Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Egyptian Geranium has a slightly earthy apple aroma and Rose Geranium has a more rose-like aroma.
The plant. Geranium has about 700 different varieties, one of which is Pelargonium graveolens. The shrub
originates from South Africa and is grown there and in areas of Europe. The different growing
conditions result in a different aroma.
The oil is extracted from the leaves and stalks by the process of steam distillation.
Advice: be cautious of geranium that may be sold as rose geranium but actually comes from the
Pelargonium odorantissimum plant. This oil gets it rose aroma from being distilled over rose petals. It is cheaper but it is a mock-rose geranium plant. Our Rose Geranium is from the genuine plant Pelargonium graveolens.
Geranium is used to lift spirits and reduce tension. It is commonly used in skincare to boost
skin health and clear sluggish looking skin.
Rose geranium is commonly used in perfumery and cosmetics, in particular is to enhance the smell of rose which is typically very expensive.
Ancient folklore encouraged people to plant geranium around their homes to keep evil spirits at bay. It wasn’t until the early 19th Century when the French began the commercial production of geranium oil, since then its popularity has spread far and wide.
Geranic (Acid), Geranoil, Citronellol, Linalool, Myrtenol, Terpineol, Citral (Aldehyde), Methone
(Ketone), Eugeno (Phenol), Sabinene (Terpene).
Geranium blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, jasmine, lavender, lime,
neroli, petitgrain, rosemary and sandalwood.