Geraniol is a monoterpene, as well as an unsaturated terpene alcohol. It is the primary component in rose oil, palmarosa oil, and citronella oil. Its rose perfume makes it a highly prized substance in perfumery, in the food industry and in household products.
Geraniol is naturally present in many fruits, vegetables, spices and essential oils: acacia oil, apple juice , beer , blackberry, lemon juice …).
Mainly extracted from the Palmarosa plant, it appears as a clear to pale-yellow oil which is insoluble in water, but soluble in the most common organic solvents.