Terpenes

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are compounds found in all sorts of plant life including Cannabis!

Terpenes are responsible for the smells and flavors that make up each different cannabis strain and contribute to their effects.

Just like how certain smells from other plants can illicit certain feelings, memories, or experiences, the same is true for terpenes in Cannabis.

The main essential oil compounds we focus on in cannabis are: The Woods & The Earth, Herbal, Citrus, Pepper & Spice, Floral, and Hoppy.

Click each tab for a more in depth look:

Citrus
Floral
Herbal
Hoppy
Pepper & Spice
The Woods & The Earth
Citrus

These terpenes can be tart, lemony and fresh which can be very uplifting.

d-Limeonene Caryophyllene oxide

Other Plant Varieties: citrus fruits, juniper

Aroma: citrus

Vapor Point: 349°F(176°C)

Strain Variety: Sour Diesel, Lemon Skunk, Trainwreck, Bubba Kush, OG family, Black Mamba, Skywalker, AK47

Valancene

Other Plant Varieties: valencia oranges

Aroma: citrus, sweet, herbal, woods

Vapor point: 253°F (123°C)

Strain Variety: Tangie, Agent Orange

Nerolidol

Other Plant Varieties: citrus fruits, jasmine, tea tree oil

Aroma: rose, citrus, woods

Vapor Point:  252°F (122°C)

Strain Variety: Jack Herer, OG family, Gorilla Glue #4, San Fernando Valley

Floral

These terpenes have herbaceous bouquet naturel scents that are sweet and intoxicating aroma .

Linalool

Other Plant Varieties: lavender, bergmot

Aroma: floral

Vapor Point: 388°F (198°C)

Strain Varieties: Lavender, Headband, Amnesia Haze, LA Confidential, OG Family, Tangerine Dream, AK47

Geraniol

Other Plant Varieties: Rose, Geraniums, Tabacco

Aroma: floral

Vapor Point: 447°F (198°C)

Strain Varieties: Lavender, Amnesia Haze, Headband, Great White Shark, Black Mamba, Skywalker, Death Star OG

Geranyl acetate

Other Plant Varieties: citronella, lemongrass, sassafras, rose

Aroma: floral, fruity

Vapor Point: 473°F (245°C)

Strain Varieties: Headband, Gelato, Orange Cookies

Herbal

These terpenes have a floral sweet tea like notes leading it to be the second largest grouping of terpenes.

Ocimene

Other Plant Varieties: mint, parsley, basil, mango

Aroma: herbal, sweet, woods

Vapor Point: 212°f (100°C)

Strain Varieties: Golden Goat, Strawberry Cough, Kush family, Sour Diesel, Green Crack, Headband

Borneol

Other Plant Varieties: mugworth, wormwood, sagebrush, tropical trees, ginger

Aroma: herbal, woods

Vapor Point: 415°F(213°C)

Strains Varieties: Amnesia Haze, Golden Haze, Kush family, Blue Cheese, OG family

Bisabolol

Other plant varieties: german chamomile

Aroma: tangy, citrus, floral, sweet

Vapor point: 307°F(153°C)

Strain Varieties: Harle-Tsu, Headband, ACDC, Oracle, Grape Stomper, Royal Kush, Royal Highness, Blue Cheese, XJ-13

Phytol

Other Plant Varieties: Green tea, green plants

Aroma: light flora, jasmine, green tea

Vapor point: 399°F (204°C)

Strain Varieties: Sour Diesel, Cheese, Blue Cheese, Blue Dream, OG Family

Isoborneol

Other Plant Varieties: mugswort, wormwood, sagebush, tropical trees, Ginger

Aroma: herbal, woods

Vapor Point:  415°F (213°C)

Strain Varieties: Amnesia Haze, Golden Haze

Menthol

Other Plant Varieties: corn mint, peppermint

Aroma: mint, menthol

Vapor Point: 414°F(212°C)

Strain Varieties: Arjan’s Haze#3

Isopulegol

Other Plant Varieties: mint

Aroma: mint , herbal

Vapor Point:414°F(212°C)

Strain Varieties: Kosher Tangie, Headcheese, Truffula Tree, AMS, Big Bang

Cymene

Other Plant Varieties: cumin, thyme, coriander, oregano

Aroma: Orange, carrot, Turpentine

Vapor point: 351°F (177°C)

Strain Varieties: Purple Pamty Dropper, Jack Herer, Mango Sherbert, Don Carlos

Pulegone

Other Plant Varieties: catnip, mint, pennyroyal

Aroma: mint, camphor

Vapor point: 430°F(221°C)

Strain Varieties: OG Kush, Headband

Hoppy

These terpenes have a pleasantly earthy yet sweet profile reminding you of basil, lemongrass and mango.

