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What-it-does: perfuming, deodorant


Linalool is a super common fragrance ingredient. It’s kind of everywhere - both in plants and in cosmetic products. It’s part of 200 natural oils including lavender, ylang-ylang, bergamot, jasmine, geranium and it can be found in 90-95% of prestige perfumes on the market. 

The problem with linalool is, that just like limonene it oxidises on air exposure and becomes allergenic. That’s why a product containing linalool that has been opened for several months is more likely to be allergenic than a fresh one.

A study made in the UK with 483 people tested the allergic reaction to 3% oxidised linalool and 2.3% had positive test results. 

Show me some proof

  • Contact Dermatitis, Volume 64 (4) – Apr 1, 2011, Allergy to oxidized linalool in the UK

Products with Linalool

Ariul Smooth & Pure Peeling Toner Pad Bybi beauty C-Caf Cream Kneipp Lavender Bath Oil - Relaxing Aveda Lavender Essential Oil + Base Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment L'Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair Wheat Oil Serum Neal's Yard Remedies Lavender Bath Salts renovality Massage Body Oil With Lavender renovality Neroli Body Oil African Botanics Neroli Infused Marula Oil Aveda Bergamot Essential Oil + Base Aveda Chakra 7 Balancing Pure-Fume Mist Wisdom Aveda Peppermint Essential Oil + Base Aveda Tangerine Essential Oil + Base Avon Aromatherapy Calm Body Mist Spray - Eucalyptus & Peppermint Chanel Allure Eau De Parfum Garnier Fructis Garnier Hair Care Fructis Triple Nutrition Marvelous Oil Hair Elixir Good Skin Day Dewy Rose Face Spritz Ion Moisture Boost Serum L'Oreal Elseve Extraordinary Oil Coconut LACURA Healthy Glow Vitamin C Toner Lancôme La Vie Est Bell En Rose MELVITA Orange Blossom Floral Water MELVITA Organic Lavender Floral Water Monu Firming Fiji Facial Oil Nurme Super Foaming Lavender Soap Thursday Plantation Macadamia Body Oil Alama Professional Cristalli Liquidi Aussie Shine On Hair Serum With Australian Jojoba Seed Oil Aveda Chakra 1 Balancing Pure-Fume Mist Grounded Calduch Laboratorios Suavina Dermo Original Coiffance Elixir Dr Hauschka Clarifying Intensive Treatment (<25 years) Dr Hauschka Silk Body Powder Electric Ink Defining Tattoo Body Oil Elvital Öl Magique Coco Kneipp Bath Oil Eucalyptus - Refreshing Lanolips 101 Ointment Fruities - Peach MELVITA Bourbon Geranium Floral Water Neal's Yard Remedies Aromatic Bath Salts Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Baby Massage Oil Neal's Yard Remedies Rosemary & Cedarwood Hair Treatment POM POM Sheavaj Jojobaolajjal RITUALS Victoire D 'ambre Eau De Parfum So...? Watermelon Body Mist Strictly professional Massage Oil With Soyabean And Wheatgerm Typology Lipid Replenishing Serum 1% Ceramides + Lavender Extract Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips Antipodes Resurrect Clarifying Facial Toner Aveda Stress-fix™ Concentrate