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Re: what substance is in Lavender that makes it smell nice??

Date: Wed Sep 15 09:16:56 1999
Posted By: Jerry Franzen, Faculty Chemistry
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 936868563.Ch

It seems that the major components (there are many minor components) of 
oil of lavender are: linalyl acetate, linalool, geranyl acetate and 
geraniol.  These substances are also found in other floral oils and scents.

If you would like more infrormation about oil of lavender, much can be 
found in "The Essential Oils" by E. Guenther, Volume III.

You would have the best chance of finding this reference at a college or 
university library.

Jerry Franzen

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