Also known as alpha,4-dimethyl-alpha-(4- methyl-3-pentenyl)-3-cyclohexene-1-methanol, Bisabolol is a naturally occurring monocyclic sesquiterpene alcohol which was first isolated from Matricaria chamomilla (Asteraceae) in 1951. 

In the pharmaceutical world, it is used for its anti inflammatory, antispasmodic and antibacterial properties. 

Skin uses:

  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Reduces ultraviolet induced skin effects
  • Speeds up wound healing


Andersen, F. Alan. "Final report on the safety assessment of bisabolol." International journal of toxicology 18.3_suppl (1999): 33-40.

K Maurya, Anil, et al. "α-(-)-bisabolol reduces pro-inflammatory cytokine production and ameliorates skin inflammation." Current pharmaceutical biotechnology 15.2 (2014): 173-181.

Kamatou, Guy PP, and Alvaro M. Viljoen. "A review of the application and pharmacological properties of α‐Bisabolol and α‐Bisabolol‐rich oils." Journal of the American oil chemists' society 87.1 (2010): 1-7.

Leite, Gerlânia de O., et al. "(−)-α-Bisabolol attenuates visceral nociception and inflammation in mice." Fitoterapia 82.2 (2011): 208-211.