eranium is a perennial shrub with small pink flowers and pointy leaves that is native to South Africa.?Out of the many varieties of the plant Pelargonium Graveolens is the source of the essential oil. The oil is widely used in aromatherapy and contains a number of beneficial compounds. Geranium oil is often compared to the rose essential oil because they share almost the same therapeutic traits. In fact geranium is considered the poor man s ros and its oil is often the alternative to the more expensive rose oil. There are several varieties of geranium oil depending on where they are cultivated. The highest quality and most expensive type is produced in French island Reunion called the geranium bourbon essential oil.