Linalool | Side Effects?? Benefits and Uses
Okay sorry, that was a click-baity – Linalool seems pretty safe, but it has a bucket load of potential benefits and uses. Let’s explain everything there is.
In this guide we will share what the benefits of Linalool are, why we are able to state them, and where you might find it.
Basically all the whats and whys.
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What is Linalool?
Linalool is a terpene found in flowers and spice plants. Linalyl alcohol as it is also known as has a reputation for its pleasant scent which is very similar to lavender.
What is Linalool found in?
With Linalool’s aromatic scent, that offers a similar musk to Lavender, it is used for many household and personal hygiene products. Most of these you will have already at home. It’s also used for essential oils.
- Cleaning agents
Linalool is used for 60-80% of perfumed personal hygiene products globally which is impressive as most people have never heard of linaloyl oxide. Yes, that’s us showing off another name for it.
Is Linalool safe to consume?
Yes, it is safe to consume and you are likely to have done so in the last few days.
Numerous natural and artificial flavorings for alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, hard and soft candies, chewing gum, ice creams, gelatin puddings, condiment relishes, meat products, and baked goods contain various amounts of linaloolDr. Dan Benz, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Food and Drug
Where does Linalool come from?
We find Linalool in over 200 species of plants. And it really is quite broad in the type of flora it is found in. From boreal forest wood, to mint, laurels, cinnamon and even fungi.
Linalool is also found in citrus fruits, rosewood and birch trees. It’s therefore readily available and pretty abundant. It is this diversity of origin that means it’s no surprise it can be found in strains of the Cannabis plant.
What are the benefits of Linalool?
This terpene has been known to have a calming effect on the body and mind. Therefore it acts as a potential antidepressant. Its sedative nature can help to combat insomnia and assist with sleep disorders.
There have been studies to suggest that Linalool has anti-inflammatory properties. This could be beneficial to those who suffer from joint pain and inflammation. It also shows promise in helping with seizure disorders, such as epilepsy.
Linalool can also act as a mosquito repellent. There have been interesting studies on how using a diffuser containing the terpene can keep the bugs at bay.
Why is this – it is to do with the pheromone scent it gives off. I am never going to do justice to that study so think it’s best I include the research link instead.
linalool diffusers repelled mosquitoes by 93%The Hebrew University, Hadassah-Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
Does Linalool help ease Anxiety?
Potentially Linalool can help ease anxiety. This property of being a potential lifeline for sufferers from mental health issues such as anxiety disorders is super positive news.
Considering the number one reason why consumers buy CBD, it is probably a key benefit that most users would want to know about.
The Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California has been running studies on Linalool’s anxiety relief.
(Linalool based Lavender Oil Product – ‘SLO’)…exhibits many desirable properties of an anxiolytic agent, including a calming effect without sedation, as well as a lack of dependence, tolerance, or withdrawalBenjamin J. Malcolm, PharmD, MPH
Their study from the US also added this in their findings.
The favorable safety and efficacy profile of SLO makes it a reasonable alternative to consider in patients with anxiety disorders
So in short, yes it Linalool looks like it could be very helpful for easing anxiety and also getting rid of mosquitos. Great eh?
What CBD or Hemp products is Linalool found in?
You will find the ‘Big L’ in anything from food based hemp products, to e-vape and tinctures.
This means that you get other therapeutic benefits than you would with using CBD in isolation. It is a little more expensive, however, you get a bigger bang for your buck because it contains terpenoids such as Linalool or Terpineol
Where can I buy Linalool?
You can find Linalool on its own in our terpenes store, or products that carry it. Those types of items are known as Full Spectrum. If you want to know more about what that means – watch the video below.
If you’re looking to buy online and you want to organise your search by terpenoid-type, you can hit the filter menu to do just that.
That way you can list all those products that feature this interesting organic element.
Thanks for reading, and that’s what is linalool and every other type of ‘W’ too.
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