Rose Geranium

Updated: Jun 21, 2020

Is that picture beautiful or what? You can almost smell the incredible aroma coming from what is truly a magnificent botanical. Native to South Africa, Rose Geranium is identified by the specific botanical name Pelargonium graveolens var. roseum. Despite sharing virtually all the same qualities of geranium, Rose Geranium is the type most often preferred for its scent as it is reputed to emit the strongest, most superior notes of Rose, the floral nuance that contributes to its uplifting effect on the mood.

Along with Sandalwood from Australia, Rose Geranium oil in our #23 collection is one of our more expensive botanicals, but once tried, you'll be back for more. Its exquisite aroma is something that every essential oil fan should try at least once. The process for harvesting and producing the oil is delicate, and that can drive up the cost season by season.

The essential oil is steam-distilled from the flowers, leaves, and stalks of the plant (also known as the aerial parts). We purchase and distribute Rose Geranium from one of the biggest producers in the globe. We do the hard work, so you can enjoy this incredible botanical. is the premier website for evidence based scientific articles detailing the benefits and use of essential oils in healthcare and wellness.

Read the botanical blog 'Rose geranium essential oil as a source of new and safe anti-inflammatory drugs'


Rose geranium oil is an active ingredient in some cosmetic products, like lotions and fragrances. A 2017 review of studies demonstrated that antioxidant properties in rose geranium oil may help reduce the signs of aging. See the botanical blog and scientific study titled 'A Novel Therapeutic Agent for Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Antifungal and Diabetics'

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