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Terpenes

Guaiol

Guaiol is a woody, floral, rose-like terpenoid typically found in higher concentrations in indica strains than sativas. It’s been shown to have antimicrobial properties, and has the ability to kill dust mites and other allergens. It’s an alcohol commonly found in the oil of guaiacum and cypress pine trees.

Valencene

Valencene has a powerful citrusy smell, reminiscent of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines and sometimes freshly cut wood. It occurs naturally in Valencia oranges, where it gets its name.  It has powerful anti-inflammatory and insectifugal properties. Strains containing high valencene include Tangie and Agent Orange.

Humulene

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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