WHAT IT IS
Linalool is a terpene alcohol that can be found in a wide variety of flowers and spice plants (e.g; Mint, cinnamon, citrus fruits and birch trees). A colourless to very pale yellow liquid with a floral smell similar to that of Bergamot and French lavender. Commonly used to make fragrance and flavours.
Linalool is used as a fragrance in most cosmetics and personal care products. It has a therapeutic properties e.g; anti-anxiety, sedative and anti-inflammatory effects in their natural form.
COMMONLY FOUND IN
Formulation of aftershave lotions, bath products, cleansing products, hair care products lipsticks, moisturizers, perfumes and colognes, shampoos, skincare products and suntan products.
CAUSES & EFFECTS
It is categorized as safe to be used as flavouring substances. According to IFRA Standard, linalool in fragrance may be a potential sensitization. Synthetic linalool has a possibility to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.