Ingredient Insight ... Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil is used in many of Lesotho Rose’s skincare products. The skin-benefitting properties and gorgeous (in my opinion) sweet and uplifting rose-like floral scent with its citrussy and herbaceous top notes makes it one of the leading essential oils in natural skincare products.

Applied by the Ancient Egyptians to improve skin complexion and texture, Geranium Essential Oil over the centuries has played an important role in the development of alternative medicines, aromatherapy, perfumery and skincare and continues to do so today.

There are a number of different types of Geranium Essential Oil, the most popular is Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (Egyptian), a perennial shrub indigenous to South Africa which is now cultivated around the world. The oil is extracted via steam distillation of freshly cut leaves and flowers to ensure the highest yield of therapeutic properties.

Benefits of Geranium Essential Oil in Skincare

Geranium Essential Oil contains many elements that help to promote healthy-looking, radiant and nourished skin. The abundance of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties along with its ability to hydrate, reduce the signs of ageing and regenerate skin cells Geranium essential oil, truly is a natural elixir.

  • Natural Anti-Oxidant: The geraniol that is found in Geranium Essential Oil makes it a powerful source of anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants help to combat and protect the skin from free radicals such as UV rays, air pollution and other harmful environmental factors ensuring our skin maintains its healthy condition and complexion. 
  • Natural Anti-Inflammatory: Boasting Linalool, a natural anti-inflammatory, Geranium Essential Oil helps to soothe, alleviate and heal skin irritations and breakout prone skin.
  • Hydration: Geranium Essential Oil locks in moisture and creates a barrier against dryness, keeping our skin looking fresher and younger. The ability to regulate sebum production ensures optimal hydration whilst keeping pores unblocked and allowing the skin to breathe and maintain its natural balance.
  • Anti-ageing: Geranium Essential Oil is said to increase collagen production which is needed to help keep the skins elasticity, softness and smoothness. Its natural astringent property helps tighten the skin and to diminish the signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Skin Cell Regeneration: Geranium Essential Oil is renowned for its ability to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin by regenerating and supporting healthy new skin cells. It also helps to even out skin tone, texture and the appearance of cellulite.

Suitable for all skin types, in our opinion, Geranium Essential Oil is the perfect accompaniment to any natural skincare product.  That is why it can be found in our handmade Rosehip Oil soap, our luxurious Rosehip Oil Body Butter and our relaxing Mineral Bath Salts.

Please note Essential Oils need to be treated with caution and respect. Essential oils are not suitable for ingestion, and are not intended for direct skin contact. Essential oils can be relaxing and soothing, however please contact a doctor before using them in pregnancy. And always keep out of reach of children. 

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