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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 Alama Professional Zero Stress Scalp Pre-Shampoo Bybi beauty C-Caf Cream Kneipp Lavender Bath Oil - Relaxing Aveda Lavender Essential Oil + Base Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Elysium Spa Epsom Salts - Lavender Kerastase Chronologiste Parfum en Huile L'Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair Wheat Oil Serum Léa Nature Natessance Ricin Neal's Yard Remedies Lavender Bath Salts renovality Massage Body Oil With Lavender renovality Neroli Body Oil African Botanics Neroli Infused Marula Oil Alkmene My Tea Tree Oil Tea Tree 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 Balea Eternal Summer Duschsalz Peeling Chanel Allure Eau De Parfum Fanola Smooth Care Protecting Serum Garnier Fructis Garnier Hair Care Fructis Triple Nutrition Marvelous Oil Hair Elixir Giorgio Armani My Way Eau De Parfum Good Skin Day Dewy Rose Face Spritz Inebrya Color Perfect Shine Oil Ion Moisture Boost Serum L'Oreal Elseve Extraordinary Oil Coconut LACURA Healthy Glow Vitamin C Toner Lancôme La Vie Est Bell En Rose Lancôme La Vie Est Belle MELVITA Orange Blossom Floral Water MELVITA Organic Lavender Floral Water Monu Skin Firming Fiji Facial Oil Nurme Super Foaming Lavender Soap Oscar de la Renta Oscar Dusting Powder Scents of Nature Coastal Natural Eau De Parfum Thursday Plantation Macadamia Body Oil Vaseline Lip Care Rosy Lips Alama Professional Cristalli Liquidi Aussie Shine On Hair Serum With Australian Jojoba Seed Oil Australian bodycare Nail Repair Aveda Chakra 1 Balancing Pure-Fume Mist Grounded Calduch Laboratorios Suavina Dermo Original Clinique Happy™ For Men Cologne Spray Coiffance Elixir Dr Hauschka Clarifying Intensive Treatment (<25 years) Dr Hauschka Silk Body Powder Electric Ink Defining Tattoo Body Oil