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Geranium Oil Egypt

Item#: 504384  CAS: 8000-46-24   FEMA: 2508

Odor Strength: Medium
Odor Description: fresh, rose, geranium, sweet, green, herbal, dill
Taste Description: Geranium

Geranium Oil Egypt brings floral sweetness to trademark perfumes such as Yves Saint Laurent’s Paris, Diptyque’s Geranium Odorata, and Frederic Malle’s Noir Epices. The flower is characterized by vibrant, frilly blooms and soft green leaves.  It is a popular ornament in gardens, for both its striking aesthetics and pleasing aroma.

Geranium, also called pelargonium, grows best in hot, sunny climates.  The majority of geranium for commercial use is grown in Northern Egypt.  The fertile soil and tropical sun of the Beni-Suef and Fayoum regions in Egypt nurture pelargonium to peak harvest for fine fragrance applications.  The crop is first planted in autumn and harvested when the flower begins to unfurl its bright blooms in July.

Geranium Oil Egypt is extracted using steam distillation.  Pressurized steam releases aroma compounds trapped in the peppercorns and allows them to evaporate with the steam.  The steam then passes through a cooling chamber; which condenses it to water.  Since essential oil is less dense than water, the extract floats to the top of the chamber and can then be lightly skimmed off.  The resulting product is Geranium Oil Egypt.

The aroma of Geranium smells floral and fresh, and perfumers value its versatility in both masculine and feminine fragrances.  Geranium pairs well with citrusy chypre formulations or woody, saccharine fougere scents.

Though less popular in the flavor industry, geranium flowers are edible and possess a honey-like flavor.  The flowers can be used to garnish, or boiled into a syrup to flavor beverages and sweets.

Geranium Oil Egypt possesses antioxidant and antibacterial properties; which can be credited to the valuable compounds it contains such as citronellol and geraniol.  The extract can be used to aid insomnia, improve focus, and cure fungal infections.

Fun Fact: Geraniums hybridize so readily that true number of species is unknown

Vigon’s Geranium Oil Egypt

If you are interested in seeing a sample or placing an order, please email Nicholas Bourne at nbourne@vigon.com or call 570-422-6026.