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Exploring Myrcene, Limonene, and Pinene: The Most Common Terpenes in Hemp

As you learn more about terpenes, some of the most common terpenes will become familiar friends. Myrcene, limonene, and pinene are far and away the most common base terpenes in the market. Most terpene blends contain different values of these three terpenes as the base.

The Aromatic Ensemble: Terpenes Uncovered

Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds that give plants their unique scents, and flavors. Terpene blends can be added to edibles, vape carts, and flower to enhance their aromas and flavor. You can add or select individual terpenes to get a desired effect, or use a blend that adds complexity to whatever you’re adding the terpenes to.

Myrcene: Earthy Indulgence

Myrcene smells like hops and lemongrass. Its notes are mildly sweet, spicy, earthy, and almost musky. Myrcene is far and away the most common terpene in cannabis plants. It is also highly prevalent in alcohols, and is frequently added to food items and cosmetics for its scent.

Limonene: The Zesty Enthusiast

Limonene is primarily found in citrus fruits. The name itself hints at the aroma and flavors your can expect from adding this terpene to anything: fresh, citrusy, and a little acidic. While primarily found in citrus fruits, it is also abundant in different strains of cannabis. Many of our CDTs include

Pinene: The Godfather Oak

Pinene is among the most prominent terpenes found in all of nature, and one of the most studied and documented. The pinene terpenes found commonly in cannabis plants are called alpha pinene, and they smell like rosemary or pine needles or pinecones.

Embark on Your Aromatic Quest

At Xtra Laboratories, we're committed to enhancing everyday life with mouthwatering terpene combinations. Whether you’re using terpenes for personal use or are adding them to products, understanding how they function and how they interact with and enhance products will change everything for you.

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