Geraniol

Does this terpene sound familiar?

This terpene seems familiar because you’ve seen it and smelled it for years. Geraniol is found in geraniums, an easy-to-grow plant that is common in flower beds across the country. It smells like roses and citronella, and can also be found in grapefruits, peaches and lemongrass. Geraniol’s delicate and sweet profile makes it a popular ingredient in aromatic essential oils.

Geraniol is believed to have a wide range of health benefits. It’s antibacterial, anti-fungal and antioxidant effects can help ward off harmful viruses and infections, while it’s anticancer and neuroprotective qualities could potentially slow the progress of serious medical conditions.

When used in aromatherapy, geraniol can also help enhance your mood, relieve anxiety and insomnia, and lower stress levels.

Hungry for Terpenes?

Experiment with some of these geraniol-rich ingredients:

  • Lemon
  • Roses
  • Bergamot
  • Carrot
  • Coriander
  • Nutmeg
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries

Geraniol is found in Geraniums