BOTANICAL NAME: Pelargonium (from Greek pelargos meaning stork, making reference to the storksbill-like fruit) graveolens (aromatic)
EXTRACTION: Steam distillation
DESCRIPTION: The rose geranium, or Pelargonium graveolens, is a flower native to the Cape and Northern Provinces of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. This plant is a medium-sized shrub and produces pale pink to off-white flowers. The strength of the smell of geranium plants vary, however most have a strong rosy lemon scent. Geranium essential oil has a sweet and herbaceous scent and is a thin light yellow to greenish yellow in colour. It contains citronellol and beta-caryophyllene, which have antioxidant properties.