Natural Compounds Present in Essential Oils
Citral is an aroma compound used in perfumery for its citrus effect. Citral is also used as a flavor and for fortifying lemon oil. It also has strong antimicrobial qualities, and pheromonal effects in insects.
Citronellol, is a natural acyclic monoterpenoid, it is found in citronella oils, oils of rose and Pelargonium geraniums. Citronellol is used in perfumes and insect repellents, and as a mite attractant.
Chemical Compound. It is the primary part of rose oil, palmarosa oil, and citronella oil.
Limonene takes its name from the lemon, as the rind of the lemon, like other citrus fruits, contains considerable amounts of this compound, which contributes to their odor.
Linalool is a naturally occurring terpene alcohol chemical found in many flowers and spice plants with many commercial applications, the majority of which are based on its pleasant scent (floral, with a touch of spiciness)
Tocopherols are a class of organic chemical many of which have vitamin E activity.
Farnesol is a natural 15-carbon organic compound which is an acyclic sesquiterpene alcohol. Farnesol is present in many essential oils such as citronella, neroli, cyclamen, lemon grass, tuberose, rose, musk, balsam and tolu.
- Benzyl Salicylate
Benzyl salicylate is a salicylic acid benzyl ester, a chemical compound most frequently used in cosmetics as a fragrance additive or UV light absorber.
- Benzyl Benzoate
Benzyl benzoate is an organic compound. It is the ester of benzyl alcohol and benzoic acid. It occurs in a number of blossoms (e. g. tuberose, hyacinth) and is a component of Balsam of Peru and Tolu balsam.
Eugenol is a member of the phenylpropanoids class of chemical compounds. It is a colorless to pale yellow oily liquid extracted from certain essential oils especially from clove oil, nutmeg, cinnamon, basil and bay leaf.
- Phenethyl Alcohol
Phenethyl alcohol is an organic compound. It is a colorless liquid that occurs widely in nature, being found in a variety of essential oils. It has a pleasant floral odor.