Latin Name: Pelargonium graveolens
Plant Family: Geraniaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the leaves & stalks
This is a sweet and rosy smell with a mint overtone and is mostly colourless, but can have a slight light green colour to it. It is watery in viscosity.
It is a hairy perennial shrub, often used in hedgerows, and stands up to about one meter high (3 feet) with pointed leaves, serrated at the edges and has pinkish-white flowers. Pelargonium graveolens is an uncommon Pelargonium species native to the Cape Provinces and the Northern Provinces of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It is in the subgenus Pelargonium along with Pelargonium crispum, Pelargonium tomentosum and Pelargonium capitatum.