Geranium is known as "the poor man's rose," but, as a self professed "rose expert" and Shakespeare fan, I can honestly say that which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.
Used by the perfume industry for centuries, (and used by women since ancient Egypt) it is easy to find sweet smelling Geranium oil in lots of natural (and not so natural) stores. But it's important to know that the quality and purity of all of doTERRA's oil supersedes anything you may find in a store. (https://doterra.com/US/en/brochures-magazines-doterra-living-spring-2014-testing-for-quality) There is nothing in this little bottle but pure geranium essence. And when an oil is this pure, it's uses multiply exponentially.
Geranium oil is my go-to oil for all things skin care related. I add a couple drops to some coconut oil every morning and night, and apply over my face and heart. My skin glows and is so soft to the touch. And Geranium is such a gentle oil, one of the safest to use on the sensitive skin of babies, that breakouts and clogged pores are never an issue. You won't find a more cost-effective facial moisturizer.
Bonus...Geranium is the oil of love and trust. It can help restore confidence in the goodness of others and bring about forgiveness and restore trust that's been lost. Inhaling the sweet scent of Geranium can help heal a broken heart, soften anger and release grief, and how could you not want that in your facial moisturizer? Geranium leads us away from the logical, thinking mind and into the warmth of the nurturing heart. Does your fancy skin care do that?
Plus, it diffuses very well with the herbal or citrus oil families to release stress and bring a sense of peace and hope.
And when added to massage oil (doTERRA AromaTouch anyone?) Geranium oil can make for a sweet aphrodisiac for you and your lover. You can also add it to your natural deodorant routine because nothing kills the romance like BO.
The scent is strong, and at first, with my imagination clouded with promises of roses, I wasn't crazy about the smell. It was like roses, but not. But I knew Geranium did wonders for the skin (and hair when added to your shampoo) so I pressed on. And I am so glad I did. I've grown to love the smell, mostly because I feel instantly happy after using it, but also because I came to appreciate the difference between Geranium and rose. It doesn't smell "kind of like roses," it smells like geraniums, and geraniums are delightful.
And while these little flowers can no doubt grow most anywhere, doTERRA has found the ideal harvest location for their Geranium oil on the island of Mauritius. Now I'll admit I had to look that up, only to discover that this tiny island nation off the coast of Madagascar is my idea of island heaven, so I will be spending my next vacation in Mauritius, with my Geranium oil of course.
(If you're interested in my claimed rose expertise, check out my line of rose petal bead malas and rosaries: The Rose and the Lotus www.etsy.com/shop/theroseandthelotus)
I love incorporating doTerra essential oils ~ and all things holistic and natural ~ into my life, my home, my practice and my classes.