What are Terpenes? Definition, Examples, Benefits, and Uses

August 22, 2018

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So, you’ve heard of terpenes.

The good news is you're ahead of the game:

Terps are blowing up.

The bad news is most people wonder, “What the heck are they and what can I do with them?"

We know you don't have hours to take an organic chem class on things like the entourage effect and terpene profiles.

In this comprehensive article, we’ve got your easy answers to all things terpy.

What are Terpenes and How Do Terpenes Work?

 

Terpenes are organic hydrocarbons, which just means they're organic compounds made of hydrogen and carbon.

(Side note: If your friend starts talking about "terpenoids", they're not exactly the same chemically speaking.

But we can't all be Einstein-just assume they mean terpenes.)

You can find terpenes in citrus fruit rinds, black pepper, and pine needles or pine tree sap.

They're even present in a rising favorite-the cannabis plant. We'll use this for our example:

In cannabis flowers, sticky resin glands secrete specific cannabis terpenes that give different strains their unique aromas and flavors.

That sweet blueberry smell and taste of Blue Dream?

It's the terpenes.

The dank diesel smell of Sour Diesel?

Terpenes, baby.

But they don't just make up the sexy parts of plants...

The Entourage Effect.

Terpenes also help provide potential health benefits as major components of the entourage effect.

This synergistic effect describes the change in the medicinal effects of a strain caused by the interaction of terpenes (terpenoids)  with other compounds in a plant. In medical marijuana, for example, terpenes influence the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) and THC on our endocannabinoid system (our body's system of cannabinoid receptors that helps maintain healthy balance and functioning).

If the science interests you, Dr. Ethan Russo has researched the interaction between cannabinoid content and terpene content extensively.

You can read more about the entourage effect in his review.

Here's one key takeaway from Dr. Russo:

"[Terpenes]...are all flavour and fragrance components common to human diets that have been designated Generally Recognized as Safe by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory agencies."

And remember:

Terpenes will degrade with any amount of elevated temperature, but the damage you do to them depends on the severity of the temperature and the length you heat them for. Once you hit the boiling point, they’re beyond saving.

Just don't go all Rick and Mortywith them and they're safe to use. Read our instructions and our posts about terpene formulation to produce some potentially soothing benefits for your mind and body.

Terpene Therapeutic Effects

Terpenes may help to produce:

  • anti-inflammatory
  • antibacterial
  • anti-depressant
  • and sedating effects, among many others.

Specific terpene content can mean the difference between creating the "couch lock" relaxation of a strong Indica vs a more energizing hybrid or Cannabis Sativa. It can mean the difference between creating a healing hand cream that restores skin vs one that doesn't work.

But wait.

If you don't know the level of purity or the amount of the specific terpenes in your essential oil, how can you know the effects you should expect?

What if you could dial in the potency to create predictable flavors, smells, and benefits?

Cue the lightbulb:

This is how you can use isolated terpenes to make your own products, build a following loyal to your brand, and conquer the market space.

Essential Oils vs Terpenoids: What's the Difference?

Centuries ago, our ancestors refined plants with particularly interesting aromas into what we now call ‘essential oils’. This concentrated oil amplifies the plant’s original potency for therapeutic and medicinal use.

Today, we use these oils in many ways, including in:

  • in our diffusers,
  • household cleaning products,
  • signature perfumes and colognes, and
  • as natural flavoring in our favorite beverages.

Difference between essential oils and terpenes

But innovators likeAbstrax are refining these essential oils even further using an advanced process called molecular distillation to get at the source of the medicinal benefits:

The terpenes themselves.

28 Best Terpene Profiles

Truth is, there are hundreds of different terpene profiles.

Science, right?

Here's a taste of the top 28 you should know about.

Alpha-Bisabolol

Alpha-Bisabolol terpene profile

Chamomile contains alpha bisabolol and helps settle stomachs, encourages relaxation, and soothes heartburn and nausea. It also moisturizes, eases pain, and acts as an antioxidant. This terpene is commonly used in topical cosmetics like hair and skin care products in addition to consumption due to its host of beneficial properties. The terpene itself has a slight woody, floral, and earthy taste.

