Geraniol is a monoterpenol alcohol found in citronella, geranium, thyme, melissa, lemon balm, basil, palmarosa, coriander, and rose.
Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for safer use with fragile populations (like the elderly). Alcohols can be sensitizing when oxidized, so proper storage is important.
ANTIMICROBIAL / ANTIBACTERIAL / ANTIFUNGAL
ANTI-CANCER / ANTI-TUMOR
By: Kathy Sadowski