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Geranium essential oil has a floral, rose-like, green/minty aroma.
Common Name: Geranium
Plant Part: Leaf & Flowering Top
Form: Essential Oil
Synonyms: Sweet-scented geranium, rose geranium
Origin: Native to South Africa. Widely cultivated in Algeria, Egypt, China, France, Morocco, Russia, Reunion, Central America and Europe. Essential oil comes mostly from, China, Egypt, Morocco. The oils are distinguished by a country-of-origin prefix: Reunion, Egyptian, Moroccan, etc. The oil from Reunion is called Geranium Bourbon.
Botanical Description: An herbaceous perennial hairy shrub up to 1-meter (3 ft) high. It has pointed leaves which are serrated at the edges. The flowers are small and pink. The whole plant is very aromatic.
Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves and flowering branchlets. The oil is yellowish to green, greenish-olive, brownish green mobile liquid. Yield 0.15 to 0.2%.
Aroma Profile: Geranium has a sweet, floral/rose and minty/herbaceous top note. The rich, sweet, rosy middle note is quite tenacious. The dry out note is sweet, rosy and herbaceous.
Major Constituents: Geraniol (7 to 20%), citronellol (20 to 40%), linalool (5 to 15%), menthone, geranyl formate, 10-epi-ã-eudesmol (Egypt, Morocco, Algeria), guaiadiene-6,9 (China).
Common Adulterants: Frequently adulterated with synthetic geraniol and citronellol. Natural adulterants include citronella oil
Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20
Aroma Benefits: balancing, equalizing, harmonizing, normalizing, stabilizing, toning, encouraging, calming, soothing, mood-lifting, uplifting
Blends Well With: Lavender, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, jasmine, juniper, bergamot, neroli, clove, cinnamon, ylang ylang
Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing
Directories: Essential Oils
Description: Geranium essential oil has a floral, rose-like, green/minty aroma.