This organic hydrosol of Pelargonium x asperum (a synonym for Pelargonium graveolens) is said to be cooling for hot flashes, especially when blended with Peppermint Hydrosol. Geranium hydrosol can be used as either a spritzer or in a glass of cool water.
Geranium is thought to be a cellular regenerative, thus Geranium Hydrosol would be a toner of choice for mature skin, or the perfect liquid to use in creating a facial masque. Like Geranium Essential Oil, Rose Geranium Hydrosol is recommended for balancing combination skin, since it balances both oily and dry skin.
Aromatherapist/herbalist Jeanne Rose suggests using Geranium Hydrosol as a spray on smelly pets to deodorize them.
Hydrosol expert Suzanne Catty says that it is a humectant (draws moisture to the skin) so it would be helpful for dry skin or mixed into a clay and honey mask. She also recommends it as an anti-inflammatory, useful for sunburns, rosacea, rashes, any condition where redness or heat is present. (We think blending with Helichrysum Hydrosol would be extra special).
Please note, this hydrosol is distilled from our Reunion style Geranium and does not have a strong “rosy” aroma. (If you are seeking a rosy scented hydrosol, then you want our true Rose Hydrosol. )
Emotionally, this lovely spray can bring balance to our psyches; it is said to balance female and male energies. By inhalation, the essential oil is said to be antidepressant and to relieve hot flashes. Jeanne Rose suggests taking the hydrosol internally (one teaspoonful in a glass of water, once a day) both as a tonic, and to help women with hormonal balance or during menopause.
Main components: citronellol, geraniol, guiaidiene 6,9 + citronellyl formiate