  • Common Name- Alpha-Bisabolol
  • Other Names- N/A
  • Sources- Chamomile, Candeia shrub,
  • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Woody, floral, earthy
  • Therapeutic Uses - Anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory.
  • Boiling Point- 155 °C (311 °F)
  • Alpha-Caryophyllene (Humulene)

    Alpha-Caryophyllene humulene terpene profile

    This terpene is Incredibly fragrant and possessing well-documented anti-inflammatory properties, Humulene literally gets its name from hop plant formal name: homulus lulupus. As such, it makes sense that this terpene would be a primary constituent of the iconic smell of beer. Also commonly known as Alpha-Caryophyllene. Humulene has a potent earthy flavor with a bitter woody overtone.

    • Common Name- Humulene
    • Other Names-  Alpha-Caryophyllene, A-Caryophyllene, Alpha-Humulene, 3,7,10-Humulatriene, 2,6,6,9-Tetramethyl-1,4-8-cyclododecatriene
    • Sources- Hops, cannabis, sage, ginseng, coriander.
    • Taste & Smell(Organoleptics)- Woody, earthy
    • Therapeutic Uses-Analgesic,anti-bacterial,anti-inflammatory,anti-proliferative

    Alpha phellandrene

    Alpha-Phellandrene terpene profile

    Alpha-Phellandrene displays anti-fungal properties as a component of turmeric and eucalyptus oils. In fact, Chinese healers used it to help treat stomach illnesses Present in dill, garlic, cinnamon, garlic, and parsley, this terpene adds a slight citrusy smell and flavor to foods.

    Alpha-Pinene

    Alpha-Pinene terpene profile

    You’ll find alpha-pinene in the oils of cone-bearing trees (PINEne). It’s a known bronchodilator, which sounds like an ancient dinosaur but just means it allows for more oxygen to enter your lungs and bloodstream. This terpene also features anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and memory enhancing properties. It boasts a woody flavor with herbal influences.

    • Common Name- Alpha-Pinene
    • Other Names- (+)-Alpha-Pinene; (-)-Alpha Pinene; Racemic Alpha-Pinene; (1S,5S)-2,6,6-Trimethylbicyclo[3.1.1]hept-2-ene; ((−)-α-Pinene)
    • Sources- Pine, Confers, Rosemary
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Herbal, woody, piney and turpentine-like, with a slight cooling camphoraceous nuance and a fresh herbal lift.
    • Therapeutic Uses-  Anti-bacteria,anti-inflammatory,anti-proliferate,antioxidant,memory aid.
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point-155 °C (311 °F)

    Alpha-Terpineol

    Alpha-Terpineol terpene profile

    This terpene features antioxidant properties and exists in marjoram and Indian cardamom-members of the mint family. A fresh, herbal aroma joins forces with notes of citrus and spice.

    Beta-Caryophyllene

    Beta-Caryophyllene terpene profile

    Beta-caryophyllene exists in large quantities in traditional medicinal plants like black pepper, black caraway, cloves, basil, oregano, and cinnamon. This is a spicy terpene (not like ghost pepper spicy, but Chai spice). Its analgesic (pain reducing) properties and antipyretic (think pyretic, pyro, fire, fever-reduction. You get the connection.) work in addition to anti-inflammatory qualities. Beta-Caryophyllene is a core ingredient of many contemporary spices, fragrances, soaps, and lotions.

    • Common Name- Beta-Caryophyllene
    • Other Names- BCP,(1R,4E,9S)-4, 11-Trimethyl-8-methylidenebicyclo[7.2.0]undec-4-ene.
    • Sources- Black Caraway, cloves, hops, basil, oregano, black pepper, lavender, rosemary
    • Taste & Smell(Organoleptics)- Spicy, sweet, woody
    • Therapeutic Uses-Anti-Inflammatory,anti-proliferate,anti-addiction (alcohol and tobacco),anti-oxidant,anti-bacterial.
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 268°C (514°F)

    Beta-Pinene

    Beta-Pinene terpene profile

    Did you guess Beta pinene has a piney wood smell by its name? Notes of eucalyptus and nutmeg undercut this Christmastime aroma. Known for its anti-inflammatory qualities, this terpene gives coniferous trees (yep, like your Christmas tree) their distinct smell. Snowflakes and reindeer not included.

