Another well-named terpene, limonene, gives off the unmistakable scent of citrus. Perhaps it is unsurprising, then, that limonene is often used as an ingredient in food flavorings and cleaning products alike. It is also often used in skincare products to improve absorption through the epidermis.
In cannabis, limonene is thought to act as a stress-reliever and mood enhancer, adding a buoyancy to the consumption experience.* Beyond cannabis, limonene is found in oranges, rosemary, juniper, peppermint, and a variety of fruit rinds.
- Scent: citrus
- Benefits: mood enhancer, stress reliever
Fun Facts: responsible for the scent of an orange, also found in fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper and peppermint
It shouldn’t come as a shock that “citrusy” is the first word most people use to describelimonene. This is, after all, the most pronounced terpene in all citrus fruits like limes, grapefruits, and lemons. You might also catch a few faint whiffs of limonene when smelling a fresh batch of peppermint or juniper.
Limonene is one of the best terpenes out there for people who are struggling with fatigue. Just sniffing a bit of limonene has been shown to boost the feel-good chemical serotoninin the brain. Limonene may also possess anti-nausea properties.
To activate limonene, users must heat their vaporizer to no higher than 348°F