Welcome back to #TerpeneTuesday! I apologize for missing last week, I was home sick with stomach flu! But we’re back! SO!
Today we’re learning about Geranyl Acetate. We don’t have an overwhelming amount of information on this terpene but I was able to find some interesting stuff…
Geranyl Acetate is found in a variety of natural oils, derived from citronella, lemongrass, sassafras, roses, and many others. Many say it gives off a rose or lavender floral aroma with a fruity twist similar to peaches, pears, apples, and bananas. Commonly used in everything from perfumes to bath products, you can count on anything including Geranyl Acetate to smell just phenomenal.
There are other benefits to Geranyl Acetate outside of scent of course but not without help from other terpenoids! Geranyl Acetate has been found to be an effective antimicrobial when combined with other terpenoids against bacteria and fungi. With those antimicrobial properties, studies have also concluded Geranyl Acetate works as an anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory.
I unfortunately wasn’t able to find any documented research on which strains might contain Geranyl Acetate, but a good key indicator is if the strain has that distinctive floral / fruity scent!