Terpenes are the notes of the plant. Found in hundreds of flowering and fruiting plants throughout nature, terpenes are known by their scent. Anyone who has enjoyed aromatherapeutic oils or balms has also enjoyed the benefits of terpenes.
Cannabinoids and terpenes synergize together as an entourage effect and encourage the potential benefits of the blend.
At Canna Hemp™, we understand the benefits terpenes bring as they have been a necessary part of holistic wellness for thousands of years. By customizing and creating specialty blends of terpenes with high quality cannabinoids, we are harnessing the power of plants in order to help you maximize what you get out of the plant.
Terpenes in Canna Hemp™ Products
Although Phellandrene may be a lesser-known terpene, it can be found in a variety of plants. Besides eucalyptus plants, Phellandrene can be found in mint, dill, cinnamon, and parsley. Phellandrene is known to give off a pleasant minty and slightly citrusy aroma and can help give a boost of energy. It is commonly used in cosmetics and fragrances due to its pleasing aroma.
A unique terpene, Caryophyllene is common in concentration but uncommon in how it behaves as it is the only terpene found to also bind to the CB receptors in the Endocannabinoid system like CBD does. Also found in black pepper, cinnamon, and hops, Caryophyllene tends to assist CBD with its ability to help with inflammation and discomfort. Caryophyllene is spicy in nature and multifaceted in potential. It is unique in how it behaves, and it is a sought-after addition to many wellness routines.
Citral is a common terpene found in many citrus fruits, lemongrass, and lemon verbena. Like the name suggests, Citral is responsible for the citrus scent in many fruits. Citral is also a popular terpene used in fragrances, soaps, body washes, and even food and beverage flavorings, with uplifting qualities.
Delta 3 Carene
Delta 3 Carene produces a sweet and strong aroma composed of citrus, cypress, pine, and wood. Mainly found in basil, cedar trees, and rosemary, Delta 3 Carene is used in many cosmetics to draw out extra liquid and improve skin conditions. It is also known to be calming and relaxing.
Gamma Terpinene is commonly found in citrus fruits, celery, cumin, grapes, cloves, and ginger. Known for its herbaceous and citrus aroma, Gamma Terpinene is widely used in soaps, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, and fragrances for its calming qualities.
With its name derived from the geranium plant, this terpene is known for its fruity and slightly floral scent. Besides being found primarily in geraniums, Geraniol is commonly found in citrus fruits, carrots, coriander, and lemongrass. This uplifting terpene is often utilized as a mood enhancer. Geraniol is often used in many household products, such as fragrances, lotions, and candles.
This zesty terpene is found in many citrus plants like lemon, orange, lime, and grapefruit. It has also been found to be in mint, juniper, rosemary, and fennel. Very common in flowering and fruiting plants, limonene has been studied to have many antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Limonene is used in a range of products, including food, cosmetics, and natural plant-friendly pesticides. Its sweet, citrus aroma has a multitude of purposes.
When speaking of natural notes used in aromatherapy and natural wellness, Linalool is found in more than 200 species of plants. Also found in lavender, fresh mint, cinnamon and Birch tree bark, Linalool has been well known in plant-based care for centuries. Anyone who has enjoyed the relaxing scents associated in aromatic oils and beauty products has enjoyed linalool. Most notable for giving lavender its distinctive scent, this terpene is beloved the world over.
Known for its earthy, spicy scent similar to cloves, Myrcene is considered a major terpene as it is one of the most abundant terpenes in the cannabis family of plants. Myrcene is also found in hops, lemongrass, mangoes, thyme, and bay leaf. It has been shown to facilitate delivery of the other positive plant compounds for maximum benefit.
Commonly found in jasmine, lemongrass, ginger, tea tree, lavender, and mainly neroli oil, Nerolidol is known for its strong floral and woody aroma, reminiscent of fresh tree bark. This terpene is popular for its relaxation effects, and it is often used in lotions and food flavoring.
As the name suggests, Pinene is the terpene that is found to be responsible for the pine and wood notes in fir trees. This compound is also found in dill, basil, rosemary, parsley, and pine nuts. Pinene’s many potential benefits are associated with brain function. Pinene is said to be the terpene responsible for the uplifting experience associated with walking in the woods. Common in nature, it has a multitude of uses in health, wellness, and lifestyle products.
Terpineol is often found in lilacs, pine trees, lime blossoms, and eucalyptus saps, which is why it's known for its calming aroma. This terpene is characterized by its ability to help with relaxation. Terpineol is responsible for producing a pleasant herbal, fresh, and citrusy scent and is commonly used in soaps, lotions, and fragrances. Terpinolene A member of the pinene family of terpenes, Terpinolene has a complex note and is found in many products throughout the world. Known for its woody aroma with sweet, floral notes, Terpinolene is found in plants and herbs like sage, rosemary, lilac, as well as many tea and apple trees. Commonly found as an addition to body care products like lotions and balms, Terpinolene is the note that helps these blends to be calming and enjoyable.
Valencene Valencene gets its name from the fruit it’s most found in: Valencia oranges. This sweet and citrusy smelling terpene is also commonly found in grapefruits, tangerines, and mangoes. Valencene is often used in cosmetics and as an aid for mental clarity.