Authors: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer, Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Linalool (INCI-Kennzeichnung)

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Linool is the main ingredient in the essential oil of basil. Linoleum is also found in many other plants such as lavender, thyme, marjoram, coriander and oregano. It has the smell of lily of the valley.

Furthermore linalool belongs to the aromas in wines (e.g. muscatel).

The substance can be absorbed through the skin and can also be inhaled.

Type IV sensitizations are known but rather rare.

Linool is part of the DGK fragrance series. The test is carried out 10% in Vaseline.

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