Our database includes 1791 products that contain Citronellol.

Written by Jacob Laboissonniere | Published May 22, 2020

You should know

What it is

EU Allergen


Citronellol is used to add fragrance/parfum to a product. It is often derived from plants such as roses. In fact, it can be found in many essential oils including geranium, lavender, neroli, and more. The scent of Citronellol is often described as "fresh, grassy, and citrus-like".

Since the Citronellol molecule is already unstable, Citronellol becomes irritating on the skin when exposed to air.

Citronellol is a modified terpene. Terpenes are unsaturated hydrocarbons found in plants. They make up the primary part of essential oils.

Citronellol is not able to be absorbed into deeper layers of the skin. It has low permeability,

Citronellol is also a natural insect repellent.

People also dislike: Parfum, Linalool, Limonene

Also known as: Dihydrogeraniol

Citronellol is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 7.0% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


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Often have the following skin types:

Dry Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Redness • Dryness • Acne • Sensitivity

Where it's used

Citronellol is most often found as ingredient number 27 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Citronellol the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 32861
  • EC #:  203-375-0 / 247-737-6 / 231-415-7 / 214-250-5
  • All Functions: Perfuming
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.