Linalool is a terpene component belonging to the ‘monoterpenoids’ chemical family. It is a naturally-occurring aromatic compound that can be found in over 200 plant species including flowers, spices and cannabis. It is used in a variety of traditional medicines, cosmetic products, and essential oils. It is the most common terpene in lavender and has a sweet and slightly citrus aroma. It is used in a wide variety of Altmed’s terpene CBD oils.
It is one of the oldest known sedatives and has been used for centuries to treat insomnia and promote relaxation in the body and mind.
Benefits Of Linalool
Helps reduce stress and anxiety
Several studies have revealed the dress-reducing and mood-boosting effects of Linalool. Similar to several CBD oils, studies done with animals have shown that when they are exposed to Linalool vapours, they exhibit reduced levels of stress and anxiety, as it helps calm the nervous system.
When smelling the sweet and spicy of Linalool, your olfactory (smell) receptors send signals to your brain to release neurotransmitters such as serotonin and endorphins. These are known as ‘happiness’ chemicals. They help you feel calm, energised, and euphoric. This is why Linalool infused essential oils are used for aromatherapy.
Helps fight insomnia
The reduced stress and anxiety levels help relax and lull the body, which in turn helps you sleep. Altmed’s Linalool terpene products may be used to reduce muscle tension, normalise blood pressure and ultimately improve your sleep.
Helps with skincare
Naturally occurring Linalool contains some properties which may also be beneficial for skincare. Linalool helps fight inflammation and harmful bacteria. Linalool infused Lavender oil may be used to soothe redness and skin rashes.
However, it is important to make sure you use natural terpene and not synthetic Linalool. Synthetic Linalool may cause reactions to your skin.
May even fight bugs!
Due to Linalool’s distinct smell, it also may also act as a natural bug repellent! Oils containing Linalool may be applied on the skin to prevent bites from mosquitos and other insects.
How Much and How To Use It?
An important aspect of using Linalool is to know how to use it. The most popular and safe way of using Linalool is in the form of essential oils. These may be used for aromatherapy, application on skin, etc. However it is important to use it with some sort of carrier oil when applying to your skin, only a few drops of the terpene go a long way.
Is Linalool Safe?
After reading all this information you might still be wondering – is it safe to use Linalool though? Does it have any side effects?
Linalool is safe and non-toxic for human and animal consumption. It is important to note that you should always follow the dosage guideline when handling CBD oils. You should also use a carrier oil when applying it to your skin as essential oils are extremely potent on their own.
If you have any allergies to related plants and spices, are taking prescribed medication or are pregnant – you may want to consult your doctor beforehand.
To learn more about CBD oils, check out Altmed’s range of all-natural terpenes here.