“Grammy! Why doesn’t everyone know about essential oils?”

My grandson was amazed at how quickly a tummy-tamer essential oil blend eliminated his pain and nausea.

Essential oils WORK.  As I heard an expert put it, “Essential oils are like herbs on steroids.” 

When my daughter Rebekah wanted to bless her sister Hannah recently, she promised a foot soak in essential oils and Epsom salts, plus a foot rub.  What a deal.  And then she asked me if I’d like to join.  Let’s see.  Would I like to have my entire  body and psyche refreshed, rejuvenated, and restored? 

Yes.  I believe in sniffing the oils and going with the ones that speak to me.  These are the oils I speak back to:  “Aaaaahhh, Yes.”  These are the essential oils whose properties jump out of the bottle and into my nose and promise to do me good.

Hannah and I chose two identical oils, and I wanted one additional.  We both chose Cedarwood and Peppermint oils, and then I added Geranium Essential Oil – I think there should be T-shirts and billboards and books about it.  Just the remembrance of the happiness inherent for me in Geranium . . .

Here is a brief summary of the almost endless benefits, or the “properties” of Geranium essential oil:  astringent, hemostatic, cicatrizant (see definition at post’s end), cytophylactic, diuretic, deodorant, styptic (also see definition at post’s end), tonic, vermifuge (also defined at post’s end), and vulnerary.

Geranium is widely used in aromatherapy to balance hormones, relieve stress, for skin care, in reducing inflammation and irritation, for alleviating the effects of menopause, to improve circulation, benefit dental health and kidney health, and to reduce blood pressure.

While all the above statements and assertions have been proven over many years and in innumerable scientific studies, my experience is what really counts for me.  While Geranium is not the only essential I have used to great effect, it’s one I return to time after time, especially for stress relief and relaxation and just a general feeling of wellbeing.

What exactly is Geranium essential oil and how is it produced?  Geranium essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of stems and leaves of the geranium plant, bearing the scientific name Pelargonium odorantissimum. The main components of this oil are alpha-pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol, and geranyl butyrate.

So now you know more than most people about essential oils, and Geranium essential oil in particular, and you’d like to know where to get some.  Simply visit my and Rebekah’s new e-storpree:  http://www.prettyathome.shop and go to our “Apothecary” category!

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Definitions of Spectacularly Impressive Essential Oil Property Words:

Cicatrizant:  Promoting the healing of a wound or the formation of a citatrix (scar).

Styptic:  capable of stopping bleeding.

Vermifuge:  Serving to expel worms or other parasites from the intestines.

“Yep!  I wanna git somma that!  I’m going to prettyathome.shop and then I’ll click on “Apothecary” and then I’ll see what else I can find!” 

 

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