Nov 7, 2020

Terpene Breakdown: Pinene

This monoterpene is one of the most common worldwide and is responsible for the smell of pine needles. It can be found in conifer trees, rosemary, basil, parsley, and dill. Pinene is also found in essential oils like camphor. 


Camphor oil is extracted from the wood of camphor trees (think evergreens). Camphor is also an ingredient often found in vaporizing ointments. It has a strong odor and taste and is easily absorbed through the skin.


In nature, it works well as an insect repellant and, in industry, we use it to make products like turpentine and may possibly one day make biofuels from it.


If you use a dry flower vaporizer, set it to 155℃ to really bring out the pinene in your strain.

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