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Geranium: The Oil of Love & Trust

Geranium helps a person regain trust in the world and in others. It restores confidence in the innate goodness of others. This heart-center oil helps us to heal, tear down barriers, release anger, and manage overwhelming emotions. It might be good for a person who has been deeply hurt in the past and/or who struggles to open up or express their emotions. It facilitates trust when the trust was lost due to difficult life circumstances. It also helps in re-connecting and re-establishing a bond with one’s mother and father. Geranium encourages emotional honesty, love and forgiveness. It allows us to be receptive to re-connection with others and to receive their love openly without resentment.

Geranium can be dubbed “the emotional healer”. It mends a broken heart. It helps the grief and pain experienced from the loss of a loved one to emerge from where they’ve been suppressed in the body. Geranium will heal deep emotional wounds and soften one’s anger. In order for love to flow through our hearts, our hearts must be open and we must be more accepting and thus more loving of self. As we love ourselves more, than we can fully commit to loving others.

When our inner-child hasn’t been nurtured or supported, the Self hurts and suffers. Geranium leads us away from logic and into the warmth of love. Just as a child needs to be loved and nurtured unconditionally, so does our inner child and we need to learn how to re-parent this part of ourselves. Geranium heals the heart, instills love and fosters trust.

Blends Well With

Geranium blends well with: Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood and all essential oils.

Don’t Have This Oil?

Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Bergamot, Frankincense, Lavender, Rose, Ylang Ylang.

Usage Tips

Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitisation. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.

Oil information from: “Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing” and “The Essential Life”