Organic Geranium Essential Oil (Egypt)
Organic Geranium Essential Oil (Egypt) (Pelargonium graveolens) is therapeutic quality organic essential oil steam distilled from the leaves and flowers. It has the same lovely aroma as our conventionally cultivated Egyptian Geranium and is a good choice for those who prefer an organic selection.
The taxonomy of “Geraniums” is rather complex and this has led to some confusion among non-botanists concerning the source of “Geranium” essential oil. The Geraniums most often seen in garden centers – the ones with showy red, white or pink flower heads – are known botanically as Pelargonium x hortum. As lovely as these plants are, they have little scent and are not the source of Geranium essential oil.
The Geranium essential oils generally used in aromatherapy are distilled from a number of other Pelargonium species including Pelargonium graveolens, Pelargonium capitatum, and Pelargonium asperum. All of these are available on the market; they are very similar in fragrance and properties but we prefer the essential oil of Pelargonium graveolens.Essential Oil Safety Considerations