Geraniums are more than just a pretty flower! Many have a beautiful perfume and are used for the creation of essential oils.
Then, there is the lovely foliage of a variegated Geranium.
Try mixing geranium oil into coconut oil and us as a hand massage cream.
Try three drops of geranium oil in water, in a fragrance infuser.
There was a practical reason why window boxes are frequent filled with marigolds and geraniums. Both of these plats are insect deterrents. Some varieties being more effective that others.
A few drops of geranium oil are said by some to be enough to keep mosquitoes away for 90 minutes. They emit scent molecules that are effective within a 10-foot radius.
Crane's-bill - Geraniums.
In Australia, we mainly use the name geranium, and we are referring to the most widely grown geranium which is a 'zonal' pelargonium – so-named because of the zoned colour patterns on its leaves.
Geranium is a genus of hundreds of species of flowering annual, biennial, and perennial plants that are commonly known as the cranesbills. They are found throughout the temperate regions of the world and the mountains of the tropics, but mostly in the eastern part of the Mediterranean region, and thus, are well suited for much of south eastern Australia.