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Our database includes 2834 products that contain Geraniol.

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What it is

EU Allergen


Geraniol is used to add fragrance/parfum to a product. It is the main component of citronellol. It is a monoterpenoid and an alcohol.

Monoterpenes are naturally found in many parts of different plants.

Geraniol can be found in many essential oils including Rose Oil and Citronella Oil. The scent of Geraniol is often described as "rose-like". Many foods also contain Geraniol for fruit flavoring.

Geraniol can irritate the skin when exposed to air. However, irritation depends on the ability of geraniol to penetrate into the skin. In general, geraniol is not able to penetrate skin easily.

Geraniol is colorless and has low water-solubility. However, it is soluble in common organic solvents.

Like citronellol, it is a natural insect repellent.

2,6-Octadien-1-ol, 3,7-dimethyl-, (2E)-

People also like: Panthenol, Niacinamide, Propanediol

People also dislike: Linalool, Parfum, Limonene

Geraniol is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 6.9% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Perfuming, Tonic

Community Stats

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Sensitivity • Redness • Dryness

Where it's used

Geraniol is most often found as ingredient number 26 within an ingredient list.

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

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 33991
  • EC #:  203-377-1
  • All Functions: Perfuming, Tonic
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.