Essential oils: Linalool

You see this compound listed on quite a few products, especially on products from the EU, but what the heck is linalool? Linalool is a monoterpene alcohol (also known as 3,7-dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-ol) found in plants from the Lamiaceae family (mints, scented herbs), Lauraceae family (cinnamon, rosewood), and Rutaceae family (citrus fruits) (Wikipedia).There are two stereoisomers of linalool…

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