Linalool is a colorless liquid with a soft, sweet odor. It occurs naturally in many essential oils, such as ho wood oil, tangerine, spearmint, rose, neroli, mandarin, lemon, lime, lavender, cypress, grapefruit, cinnamon, chamomile, palmarossa and ylang ylang.
Some people have allergic responses to specific fragrance materials, such as linalool. Whether an ingredient or a naturally occurring fragrance constituent, we have to include them on quantitative ingredients lists by law. This enables these people to identify which products they can safely use.
The following materials must be listed: benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, citral, citronellal, coumarin, eugenol, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, limonene and linalool.
As an ingredient, linalool is used in floral fragrances. It occurs naturally in many of the essential oils we use. We use ho wood oil, which is linalool in its natural form, for the woody, sweet note it gives.
We use linalool in our Jasmin and Henna Fluff-Eaze hair treatment for its fragrance.