Featured terpenes: Woodsy aromas

Featured terpenes: Woodsy aromas

Did you know that the aroma compounds (terpenes) that give wood, trees, and shrubs their unique scents are also found in the cannabis plant?

In cannabis, terpenes are chemicals that are created and stored in the trichomes of the plant, along with cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

Cannabis consumers have indicated that terpenes are sometimes associated with various effects. The exact effects of different terpenes on their own, and within cannabis, are currently not well-understood, but woodsy scented terpenes are generally thought to provide a range of properties from settling to energizing, depending on the terpene.  

This month, our collection features non-medical cannabis products that are high in woodsy terpenes, including cedrene, the terpene that gives cedar its aroma. Woodsy aromas can be sweet, earthy, herbal, or bitter. Here are some of the other common woodsy terpenes that you’ll find in our Featured Terpenes collection this month:

  • Cedrene is considered to be a settling terpene for some people. It has an earthy, woodsy, and sweet scent. It is most commonly found in cedar and is also found in juniper and cypress.
  • Phytol is thought of as being a steadying terpene for some people. It has a sweet herbal and floral aroma, like fresh-cut grass. It’s found in green tea, lime, and citrus.
  • Pinene is considered to be an energizing terpene for some people. It is also the most common terpene in the world and it is found in pine needles, citrus rind, parsley, dill, and sage. It delivers aromas of fresh pine and sweet wood.
  • Humulene is thought of as being a motivating terpene for some people. It is found in hops, coriander, cloves, and basil. Its aroma presents as herbal, woodsy, and earthy with citrus overtones.

Shop our curated collection of woodsy scented Featured Terpenes online.

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