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More About Terpenes

We covered some of the more common terpenes in Terpene Basics but there are many more terpenes to explore, so let's dive deeper into some of the other terpenes found in cannabis.

Common terpenes & their aromas
Common terpenes & their aromas

Types of Terpenes

Terpinolene (ter-PIN-uh-leen)

Terpinolene sage and lilac pacific coastal cannabis

Terpinolene can be found in sage, lilac, rosemary, apple, cumin, tea tree.

Terpinolene is one of the least common terpenes found in cannabis and is usually found in small amounts. But that doesn't mean it isn't important, it plays a vital role in defining the taste and smell in many strains. Terpinolene's aroma is more complex than other terpenes. It has an array of smells you might find in cannabis: It’s piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little citrusy. FRESH is the one word that comes up when talking about terpinolene's taste and smell. It's believed to have uplifting effects and is often found in sativa strains.

Products with Terpinolene:

Orange Animals Prerolls by Simply Bare Organics

Lime Mojito Prerolls by Simply Bare Organics

Ghost Train Haze Prerolls by Color Cannabis

Lemon Margy 28g by Big Bag 'O Buds

Humulene (HYOO-myu-leen)

humulene hops pacific coastal cannabis

Humulene is found in hops, wood, ginseng, sage, and Vietnamese coriander.

Commonly found in hops, as well as cannabis, Humulene offers that earthy, woody, spicy note that gives beer its distinct flavor and aroma. Similar to both myrcene and pinene, humulene is a fundamental element in the overall aromatic profile of cannabis. However, humulene usually appears in slightly smaller quantities than its terpene counterparts, often taking a back seat in a cultivar’s flavor profile with its subtle notes of earth and florals.

Products with Humulene:

D.Bubba 1g by Namaste

D.Bubba 3.5g & prerolls by Pure Sunfarms

Lime Mojito prerolls by Simply Bare Organic

Pink Kush Shatter by Phyto Extractions

Bisabolol (bis-uh-bowl-oh)

Bisabolol chamomile pacific coastal cannabis

Bisabolol is found in german chamomile,

Bisabolol is a terpene found in cannabis that produces a sweet, floral aroma. Some also describe it as a nutty, fruity scent with herbal undertones and even peppery It is often used in cosmetic products because of its pleasant scent, and it is said to have skin-healing properties.

Products with Bisabolol:

D.Bubba 3.5g & prerolls by Pure Sunfarms

Pink Kush Shatter by Phyto Extractions

Pennywise 1:1 by Pure Sunfarms

Ocimene (OH-sih-meen)

ocimene orchids pacific coastal cannabis

Ocimene is found in green mango, mint, parsley, and orchids.

Ocimene is a terpene responsible for some of the sweet and herbaceous flavors of certain cannabis strains, and it can also add citrusy and woody undertones. Ocimene is also believed to be a protective agent or part of a plant’s defense mechanism against harmful elements. It may also offer an uplifting effect, but more research will need to be done to truly see the effects of this terpene.

Products with Ocimene:

Blue Dream 3.5g & Prerolls by Simply Bare Organics

Nerolidol (NEER-uh-lid-owl)

Nerolidol ginger pacific coastal cannabis

Nerolidol can be found in neroli oil, ginger, jasmine, tea tree, lemongrass, and lavender.

Nerolidol is known for subtle floral and woody aroma with notes of citrus, and fresh bark. It is often used in cosmetics, specifically perfumes, as well as things like cleaners and detergents.

Nerolidol can offer a sedative effect and there are studies into it's anti-anxiety effects.

Products with Nerolidol:

Just like a finger print, the terpene profile of each strain is unique to each plant from each cultivator. Most strains will contain an array of terpenes that make it its flavor, aroma, and effect profile.


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