There are over 700 species of Geranium grown throughout the world, with the most common being Pelargonium graveolens. Native to South Africa, the crop has been introduced in other areas of the world over time such as China, Europe, Reunion and Russia. Each geographic location influences the colours, odours and therapeutic benefits of the plants because of the varying soil and climate conditions. ECO. Geranium essential oil is cultivated, harvested and distilled in Egypt.
In the ancient civilisation of Fayoum, 70 miles south west of Cairo in Egypt, Geranium plantations thrives in what is considered one of the most fertile regions of the country. Once a desert, Fayoum became a lust oasis when the Nile river diverted to the region, filling it with nutrient rich water. Geranium crop is planted every October, and harvested once per year in June, when the plant is showing its full blossom. Geranium essential oil has been used for centuries in fragrances, cosmetics and household products. It is known for promoting a healthy complexion for any type of skin, support healthy digestion, promote hormonal balance and act as an insect repellent.