Pelargonium Graveolens Oil

The Powerful Grounding Properties of Pelargonium Graveolens Oil

What is Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil?

Have you ever knocked on a friend’s front door and stopped to admire the vibrant colors of a cheerful potted geranium while you waited? If so, you were appreciating pelargonium graveolens! Pelargonium graveolens is the scientific name for this common, and often underappreciated, plant. You see, geranium stems, leaves, and flowers are the source of a precious essential oil that packs some powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Let’s take a deep dive into the properties, benefits, and uses of another natural ingredient that can help you to ground and recenter when everyday stress creeps up on you.

Rose Geranium Vs Regular Geranium Oil

First off, you may be wondering what the difference is between essential oils marked “rose geranium oil” and those that simply say “geranium oil.” Rose geranium oil is derived from a specific variety of geranium that bears the scientific name Pelargonium graveolens var. Roseum. In terms of benefits and active components, the oils are nearly identical. However, their scents are slightly different and some people prefer one smell over the other.

Geranium Oil Benefits and Uses

In ancient traditional medicine, geranium oil has been used for a wide variety of health concerns for centuries. Ancient cultures used the oil as insect repellent and in herbal medicine. It was a popular choice for wound care and a whole host of ailments from intestinal and respiratory issues to kidney conditions. In more recent years, scientists have taken note of those ancient practices. Many studies are underway to document the beneficial effects of pelargonium graveolens oil and its potential uses in modern medicine.

Among the proven benefits of geranium oil is its anti-inflammatory properties. Many people turn to geranium oil to address stress and inflammation (and some of the many conditions that stem from inflammation). It’s also commonly used for skin health. Because it’s considered a non-irritant and nontoxic, it’s safe for most people to apply topically when diluted with a carrier oil. And when it comes to aromatherapy, geranium oil is a powerful, natural way to reduce anxiety.

Grounding with Geranium Oil to Reduce Anxiety

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to feel overstimulated and stressed. You may have heard the term “monkey mind,” which is basically a noisy default mode our brains go into when we feel out of control. Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed with thoughts filled with self-doubt and criticism, and worry about things that may not happen? That’s monkey mind, and it’s a sign that your body is pumping out the stress hormone cortisol, which can trigger inflammation. Our community of Solvasa Pros understand that stress and inflammation can affect our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also causes your body to direct energy and nutrients away from your skin, dimming your natural radiance. In short, the amount of stress we all face each day calls for an integrative approach to beauty, and geranium oil is an excellent way to address the issue. How so?

This is where Solvasa Breathe Mindful Oil and daily mindfulness practices come in. Breathe mindful oil contains geranium oil along with other pure essential oils that are incredibly grounding. Lavender essential oil reduces feelings of anxiety, patchouli oil helps stimulate brain alpha waves and creativity, and bergamot oil supports mood elevation. To benefit, lightly roll oil from the crystal shaped vessel onto your wrists, close your eyes and inhale deeply through your nose. Exhale through your mouth, counting down from 10. Repeat as needed to calm your mind, lower your stress to improve your skin’s appearance, and reset and refocus. 

The combined effect of lavender, bergamot, and patchouli oils along with the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of geranium essential oil means you can stop stress in its tracks. This is a key component of an integrative beauty program: Stopping the stress cycle to stop internal inflammation and accelerated aging that becomes evident in skin and hair. Essentially, feeling better leads to looking better. If this kind of inside-out radiance resonates with you, we encourage you to join our community and spread the benefits of holistic, science-backed beauty and well-being.


Pelargonium graveolens essential oil is a natural ingredient with some truly amazing properties. It’s another one of nature's wonders that can aid you in reducing stress and improving the overall look of your skin, without the need to turn to harsh chemicals or synthetic products that can be counterproductive at combating stress. 

So, the next time you see a potted geranium sporting its bright red, white, purple, or orange flowers, take a moment to appreciate the true depth of its beauty. Consider it a message from nature: beauty is more than skin-deep. It comes from within. It comes from a state of well-being that begins when we are proactively involved in our physical and emotional health. Work on cultivating your intention, attitude, and presence, and you’ll find that there is so much beauty within you too.