- Helichrysum (Immortelle)
Geranium Essential Oil (Middle)
Properties: Geranium essential oil is an astringent, aphrodisiac, haemostatic (stops blood flow), cicatrisant (skin healing), cytophylactic (protects cells), diuretic, deodorant, styptic, tonic, vermifuge (destroys or expels parasitic worms) and vulnerary (wound healing).
Health benefits: It is used to induce tightening of the gums, muscles, skin and blood vessels and in stopping haemorrhage, scar healing, promotion of cell growth and increased urination. It stops body odour, tones up the body and kills intestinal parasites and worms.
Ginger Essential Oil (Base/Middle)
Properties: Ginger essential oil is an analgesic (pain relief), antiemetic (preventing vomiting), antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, expectorant, febrifuge (reduce fever), laxative, rubefacient (causing redness of the skin to increase blood circulation), stimulant, stomachic (promoting the appetite or assisting digestion), sudorific (induces sweating) and tonic.
Health benefits: It relieves pain, stops vomiting, protects wounds becoming septic, relaxes spasms, inhibits bacterial growth, eliminates gas, improves brain and memory function, expels phlegm and catarrh, breaks fevers, clear bowels, brings colour to the skin, improve stomach health, promotes sweating heling remove toxins from the body.
Grapefruit Essential Oil (Top)
Properties: Grapefruit essential oil is a diuretic, disinfectant, stimulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, lymphatic and a tonic.
Health benefits: It stimulates urination, fight infections, reduce depression and uplift spirits and mood, protects wounds from becoming septic while increasing the elimination of toxins.
Helichrysum (Immortelle) Essential Oil (Base)
Properties: Helichrysum essential oil is antispasmodic, anticoagulant, antiallergenic, antimicrobial (kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth), antirheumatic (counteracting swelling in the joints), antiphlogistic (reducing inflammation or fever), nervine (calm the nerves), anti-inflammatory, antitussive, cicatrisant (skin healing), expectorant, febrifuge (reduce fever), anti-septic, cholagogue (promotes the discharge of bile), emollient (softens the skin), mucolytic, fungicidal, hepatic (liver), diuretic, splenic and cytophylactic (protects cells).
Health benefits: It reduces spasms, maintains the fluidity of blood, fights allergies, inhibits microbial infections, dissolves and clears blood clots, reduces inflammation from fever, and is good for nervous system health, reduces various other types of inflammation, clears phlegm and reduces coughs, heals scars, protects wounds from becoming septic, stimulates proper bile discharge into the stomach, makes skin smooth and young, dissolves mucus, and kills fungus. It is good for the liver and spleen, while stimulating urination and the regeneration of new cells.
Jasmine Essential Oil (Middle)
Properties: Jasmine essential oil is an antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, cicatrisant (skin healing), expectorant, galactogogue (increases the flow of a mother’s milk), emenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), parturient, sedative and uterine.
Health benefits: It fights depression and uplifts mood, protects wounds, cures sexual dysfunctions, and increases libido, reduces spasms, heals scars, gives relief from phlegm and coughs, increases breast milk, and regulates obstructed menstrual cycles, eases the delivery of babies and labour pains, while sedating inflammation and nervous disturbances.
Information provided is for personal information and interest only, it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not offer medical advice or treatment for any condition. It is recommend you consult your doctor or aromatherapist if you are pregnant, nursing, take medication, have any health/medical conditions and want to include using essential oils.
Geranium is a great pick me up and I often add a few drops onto the floor of my shower when I need a kick start in the morning.
Rose geranium is one of my favourites and I used it in conjunction with frankincense for my thyroid. Have a happy Monday. 🙂 xo
I love ginger at any form :-)) but still haven’t tried ginger essential oil. Is it safe to take internally?
There are 2 schools of thought around ingesting essential oils. I would suggest your source a food grade oil to eliminate any concerns Angie. Have a wonderful day. 🙂 xo
thank you for the education, dear.
I didn’t know ANY of this.
I shall not look at Geraniums the same way again. xxxxx
It’s wonderful sharing something folk wouldn’t ordinarily know. ❤ Sending you love and sunshine from SA. xoxoxo
I have rose geranium, which I love. I sometimes dab a little drop on my wrist. And you know I’m a fan of grapefruit in my oil burner!
There are a few oils I could never be without and rose geranium is definitely one of them as well as grapefruit and quite a few others. 😀 Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xoxo
Owhhhh, interesting dearest Mandy. I do love cold pressed oils and their glorious fragrances, so it’s good to learn some more properties. Just love ginger so I’m wanting to smell that one, don’t think I’ve ever got a wiff of that lol.
Amazing how some oils smell so nice and other, well not so much. I have ginger and it is lovely. Makes me want a ginger cookie. Haa haa. Have a glorious weekend in your paradise. 🙂 xoxo