CAS Number: 8000-46-2 ; 90082-51-2
FEMA Number: 2508
EINECS Number: 290-140-0
Paras Code: PAO2030
Pelargonium graveolens [Family: Geraniaceae] is native of eastern part of the Mediterranean region, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. But this small shrub also grows widely on reunion island, France, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Egypt and China. China is currently the largest producer of geranium essential oils.
The leaves- not flowers- are used in perfumery. Covered with thousands of tiny hairs connected to glands, the leaves release an aromatic oil when crushed. The harvest period extends from march to September in China, while in Egypt, the leaves are cropped in June and July. Paras select the best quality Geranium leaves from China and Egypt to offer various olfactive profiles suitable to the needs of the perfumery industry.
Leaves are long, palmately cleft, broadly circular in form. The flowers have five petals and are colored white, pink, purple, or blue, often with distinctive veining. Propogation is by semi ripe cuttings in summer, by seed, or by division in autumn or spring. In India, it is cultivated as a rainfed perennial crop in some pockets of southern hill areas for its high value essential oil which finds uses in perfumery and cosmetic industries.
Rich, leafy, herbaceous aroma with slightly minty notes
Dark leafy green colored liquid