- †Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate)
SYNONYMS2,6-OCTADIEN-1-OL, 3,7-DIMETHYL-, 2,6-OCTADIEN-1-OL, 3,7-DIMETHYL-, (2E)-, 2,6OCTADIEN1OL, 3,7DIMETHYL, (E), 3,7-DIMETHYL- 2,6-OCTADIEN-1-OL, 3,7-DIMETHYL-2,6-OCTADIEN-1-OL, and GERANIOL
Geraniol is a naturally occurring scent ingredient found in various essential oils such as rose oil and citronella oil.
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HIGHAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
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|fragrance for women||244 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||192 products|
|hair treatment/serum||151 products|
|fragrance for men||110 products|
|hair styling aide||96 products|
|serums & essences||89 products|
|body wash/cleanser||77 products|
|lip balm||74 products|
|hand cream||68 products|
|facial cleanser||64 products|
|body spray||50 products|
|body oil||46 products|
|bar soap||44 products|
|hair spray||41 products|
|styling gel/lotion||40 products|
|liquid hand soap||40 products|
|daily use with SPF||40 products|
|lip balm with SPF||27 products|
|sunless tanning||24 products|
|body firming lotion||24 products|
|hair color and bleaching||21 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||21 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||19 products|
|lip gloss||16 products|
|around-eye cream||16 products|
|makeup primer||13 products|
|styling mousse/foam||12 products|
|makeup remover||11 products|
|bubble bath||11 products|
|shaving cream||10 products|
|hand sanitizer||10 products|
|after shave||8 products|
|nail treatment||8 products|
|recreational sunscreen||8 products|
|baby lotion||7 products|
|foot moisturizer||6 products|
|beard oil||6 products|
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|CC cream||5 products|
|setting powder/spray||5 products|
|cuticle treatment||4 products|
|BB cream||4 products|
|beard care||4 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||3 products|
|lip plumper||3 products|
|skin fading/lightener||2 products|
|body powder||2 products|
|diaper cream||1 products|
|foot odor control||1 products|
|nail polish||1 products|
|polish remover||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
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|oil controller||1 products|
|facial powder||1 products|
|brow liner||1 products|
|eye liner||1 products|
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|baby shampoo||1 products|
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|beard cleanser||1 products|
|Known human immune system toxicant or allergen||SCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy|
|Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)||International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards|
|Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergens||CosIng|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|1096 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.
- IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
- European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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