Some of our information comes from the Aromatics International website. Check out their page on Rose Geranium here!
Rose Geranium is a type of geranium plant with a variety of health benefits. You can use the essential oil or the hydrosol, which is a water-based distillation of the herb. Hydrosols are not as concentrated as essential oils and can have different properties (even for the same herb!). You can use hydrosols internally and on more sensitive areas of the body, where an essential oil might do more harm than good. (We will have more on hydrosols in the future).
Rose Geranium is astringent, making it cooling and refreshing to the skin. It’s great for skin irritations like sunburn, rashes, and bug bites. You can also use it as a first-aid remedy as it helps to stop bleeding, clean wounds, and encourage healing. It also has a rosy, fresh smell and is great to use as perfume or to freshen up a room (aromatics.com).
For a refreshing, cooling mist, dilute 12 drops of Rose Geranium essential oil in an ounce of aloe vera juice (which can be found at Walmart in the vitamin section). Put the mixture in a spray bottle and keep in the fridge. (It won’t spoil if you keep it at room temperature, but refrigeration will keep it cool and invigorating!)
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