Linalool is a natural occurring aroma chemical, but it can be produced synthetically. It is found in many aromatic plants that produce essential oils, including lavender and lavandin, orange, sweet basil, and bois de rose (rosewood.) It is a floral alcohol that is often associated with lavender.
Linalool is often a standard ingredient in many foods, beverages, confections, sauces, personal care products, aromatherapy, and many other consumer goods that contain essential oils and flavorings.
However, linalool is far more than just a food additive, as some studies have suggested that it may offer many medicinal benefits, including traditional use as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antipsychotic, anti-epileptic, and a sedative. Further studies are being done to test its potential for being an anti-anxiety booster. Some of the most exciting research took place in Taiwan, in which research showed Linalool’s potential as a powerful agent in the fight against lymphoma and leukemia.
At Extract Consultants, we offer an all-natural form of Linalool. It is available in quantities for both individual and commercial use, as well as in our Terpene Sample Kit.
Extract Consultants also has many creative blends that we have incorporated Linalool in. Our Indica terpene blend contains high amounts of this highly functional, floral terpene. Give it a try and search for that lovely lavender note. Can you find it?