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Geranium Essential Oil – Why I think it’s so great!

Egyptian Rose and Sweet Orange Natural Soap Bars

A number of years ago I renamed our Passion Soap and other products  to Egyptian Rose & Sweet Orange.  I did this because I think it gives a better description of the product’s scent.  Passion conveys more of an emotion rather than giving people any kind of heads up on what the actual scent smells like.  

By now you may be thinking the post title says Geranium and Susan has yet to say a word about it.  Well the list of essential oils in Egyptian Rose & Sweet Orange includes Egyptian Geranium, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang and Canaga (an essential oil similar in scent to Ylang Ylang).  We left Geranium out of the name on the label because too many people assume geranium essential oil will smell like the geraniums in the their flower bed.  Geranium essential oil is from an entirely different genus of plant and actually has a very floral, almost rose-like scent overlaid with some herbaceous notes.  Hence the name that is on the label.


Why exactly do I think Geranium Essential Oil is so great? 

As mentioned above it has a great, floral scent.  In fact, it is one of the few floral scents in essential oils that is reasonably priced enough to use in soaps.  Geranium is also is useful for many medical and skincare applications. It is also believed to have a strong impact on your emotions.  It is a very uplifting scent.

We use geranium in our Egyptian Rose & Sweet Orange Soap as shown in the photo and also in our Egyptian Rose Body Butter.  Geranium seems to particularly resonate with women and aids in dealing with our hormonal issues whether expressed through the skin, the body or the nerves.  This, along with the fact that it helps bring a radiant glow to your skin is why I include it in Susan’s Own Face Serum.  If you have adult acne that appears to be hormonally triggered, then give this product a try.   I developed it for myself and used it with great success!

Here is a partial list of the conditions that geranium essential oil can benefit as detail by Julia Lawless in her book  The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils.


  • Acne
  • Bruises
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Congested Skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Mature Skin
  • Oily Complexion


  • Cellulitis
  • Engorgement of Breasts
  • Poor Circulation


  • Sore Throat


  • Menopausal problems
  • PMS


  • Tension
  • Stress-related conditions

To recap:

What does geranium essential oil smell like.?

Egyptian Geranium which is the essential oil we use has a rosy sweet scent with herbaceous notes. It is not a cloying rose scent but lightly floral with definite herbal overtones. It does not smell like the geranium in your garden.

What is geranium essential good for?

Geranium essential oil is a very emotionally uplifting oil. It just makes you feel good and is particularly useful for helping to balance out women’s hormonal ups and downs. It can be beneficial for everything from stress-related conditions to PMS.

Is geranium essential oil good for your skin?

Geranium essential oil can be very beneficial for skin conditions such as oily complexions, eczema, and broken capillaries. As noted earlier I have used it myself to get rid of my adult acne.

NOTE:  I am not dispensing medical advice.  If you have one of these conditions and would like to utilize geranium essential oil you need to do your own research and make your own decisions regarding this.

Works referenced in preparing this article:

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Worwood

0 thoughts on “Geranium Essential Oil – Why I think it’s so great!

  1. I agree I only really came to it in the last year but I am a big fan. My therapist said something that made me think about this when she said “you are attracted to smells that you need” when i did research and found all the things Geranium is good for .. PMS, Menopause, Eczema .. tick tick tick ..

  2. Count me as lovely geranium’s number one fan!

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