Geranium Bourbon Essential Oil
Geranium Bourbon essential oil has a lush, floral aroma that promotes shiny hair and a natural glow to the skin and makes a great addition to any do-it-yourself perfume or bath and body recipes.
Located in the Southern Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar, Réunion Island has been recognized by the world’s perfume houses as the source of the finest Geranium essential oil for more than a century. Known as Geranium Bourbon—a nod to the island’s former name, île Bourbon—this variety of Geranium essential oil has a distinctly complex, fresh, green floral aroma with delicate rosy undertones. Up to 900 pounds of geranium bourbon flowers, leaves, and stems are distilled to produce 1 liter of essential oil. Geranium Bourbon essential oil can be enjoyed as a personal fragrance, home aroma, or topically as part of your skin care routine.
Diffusing Blends with This Oil
These are approximate drops. Adjust recipes to your needs. If a recipe is too strong for you, add fewer drops. Do you need more? Just add more, but no more than 8-12 drops for all of our diffusers with the exception of the Aria diffuser which requires 15-25 drops.
Tip: When you first begin diffusing, start with less essential oil than listed in the recipes and build to more as desired. You should give your body time to adjust to the essential oils. Almost all the Young Living diffusers are ultrasonic which provides a cool-mist humidifier along with the essential oils. These diffusers are safe to run all day. Pay attention to the size of the room because the size will impact the intensity of diffusing. Nebulizers and atomizers are different than ultrasonic diffusers because they do not use water. For these, note the time limit for diffusing stated on each individual oil bottle.
DIY Exfoliating Soap
Dry, itchy skin got you down? Don’t worry, there’s hope—or rather, soap—for that! With our all-natural, homemade exfoliating soaps, hydrated skin is only a shower away.
Gentle exfoliation is the key to silky-soft skin. Our DIY soap bars include natural exfoliating ingredients to remove dead skin from the surface, plus a combination of coconut and essential oils to soothe as you scrub.
After a couple weeks, don’t be surprised if your friends are all, “Look at you glow, girl!” the next time you meet for lunch.
• 6 ounces suspended organic melt and pour glycerin soap
• 1 tablespoon coconut oil
• Exfoliating ingredient
• Essential oils
1. Cut soap into about 1-inch cubes.
2. Put soap and coconut oil in a large microwave-safe bowl.
3. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until soap is completely melted, stirring in between to smooth clumps.
4. Add essential oils and mix well.
5. Add exfoliating ingredient slowly, stirring well to combine and remove all clumps. Work quickly before the soap gets too cool.
6. Pour into molds. Let sit until solid, approximately 1-3 hours.
Rosemary-Lemon-Sage soap with cornmeal
• 1 tablespoon cornmeal
• 10 drops Lemon essential oil
• 10 drops Rosemary essential oil
• 10 drops Sage essential oil
Cinnamon-Orange-Ginger soap with coffee grounds
• 2 tablespoon organic coffee grounds
• 15 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
• 10 drops Ginger essential oil
• 10 drops Orange essential oil
Joy-Geranium-Patchouli soap with poppy seeds and pink Himalayan salt
• 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
• 1-2 tablespoons fine pink Himalayan salt
• 15 drops Joy essential oil blend
• 10 drops Patchouli essential oil
• 10 drops Geranium essential oil
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