|Botanical Name||Pelargonium graveolens|
|Country of Origin||Egypt|
|Specific Gravity||0.920 - 1.050 @ 20°C|
|Refrective Index||1.505 - 1.532|
|Bland With||Basil, Bergamot, Citronella, Clary Sage, Fennel, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Neroli and Nutmeg.|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distillation process|
Geranium Egyptian plant is a hairy perennial shrub, often used in hedgerows, and will stand up to about one meter high (3 feet) with pointed leaves, serrated at the edges and pinkish-white flowers. The leaves are used to produce the concrete, and the oil is obtained through food grade solvent extraction
There are about 700 species of Geraniums, many of which have become very popular as decorative, scented house and garden plants. Only about 10 of all those varieties are used for essential oil production. In Africa, Geraniums are often planted around the house for protection, particularly against snakes. According to legend, the prophet Muhammad imbued the Geranium with its lovely scent, when one day he passed by a humble weed on his way down from the mountain. He took a moment to rest and hung his sweaty shirt on the herb. The Geranium held it up to the sun until it was dry, which pleased the prophet so much that he covered it in beautifully scented flowers. Geranium oil has become one of the most widely used oils in Aromatherapy; its overall effect is described as 'balancing'.
Color : Yellowish brown,
Aroma : It is often confused with rose oil due to its rose-like fragrance.
Geraniol (7 to 20%), linalool (5 to 15%), citronellol (20 to 40%), menthone, 10-epi-eudesmol (Egypt, Morocco, Algeria), geranyl formate, guaiadiene-6,9 (China).
Geranium can be used for chakra balancing, to restore the equilibrium between male and female energies. It dispels the demons of doom and gloom and can help to overcome apprehension. It is used in dream work and astral travel. Geranium helps the mind to focus and centre at times when it is overwhelmed with pressure and the sense of 'too much on my mind'. Geranium helps switching gears so one can take a moment to appreciate and smell the flowers on the way.