Aromatherapy and essential oils have been used in medicine and homeopathy for centuries, but with 1,000s to choose from you can be left baffled by the choice. Over the years we have written about relieving stress, getting a good nights sleep and various posts about vitamins and minerals. Throughout all these posts Geranium kept popping up. Whether we were talking about anxiety, mental health as a whole or fatigue, Geranium seemed to hold answers.
What is Geranium Essential Oil and its Benefits to Women.
Geranium is a flower from the rose family and its oil is extracted through steam distillation. It is 100% natural and, as an essential oil, is not classed as a medication so does not require a prescription. Through studies Geranium Oil has been known to stimulate and help with physical, mental and emotional help.
6 Benefits to Geranium Essential Oil
- Reduces stress and depression
- Benefits to skin care, including reducing wrinkles
- Balances hormones and can help with menopause
- Insect repellent and bite healer
- Reduces inflammation in neural pathways helping with dementia prevention
- Helps healing of cuts and wounds
With so many benefits that relate directly to women we thought we would look through our top beauty merchants for some everyday products. In true My Favourite Voucher Codes style, we set our Bargain Hunters to the test of finding top places to buy Geranium products at affordable prices. And from the comfort of your own home, too.
Starting the Day with Geranium Face Wash
We all know that the best days start the right way. No one had a great day jumping out of bed having overslept, forgetting to brush their teeth or finding out their top is inside out when their boss points it out in the lift. However, those rare mornings that you wake 1 minute before the alarm, have time for coffee and don’t get stuck in traffic start with good habits.
Lookfantastic has a great Geranium based face wash for just £5.10, which we estimate used daily would last you a full month easily. The benefits of using Geranium in your morning face wash is its skin tightening properties. The essential oil helps reduce inflammation and deal with puffiness but also tightens the skin leaving it looking younger.
Intoxicate Your Senses by Washing Your Hair with Geranium
Have you experienced that wonderful feeling when you enter an aromatherapy spa or have a massage? What if you could create that in the shower or bath? Geraniums biggest benefit is to reduce stress and anxiety and that is done simply through your senses. By using shampoo and conditioner infused with Geranium you can envelope your self entirely in the smell when having a shower
Our Bargain Hunters found All Beauty has a range of shampoo and conditioner from L’Occitaine with 10% off the RRP and developed for dry, damaged or colour treated hair. Alternatively, if you have more oily hair or need something gentle for your scalp you can try the Neal’s Yard Remedies own brand of Geranium shampoo and conditioner. The benefits of both merchants are they regularly give free gifts with purchases and a little of their products goes a long way. The benefits of the Geranium is that buy washing your hair with it you will not only have a great smell in the shower, but all day.
Lotions and Potions for Any Time from Tisserand
If you’re already well versed with Geranium or have been entirely convinced that it is for you then why not look to finding a brand to suit your new Geranium addiction? Why not try and sneak a bit more stress relieving and relaxing Geranium into your life? Maybe add some hand cream to your desk at work for a quick fix on a busy day. Swap the downstairs toilet’s soap for a Geranium based one, works as a de-stressor, air freshener and, well, it washes your hand.
Escentual holds a brand “Tisserand” that specialises in a whole range from body wash to hand wash made with Geranium. With the range starting at just £4.50 for soap and hand wash under £8 it is an affordable addition to your daily routine. Think how often you replace a bar of soap? These products are also packaged really beautifully and would make a great gift for a female friend.
Add Geranium to Your Home
Not really a lotions and potions kind of girl? Maybe you have a set beauty regime you swear by. Fear not, we can still add a little Geranium into the strictest regime. Geranium as part of the rose family is blessed with a subtle smell and doesn’t tend to over power a room or be overly sweet like some fragrances. By adding candles, diffusers or air fresheners with Geranium you can add a sense of calm to a room without over powering the balance.
We loved the home range with Geranium from Unineed. From candles in a jar (perfect as a new student gift) to a Spa Diffuser at just £12 (just for you). What is even better is Unineed promotes a code almost monthly with around 5-10% off an online purchase. There can’t be anything less stressful than getting a bargain on de-stressing your home.
End the Day with Geranium Skincare
So, you are now planning on jumping out of bed to a Geranium face wash and you moisturise at work with Geranium hand lotions. But now comes the end of the day. Never one to forget the importance of a good night’s sleep, why not start your preparations with a good cleanse, tone and moisturise?
We know you get it now! Geranium is good for your skin, but we aren't just thinking of that for your evening routine. Ever sit to take your make up off and do that deep breath in and think “thank god today is over” – yeah, us too! By adding the fantastic skincare range from Superdrug you could add to taking away the days stress. Geranium helps with blood circulation, which helps with the healing of spots caused by acne and skin irritations (including bug bites). It helps reduce wrinkles and tones muscles to help fight ageing on your skin. Then when you have ensured you look your best the natural smell from the products help fights depression and lift your mood. If it really has been one of those days the smell of geranium as you unwind could leave you relaxed for a good night’s sleep.
My Mum always says to me that “there’s nothing can’t be solved by a good laugh, a good cry and a good nights sleep”. Although I completely agree with her. I must add that it can be helped with a bit of self-care as well, ensuring that we take the time to look after ourselves can be the healer and de-stressor. Certainly using herbs, minerals, oils and vitamins can be a healthy, easy and cheap way to make life that little bit easier.
So from all of us here at My Favourite Voucher Codes, take a little ‘you’ time and add a little Geranium to your life. I mean, who doesn’t like getting flowers even if we are washing with them?
Posted By: Tegan Groombridge – 7th June 2018