CBD Delight's terpenes are sourced from
All of the information explaining terpenes on this page was written by the team at True Terpenes and reposted here with their permission. They are located in Portland, Oregon and their terpenes are made with all natural, non-gmo, organic, food grade terpenes. Steam-extracted from the highest quality plant material. We craft our unique terpene blends using the isolated forms of their terpenes.
Terpenes are the most basic essential oils produced in nature; in total over 30,000 have been identified. Terpenes are what give each flower, herb, fruit, and extract it’s own unique scent, flavor and effect.
One way to think of terpenes is as building blocks which come together to make complex essential oils, these building blocks are created by plants and combined in countless ways in order to produce full plant essential oils like Lavender, Rose, Eucalyptus, Grand Daddy Purple, Pineapple Express, and Blue Dream.
Though scent is what they are known for, terpenes play an equally important role in influencing how we will feel when we consume an herb, fruit, or flower. Terpenes can be added to herbs, extracts, and manufactured products before use in order to enhance the effect and improve the scent or flavor. This is because they act synergistically with other botanical compounds, including themselves. This phenomenon is known as the entourage effect.
Myrcene is an earthy, citrusy terpene with an aroma suggestive of hops, cloves, and tropical fruits. Nuances of mint and mango are often detected in Myrcene’s strong fragrance. Strains known for their content of Myrcene include Phantom OG, Afghani, Bubble Gum, White Widow, Skunk #1, El Nino, Himalyan Gold, and Pure Kush.
Isolated Myrcene can be naturally sourced from hops (Humulus lupulus), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), mangoes (Mangifera indica), basil (Ocimum basilicum), and bay laurel leaves (Laurus nobilis). Myrcene is the most prevalent terpene naturally found in most varieties of cannabis. Myrcene impacts the permeability of cells in the brain, increasing the absorption of other terpenes.
Myrcene can be used to promote sedation, muscle relaxation, restful sleeping. Myrcene displays powerful pain-relieving properties, along with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits. This has lead to the suggestion that Myrcene may have the potential to act as an alternate to some aspirin-like pharmaceuticals.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Terpene.info – Myrcene
Scents/Flavors: Smells terpy, herbaceous, woody with a rosy celery and carrot nuance. Tastes woody, vegetative, citrus, fruity with a tropical mango and slight leafy minty nuances.
Beta Caryophyllene is a distinctively spicy-sweet terpene with a woody, clove-like aroma. Hash Plant is an example of a cannabis strain particularly high in Beta Caryophyllene.
Isolated Beta Caryophyllene can be naturally sourced from black pepper (Piper nigrum), black caraway (Nigella sativa), cloves (Syzygium aromaticum), hops (Humulus lupulus), basil (Ocimum basilicum), and oregano (Origanum vulgare).
Beta Caryophyllene is a particularly notable terpene due to its title as the only phytocannabinoid outside of the cannabis genus. This allows Beta Caryophyllene to suppresses pain through the binding and activation of cannabinoid receptors. In other words, it is a terpene that emulates the behavior of a cannabinoid. Studies have suggested that oral administration of Beta Caryophyllene may reduce both pain and inflammation without forming a tolerance to its analgesic effect. This makes Beta Caryophyllene a potentially effective option for those affected by long-term, highly debilitating pain. As an additional benefit, Beta Caryophyllene is anti-microbial, killing both bacteria and fungus.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Terpene.info – Beta Caryophyllene
Scents/Flavors: Smells sweet, woody, dry, spicy and of cloves. tastes spicy, peppery, woody, camphoreous and citrusy.
Alpha Pinene is an earthy, piney, herbal terpene with a sharp pine and cedarwood flavor. Strains known for their content of Alpha Pinene are Blue Dream, Jack Herer, and OG Kush.
Isolated Alpha Pinene is sourced from conifer trees, herbs such as rosemary and sage, and found in some varieties of citrus. Alpha Pinene is known for its uplifting and energizing effects, it is also suggested to offer relief from inflammation and act as a bronchodilator – meaning it opens airways allowing for easier breathing.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Terpene.info – Alpha Pinene
I have Pine allergies. Will I suffer an allergic reaction if I use Alpha/Beta-pinene?
To date, no one has reported a sensitivity to True Terpene's alpha pinene.
From what they understand, pine allergy is a pollen allergy mainly in the spring time when male trees drop pollen or a nut allergy (pine nuts like in pesto and other Mediterranean dishes).
Through the distillation of alpha & beta pinene, their terpene oils should have been separated from any traces of either of these two irritants. As with all natural products it is difficult to say that no reaction is possible with use. We consulting a doctor about the use of pine oils.
Scents/Flavors: Smells fresh with a sweet piney earthy scent, tastes of intense woody, piney and terpy with camphoraceous and turpentine note. It has herbal, spicy and slightly tropical nuances
Limonene is a citrusy terpene with fresh, sweet aroma. Strains known for their content of Limonene include Mendocino Purps, The White, and Super Lemon Haze.
Isolated Limonene can be naturally sourced from a variety of citrus fruits, including grapefruit, lime, lemon, and orange.
Limonene is considered to be a potent antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer agent. Clinical use has included the employment of Limonene to dissolve gallstones and relieve gastrointestinal reflux/heartburn. Recent studies are focused on Limonene’s ability to destroy breast-cancer cells. Limonene effects cell permeability, and is able to absorb quickly into the bloodstream while also increasing the absorption levels of other terpenes.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Terpene.info – Limonene
Scents/Flavors: Smells of citrus, herbal, terpene, camphoreous. Tastes citrusy/spicy.
Linalool is a floral terpene with spicy overtones and an aroma reminiscent of lavender and lily of the valley. Strains known for their content of Linalool include UK Cheese, Chemdawg, and Skywalker OG.
Isolated Linalool can be naturally sourced from a variety of plants, most commonly those in the mint family (Lamiaceae), the laurel family (Lauraceae), and the citrus fruits family (Rutaceae).
Linalool is credited with being one of the most sedative, relaxing terpenes. Research has supported the effectiveness of Linalool as both an anti-anxiety and anticonvulsant agent. Linalool is anti-nociceptive (blocks the stimulus that causes us to feel pain) and anti-inflammatory. Studies have linked Linalool to decreased depression symptoms likely due to its amplification of serotonin-receptor transmission rates.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Terpene.info – Linalool
Scents/Flavors: Smells of citrus, orange, floral, terpy, waxy and rose. Tastes citrus, orange, lemon, floral, waxy, aldehydic and woody.