Updated: Jul 10
Originally from South Africa, this perennial shrub grows in warm climates, and produces green serrated leaves and pretty pink-white flowers. The essential oil has a middle to top note and is extracted from the plant's leaves, stalks and flowers through steam distillation. The oil's aroma is usually soft and sweet and often compared to rose, but this can vary, along with its colour, depending on the age of the plant and when and where harvested.
Today its likely to be used to help balance the skin, and the oil's anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties make it useful for eczema, psoriasis, acne and wounds. It’s diuretic properties also help to stimulate the lymphatic system, which in turn can be useful for mild oedema.#geranium #lymphaticsystem #antibacterial