Farnesol is a natural organic compound which is insoluble in water, but miscible with oils. It is extracted from Palmarosa and Chamomile Essential Oils.
It is present in many essential oils such as citronella, neroli, cyclamen, lemon grass, tuberose, rose, musk, balsam and tolu. It is used in perfumery to emphasize the odors of sweet floral perfumes. Its method of action for enhancing perfume scent is as a co-solvent that regulates the volatility of the odorants. It is especially used in lilac perfumes.
Farnesol can kill the bacteria that make our perspiration smell unpleasant while it doesn’t close the pores or stop the natural process of perspiration.
Farnesol has also been suggested to function as a chemopreventative and anti-tumor agent.
In our formulations can be carried as ingredient of various essential oils.