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Geranium oil, extracted from the stems and leaves of geranium plant through steam distillation, was known since ancient times. Egyptians used it for a beautiful and radiant skin, as also to fight various skin conditions.
Today, Geranium oil is an important ingredient of many cosmetic and toilet products. It is regarded as one of the best oils for dermatological problems, such as oily skin, eczema and dermatitis. Besides this, this sweet-smelling oil is also used as a mood enhancer to promote emotional wellness.
Geranium oil contains several important constituents, such as alpha-pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol, and geranyl butyrate.
Benefits of Geranium oil for the skin
1. Antiaging properties
Being an astringent, this oil induces skin contractions that tightens the facial skin, thereby ironing out wrinkles and fine lines making the face look younger. It also prevents the muscles and skin from sagging, significantly delaying the effects of premature aging.
2. Fights infection
Geranium oil has antibacterial properties that helps in fighting infection. It prevents bacterial growth on the skin and also counters fungal growth, such as Athlete’s foot. Not only this, it boosts the immune system as a whole and makes it resistant to the onslaught of infections and diseases.
3. Speeds up healing
Geranium oil heals cuts, bruises, wounds, surgical incisions and the like quickly. It also helps to diminish scars and other skin marks and blemishes. By increasing the blood circulation under the skin, this oil eradicates spots caused by acne and scars resulting from injury. It also causes contraction of blood vessels to form blood clots.
4. Diminishes scar marks
Scars and marks on the skin, such as boils, acne, pox, fat-cracks and surgeries, look ugly. This may push people to go in for cosmetic solutions. However, Geranium oil is an effective alternative that saves both time and money. Being a powerful cicatrizant, it helps the scars and spots on the skin to fade. It also evenly distributes melanin by facilitating blood circulation below the skin.
5. Treats skin conditions
Geranium oil is very effective in treating acne, dermatitis, eczema and other skin diseases. Regular use of this oil on the skin prevents such infections.
6. Treats inflammation
Geranium oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that even treats chronic inflammation of the skin, joints and arteries. This it does by inhibiting the inflammatory responses in the skin. It has been found that Geranium oil is a far better and safer choice than over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, which may have side effects.
7. Wards off insects
Geranium oil is a natural bug repellant. If added to water and sprayed on the body, it will keep the bugs away and also heal insect bites and itching.
Ayana’s handmade soaps with Geranium oil
Two handmade soaps offered by Ayana Wellness have pure Geranium oil as one of their ingredients. These are:
○ Ayana’s Almond Rose Handmade Soap
○ Ayana’s Neem Tulsi Handmade Soap
By using these soaps, you not only receive the full benefits of Geranium oil, but also of the other invaluable ingredients of the soap.
These soaps can be ordered online from ayanaproducts.com.