Rose geranium - Essential Oil - Pelargonium roseum X asperum - South Africa - New Directions Aromatics
Botanical Name: Pelargonium roseum X asperum
Main Constituents: Citronelloll 26.8%, Geraniol 23.6%
Plant Part: Petals
Origin: South Africa
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Colour / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma.
Blends With: Geranium Bourbon, Palma Rosa, Rose, Rosewood, citruses and florals.
Product Abstract: The plant originated in South Africa then spread to Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco. They were introduced to European countries including Italy, Spain and France in the 17th century. In native Africa its herbal teas were drunk as medicinals. Throughout the centuries people have cultivated the plants around their homes to keep evil spirits at bay. This variety of Rose Geranium is one of the most fragrant species, and the oil is used in to perfumery and cosmetics industry as it can be made to imitate many other fragrances. It is often used to 'stretch' the much more expensive Rose Oils.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.