Yuzu Essential Oil
The Yuzu is a wonderful, possibly accidental, hybrid that is now primarily grown in Japan. It is a beautiful combination of the citrus fruits Ichang Papedas and Mandarin Oranges.
If you’re lucky enough to ever get to visit a Yuzu farm, expect a bright experience. You’ll be surrounded by trees covered in varying hues of greens to bright oranges. Averaging about 3 inches in diameter, the fruit resembles a small grapefruit.
These small fruits have a very aromatic and tart aroma. It’s so strong that you can almost taste the exotic citrus. I find the aroma to be very uplifting, helping to minimizes worry and tension.
It is a very unique and hardy citrus fruit.
Most citrus trees require very warm environments, but Yuzu will continue to grow in places with winters that have temperatures that go as low as 15 °F. They are fairly low maintenance and don’t require a lot of attention to thrive. (Wikipedia, 2016)
Tim, a gentleman living in North Carolina, shared his wonderful journey of growing his very own Yuzu. After buying a small tree and transplanting it to the ground (at 18 inches), it produced a fruit! Three years after transplanting he was harvesting in excess of 40 fruits from the tree. He specifically mentioned his preference to grow fruit trees due to their lower maintenance, compared to a vegetable garden. (Tim, 2012)
For over 200 years, Yuzu has been a Japanese tradition to bathe with the whole fruit floating in the water.
It is said to help soften skin, clear clutter from the mind, boost the immune system, and support upper respiratory health.
You get the wonderful relaxing aromatic benefits while being figuratively (and literally if you do the above) bathed in therapeutic benefits. Due to Yuzu being so high in monoterpenes, its therapeutic properties include:
May minimize the perception of pain and inflammation (Aromahead Instutue, 2016)
Geranium Essential Oil
Sometimes Geranium is called the "women's oil" because of its regulatory action on the hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex. This property makes geranium an appropriate and valuable remedy for problems caused by fluctuating hormone balance. These include menopausal problems & PMS. Geranium is the gentle bringer of grace and harmony, and its uplifting and calming perfume is particularly useful for women. It also helps to ease depression and nervous tension for those moving through menopause.
Blend 3 drops of Geranium Egyptian and 3 drops of Clary Sage in two teaspoons of Evening Primrose Refined Carrier Oil and massage on the abdomen during times of menstrual discomfort.
Geranium Egyptian is a marvelous skin-balancing oil that can improve the overall skin complexion.
Add two drops of geranium oil to your face lotion or carrier oil and apply it twice daily. After a week or two, you may just see the look of your wrinkles begin to fade away.