The Benefits of Essential Oils

Essential oils are distilled or cold-pressed from plants and can be used for aromatherapy or massage. Some are also edible. However, ingesting essential oils can cause diarrhea or lung irritation, particularly in people with respiratory chronic conditions such as asthma and COPD. It's important to use pure, food-grade essential oils and follow proper dilution guidelines when applying them to the skin or using in a diffuser. GeraniumGeranium, a beautiful biennial, perennial or annual flower native to South Africa, is well-known for its therapeutic and medicinal properties. The fresh, sweet, and floral aroma of the rose-scented geranium oil induces an uplifting