This hydrosol of Pelargonium graveolens is cooling for hot flashes, especially when blended with Peppermint Hydrosol. It can be used either a spritzer or in a glass of cool water. Our Rose Geranium hydrosol is a bit more floral and “rosy” aromatically than our Reunion style Geranium hydrosol.
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 Geranim Essential Oil, Rose Geranium Hydrosol is recommended for balancing combination skin, since it balances both oily and dry skin.
Aromatherapist/herbalistJeanne Rose suggests using Rose 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) and therefore would be wonderful 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 it with Helichrysum Hydrosol or even Yarrow Hydrosol would improve its anti-inflammatory properties, and the Rose Geranium would certainly improve the aroma of the yarrow water!)
Emotionally, this lovely spray can bring balance to our psyches, it is said to balance female and male energies. By inhalation, the spray is said to be antidepressant and to relieve hot flashes. Jeanne Rose suggests taking it internally (1 teaspoonful in a glass of water, once a day) both as a tonic, and to help women with hormonal balance or during menopause.