You’ve seen the delicate, candy-coloured flowers, and you’ve undoubtedly breathed in the rich, rose-like scent of geraniums. These pretty flowers with their leafy stalks are hardy flowers that you’ll find growing in many gardens. But like so many flowers and plants, their dainty appearance conceals skin benefits that really pack a punch.
Found in our natural Face Cream, geranium oil naturally firms up facial skin, and is used dermatologically to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Because it naturally tightens skin without reducing moisture and suppleness, it minimises many of the common signs of aging skin. Used regularly, ideally in a blend with other botanicals, it can have a rapid and noticeable effect on those pesky wrinkles.
Because geranium oil is a natural anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory oil, it actively boosts skin’s health and natural glow. By helping skin stay conditioned, and soothing irritated or breakout prone skin, it fights against skin affected by harsh weather conditions or prone to acne.
It’s often used to combat dermatitis and other damaging skin conditions, helping skin cells to naturally regenerate and leaving your skin clearer and with a natural glow and health that you can see. We use it in our botanical Balancing Face Oil, combined with other oils that really boost skin’s appearance like Japanese rice bran and Argan, to really enhance the way your skin looks and feels.
If you have skin that’s sensitive and prone to irritation, you’ll be familiar with the annoying red marks and scar tissue spots ad wounds can leave on skin. Because geranium oil is a natural cicatrisant - it speeds up the healing of wounds and helps healthy new skin cells to regenerate more quickly - it is often used to treat scar tissue and the dark spots and marks left by acne and sunburn. That’s why it’s an ideal ingredient in balms, cleansers and moisturisers like ours.
For those suffering from oily skin, geranium oil has been shown to reduce excess oil and help skin to maintain a healthy natural balance. An antiseptic and anti-oxidant, it helps to unblock pores and restore the natural sebum balance on the skin’s surface, helping your skin to breathe and keeping it looking fresher and younger.
That’s why combining our Exfoliating Powder with our Balancing Face Oil will be great at keeping skin naturally conditioned and clean. Our powder is packed with natural exfoliants, so it’s a great cleanser, and it’s a powder, so an ideal way to boost that carry on luggage liquid allowance.
Adding geranium oil to a conditioner or hair mask dramatically reduced dryness and helps to ease dandruff and skin irritation on the scalp. Helping to sooth dry or irritated skin, massaging the oil into your scalp as a leave in mask, or adding it to your conditioner to treat hair that is sun damaged or in need of some serious re-hydration.
Geranium’s aromatherapeutic properties are well documented. Studies have shown that it is effective in the treatment of anxiety and depression, and a study into its effects on pregnant and post-natal women found that it actively reduces anxiety during labour and helped fight signs of post-natal depression.
We use geranium oil in our products because we believe that looking after your skin can also provide a daily ritual that brings you a sense of calm and wellbeing. Products using natural botanical oils double up as massage oils and breathing them in naturally reduces stress while caring for your skin, working inside and out.
While you can easily buy geranium oil and add it to the products you use, it’s best to find products that combine it in smart ways with other complimentary botanicals to benefit from the synergistic impact of the blend.
We use geranium oil along with more than fifty natural essential oils, plant and herb extracts to give you simple everyday products that contain everything you need for healthy, beautiful skin. Create your skincare routine now with Alex Carro natural products.