Terpene Time: Linalool

If you’re looking for information on terpenes commonly found in cannabis, then you’ve come to the right place. In this series of articles, we’ll briefly review different terpenes that are often found in cannabis strains. This week, we’re talking about the floral, relaxing terpene known as linalool.

 

WHAT IS LINALOOL?

 

It’s estimated that there are over 20,000 different terpene profiles that exist in nature, and approximately 200 are present in cannabis strains. Linalool is normally associated with the scent of a lavender plant, but it also contains slight citrus notes, and a unique profile exhibiting floral, rosewood and other sugary-like scents.

 

HOW TO INCORPORATE LINALOOL INTO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

 

Get a Lavender Plant

There’s no better way to add more lavender to your life than to have an actual lavender plant— and the best part is that it’s a hardy plant that is easy to grow. Once its leaves mature, you can cut off stems. More importantly, lavender plants help repel pests like flies and moths, but also acts as a thriving pollinator for local bees and butterflies.

Buy Scent-Based Lavender Products

Lavender’s reputation is heavily based on its pleasant smell. As a result, many candle makers and room spray brands have learn how to utilize its relaxing properties to the max. Even pillow sprays are a thing. And if you enjoy baths, or foot soaks, you can buy lavender essential oil to add the aroma. A terpene like this one can assist in lowering stress levels, help relax the body and sometimes induce sleep.

Decorate

If you have a lavender plant, you can always cut a single stem, or multiple stems and bunch them together, to create a unique, fresh decoration. Lavender can also be dried as well. Hang it up around

Try it with Cannabis

Cannabis strains differ so much from each other, but their terpene profiles often intersect. Since linalool is a primary terpene that frequently appears in strains, there are many you can use. This includes but is not limited to the following strains: Amnesia, Granddaddy Purple, Grape Ape, Lavender, LA Confidential, Master Kush, OG Kush, Pink Kush and Special Kush. Try ’em out!

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