Geranium | Latin name: Pelargonium graveolens | Aromatic waters by distillation of Leaves, Stalks, flowers | Plant family: Geraniaceae
A perennial hairy shrub growing up to 1 metre high. It has pointed leaves with serrated edges and small pink flowers. The whole plant is aromatic and is native to South Africa but is widely cultivated in Russia, Egypt, Japan, Central America and Europe. There are over 700 varieties of cultivated Geranium.
Hydrolats, aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils. Hydrolats are gentle and effective, containing only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material, also microscopic drops of the essential oils.