    • Common Name- Beta-Pinene
    • Other Names- Pinene, 2(10)-Pinene, Nopinene, Pseudopinene, 6,6-Dimethyl-2-methylenebicyclo-3,1,1-heptane.
    • Sources-Pine, Cumin, Hops
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Cooling, woody, piney and turpentine-like with a fresh minty, eucalyptus and camphoraceous note with a spicy peppery and nutmeg nuance.
    • Therapeutic Uses-Anti-bacterial,anti-microbial,anti-inflammatory
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 166 °C (331 °F)

    Camphene

    Camphene terpene profile

    Camphene comes from the camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) tree and boasts topical painkilling and anti-inflammatory properties. Lab tests also suggest antioxidant benefits (say goodbye, toe fungus). The aroma is damp wood with fir needle influences and works well if you want to create a fragrance, resin, or lacquer.

    • Common Name- Camphene
    • Other Names- Pinene, 2(10)-Pinene, Nopinene, Pseudopinene, 6,6-Dimethyl-2-methylenebicyclo-3,1,1-heptane.
    • Sources-Pine, Cumin, Hops
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Woody
    • Therapeutic Uses - Anti-bacterial, anti-microbial
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point-166 °C (331 °F)

    Cedrene

    Cedrene terpene profile

    By this point you’re getting good at the name-game: cedrene comes from cedar trees. Different species of cedar grow around the world, so different societies use this terpene for its antiseptic and diuretic purposes (diuretic=makes you pee more to eliminate toxins). Cedrene also plays a role as an expectorant to help clear airways and reduce breathing problems. Its antifungal attributes aid in annihilating athlete’s foot and ringworm, too. Moving from feet to food: add it to baked goods, sorbet, and sherbet for a medium strength, woody aroma with an undercutting sweetness.

    • Common Name- Alpha-Cedrene
    • Other Names- N/A
    • Sources- Cedar
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- woody with undercutting sweetness
    • Therapeutic Uses -Antiseptic, antifungal, diuretic.
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 155 °C (311 °F)

    Citral

    Citral terpene profile

    You already know where this terpene comes from. Citral has a citrusy, lemon-peel aroma, and we obtain it by distilling citrus fruits, lemongrass, lemon myrtle, and lemon verbena. You can use it in perfumes, food and beverage flavorings, and in soaps and body washes. Scientists report citral helps balance hormone levels and aids in Vitamin A synthesizing.

    • Common Name- Citral
    • Other Names- N/A
    • Sources- Citrus, lemongrass, lemon myrtle
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Citrusy
    • Therapeutic Uses-Antimicrobial
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 155 °C (311 °F)

    Citronellal

    Citronellal terpene profile

    Citronellal stays fresh (to death) with a powerful lemon-lime, citrusy smell. It’s used in perfumes, soaps, incense, candles, potpourri, and as a food flavoring agent to boost their aromatic and tastebud-pleasing potential. Citronellal, commonly derived from lemongrass, lemon-scented gum, and lemon-scented tea tree, has strong antifungal and antiseptic traits. You may have also experienced the bug-repelling effects if you’ve ever lit a citronella candle on a muggy summer night.

    • Common Name- Citronellal
    • Other Names- N/A
    • Sources- Lemongrass, Lemon Tea Tree
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Citrusy
    • Therapeutic Uses- Antiseptic,bug repellant
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 155 °C (311 °F)

    Citronellol

    Citronellol terpene profile

    No, it’s not a typo: this terpene isn’t the same as its cousin above. Citronellol derives from roses, geraniums, and lemongrass. It’s also found in citronella oils, but it smells floral with a sweet citrus nuance. It appears in many common products like shampoos, perfumes, lotions, and food flavoring agents.

