Terpene Spotlight: Linalool

The linalool terpene sits on a wood board draped by lavender flowers.

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It’s time for the final blog in our terpene spotlight series. Last but not least, we’re going to talk about linalool. This terpene is popular both in and out of the cannabis scene, and with good reason.

Let’s find out why!

Where do you find linalool?

Linalool is produced both naturally and synthetically, and according to Weedmaps, this has been going on since the 19th century. It is derived from certain flower and spice plants, as well as some fungi. It’s also used in up to 80% of shampoos, detergents and soaps.

Leafly notes that linalool is found in over 200 plants, including lavender and basil. It’s so common, in fact, that even people who don’t consume cannabis consume over two grams of it each year just from food!

Although popular, linalool is rarely a cannabis product’s main terpene. You can, however, find it as a secondary terpene in strains like do-si-dos and Scooby snacks.

What does linalool taste like?

Linalool is popular for its characteristic lavender scent and has a hint of spice to it. The fresh, floral nature of it is what makes it so common in soaps and shampoos, as well as products like laundry detergent.

The scent of alone is thought to have calming effects, but that’s not the only thing that this terpene can do.

What does linalool do?

As a product, it can be used as an insecticide to kill fruit flies, fleas, and cockroaches. It’s also a common ingredient in mosquito repellant.

But linalool’s benefits don’t stop there. On a health level, this terpene can be used as an anti-inflammatory. It’s also been shown to have antimicrobial properties, and may help strengthen the immune system.

Linalool has several mental health benefits as well. As a sedative, it can treat insomnia. It’s also helped with anxiety and depression. Studies have also shown that this terpene might help repair neuropathological and behavioral impairments in Alzheimer’s patients.

What linalool cannabis product is right for me?

Curious about what linalool products we offer? Wayne Releaf is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. We proudly serve Wayne County and surrounding Washtenaw and Oakland counties. Visit our dispensary and our team will help you select the perfect product.

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