Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers, leaves, and stems of the Pelargonium graveolens plant, a multibranched shrub that grows up to 5 feet tall. Native to subtropical southern Africa, geranium was used traditionally by the Egyptians to promote beautiful, radiant skin. Today Geranium essential oil is obtained from Africa and Madagascar and is used in many perfumes and cosmetics for its fresh, floral aroma and skin care benefits. In addition to use in topical products and perfumes, Geranium essential oil can be diffused or inhaled for its uplifting and soothing aroma.
Features & Benefits
Has a fresh, floral aroma that is uplifting to the senses
May help maintain the appearance of healthy, youthful-looking skin
Helps promote shiny, lustrous hair
Provides skin-cleansing benefits
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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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