Extracted from the leaves of Pelargonium Spp., via distillation, Geranium Oil is among the more common essential oils. However, it has gained some notoriety for being an adulterant. It is often used as a substitute for Ottoof Roses oil because of a similar fragrance. However, there is a wide difference between the two oils. Used commonly across the Arab world for making soaps and perfumes, germanium oil does not have the kind of floral-heavy notes we associate with rose oil. Geranium oil is a fragrant oil and very soothing, but it cannot be equated with pure rose oil.
Traditionally extracted from the fields of Algeria and parts of Spain and France, germanium oil has found a presence in the traditional and contemporary scent making industry. Today, the germanium essential oil industry has gained international presence. It is now extracted in larger volumes across the states of California and Texas in US too.
Use of germanium oil in aromatherapy and as a healing essential oil is attributed to many natural properties. This includes being a potent astringent and tonic. If fights away infections and improves circulation. Pure germanium oil has decently high volatility that renders the deodorant-like effect. It is also known to relieve common psychological issues like depression and stress, balance the hormones and improve the overall health of skin.
Often used in herbal astringent compositions, germanium causes the blood vessels to contract. This is the main reason it helps the tissues and muscles to relax. This is also why it is used in body massages to tone the skin, as it helps to arrest sagging of muscles.
Other, Established Health Benefits of Germanium Essential Oil include:
- Augments the healing process
- Heals scars
- Keeps away hyper-pigmentation
- Metabolic boosting properties at the cellular level
- Increases urination/diuretic
- Activates neural cells, i.e. cells of the neurological system
- Fights worm infestations in stomach
- Treats acne and dermatitis