Pelargonium graveolens, also called strong-smelling Pelargonium, or pink geranium, its essential oil is rightly gaining popularity in the world of natural cosmetics. Its toning properties make it an essential oil well prized as it would also be credited with natural anti-aging virtues, thus offering radiance to dull, difficult skin and even to faces more affected by environmental pollutants and external aggressions.
Relief for blemishes, since the 17th century
Ideal for difficult and uncomfortable skin or prone to blemishes, the essential oil of pelargonium graveolens is said to originate from South Africa. How to recognize it ? It has more indented leaves than those of the more common geranium, and they are very downy. Its flowers are pale pink / white with darker pink veins. The first traces of this flower go back as far as the 17th century when it was introduced in Europe and where quickly, it will be used to prepare care for skin prone to pimples, imperfections or stretch marks.
Endless source of comfort
Why use rose geranium to soothe inflamed skin, yeast infection, redness, acne ? For its richness in geraniol and citronellol, both of which are monoterpene alcohols well recognized in aromatherapy. The composition of this essential oil is said to promote the regenerative capacities of the skin in addition to exerting anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity which is beneficial for healing and for skin balance.
Interestingly, geraniol would be recognized for its anti elastase and anti keratinase activity, making this essential oil very interesting in the management of skin infections and in the prevention of skin aging.
And the good humor she ?
Beyond the cutaneous application, the essential oil of geranium rosat would have its share of advantages for the psychological well-being. Indeed, at the olfactory level, we would recognize properties promoting balance in order to better manage anxiety, concentration, changing moods, and sleep.
A good way to combine business with pleasure, we also find rose geranium essential oil in our Mephisto soap for difficult skin as well as in Northern hemisphere, our boreal forest outdoor mist with essential oils.
* This article contains general information only. You should always consult a healthcare professional who will be able to give you the best advice on the treatments necessary for your condition and on the products suitable for your skin and your condition.
Inspiration: National Museum of Natural History of France