Rose Geranium Oil: The Great Skin Balancer
by Organically Becca Friday, March 15
Let’s talk about a powerful skin care ingredient that you are likely overlooking: rose geranium. Also known as “pelargonium graveolens var. roseum” in Latin, it has been used for its beneficial skincare properties dating back to the Egyptians. It’s also known as “The Great Balancer” and you will soon see why!
Rose geranium oil is sourced from all over the world: South Africa (where it originated), China, and Europe to name a few. It is extracted from the leaves, stems, and flowers of the geranium plant. Most people use the oil holistically via aromatherapy or diffusing to help improve physical health and lift mood, but today we’re going to focus on the benefits for the skin. Rose geranium is naturally antiseptic and great for healing wounds which makes it amazing for incorporating into your skincare routine. It's so powerful, Hollybeth from Hollybeth Organics uses this as a staple in most of her organic, handcrafted products.
Benefits of Rose Geranium for the Skin:
Rose geranium is naturally antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory. It also helps with mood stabilization. It’s an incredible balancer and is suitable for all skin types, especially blemish-prone. Because it balances hormones and sebum, rose geranium can be beneficial for the following:
- Soothing skin and reducing puffiness
- Lightening age spots and even tone
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Calming acne
- Improving circulation under the skin and regenerate cells
- Relieving aching muscles
- Supporting a healthy menstrual cycle (rub it on your tummy to ease discomfort!)
- Soothing itchy athlete’s foot
- Repelling bugs and healing bites
- It’s also a circulatory oil which means it exits the body through sweat, meaning it’s great to use in deodorant!
Recommended Products with Rose Geranium:
(Bella Luna and the Mineral Spa Felicity scents have rose geranium!)
Get Your Skin Back Into Balance!
Rose geranium is truly an incredible ingredient! Whether you are looking to calm redness, acne, fight fine lines, or just get everything back into balance, I definitely suggest incorporating rose geranium into your routine!
Written by: Organically Becca
Becca is a blogger, podcaster, wife, and dog mom from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She’s on a mission to get the word out about chemicals found in our everyday items like makeup, food, and personal care products. She provides education on ways you can live a more holistic life and easy swaps you can make in your routine to naturally safer products. Check out Becca’s blog organicallybecca.com and catch her on Instagram @organicallybecca.