Ruby Red May

Hope everyone is having a Ruby Red Day! At long last, the blazing sunshine is showing it’s face, chasing away all the rain; for a day or two at least. 🙂
May is here and flowers are blooming everywhere! Geraniums will be blooming soon, if not already in some places. Today, I want to talk about Red Geraniums and the benefits of Geranium Essential Oil.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Geranium I
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Geranium is a shrub, of many different varieties, of scented flowers; apple, apricot, lemon, mint, orange, and nutmeg, just to name a few. Rose Geraniums and Palma Rose Geranium are the most commonly used in perfumery. Geranium has long been valued as an herb. It is native to South Africa, but Geranium Essential Oil was first produced by the French in the early nineteenth century.
Geranium Essential Oil is cultivated in China, Egypt, and Reunion. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the shrub. Geranium Essential Oil has a delightful, fresh, rose-like aroma. It blends well with chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, lemon, sandalwood, and rose essential oils. It is used in Chopard’s Casmir.

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Health Benefits of Geranium Essential Oil include: anti-inflammatory, calming, diuretic, sedative, and tonic. Essential Oil of Geranium works as a tonic on the kidneys, reduces inflammation, treats menopausal problems, acts as a mood adjuster, and treats anxiety and depression.
Spiritually, Geranium Essential Oil resonates with feminine energy, Mother Earth, Goddess Culture, and healing the spirit. It should always be used with great respect. Essential Oil of Geranium helps bring balance, regeneration, steadiness, and tranquility to the spirit. Geranium Essential Oil offers comfort to the inner child while helping open hearts and heal the pain of memories.

Purchase Organic Geranium Essential Oil 1/2 oz. for $18.75 at:

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
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  1. I enjoy reading your post and learn a whole lot of new things about Geranium 🙂 Thank you for sharing and visiting us at


  2. I had not heard of geranium essential oil before (personally, I think lavender hogs the essential oil spotlight) so this was a very informative post for me. I can’t wait to get my nose on this!


  3. I’ve been debating about which oil to get and you’ve pushed geranium into my list of ones to consider. It’s good for so many things. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!


  4. I have been taking my geraniums in and out of the greenhouse to harden them off a bit. Soon they will be able to stay outside for the summer.


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