Rose Geranium vs Rose

On the LEFT, Pelargonium roseum aka Rose Geranium (native to South Africa this isn't ACTUALLY a geranium), the leaf not the flower of this plant is used in steam distillation to extract the lovely Rose Geranium essential oil that we use in our Close To Me uplifting deodorant spray for its glorious scent and mood boosting abilities.

On the RIGHT is Rose centifolia aka Cabbage Rose or Rose de Mai, it takes over 75 of these beauties to make even 1 precious drop of Rose de Mai essential oil, very expensive (and rightly so! Roses are still handpicked in the mornings when volatile oil content is highest) but more than worth it for the skincare benefits and scent it adds to our Whole Lotta Roses nurturing probiotic mask