Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) is a perennial plant that is native to South Africa but is now widely cultivated in many parts of the world. The plant produces delicate pink, white, or red flowers and has fragrant, deeply cut leaves.
The steam distillation process used to extract essential oil from geranium leaves and flowers produces Geranium hydrosol. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a fresh, floral, and sweet aroma. Geranium floral water contains many of the same beneficial compounds found in essential oil. It makes geranium hydrosol a versatile and useful addition to personal care, cleaning, and medicinal applications.
Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens
Origin: South Africa
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Source: Leaves and Stem
Solubility: Soluble in Water
Color & Odor: Colourless liquid with rosy and sweet scent
Constituents: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER / LEAF / STEM WATER *, LEUCONOSTOC / RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, WATER, CITRAL °, CITRONELLOL °, GERANIOL °, LINALOOL
Specific Gravity: 0.950 – 1.050
Flash Point: 82 °C
Optical Rotation: -10.0 to -2.0
Major Constituents: citronellol and geraniol (1:1) as well as citronellyl formate, isomenthone, and 10-epi-γ-eudesmol
Geranium floral water has many potential uses and benefits, some of which include:
- Skin Care: Geranium floral water is known for its astringent properties, which makes it an ideal toner for oily or acne-prone skin. It can help to balance sebum production, tighten pores, and reduce inflammation.
- Hair Care: Geranium floral water can be added to hair care products or used as a hair rinse to nourish and strengthen the hair.
- Aromatherapy: Geranium floral water has a calming and balancing effect on emotions, it can be used in a diffuser to help alleviate stress, anxiety and tension.
- Wound Healing: Geranium floral water has natural antiseptic and astringent properties, it can be used to cleanse wounds, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
- Menstrual Cramps: Geranium floral water can be added to a warm compress and applied to the lower abdomen to help relieve menstrual cramps.
- Insect Repellent: Geranium floral water can be used as a natural insect repellent.
To avoid side effects, always consult a healthcare professional before using geranium floral water topically or for medicinal purposes.
*Packaging in G.I. Drums is also Available