These are terpenes distilled or pressed from plants. They are hydrophobic, and generally aromatic. Many repel insects, and some are insecticidal. In their unrefined state, they often are the basis for folk remedies for repelling insects. Examples include peppermint oil, white cedar oil, red thyme oil, bourbon geranium oil, and linalool.
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(2008). Essential Oils. In: Capinera, J.L. (eds) Encyclopedia of Entomology. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3667
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