Geraniums have long been a favorite of gardeners, perfumers, and aromatherapists alike! The beautifully scented oil blends with many other oils and its gorgeous scent and aroma are almost like a rose! Geranium oil has many uses including home fragrance, wound protection, and infection management.
Geranium essential oils are antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory which means they should be key in your aromatherapy, diffusers, home, and personal care collection!
They blend beautifully with other essential oils and give a delicate rose-like scent to your recipes, So let’s start with looking at oils geranium blends well with, before moving on to geranium oil blend recipes and uses.
Let’s find out.
What does Geranium essential oil blend with? Blend geranium oil with lavender, clary sage, grapefruit, lemongrass, rosemary, ylang-ylang, roman chamomile, sandalwood, bergamot, sweet orange, lemon, rose water, witch hazel, jojoba, avocado, soybean, and apricot oil.
Now we’ve seen the quick takeaway so you can get started on your diffuser or skincare, Let’s take a closer look at some of its uses and some beautiful geranium oil blends.
What can you use geranium oil for?
Geranium oil has a wealth of uses, a delicate floral fragrance, along with power-packed antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties mean that geranium oil can be used for:
- Home fragrance
- Pest repellent
- Scar and wound protection
- Slowing down skin aging
- Personal fragrance
- Home fragrance
- Pain management
- Anxiety relief
- Infection management
- Relief from symptoms of perimenopause and menopause
- Reduces Acne breakouts
- Neurodegenerative diseases
Wow.. geranium oil really is a little miracle in a bottle!
So let’s find out a little more about other essential oils mixes with before hitting some fabulous geranium recipe blends.
Which essential oils does geranium blend with for recipes?
Geranium is a beautifully fragrant oil and can be blended with many other essential oils. Let’s take a look at the full list below:
- Clary Sage
- Ylang Ylang
- Roman Chamomile
- Sweet Orange
- Tea tree
Which carrier oil does geranium blend with?
Due to essential oils being extremely potent, they should never be applied directly to the skin, so they are mixed with other vegetable and fruit-based oils to ‘carry’ the essential oils either in your bath or for massaging into your skin.
My absolute favorite carrier for geranium is olive oil as it allows the delicate fragrance of geranium to shine through!
Try to buy the best quality olive oil you can and look for organic cold-pressed extra virgin types. However, any type of olive oil will be fine in geranium oil blends and recipes.
Rosehip oil is also perfect to blend in geranium recipes they are a match made in heaven bringing a gorgeous intense hit of natural rose scent to your recipes!
Sunflower oil is often overlooked as a carrier oil for some of the more well-known carrier oils such as sweet almond.
However, it’s perfect for many essential oil blends and works well in recipes with geranium as sunflower oil acts as a skin barrier against germs and infections, complimenting geranium oils natural inflammatory properties.
Let’s take a look at some other oils that make beautiful geranium blends and recipes.
- Sweet Almond
- Black seed oil
Geranium essential oil can also be used in a range of other products for home fragrance and cleaning, laundry, fragrance, and personal care.
Let’s find out what else geranium essential oil blends with for your gorgeous recipes!
- Witch Hazel
- Distilled water
- Epsom salts
- Rock salts
- Your favorite moisturizer
- Rubbing alcohol
- Vodka (yes really!)
- Shea butter
- Cocoa butter
- Vitamin E Oil
So now we’ve seen a few of the essential oils, carrier oils, and other products geranium oil blends well with to create recipes, let’s kick off with showing you how geranium oil can help out in your essential oil recipes when you are spending a day in the countryside or even at home!
“Due to essential oils being extremely potent,
they should never be applied directly to the skin“
Geranium essential oil blend Insect repellent recipe
This blend is a perfect insect repellent without the use of harsh chemicals.
Along with other essential oils such as citronella which is a well-known ingredient in candles to burn outdoors to keep away pesky insects, this blend can also keep ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, and other insects at bay.
- 1 teaspoon geranium oil
- ½ teaspoon citronella or lemongrass
- ½ teaspoon tea tree
- 10tsp soybean oil
Mix these two ingredients well and pour it into a glass jar or spray bottle.
