Oct 23, 2020

Terpene Breakdown : Limonene

Named after the French word for lemon, “limon”, limonene is the monoterpene found in citrusy fruit peels like orange, lemon, lime, and the like. This terpene is commonly found in several species of trees: red and silver maple, cottonwoods, aspens, sumac, spruce, pines, firs, hemlocks, cedars, juniper and, of course, cannabis.


It’s most common use is in cleaning products and it is used as the precursor to several different synthetic cleaning solutions. Removed from it’s various source-plants using distillation and isolation, it is used to make everything from adhesive removers, pain strippers, surface cleaners, an alternative to turpentine, even perfume. More recently it has also been used as an ingredient in 3D printing and is being explored as a possible biofuel due to it’s combustible properties. Limonene – who knew?


Terpenes and cannabinoids have different evaporation temperatures. If you use a dry flower vape and a strain high in limonene you can set your vape to 176℃ to fully experience the flavor.

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