Rose Geranium Essential Oil from KwaZulu Botanicals
We are so excited to announce our newest product release in partnership with KwaZulu Botanicals, a natural farm located in South Africa: Rose Geranium Essential Oil. This fragrant oil has many therapeutic benefits that have been in use for centuries and we’re proud to be partners with KwaZulu Botanicals to bring this incredible product to you, our customers.
Read on to find out more about this wonderful plant and how it becomes an essential oil!
Rose Geranium is an aromatic shrub commonly found in South African gardens and farms. Prized for its fragrant scent, it has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat a variety of health conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress relief, and it’s also helpful in skincare!
Rose Geranium Essential Oil is known to have antiseptic, astringent, and anti-inflammatory properties that can assist your body’s natural healing process and help ease the symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema.
Rose Geranium is cultivated from the leaves and stems of its flowering plants. KwaZulu takes cuttings from successfully established plants in the Spring and Summer and begin developing them in their greenhouse. This ensures a rotating cycle of fresh plants to replace older plants as they age out (Rose Geranium plants have a lifespan of 2 years before they become less manageable).
KwaZulu takes care of these plants by hand from start to finish and that quality is apparent in the high-purity of their Rose Geranium Essential Oil.
Harvesting & Processing
Successfully harvesting Rose Geranium requires careful attention to detail. The leaves and stems must be picked at the optimal time to ensure they contain the highest possible concentration of its essential oil. Once the plants have been harvested by hand, they are gathered together and dried, in preparation for distillation.
The essential oil is extracted through a process known as steam distillation, where the plant material is subjected to steam, extracting the oil from within. Once the oil is extracted, it gradually cools down, giving time for the oil to separate from the residual water. Any remaining detritus is filtered out, leaving it highly concentrated and potent. At this point, it’s ready for bottling and shipping to our facility in Wisconsin. And from there to you!
Nature Packaged is thrilled to offer Rose Geranium Essential Oil as part of our growing range of natural products and essential oils. We’re proud to partner with KwaZulu Botanicals for this amazing product.
If you’re interested in trying out this amazing essential oil for yourself, click here!