    • Common Name- Citronellol
    • Other Names- N/A  
    • Sources- Roses, geraniums, lemongrass.
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- floral, citrus, rose.
    • Therapeutic Uses-
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 198 °C (388 °F)

    D-Camphor

    D camphor terpene profile

    D-Camphor comes from the evergreen camphor tree and is the main active component of camphor oil. This terpene is a popular ingredient of many topically applied products like creams and salves, as it absorbs quickly through the skin. Studies suggest it provides anti-inflammatory benefits and relaxes users when inhaled. It has a powerful menthol flavor that often appears in aromatic vapors, cold-rubs, and decongestants (think Vicks VapoRub).

    • Common Name- D-Camphor
    • Other Names- Camphor; 2-Bornanone; Bornan-2-one; 2-Camphanone; Formosa; 1,7,7-Trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one.
    • Sources- Camphor Laurel, rosemary, mint, basil, cannabis
    • Taste & Smell(Organoleptics)- Camphoreous, medicinal, mentholic, with a cooling green nuance.
    • Therapeutic Uses-Anti-bacterial,anti-inflammatory,decongestant
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 168 °C (334 °F)

    D Limonene

    D-Limonene terpene profile

    D-limonene. Limon. Lemon. Easy, right? This terp produces the loud citrus flavor and smell found in oranges, limes, lemons, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits. D-Limonene is a very popular terpene, and thorough tests show numerous benefits. These positive effects include antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, appetite-suppressing qualities, and the ability to help regulate mood, sleep, and digestion. Add it to enhance the flavor of your favorite bud or vape oil, or put it in food. It’s a terpene Swiss Army knife.

    • Common Name- D-Limonene
    • Other Names- Limonene; 4-Isopropenyl-1-methylcyclohexene; 1-Methyl-4-(1-methylethenyl)-cyclohexenep-Menth-1,8-diene
    • Sources- Citrus Fruit/Rind (Lemons, Oranges)
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Sweet, Citrus, Orange, Terpy
    • Therapeutic Uses- Anti-Depressant, Anti-Fungal, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Proliferate, Anxiolytic, Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux, Immunostimulant.
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 176°C (349°F)

    Learn more about D-limonene here.

    Delta-3-Carene

    Delta-3-Carene terpene profile

    You might have some of this terpene in your garden and not even know it. It’s common in plants and herbs like basil, bell peppers, cedar, pine, rosemary, and more. Delta-3- Carene is a colorless terpene with a sweet, nectar-esque aroma. Studies suggest it stimulates calcium production in bones and works as an anti-inflammatory, so researchers continue testing its potential use for the treatment of arthritis, bursitis, and fibromyalgia.

    • Common Name- Delta-3-Carene
    • Other Names- N/A
    • Sources-Pine, Cumin, Hops
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Sweet, Nectar
    • Therapeutic Uses- Anti-bacterial, Anti-Microbial, Anti-inflammatory
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 166 °C (331 °F)

    Farnesene

    Farnesene terpene profile

    Ever eat granny smith apples? Studies conducted on their skins suggest farnesene produces the smell of green apples with additional floral and woody notes. It corrodes quickly, however, as it only exists on the outermost layers of the rind. You can add this terpene to cosmetics, personal care products, fragrances and as flavoring for food. It may also be responsible for the worst Jolly Rancher flavor known to mankind.

    • Common Name- Farnesene
    • Other Names- N/A
    • Sources- Green/Granny Smith Apples
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Floral, woody, citrus, herbal
    • Therapeutic Uses- N/A, most often used in cosmetics and food.
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 155 °C (311 °F)

    Fenchyl/Fenchol

    Fenchyl Fenchol terpene profile

    You’ll find fenchol (also known asfenchyl alcohol) in the essential oil of basil. Research suggests it provides antibacterial benefits potentially useful in clinics or laboratories. Use this terpene in your next perfume, food flavoring agent, or germ-blasting soap.

    • Common Name- Fenchol
    • Other Names- Fenchyl Alcohol; (1R,2R,4S)-1,3,3-Trimethyl-2-norbornanol; 1,3,3-trimethyl-2-norbornanol
    • Sources- Basil, Cannabis
    • Taste & Smell(Organoleptics)- Balsamic, camphor, borneol, pine, woody, dry
    • Therapeutic Uses-Antimicrobial,antifungal
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 168 °C (334 °F)

    Geraniol

    Geraniol terpene profile

    Geraniol comes from roses, sandalwood, and (drumroll)...geraniums. It has a pleasant, floral, rosy taste and smell that makes it useful in perfume, flavoring, and numerous bath and body products. Studies suggest geraniol also comes packed with antioxidant attributes. Despite its enjoyable smell, some critters can’t stand it. Use it as a natural pesticide against cockroaches, flies, ticks, and mosquitoes next time you head outdoors.

