

"When young, the geranium will smell citrus. When it ages, it will give of a strong rose fragrance."

 

 

Geranium oil contains about 67 compounds. The main components of the oil is 26.7% of citronellyl, 13.4% of geraniol, 8.7% of Nerol, 7.1% of citronellyl formate, 6.3% of Isomenthone, and 5.2 percent of Linalool. The pure oil is extracted from the geranium’s roots and leaves, and  then put through a steam distillation. When young, the geranium will smell citrus. When it ages, it will give of a strong rose fragrance.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Recipes

 

Anti Aging Eye Cream 

20 ml Sweet almond oil

10 ml Argan oil 

10 ml Seafoam Meadow oil 

2 drops Carrot seed essential oil 

1 drop Frankincense essential oil 

1 drop Myrrh essential oil

1 drop Sandalwood essential oil 

1 drop Grapefruit essential oil

1 drop Parsely essential oil

2 drops Lavender essential oil

2 drops Geranium essential oil

 

 

 

Quick-Pick-Me-Up Mood Roller

Eucalyptus essential oil 

Geranium essential oil

Sweet Orange essential oil

Peppermint essential oil

Frankincense essential oil

 

 

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Take it Down a Notch Mood Mist

20 ml Geranium Hydrosol

2 drops Bergamot essential oil

2 drops Geranium essential oil

1 drop Neroli essential oil

3 drops Lavender essential oil


References

http://garden.org/learn/articles/view/2050/

http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/geranium-oil.aspx

http://www.flower-gardening-made-easy.com/growing-geraniums.html

http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/gardens/plant-geraniums-containers

http://simplelifemom.com/2014/09/03/anti-aging-eye-cream-with-11-essential-oils/

http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/07/make-your-own-aromatherapy-mood-mists.html

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