Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
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What do Clary Sage, Petitgrain, Lavender, and Bergamot have in common? You may have guessed that they have similar benefits, or that doTERRA sells all four of them. While these guesses are accurate, a look at their chemistry shows one more thing they all share: linalyl acetate, a potent and beneficial molecule that has a lot to offer.
Linalyl acetate is a monoterpene ester. A monoterpene is a molecule made up of 10 carbon atoms and 16 hydrogen atoms. This chain of carbon atoms is called a carbon backbone. An ester has a carbon center, which is double bonded to an oxygen. This is then single bonded to another oxygen and another carbon. (For more information, check out the doTERRA Essential Oil Chemistry Handbook.) This structure plays a part in the unique role linalyl acetate may have in your life.
Through research, scientists have found that linalyl acetate may provide a variety of benefits.
To incorporate linalyl acetate into your routine, try some of the uses below. What’s your favorite way to use linalyl acetate?
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