Geranium Oil Egypt Pelargonium graveolens

  • Description

    Pelargonium graveolens originated in South Africa, but is also grown in Reunion, Madagascar, Morocco and Egypt. It grows two to three feet high and likes a warm, dry climate.

    Seeding usually occurs late in the year around November and December with the first cut and distillation occurring in June. Then the plant continues to grow until the second cut around October.

    Egypt has the largest commercial plantations of any African country and can produce 40 MT in any one year, second only to that of China

    Often referred to as 'Rose Geranium Oil' this is one of the most important and most commonly used ingredients in perfumery.

    France and the USA are cited as the world's largest importers; however, it is assumed that France is the biggest consumer (for fine fragrance).

     

  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Pelargonium graveolens
    • Origin: Egypt
    • Crop Season: June - July
    • Plant/part used: Flowers
    • Method of extraction: Steam distillation
    • TSCA CAS: 90082-51-2
    • EINECS CAS: 8000-46-2
    • EINECS: 290-140-0
    • Appearance: Yellowish brown to green liquid
    • Organoleptic Properties: Floral, green, rosy, minty, dil
    • Density: 0.884-0.891
    • Refractive index: 1.462-1.472
    • Optical rotation: -8º to -14º
    • Chemical constituents: Citronellol, Citronellyl acetate, Geraniol, Isomenthone, Linalool
    • Fragrance usage: max. 12%
    • Flavour usage: max. 50 ppm
    • IFRA: Restricted by IFRA
    • Allergens: Contains fragrance allergens
  • Latest Market Information December 12, 2018

    Demand continues to remain very strong with sufficient availability of geranium oil at this point. Adequate availability of stock at origin keeps the market stable and price fluctuation of 2-3% is anticipated in the near future. Crop production has overshot the previous year.

    Market prices USD 88.00 /kilo
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