Humulene (α-humulene) is a subtle earthy, woody monocyclic sesquiterpene with a spicy and herbal aroma. Humulene occurs in up to 40% concentration in some forms of hops, and is often found alongside caryophyllene as it’s actually an isomer of that terpene. It can be found in balsam fir and many hops plants, and is credited […]
Caryophyllene (β-caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide), a peppery, spicy, woody smelling sesquiterpene, actually interacts with CB2 receptors, technically making it a cannabinoid itself. A good vaporization temperature for getting the most out of this terpene is 118°C (246°F). It also has a phytocannabinoid-terpene effect which is known to help with pain, depression, addiction and anxiety. Combining this […]
Geranyl Acetate has a strong floral and fruity aroma. It exhibits strong antimicrobial effects. It can be found in natural oils derived from citronella, lemongrass, sassafras, roses and many others.
Pulegone has a pleasant, icy and pepperminty aroma. It is a strong insecticide, with sedative and memory enhancing effects, as well as use as a chest decongestant. It can be found naturally in the European pennyroyal and thyme.
Geraniol (Lemonol) is a rosey, floral and berry-like terpenoid that makes it a popular perfume additive. It can be found naturally in geranium, rose, palmarosa, citronella, tobacco and lemon, and is even produced by honey bees as a means of marking their hives and flowers. MORE- It has been shown to have protective effects against […]
Terpineol (α-terpineol, β-terpineol, γ-terpineol and Terpinen-4-ol) is a very common terpene found in numerous plants around nature, with its pleasant smell being used in many soaps, lotions and perfumes. It carries a distinct pine, smoke-based aroma that some compare to lapsang souchong tea. It occurs naturally in lilacs, pine trees, lime blossoms, eucalyptus sap, cajuput […]
Borneol (Moxa, Borneo camphor) is a terpenoid with a minty, almost piney menthol aroma and is commonly used in perfumery, though may cause skin irritation if applied topically. It was developed by the cannabis plant as an insect repellent, and appears in many other species for a similar purpose. It has both anti-inflammatory and pain […]
Camphor is principally derived from the camphor tree, and is readily absorbed through the skin. When applied topically, it produces a cooling sensation similar to menthol, and acts as a local anesthetic and an antimicrobial substance.
Isopulegol is a chemical precursor to menthol and has been the subject of therapeutic research for decades. It has powerful gastroprotective effects, and reduces the severity of seizures in animal models. It can be found naturally in the European pennyroyal.
Linalool (β-linalool, linalyl alcohol, linalyl oxide, allo-ocimenal), a floral, citrusy, sometimes candy-like terpenoid, is a huge help to anxiety and sedation. Its aromas and commonality means it shows up in as much as 80% of all fragranced products. It occurs naturally in lavender, bay laurel, basil, mint, cinnamon, birch, citrus fruits, birch trees, coriander and […]