The essential oil of geranium is used in pharma, cosmetic and beverage industrioes.
The essential oil of rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium species, family, Geraniaceae) ex- tracted by steam distilling the above ground freshly harvested shoot biomass and aroma chem- ical rhodinol separated through fractional distillation of the volatile oil, are widely used in the fragrance industry, aromatherapy and sparingly used in the ﬂavor industry. Rose-scented geranium oil has a strong, rose-like odor with minty top note accompanied by a slight grassy background. The aromatic oil is extensively used in various types of rose fragrances where petal and foliage effects are desired; in scenting of soaps due to its stability in slightly alkaline medium and in cosmetic products.
1. Rao, BR Rajeswara. "Biomass yield, essential oil yield and essential oil composition of rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium species) as influenced by row spacings and intercropping with cornmint (Menthaarvensis Lf piperascens Malinv. ex Holmes)." Industrial crops and products 16.2 (2002): 133-144.
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