Geraniol (ex. Palmarosa) is an acyclic monoterpene alcohol with the chemical formula C10H18O. The product referred to as “geraniol” is a mixture of the two cis-trans isomers ( properly named geraniol (trans) and nerol (cis). Geraniol is colourless to pale-yellow, liquid oil found within many essential oils of fruits, vegetables, and herbs including palmarosa (up to 95 per cent), geranium (40 - 50 per cent) , rose oil, citronella (30 - 40 per cent), lemongrass, lavender, and other aromatic plants.
It possess an agreeable rose-like odour which makes it most widely used aromatic isolates, indispensable in the compounding of the rose scents. Geraniol is one of the most important molecules in the flavour and fragrance industries and is a common ingredient in consumer products produced by these industries such as alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, baked goods, chewing gum, frozen dairy, gelatin (pudding), gravies, hard candy, meat products, soft candy.
Aside from its use as a flavour and an aroma, Geraniol has demonstrated a wide spectrum of pharmacological activities including antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer, etc. It also works as an effective pesticide against various types of mitea critter and helps repelling insects.
Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Rose, fresh, floral
0.870-0.885 @ 25°C
1.469-1.478 @ 20°C
100% Pure and Natural
Soluble in fixed oils, propylene glycol; insoluble in glycerol. Slightly soluble in water