About Linalool Benefits and 6 Common Uses

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Linalool ranks first among the most commonly used and the largest amount of spices discharged every year in the world. Let’s learn about linalool together next time!

Information about Linalool

Linalool, a colorless liquid, has the aroma of lily of the valley, but it has different aromas depending on the source.

It has a strong green and sweet woody scent, like rosewood scent, more like fresh green tea green scent, not only has the floral scent of lilac, lily of the valley and rose, but also has woody and fruity scents, its scent is soft, Light and clear hair, not very lasting.

The left-handed side is sweet and the right-handed side is clear and green. The larger content includes linal leaf oil, linalole oil, garrowood oil, rosewood oil, coriander seed oil, white orchid leaf oil, lavender oil, tortoise leaf oil, incense Lemon oil, scented perilla oil and many flower (jasmine, rose, hawksbill, orange blossom, ylang ylang, etc.) oil.

Linalool also ranks first among the fragrance components of green tea. Nowadays, people admire nature, and the aroma of linalool is popular.

It is true that the detection of linalool in the fragrance does not mean that the perfumer has added the monomer linalool to it. It is often due to the natural fragrance in the fragrance. Linalool is originally a component of these natural fragrances.

Linalool itself has a good aroma and a relatively low boiling point. In Park Cho’s classification of spices, linalool belongs to the “top fragrance”. When the perfumer tries out a fragrance, he finds it “dull”. The first thing that comes to mind when “non-transparent” is “add some linalool”, so every perfumer’s shelf, linalool is ranked in a prominent position.

In addition to fragrances, it has many other uses: Deodorant: Linalool has a strong ability to mask unpleasant odors for nauseous sulfide hydrocarbons, garlic preparations, etc., and polysulfides.

In addition, for the deodorization of excrement, especially human and animal feces, linalool is the main component of these deodorant formulations.

Anti-caries agent: Adding terpene alcohol organic compound to tooth powder can stabilize the glucanase in tooth powder and effectively prevent dental plaque.

Insecticide: For mosquitoes, flies, etc.: Apply a liquid medicine containing 2% linalyl acetate ozonide and 98% mineral oil to the skin to repel mosquitoes and flies.

It can be used as a repellent for cockroaches, ants, lice, etc., when combined with other Chinese medicine spices. It can also be used in textile materials to repel pests.

Acaricide: Linalool has the ability to kill mites. It is effective for larvae and adults. The formula composed of more than 20 kinds of volatile oil ingredients such as linalool is good for skin mites and edible tyrum mites. Satisfactory results.

Antibacterial effect: Terpene compounds such as linalool have good antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Proteus, Enteritidis, Staphylococcus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Coccus albicans, Aspergillus niger, agar, etc.

Sedative effect: foreign folks have reported that linalool-containing volatile oil or plants have been used as hypnotic and sedatives since ancient times.

Other uses of linalool

  1. Improve the quality of fat: It has been reported in Japan that the oil containing traces of linalool and linalyl acetate can be heated at a temperature higher than 100°C for a longer period of time. The comparison of the control group is better. If some derivatives of linalool are used in conjunction with vitamin E, they will have remarkable synergistic antioxidant effects on lard, palm oil and other fats.
  2. Stabilizing foam: Adding a small amount of linalool to a spray-type water-based detergent containing nonionic or anionic surfactants can effectively increase the stability of the foam.
  3. Aromatic beverages based on tea: According to data analysis, the relative content of linalool in the aroma components of tea (green tea) reaches 19.88%, which is one of the most important aroma components. According to a patent, 250 grams of tea leaves are extracted with water and diluted to 10 liters, and a trace amount of methyl anthranilate, linalool and other spices are added. After evaluation, the aroma of tea is stronger than that of untreated tea.
  4. Antifungal agent: Linalool and its acetate can inhibit the growth of fungal spores or mycelium, and can be used for fungal infection or other antifungal raw materials as an antifungal agent.
  5. Animal repellent: The essence of linalool, geraniol, phenethyl alcohol, etc. has a good repellent effect on sparrows, crows, pigeons and other birds.
  6. Bad odor masking agent for daily chemical products: Add 1-5% of linalool and its esters to kerosene, which can be used as a deodorant for kerosene for combustion. Adding 0.01-2% linalool to detergents containing protease can mask the unpleasant smell of enzyme preparations. Similarly, when used in enzyme-containing bleaching agents, bleached textiles can have a good fragrance. Adding terpene essential oils such as linalool to the textile softener can also achieve the purpose of concealing bad odors. Adding 1% linalool or linalyl essential oil to the liquid of permanent curling agent can remove the unpleasant odor left by the curling agent on the hair.

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