Scientific name: Pelargonium asperum
Flash point: 85C
Smell: soft, sweet characteristic of the flower, dew
Color: yellow-brown to dark green
Complete distillation of the leaves and flower in early bloom
We operate a plantation of 500 Hectares located in the Center of Madagacar
with minimum 500 kilos production of essential oil of Cinnamon complete.
For geranium oil, we must distill the leaves of geranium.
In Reunion, the steam distillation is made traditionally in small copper stills (and now stainless steel).
In a tank of about 800 liters, is pressed to 3 400 kg of leaves above a rack disposed above the water 250 at the bottom of the tank.
Below it, a fire is maintained with acacia branches. When the water boils, the steam bursts the glandular hairs of the leaves and causes the volatile essential oils in a gooseneck.
The vapors then descend through a coil placed in a cold water tank and condense.
The separation of the essential oil of the free water is simply in a Florentine vessel, wherein the lighter oil, surface mounted, flows outside. A "cooked" longer than three hours.
Analysis of the laboratory
You will find thereafter, the detailed analysis of a sample of Geranium bourbon essential oil made by an independant laboratory. There might be some variations depending on the productions, nevertheless we always keep an excellent quality level.