The merry month of May has been filled with three seasons: Spring, Summer and Autumn. It is quite exhilarating to say the least. Today especially. Weekend was a cooker, while today the rainstorm is so refreshing it feels like October……what’s not to love.
With this kind of activity the gardens are really singing. Sunshine, followed by such heavy rain promotes growth and rejuvenation. Geraniums carry these characteristics that sing balance and harmony to the soul and psyche.
Geraniums have over 300 varieties which vary in scent depending on where they are grown. Geranium’s positive impact and medical conditions make this a favorite for many who use aromatherapy. It’s three strongest characteristics are for Skin, Hair and Emotional balance. Ya gotta love that.
Some of Geraniums medicinal benefits are as an antiseptic and astringent in the treatment of cuts, burns and wounds.
Here are some sweet recipes for a few home remedies.
Diaper Rash Treatment
1 drop Chamomile
3 drops Geranium
2 drops Lavender
Clean the diaper area with warm water to which you have added a drop of Chamomile. Use a soft all cotton towel or cloth.
Mix oils together. You can use this blend in any of the following ways:
*Add to 2 tablespoons almond oil and massage baby’s diaper area to reduce diaper rash.
*Use 1 drop of blend in a pleasant bath.
*For a persistent diaper rash, combine this blend with water instead of the base oil, spritz the child’s diaper area, and then sprinkle on cornstarch.
Razor Burn Relief
3 drops Chamomile
5 drops Geranium
5 drops Lavender
3 drops Lemon
Mix all oils together.
Put half the blend into a quart of water and spritz the shaved area.
Basic Balance Blend For Women
10 drops Chamomile
10 drops Geranium
10 drops Lavender
Mix all oils together. Add the oils to 2 tablespoons of a desired base oil (you can use vegetable oil) and massage in a V pattern up from the vaginal area, over the lower abdomen and hips, back toward the buttocks, and end the V above the lower back.
There are many suppliers of these essential oils all over the internet. Some are more strict about their formulas than others. If you have a favorite recommendation or supplier, recipe for relief or medicinal use, we would love to hear from you.
Geraniums are easy to grow annuals and are even great houseplants. In cold weather, geranium plants will withstand light frosts and patiently await transplanting into containers to move them indoors. Geraniums like lots of sun so be sure to put them near a sunny window. One growing benefit of the Geranium is they are seldom bothered by insects and diseases. This is my Favorite aspect. No Chemicals or organic pesticides. Happy Planting!
May May’s raindrops and rainbows shower your home.