|Rose Scented Geranium|
|flowering Lemon Scented Geranium|
Essential oils from scented geraniums are so fragrant they are used in perfumes and colognes, sometimes substituting for the very expensive attar of rose. You might also add scented geranium to potpourri or scented soap or add a drop or two of the essential oil to perfume a bath.
Medicinally scented geranium is useful against inflammation. it is an anti-depressant, antiseptic, astringent and increase circulation. The leaves and scents of Rose Geranium are believed to assist with pre-menopause symptoms and menstrual cramping.
Rose Geranium Tea Biscuits
1 cup lavender
1/2 cup thyme
1/2 cup rose geranium leaves
Cover 1/2 cup of the mixture with 1 cup boiling water. Steep 20 minutes. Drain liquid into bath water. Tie herbs into a thin washcloth to use as an herbal scrub. This mixture will make 6 baths.
Balancing Body Spray
3 1/2 ounces filtered or distilled water
1 tsp. unscented alcohol
15 drop rose geranium essential oil
15 drops grapefruit essential oil
Place all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Use on skin, especially at pulse points. Shake before each use.