Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium Oil is extracted from the leaves of the Geranium plant by using steam distillation method. Geranium plants are inhabitants of South Africa and Reunion, Morocco, Madagascar and Morocco. About 300-500 kg of plants are required in order to extract 1 kg of geranium oil and that’s the reason it is so expensive. The botanical name of the Geranium oil is Palargonium bourbon and it is also known as Pelargonium terebinthinaceum and Geranium terebinthinaceum. Its Latin name is Geranium Bourbon Essential Oil. It is a greenish yellow color liquid that is easily soluble in alcohols and essential oils. It blends well with neroli, lemon, lavender, jasmine, grapefruit, juniper, lemongrass, nutmeg, basil, Clary sage, Citronella, Bergamot and fennel. Some primary constituents of Geranium oil are rose oxide, Citronellayl formate, linalool, geraniol, geranyl formate, Citronellol, Isomenthone, geranyl tiglate, geranyl butyrate, eudesmol, caryophyllene, guaia-6 and 9-diene.