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Geraniol is an aromatic chemical, usually appearing as a clear liquid with a sweet floral odour. It is naturally present in the essential oils of many fruits, vegetables and herbs including tea, lemongrass, lavender, plums and grapes. Geraniol is one of the main components of rose (Rosa x damascena) essential oil, and is used as a component of many fragrances and food flavourings for its fruity-rose notes.

Geraniol is naturally present as a component of many of the essential oils we use as fragrances for our products. Although this molecule is found in nature, it can still have a negative effect on some people who may be sensitive to its oxidized compounds, which can be irritating to the skin. We list this ingredient on our packaging to help people who have a sensitivity easily identify it.

Other names: C10H18O, Lemonol, Geranyl Alcohol, (2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-ol, 3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-Octadien-1-ol

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EWG score: The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.