Country of Origin: Egypt.
Plant Family: Geraniaceae.
Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from from the plant’s leaves.
Oil Appearance: Clear to light green.
Although Geranium Bourbon, which comes from the island of La Reunion (previously known as Ile de Bourbon), 500 miles east of Madagascar, is considered to be a superior quality oil, many prefer the lighter more subtle aroma of Egyptian Geranium. The species is the same, it is the growing conditions which make the difference between the two types.
It is deodorising, cleansing and uplifting as well as having quite good insect-repellent properties.