Spray, rub or apply this blend on the skin and it will keep insects and other creepy crawlies away.
Skin balancing geranium oil blend
Geranium oil has a tightening effect which can help the skin tissues to tighten and contract. It also has important antioxidant effects to potentially slow down skin aging.
It can help to lift, calm and balance your skin, help to reduce fine lines and has cellular regeneration properties
Mixed with other beneficial essential oils such as lavender to promote healing and repair, and the king of oils frankincense, which according to a 2003 study, showed it helped to improve skin tone, this blend will help to give you a youthful glow.
- 2 drops frankincense
- 4 drops geranium
- 3 drops lavender
- 2tbsps of your favorite carrier oil. avocado, jojoba, or good olive oil is perfect!
Geranium scar treatment recipe
This blend acts as a perfect scar ointment. It works by lightening the skin area of the scar and gradually reduces the appearance.
It’s also perfect for reducing dark spots and eye circles along with skin blemishes too.
Geranium oil is a little miracle in a bottle for skin and the healing process as it can:
- Relieve inflammation
- Encourage new cell growth
- Even out skin tone
It’s wound healing properties are well documented in many studies and other research and can make scars less visible.
Using aloe Vera gel is a great way of applying this blend too, as it is easily absorbed into your skin.
You also have the bonus of all the benefits of Aloe Vera, such as the increase in collagen and it’s moisture-retaining qualities.
- 2 tbsp. of aloe Vera gel
- 5 drops of geranium essential oil
Mix these two well using a small wooden spatula or spoon and decant into a glass jar.
Flower garden geranium oil blend recipe
One of the most striking aspects of geranium oil and especially its slightly more fragrant cousin, rose geranium, is its beautiful smell.
Rose geranium was often used as a cheaper alternative to pure rose oil in the perfume industry, and gives a beautiful floral fragrance, just like you’re sitting in a rose garden!
It’s a lovely way to spend an afternoon, creating your perfume without the use of harmful chemicals or additives!
Blend geranium oil with ylang-ylang and frankincense
I’ve made this blend before by substituting ylang ylang for the frankincense, which gives a little hit of jasmine and adds a lighter note to the geranium oil recipe than the more musky frankincense.
Did you know that ylang-ylang is one of the main notes in Chanel’s iconic No.5?
It’s lovely to do one of each! Adding ylang ylang to geranium for a lighter daytime scent, then use the frankincense for a more balmy and spicy evening fragrance.
Amber roll-on bottles
This recipe makes one small roll-on bottle. It’s a lovely quick way of creating your own geranium oil perfume blend!
I love the amber roll-on bottles for this but be aware that harmful UV light can damage essential oils, so it’s best to avoid clear glass roll-on bottles or blue cobalt styles as these can oxidize and ruin your creations!
- 3 drops geranium oil
- 2 drops of ylang-ylang or frankincense
- 1 drop lavender oil
- Organic jojoba or sweet almond oil to fill the bottle
Mix your essential oils into the roll-on bottle and then warm it gently in your hands to allow the oils to blend for around 20 seconds.
Follow this by topping up the bottle with your favorite carrier oil and once again, warm the whole bottle in your hands for around 20 seconds.
It’s a good idea to wait at least 24 hours before you try your geranium perfume blend.
“harmful UV light can damage essential oils, so it’s best to avoid clear glass roll-on bottles or blue cobalt styles”
Room freshener or pillow spray geranium oil recipe
As we’ve discovered, one of the biggest boosts of geranium oil is its beautiful floral scent. So of course, this makes it perfect for use in your home!
My favorite way of using geranium oil is to pop a few drops on dried lavender from my garden, pop in one of those little muslin craft bags, tie a little ribbon around it, and voila! Perfect to pop in your underwear drawer!
The below blend is also perfect to use as a room or pillow spray! Perfect for overnight guests or just to have a home spa day.
It’s also excellent as a freshener for carpets, upholstery, and pretty much anywhere around the home.
- 5 drops geranium oil
- 3/4 cup distilled water
- 2 tbsp. real vanilla extract or rubbing alcohol
- 8 drops lavender oil
- 3 drops grapefruit oil
- 1 drop lemon oil
Mix these well and add to an amber spray bottle.
