Current oil obsession: Geranium


Affirmation: My body is in a constant state of restoration and healing. I find balance in my life through play, work, rest, exercise, and laughter. I easily nurture myself. I have constant protection surrounding me, which deflects anything that is not for my highest good. - Margaret Ann Lembo


Geranium oil is my constant go-to at the moment, and for good reason! First of all, it smells amazing. I use it for a number of therapeutic and healing purposes, but the flowery scent also works beautifully in perfumes and beauty products. In fact, I recently crafted an ocean-scented lip balm using geranium essential oil (among many others).

Second of all, I use it for everything. I use it on my face, skin, and hair. This oil has antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, deodorizing, regulating, and uplifting properties, among many many other things. (Margaret Ann Lembo’s book is a great resource.) It can regulate female hormones, rebalance your mood, reduce irritability, and support personal transformation.

I make a natural deodorant out of geranium with apple cider vinegar and a few other oils such as lavender and grapefruit. An amazing skin care serum that I use daily has 11 drops of geranium, 11 drops of wild orange, 11 drops of roman chamomile, a couple of drops of blue tansy, a big glug of rosehip seed oil, and fractionated coconut oil. Not only is it the only blend that doesn’t irritate my skin, but it brightens, tones, and reduces signs of aging. Also, there is something magical about the combination of those oils… because it smells heavenly. I also craft a water-based spray that I use in my hair daily which has geranium and few other necessities like cedarwood and peppermint.

With the transition to winter and the overall feeling of seriousness and frigidity, geranium is a beautiful oil to use to get out of a funk. Just put a few drops in a diffuser or blend with an uplifting oil such as wild orange to deflect negative thinking and bring some lightness into your life.

If you have questions about where to purchase your oils, I recommend doTERRA or Eden Botanicals (although I have not tried Eden’s version of geranium because I love the doTERRA one so much). I’m also happy to answer any questions about essential oils or how to receive wholesale pricing — just contact me!