Myrcene

Other Plant Varieties: Hops, Mango, Lemongrass

Aroma: Hoppy, Herbal, Earthy

Vapor Point: 333°F (167°C)

Strain Varieties: Blue Dream, Grand Daddy Purple, Northern Lights, Amnesia, Kush Family, Chemdawg

α-humulene

Other Plant Varieties: hops, coriander, basil

Aroma: hoppy, earthy

Vapor Point: 388°F (198°C)

Strain Varieties: GSC, White Widow, Sour Diesel, Durban Poison, Grand Daddy Purple, Kush Family

Pepper & Spice

These terpenes have spicy enticing scents with the power to help most common pains and aches

β-Caryophyllene

Other Plant Varieties: Black pepper, Clove, Cinnamon

Aroma: peppery, spicy, earthy

Vapor Point: 260°F( 130°C)

Strain Varieties: GSC, White Widow, Super Silver Haze, Black Mamba, Skywalker, Pineapple Express, Kush Family, Hash Plant, AK47, XJ-13

Sabinene

Other Plant Varieties: oak, norway spruce, carrot, nutmeg

Aroma: pine, orange, spicy

Vapor Point: 326°F (164°c)

Strain Varieties: Super Silver Haze, Arjan’s Ultra Haze #1

Caryophyllene oxide

Other Plant Varieties: clove, pepper, lemon Balm, lavender, rosemary

Aroma: peppery, spicy, earthy

Vapor Point: 536°F(280°c)

Strain Varieties: Durban Poison, XJ-13

The Woods & The Earth

These terpenes usually offer a scent of deep woods such as cedar and pine with notes of spices like rosemary and nutmeg leading this to be one of the largest subcategories of terpenes.

α-Pinene

Other Plant Varieties: Parsley, Pine, Rosemary

Aroma: Turpentine, Pine, Dill

Vapor Point: 331°F (155°c)

Strain Varieties: Jack Herer, Blue Dream, AK-47, Romulan, Harley Quin, Kush family, Cloudburst.

Terpinolene

Other Plant Varieties: Pine, Conifers, nutmeg, lilacs

Aroma: Woods, Smoke, Herbal

Vapor Point:  343- 361°F (173-183°C)

Strain Varieties: Jack Herer, Pineapple Jack, Afghani, Pineapple Kush, Og Family, Durban poison, XJ-13.

Terpineol

Other Plant Varieties: Pine, Lapsang, Souchong tea

Aroma: Lilac

Vapor Point: 426°F(219°c)

Strain Varieties: Jack Herer, White Widow, GSC, Og Family, Black Mamba, Skywalker, Blue Cheese

Carene

Other Plant Varieties: Pine, Cedar

Aroma: Sweet, Pungent, Woods

Vapor Point: 340°F (171°C)

Strain Varieties: Super Lemon Haze, Skunk #1, Jack Herer, Blueberry Muffin, Trainwreck, XJ-13

Camphene

Other plant varieties: Trees, Citronella, Ginger

Aroma: Pungent, Musk, Earthy

Vapor Point: 318°F(159°C)

Strain Varieties: Strawberry banana, Og family, Black Mamba, Skywalker, Kush family, ACDC, GSC, Truffula tree

Camphor

Other plant varieties: Camphor tree, rosemary

Aroma: Pungent

Vapor point: 408°F (209°C)

Strain Varieties: Black Mamba, Skywalker.

Guaiol

Other Plant Varieties: Guaiacum/cypress tress

Aroma: Wood, Pine, Rose

Vapor Point: 198°F(92°C)

Strain Varieties: Chocolope, white Widow, Haley Quin, Kush Family, medical mass, Dream Queen

Phellandrene

Other Plant Warieties: Eucalyptus

Aroma: Mint, Citrus, Pepper

Vapor point: 341°F(171°C)

Strain varieties: Jack Herer, Trainwreck, Arjan’s Haze #3, Arjan’s Strawberry Haze, XJ-13

Eucalyptol

Other Plant Warieties: Eucalytus, bay leaves, tea tree, wormwood, basil

Aroma: mint, earthy, cool

Vapor Point: 349°F(176°C)

Strain Varieties: Super Silver Haze, Headband, ACDC.

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