    • Common Name- Geraniol
    • Other Names- N/A
    • Sources- Roses, geraniums, sandalwood.
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Floral, citrus, rose.
    • Therapeutic Uses-Antioxidant,insect repellant
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point-198 °C (388 °F)

    Isoborneol

    Isoborneol terpene profile

    As is often the case, hard science and the FDA are behind eastern medicine when it comes to approving this terp for medicinal use. The Japanese medicinal practice calledmoxibustion involves burning mugwort, a plant-heavy in Isoborneol, near the skin. The Chinese use Isoborneol flakes asBingpain, an extensively studied therapeutic. Isoborneol appears in many essential oils, topical salves, and creams, too. These serve a vast range of purposes, from soothing stomachs and reducing inflammation to helping skin heal. This terpene smells like a powerful mix of cinnamon and menthol.

    • Common Name- Isoborneol
    • Other Names- N/A  
    • Sources- Camphor
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Cinnamon, mentholic
    • Therapeutic Uses -Anticoagulant,anti-inflammatory
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 168 °C (334 °F)

    Linalool

    Linalool terpene profile

    When you spray some lavender oil on your pillow to help you sleep, it’s Linalool’s time to shine. This popular terpene is floral and slightly sweet with a hint of mint. We often use it for its analgesic (pain-reliever), sedative, or anxiolytic (reducing anxiety) properties. You’ll hear a lot about the benefits of this terp as the buzz around these natural compounds grows.

    • Common Name- Linalool
    • Other Names- Beta-linalool; linalyl alcohol; linaloyl oxide; p-linalool; allo-ocimenol; and 3,7-dimethyl-1,6-octadien-3-ol.
    • Sources- Lavender, Basil, Hops, common wormwood, indian bay leaf
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Floral, citrus, orange, floral, terpy, waxy, rose.
    • Therapeutic Uses-Analgesic,anti-inflammatory,anxiolytic,sedative
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 198 °C (388 °F)

    Learn more about linalool here.

    L-Menthol

    L-Menthol

    You’ve heard of this terpene before. L-Menthol dishes out a massive minty blast that feels cold upon skin contact. It lends this potency to its parent plants peppermint and wild mint. Menthol boasts many therapeutic qualities and is an ingredient of antiseptics and decongestants. It also appears in food additives and flavorings. To experience the taste, mash together a box of Junior Mints, a box of Thin Mints, and a few York Peppermint Patties, and let us know what you think.

    • Common Name- L-Menthol
    • Other Names- N/A
    • Sources- Peppermint
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Minty, cool
    • Therapeutic Uses-Analgesic, antiseptic,perceived decongestant
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 168 °C (334 °F)

    Myrcene

    Myrcene terpene profile

    Myrcene is responsible for producing the legendary “mango effect”: an increase in the saturation level of your body’s CB1 receptor in the endocannabinoid system. Simply put, it helps get you higher. Good news, if that’s what you’re looking for. The myrcene terpene comes from hops, mango, bay leaves, lemongrass, and eucalyptus. Both the British Journal of Pharmacology and the Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture conducted studies suggesting Myrcene acts as a sedative-analgesic (painkiller) and antioxidant. Add myrcene to bud or food for a sweet, minty balsam and a vegetative leafy feel.

    • Common Name- Myrcene
    • Other Names- Beta-Myrcene, 7-Methyl-3-methylene-1,6-octadiene
    • Sources-Bay, ylang-ylang, wild thyme, parsley, cardamom, and hops
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Earthy, fruity, clove-like, peppery, balsam
    • Therapeutic Uses-Anti-inflammatory,anti-proliferative,sedative
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 168 °C (334 °F)

    Learn more about myrcene here.

