Terpene Profiles: Terpinolene

Terpinolene is recognized by its strong, fresh, woody, turpentine-like scent. It is commonly found in sativa dominant strains of cannabis. Scientifically named α-Terpinene, it is closely related in molecular structure to pinene. The two terps share a lot in common.

Besides cannabis, terpinolene is abundant in the essential oil of conifer, tea tree, rosemary, sage, cardamom, and marjoram. Terpinolene also occurs in some flowering botanicals, such as lilac and apples. Essential oils rich in terpinolene are known for their calming, sedative effects on the central nervous system and antifungal, antibacterial qualities.

Tea tree oil is used in many popular cosmetics such as shampoo, toothpaste, and body wash. It is also an ingredient in natural cleaning products like laundry detergent, dish soap, surface sanitizers and insect repellants. Lilac is a popular fragrance in perfumes and lotions.

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