Geranium Relaxing Massage Blend recipe
Alongside its fragrance and other wealth of benefits, Geranium oil is perfect in a relaxing massage blend.
This geranium blend is perfect for aromatherapists, masseurs, or anyone who wants to relax in a blissful home massage.
This geranium blend recipe makes one relaxing back and shoulder massage.
Geranium massage blend recipe
- 10 drops geranium
- 5 drops Roman chamomile
- 5 drops lavender
- 5 drops bergamot
- 1 tablespoon of your favorite carrier oil – my favorite is avocado or argan as they both feel amazing on your skin, not to mention the vitamin E content of Argan and the fatty acids in avocado oil which are both moisturizing and soothing
Mix these ingredients well in a small pestle and Mortar, ceramic bowl, or glass jar.
Moisturizing geranium oil recipe
Geranium oil works perfectly in this recipe blend to moisturize, leaving your skin smelling gorgeous!
- 8 drops Geranium
- 2 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Sandalwood
- 1 tablespoon of favorite carrier oil. Jojoba works wonderfully in this geranium oil blend as it sinks into the skin beautifully
Mix all ingredients in an Amber glass dropper or spray bottle and let it sit for 24 hours if possible to let the oils settle.
Geranium bath blend recipes
These two geranium essential oil bath blend recipes are perfect to soak the day away, leaving your skin moisturized and refreshed!
Geranium essential oil will also scent your whole space with a delicious floral rose-like fragrance, leaving you calm and relaxed
Geranium oil balanced bath recipe blend
- 3 drops Ylang Ylang
- 3 drops of geranium oil
- 3 drops rose or rosewood
- 3 drops lime
- 3 drops Sweet orange or Neroli
- 1 teaspoon Jojoba oil
to find out more about mixing ylang-ylang with another of my favorite oils, lavender, head over to discover more!
Geranium oil relaxed bath recipe blend
- 4 drops Geranium
- 4 drops Lavender
- 4 drops bergamot
- 1 tablespoon Sweet almond oil
Along with lavender which is well known to have relaxing and calming qualities, Bergamot helps to release serotonin and dopamine to reduce feelings of anxiety.
Add a couple of rose or geranium petals for a touch of luxury!
Lavender is such a versatile oil and blends so well with not only geranium but a wealth of other oils too. Find out some of the benefits of mixing lavender and tea tree
Add these ingredients to the tablespoon of carrier oil ( at the bottom of each recipe) and simply add to a warm bath.
It’s also lovely to add ¼ cup of Epsom or rock salt to each bath for added exfoliation. Magnesium which is contained in Epsom salts produces melatonin also helps to promote sleep and reduce stress.
Soak for between 20 and 30 minutes and emerge feeling beautifully scented and ready for bed!
Geranium Diffuser Blend recipes
Alongside some beautiful geranium bath recipe blends, you can enjoy the following diffuser recipes too! Why not set your diffuser up before you get in the bath all ready for when you step out!
Oasis geranium diffuser recipe
This geranium blend with its beautiful floral aroma helps to create a peaceful oasis! Perfect for yoga or Pilates relaxation and of course a relaxing environment for sleeping.
- 2 drops geranium oil
- 2 drops vetiver
- 2 drops roman chamomile essential oil
- 2 drops Lavender
Let go geranium diffuser recipe
This blend helps you to concentrate on the beautiful aromas of geranium oil and oils in this recipe.
Live in the moment and appreciate this beautiful geranium diffuser recipe.
- 4 drops of geranium oil
- 4 drops clary sage
- 3 drops marjoram
- 2 drops valerian
For some great immune-boosting diffuser recipes using geranium, and to find out more about another of my favorite oils, eucalyptus, and its diffuser benefits, with some great blends, head over and check out my other helpful articles!
Geranium oil is a beautiful addition to your aromatherapy kit, diffuser collection, perfect for creating relaxing moods for a home spa day, your handmade skincare, pillow sprays, air fresheners, laundry, and for anyone who is creating their own organic home cleaning products!
I hope you’ve enjoyed everything you need to know about geranium oil, and maybe will try some of my fragrant geranium recipe blends!
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