Description: This terpene has one of the most identified aromas of all terpenes. Linalool is both monoterpene alcohol and a colorless liquid. It’s a terpene that is found in many fruits, flowers (including the rose), and spice plants like laurel, tangerine, spearmint, cypress, lemon, and ylang-ylang. Linalool is a major component of essential oils from multiple aromatic species, many of which are utilized traditionally as sedatives, according to the National Library of Medicine.
Uses: It is used as a fragrance agent in 60% to 80% of scented hygiene items and cleaning agents including shampoos, shower gels, soaps, lotions, and detergents. It’s also used as a chemical intermediate and is the principal compound that gives lavender products their unmistakable aroma.