Geranium is great for oily, dry, or mature skin. Topically, it can be used to repel mosquitoes or other bugs. Aromatically, it is excellent for increasing calm or helping promote restful sleep. Diffuse or apply in 2-5% dilution.
There are over 200 species of geranium, some scented and some not. The plants originated from South Africa as well as Reunion, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco. They were introduced to European countries such as Italy, Spain and France in the 17th century. In early times geraniums were planted around the house to help keep evil spirits at bay.