Rose Geranium

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This geranium is not grown for its flowers but for its distinctive leaves which have a wonderful rose scent. This rose scent has anti-depressant qualities and is a great insect repellent, especially for mosquitoes. I’ve grown this plant for years and can testify that it does keep mosquitoes off. Simply take a leaf and rub around your ankles, elbows and wrists; and you’ll love the aroma. Geranium essential oil brings a radiant glow when used in skin care, it’s slightly astringent property opens and cleans pores. Put a few drops of essential oil in your facial oil to cleanse pores and give a warm glow to your skin. Want to give yourself and guests a treat? Bake a cake with it. Pick 3 to 5 leaves and flatten them by pressing in a heavy book (I use a cookbook). When flat, use to line the bottom of a cake pan. Three should do it, the spares are there if you need them. Then fix your favorite vanilla cake (or mix) and pour over leaves baking a single layer. When the cake is done, cool a few minutes then turn upside down on serving plate. Carefully remove geranium leaves. Sprinkle top lightly with powdered sugar. Sheer heaven with a cake flavor unlike anything you’ve ever had.

Mickey Thienes

About Mickey Thienes

Discover the hidden secrets nature has to offer. For over 25 years, I have been teaching people how to use natural herbs to make homeopathic remedies, tonics, elixirs, tinctures, formulas and secret recipes to relieve the symptoms of common ailments, protect your health and live a vibrant healthy life. – Mickey Ann Thienes