Despite being an antiseptic and antibacterial oil, germanium has a clean, sweet and pleasant floral aroma that people of all ages from young to old tend to enjoy. It is a strong middle note, and will cut through a blend.
Germanium is highly effective for circulatory and blood disorders. It helps with circulation of blood to the brain, and is great for supporting the immune system and balancing hormones.
Adding a small portion of germanium into your blend helps to cover up medicinal smells such as clove, tea tree and rosalina, to make the blend more enjoyable. Apart from it’s amazing healing properties, it is also excellent for making a room smell great.
Properties of Geranium:
- Invigorating (makes one full of energy)
- Antioxidant (reduces oxidisation, helps with aging skin)
- Analgesic (relieves pain)
- Antibacterial (active against bacteria)
- Antiseptic (preventing growth of disease-causing microorganisms)
- Antidepressant (alleviates depression)
- Anti-inflammatory (reduce inflammation)
- Astringent (contracts the skin)
- Cicatrisant (heals wounds)
- Deodorant (removes unpleasant smells)
- Diuretic (increase urination)
- Fungicidal (destroys fungi and spores)
- Haemostatic (stops bleeding)
- Anthelmintic (expels parasites)
How to use geranium
- Diffuse in the air for stress relieve
- Add to blends to make them smell better
Natural remedy blends that has germanium (symptoms):
Increase the total amount according to the blend proportions.
Common cold – Diffuse and inhale 1 drop of thyme, 1 drop of lavender, 1 drop of germanium
Do not use germanium when pregnant or breast-feeding.
Essential oils are potent and powerful especially due to their concentration.
Be sure not to apply undiluted essential oils to your skin whenever applying topically, unless you are certain that it is safe to do so. Else, always dilute it in a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, castor oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil or other carrier oils.
Also, make sure essential oils are safe to be ingested or applied on open wounds before doing so.
Some essential oils should not be used when pregnant or breast-feeding. Always check with your doctor when unsure. It is also good practice to do a skin patch test on your inner arm to ensure you do not have any reactions to the oils.