Natural Ocimene is a warm-herbaceous, citrus acyclic monoterpene. Ocimene occurs in nature in three different forms, α-Ocimene, cis-β-Ocimene, and trans-β-ocimene naturally found as mixtures. The α-Ocimene and two β-ocimenes differ in the position of the isolated double bond. The α-Ocimene is cis-3,7-dimethyl-1,3,7-octatriene and β-Ocimene is trans-3,7-dimethyl-1,3,6-octatriene. The ocimenes are often found naturally as mixtures of the various forms.
Sources: Lavender, Basil, Orchid flower, Mint, Parsley, Mangoes, Kumquats, Cannabis, Ho leaf oil, Hop oil, Neroli, Bigarade oil, Bergamot oil, Pepper oil , Petitgrain.
- Ocimene is extensively used in the perfume industry for its sweet and floral aroma. This terpene contributes significantly to the floral odor of various plants.
- Ocimene has antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, decongestant.