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Pelargonium graveolens

  • History

    Bourbon geranium was first introduced into Madagascar. In 1870, it was introduced by Boisjoly Potier into Réunion, where it helped boost the island's economy. It is one of the six varieties of pelargonium cultivated for their essential oil and grouped under the name of Rose Geranium. The name "Pelargos" comes from the Greek for stork and refers to the shape of the fruit, which looks like a stork's bill.

  • Location

    Geranium flowers used in extract come from Madagascar. Those used in essential oil come from Egypt and China

  • Cosmetic actions

    Bourbon geranium essential oil and hydrosol are used in perfumery, and also in beauty products for their skincare properties. Pelargonium graveolens essential oil has astringent properties and helps improve the appearance of the skin. This explains why it is used in bath and massage oils. It purifies and invigorates the skin, but can also be used for the hair, to revitalize and restore shine and softness. Bourbon geranium hydrosol is known for its ability to restore balance to all skin types. It also helps to moisturize dry skin and to regulate sebum production in oily skin.

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