Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Ketones are very similar to aldehydes as they also feature an oxygen with a double bond; however, this functional group always occurs somewhere in the middle of a carbon chain rather than on the end. Ketones can be identified from their scientific name, which usually end with the suffix “-one.” Common ketones found in essential oils are carvone and menthone.
Main Health Effects:
|Essential Oil||Main Ketone Constituent(s)||Amount|
|Peppermint 3*,4*||menthone||Approximately 15%|
|Rosemary 2,3*,4*||camphor||Approximately 10%|
|Fennel 2,3*,4*||frenchone||Approximately 5%|
|Lavender 1,2||octanone||Approximately 5%|