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- n. eucalyptol
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A volatile compound, C10H18O, found in eucalyptus, milfoil, rosemary, wormseed, cajeput, peppermint, and many other oils. Also called eucalyptol and cajeputol.
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Oily hair – lemon, cineol rosemary and clary sage essential oils combined with nettle extract reduce excess sebum production and inhibit sweat on the scalp increasing vitality and lift.
Normal hair – lavender, cineol rosemary, lemon and sweet orange essential oils stimulate cell regeneration in the hair fibre and tone and soften the scalp for naturally shiny, healthy hair.
A sample of the essential oil extracted from the rhizomes was found to have the following characteristics: SG (30°C) 0.9724 and ND (30°C) 1.5002, and to contain d-alpha-pinene 1.5 per cent; d-camphene 3.5 per cent; cineol 9.6 per cent; a-camphor 4.2 per cent; d-borneol 1.5 per cent; sesquiterpenes 10 per cent; sesquiterpene alcohols 48 per cent.
The chief constituents of lavender oil are linalyl acetate, linalol, geraniol, and linalyl butyrate, while the English oil also contains a distinct amount of cineol.
Besides cineol, the oil contains d-pinene, and valeric, butyric, and caproic aldehydes.
It consists mainly of cineol (see TERPENES), from which cajuputene having a hyacinthine odour can be obtained by distillation with phosphorus pentoxide.