Geraniums are perennial plants that can be found throughout the mountains of the tropics and in the eastern part of the Mediterranean region.
While a beautiful flower to look at, geranium has been commonly used as a holistic treatment to promote radiant skin for hundreds of years. The oil that comes from the stems, leaves, and flowers is an essential part of the Yon-Ka Quintessence. This is the foundation of our skincare collection. Quintessence is made up of five aromatic essential oils, which includes lavender, rosemary, geranium, thyme, and cypress.
Today we’re going to be looking at what makes geranium one of the most beneficial essential oils you can add to your daily skincare routine and why you can find it in nearly all of our products.
1. Geranium is Antibacterial & Anti-Inflammatory
For anyone who is battling skin issues like acne, geranium essential oil just might be the secret weapon you need to clear up your skin and banish blemishes for good. The reason is because it has both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it can keep bacteria at bay.
It can help cleanse your skin of the dirt and bacteria that can clog your pores and ultimately cause those pesky pimples. And if you do have any angry, red breakouts on your face, applying a product with geranium essential oil can help soothe it and decrease the inflammation.
One thing that’s important to mention is that it’s not recommended to apply geranium essential oil directly to your skin. Like most essential oils, geranium is best blended with a carrier oil or contained in a product. Try one of our blemish-fighting products that contains just the right amount of geranium like the Yon-Ka Juvenil. It’s powerful at healing blemishes without over drying or irritating.
2. It Can Help Fight the Signs of Aging
One of the most popular elements of skincare products are the ability to reduce the signs of aging. Geranium is one of the most highly effective essential oils for aiding in this process. This is due to the fact that it can minimize the look of wrinkles by tightening and firming the skin, thus slowing down the visual effects of aging.
By using hydrating moisturizers with geranium essential oil such as Creme 28 or Hydra No. 1 Creme, you can start to see that fresher, more youthful appearance that we all covet and help prevent aging.
3. Using Geranium Oil Can Help Fight Infection
As mentioned above, geranium essential oil has antibacterial properties. However, it also has anti-fungal abilities as well. In fact, it has been discovered that geranium can be effective against at least 24 different types of bacteria and fungi.
Geranium essential oil (along with a carrier oil) can be applied to a cut or wound to effectively clean it of bacteria and help it heal. These types of skin healing properties can play an important role in helping to improve the look and feel of your own skin.
4. Geranium is Balancing to the Skin
Another important aspect of geranium essential oil is that it balances the skin. This can include balancing oil production. Geranium essential oil is adaptogenic, so it helps the body adapt to stress and normalizes. Combination skin is a very common skin type, and people can struggle with finding the right products to address both the oily and dry areas simultaneously. Crème 93 for combination skin, contains geranium essential oil and promotes balanced skin, happy skin.