    Nerol

    Nerol terpene profile

    Nerol is a derivative of neroli oil (check the name) from bitter orange tree blossoms. It’s common in perfumes due to an herbal, rosy smell. Add it to foods as well for a slightly bitter flavor of hops and lemongrass.

    • Common Name- Nerol
    • Other Names- N/A  
    • Sources- Bitter orange tree blossoms, Cumin, Lilac, Apple, Tea-Tree, Conifers
    • Taste & Smell- (Organoleptics)- Bitter, Citrus, Rose
    • Therapeutic Uses-Antibacterial,Antifungal
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 202 °C (396 °F)

    Ocimene

    Ocimene terpene profile

    Its fragrant, sweet, herbal smell makes ocimene the perfect aromatic component for perfumes. A variety of fruits produce it, and it’s found in allspice (myrtle pepper) as well.  You can add it to jerk seasonings for delicious barbeques, stews, chilis, and other meat dishes.

    • Common Name- 70% Trans Beta-Ocimene
    • Other Names- Trans-Ocimene
    • Sources- Fruits, Allspice, Myrtle Pepper
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Floral, rose.
    • Therapeutic Uses-
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point-198 °C (388 °F)

    Sabinene

    Sabinene terpene profile

    Sabinene is a flavorful terpene derived from black pepper, basil, the Norway spruce, and nutmeg. It smells and tastes of fresh spice and citrus-like Grandma’s fresh pumpkin pie. Studies show Sabinene assists in natural detoxification, helps relieve cramps, and has antibacterial properties. It may also boast antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

    • Common Name- Sabinene
    • Other Names- N/A
    • Sources- Basil, nutmeg, black pepper, spruce
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Spicy, nutmeg, woody
    • Therapeutic Uses-Anti-Inflammatory, anti-oxidant,anti-bacterial.
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 268°C (514°F)

    Terpinolene

    Terpinolene terpene profile

    Terpy terpinolene occurs in the tea tree, lilac, cumin, nutmeg, allspice, and apples. Woody overtones mesh with a subtle hint of citric sweetness. Studies recognize terpinolene as an antioxidant, and it also displays antifungal properties.

    • Common Name- Terpinolene
    • Other Names- Delta-Terpinene; D-Terpinene
    • Sources- Cumin, Lilac, Apple, Tea-Tree, Conifers
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Herbal, sweet, fresh, piney, citrus with a woody lemon peel nuance.
    • Therapeutic Uses-Anti-Fungal,Anti-Insomnia,Antioxidant
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 202 °C (396 °F)

    Valencene

    Valencene terpene profile

    Named for the Valencia orange, this terpene has the fruit’s iconic sweet, orangewood flavor. It also makes up a large part of the festive tastes of other citrus produce like grapefruits, tangerines, and nectarines. Lab results suggest valencene provides anti-inflammatory benefits and may work as a natural deterrent for insect pests.

    • Common Name- Valencene
    • Other Names- N/A
    • Sources- Valencia Orange, Grapefruit, Tangerines, Nectarines
    • Taste & Smell (Organoleptics)- Citrus, Orange, Woody
    • Therapeutic Uses-Anti-Inflammatory
    • Boiling/Vaporizing Point- 176°C (349°F)

    While all the hype surrounds terpenes extracted from cannabis plants, you’re making a rookie mistake if you try building a brand around them.

    Here’s why.

    Why You Need to Use Non-Cannabis Derived Terpenes.

    Cannabis is an extraordinary yet controversial plant.

    You'll drive yourself mad trying to jump through legal hoops if you want to create products with terpenes sourced from cannabis.

    (To all you Californians and Coloradans: for the millionth time, we know how good you have it.)

    So, to offer manufacturers and consumers a sustainable, consistent, and flavorful terpene product regardless of state or country, we've decided to forge our own path at Abstrax.

    Our solution?

    We offer non-cannabis, award-winning, 100% organic terpene blends and isolates ready for legal worldwide shipping.

    This allows us to help build the future of cannabis production without waiting for the government to get on board with legalizing and regulating the plant.

    And it allows you to design and produce personalized:

    • waxes,
    • CBD oils and essential oils,
    • shatters,
    • aromatics,
    • lotions, and
    • ointments...

    ...without worrying about visits from the cops.  


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