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Geraniol

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate)

SYNONYMS

2,6-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.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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fragrance for women244 products
moisturizer193 products
facial moisturizer/treatment192 products
hair treatment/serum151 products
conditioner133 products
shampoo111 products
fragrance for men110 products
hair styling aide96 products
serums & essences89 products
antiperspirant/deodorant78 products
body wash/cleanser77 products
lip balm74 products
hand cream68 products
mask67 products
facial cleanser64 products
foundation59 products
body spray50 products
exfoliant/scrub47 products
body oil46 products
bar soap44 products
hair spray41 products
styling gel/lotion40 products
liquid hand soap40 products
daily use with SPF40 products
toners/astringents38 products
lipstick32 products
concealer30 products
lip balm with SPF27 products
sunless tanning24 products
body firming lotion24 products
hair color and bleaching21 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)21 products
bath oil/salts/soak19 products
lip gloss16 products
around-eye cream16 products
makeup primer13 products
styling mousse/foam12 products
makeup remover11 products
bubble bath11 products
shaving cream10 products
hand sanitizer10 products
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anti-aging9 products
after shave8 products
nail treatment8 products
blush8 products
detangler8 products
recreational sunscreen8 products
baby lotion7 products
foot moisturizer6 products
mascara6 products
beard oil6 products
after sun product5 products
CC cream5 products
setting powder/spray5 products
cuticle treatment4 products
BB cream4 products
beard care4 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
lip plumper3 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
body powder2 products
diaper cream1 products
foot odor control1 products
nail polish1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
polish remover1 products
glitter1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
eyelash glue1 products
hair relaxer1 products
oil controller1 products
facial powder1 products
brow liner1 products
eye liner1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
baby shampoo1 products
tanning oil1 products
nail glue1 products
baby wipes1 products
beard cleanser1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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 allergensCosIng

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
1096 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM 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.

Understanding scores

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