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Geranium Rose, Egyptian (Pelargonium graveolens)

Geranium Rose (Pelargonium graveolens) is a species in the Pelargonium genus, which is indigenous to various parts of southern Africa, and in particular South Africa.

It is often called geranium as it falls within the plant family Geraniaceae, although more correctly, it is referred to as Pelargonium. This specific species has great importance in the perfume industry.

It is cultivated on a large scale and its foliage is distilled for its scent. P. graveolens cultivars have a wide variety of smells, including rose, citrus, mint, coconut and nutmeg, as well as various fruits. However, the most commercially important varieties are those that have rose scents.

The common P. graveolens or P. rosat has great importance in the perfume industry. It is cultivated on a large scale and its foliage is distilled for its scent. Pelargonium distillates and absolutes, commonly known as "geranium oil", are sold for aromatherapy and massage therapy applications.

The essential oil has an herbaceous, green, sweet, slightly floral scent similar to roses. It is use in aromatherapy for antiseptic and astringent qualities recommended for oily skins and for skins with a sluggish appearance.

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