Pelargonium spp.
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Geranium Essential oil China

Pelargonium spp.
Botanical family : Geraniaceae
Method of culture : Conventional
Part harvested : Aerial parts
Harvest period :
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F
M
A
M
J
J
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S
O
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D

CAS TSCA : 8000-46-2
INCI : Pelargonium graveolens oil


Floral

Floral
Rosy

In the middle of the plant

A key plant in the perfumery industry, the geranium rosa – a pretty plant with pale-pink flowers – hides its scent in its downy leaves. This foliage is covered with secretory hairs containing the essential oil, giving off a pleasant rose scent when rubbed or crushed. The leafy branches are harvested in summer and fresh-distilled to produce an essential oil with notes of rose, lemon, and mint. The olfactory characteristics of geranium rosa vary depending on the characteristics of the soil in which it is cultivated: Geranium essential oil produced in China has a herbaceous facet not found in the oil of the Egyptian-grown plant. Geranium rosa belongs to the genus Pelargonium. It differs from ornamental geraniums, which are from the Geranium genus. But both genera share a botanical family – Geraniaceae – as well as by their etymology and symbolism, for Pelargonium comes from the Greek pelargos, meaning "stork," and Geranium is derived from the Latin geranos, meaning "crane." These two references to birds link both botanical genera in the same symbolism: prosperity in Egypt, immortality in Taoist China, and longevity in Japan.

Originally from South Africa, geranium rosa grows wild in the Cape Province. Introduced in Europe in the 16th century, geranium rosa soon enjoyed fame for its rose scent. Other plants with a rosy smell were imported from the East Indies in its wake, such as palmarosa or lemongrasses. To meet the growing demand of the perfume industry, the plant was widely cultivated in Grasse, Spain, Algeria, and Corsica. In 1819, it became an element in the perfumer's organ as a substitute for true rose, and then earned recognition in its own right as an original fragrance.

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Specifications

Method for obtaining Hydrodistillation
Appearance Yellow amber to greenish yellow liquid
Constituents Citronellol, citronellyl formiate , geraniol


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary