A member of the Pelargoniumgenus of flower species, geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargoniumflowers, only a few are used as essential oils. Uses of Geranium essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify their skin. Geranium promotesthe appearance of clear skin and healthy hair—making it ideal for skin and hair care products. The aroma also helps promote a feeling of calm and balance.