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As the temperature rises and flowers start to bloom, you might be starting to put away your winter coats and spring cleaning may be on your mind. April in New England is a beautiful time. The aromas of fresh-cut grass and perennials fill the air. In this Terpene of the Month blog, we’ll be discussing Terpinolene.

While most terpenes have one particular aroma (Pinene like pine, myrcene like ground pepper, etc.), Terpinolene is different. This terpene has the ability to produce many different smells and tastes, not just singular smells like other terpenes. Not only is it citrusy, but it’s also peppery, floral, herbaceous, and piney. In fact,  it’s is responsible for creating the flavor profile of a lot of different strains. 

In nature, Terpinolene is found in lilacs, nutmeg, cumin, and apples. As the lilacs start to bloom in April, thank Terpinolene for their wonderful scent. In cannabis however, Terpinolene is found in a number of different cannabis strains including Lemon Jeffrey, a Bask staple. It’s is mostly found in sativa and sativa-dominant strains, meaning that they produce a lot of reported uplifting and euphoric effects. Most people use it to help with Sunday cleaning and mid-week slumps. 

Terpinolene is also reported to have antifungal and antibacterial properties and is commonly used in soaps and cleaning products. In a 2009 study, Terpinolene was reported to have pest-repelling properties. In 2012, a study was conducted, and it found that this terpene may have a hand in reducing the growth of cancer cells. Although small in presence, this terpene is important in creating the aroma and reported uplifting effects found in some strains of cannabis.

To learn more about this special terpene, take a look at this infographic!

All About Terpinolene

To learn more about Terpinolene, feel free to chat with one of our Education Specialists at 774-762-8058. Terpinolene can be found in Lemon Jeffrey at this link.


How Do You Pronounce Terpinolene? (Phonetic Spelling)

Terpinolene is pronounced like tur-pin-o-leen.

Common Misspellings of Terpinolene:

  • Terpinilene
  • Terpinalene
  • Terpinoleen

What Are The Effects of Terpinolene? 

  • Uplifting effects (Reported)
  • Euphoria (Reported)

What Benefits Might Terpinolene Have In Cannabis?

Terpinolene is reported to have antifungal and antibacterial properties. Studies in 2009 and 2012 found that Terpinolene may have pest-repelling properties and may assist in killing cancer cells, respectively. 

What Is Terpinolene Used For? 

Terpinolene’s uplifting and euphoric effects are great for Sunday cleaning and mid-week slumps. 

What Strains Can Terpinolene Be Found In?

Terpinolene can be found in these strains:

  • Lemon Jeffrey (a Bask staple!)
  • Jack Herer
  • Ghost Train Haze

Where Else is Terpinolene Found in Nature?

Terpinolene can also be found in:

  • Lilacs
  • Nutmeg
  • Apples
  • Cumin

A Fun Fact About Terpinolene:

Most soaps and perfumes contain Terpinolene, due to its “fresh” aroma. You can find Terpinolene in most “linen” scents.