TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: OCIMENE

TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: OCIMENE

WHAT IS OCIMENE? Yet another fragrant terpene, this acyclic monoterpene is a relative rarity in most cannabis plants, but abundant in many other fruits and herbs. Think kumquat, mango, mint, lavender, and bergamot.  WHAT IS OCiMENE’S AROMA? It’s often used in perfume...
TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: NEROLIDOL

TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: NEROLIDOL

What are Nerolidol Terpenes?’ The terpene (pronounced with the stress on the first syllable) nerolidol is an aromatic sesquiterpene found in many different types of flowering plants. Not surprisingly, it’s also used to enhance the scent of soaps, shampoos, perfumes,...
TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: LIMONENE

TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: LIMONENE

WHAT IS LIMONENE? Yet another sweet-smelling monoterpene, limonene is again omnipresent within the cannabis plant — in some cases making up as much as 16% of its essential oil composition in some varieties. In her TEDx talk, recent DELTA 8/9 SHIFT guest Mara Gordon...
TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: LINALOOL

TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: LINALOOL

D-linalool is a monoterpinoid alcohol, found in at least 200 plants, including lavender, pine needles, Korean goldenbell tree, cinnamon, rosewood, birch, and green huajiao. Like many of its monoterpenoid brethren, its distinctive aroma is used as an aroma, but there’s...
TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: BETA-CARYOPHYLLENE

TERPENES OF THE FUTURE: BETA-CARYOPHYLLENE

BETA-CARYOPHYLLENE/B-CARYOPHYLLENE — WHAT IS IT? Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) is a bicyclic sesquiterpene (versus the monoterpene myrcene which we explored last week) prevalent throughout not just cannabis, but throughout much of your favorite foods. Expressed in the...