Everything You Need To Know About Limonene

An Image Of Grapefruits Highlighting The Citrus In Limonene - Entour Botanical Specialists

One of the most common cures for occasional drowsiness is to peel and sniff a citrus fruit, such as an orange, lemon, or lime. The bright, perky scent can stimulate your senses and help you feel a little more alert.

Citrus’ many beneficial properties is why so many products, from beverages to household cleaners, use a pleasant citrus aroma as an additive. It’s also widely used as a flavor or scent agent in products such as beverages, candies, chewing gum, and baked goods, as well as in aromatherapy, cosmetics, and anywhere else where a refreshing and uplifting effect is needed, including – you guessed it – cannabis! 

And it’s all thanks to a fascinating and versatile terpene called limonene. 

Where Does Limonene Come From?

Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits are the primary natural sources of limonene. Limonene is concentrated in the peel or zest of these fruits, where it serves as a deterrent against herbivores and pathogens. Additionally, it can be found in various other botanicals, such as peppermint, juniper, and rosemary.

As noted above, limonene is a type of terpene, which are organic hydrocarbons produced by plants. Limonene is classified as a monocyclic monoterpene due to its structure, consisting of a single ring with two isoprene units. D-limonene is the type of limonene found most commonly in nature and is also the type typically used in commercial and wellness applications.

The Entour team uses limonene in many of our more popular formulations so that cannabis product manufacturers can offer their customers a wide range of pleasant-tasting options, sourced directly from Mother Earth.

How Is Limonene Separated From Its Source?

Limonene is extracted from its botanical source through various methods. For example, steam distillation is a highly efficient method for extracting limonene from citrus peels. Cold pressing and solvent extraction are other means of accessing this terpene. 

After extraction, limonene goes through a process to remove impurities until all that’s left is a high-quality, natural, and purified product ready to be infused into various products – from vapes to beverages.

Why Is Limonene Used In Cannabis Products?

Our scientists love working with limonene – and our customers recognize how much users appreciate the aromatic properties and potential therapeutic benefits this awesome terpene brings the user. Here’s a quick list of reasons why limonene is one of the most popular terpenes among cannabis users: 

Limonene Enhances Aroma And Flavor 

Who doesn’t love the smell of citrus? Crisp, bright, and evoking memories of warm summer days, limonene improves the overall sensory experience of consuming cannabis, making it all the more enjoyable for users.

Potential Anxiousness-Soothing Effects

If you want to get mellow, limonene might just be the way! Limonene is reputed to offer calming and mood-enhancing effects, which can help reduce occasional anxiousness and stress levels in some individuals. Try a product with limonene when you need a little help relaxing or sleeping or want to relieve stress.

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Offers Therapeutic Potential

This terpene is believed to possess various therapeutic properties across the different parts and systems of the body – from the head for occasional headaches to the gut for unexpected indigestion. It may also benefit inflammation throughout the body which can impact a variety of conditions that can snarl the body.  

Enhances The Entourage Effect 

Here’s where limonene really shines! It’s one of many compounds found in cannabis that has the potential to work synergistically with other cannabinoids and terpenes to produce enhanced effects. This concept is known as the entourage effect, where the combined action of multiple cannabis compounds is more effective than the action of any single compound alone. 

 All these benefits add up to an elevated experience from this remarkable terpene. For cannabis product manufacturers, using naturally sourced limonene-based terpene-based formulations is a cost-effective way to offer customers more product options, build brand loyalty, and boost profits.

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Since 2010, Entour botanical specialists have been a leading supplier of fresh and exciting cannabis product ideas that will build your business. Our proprietary True To Plant® technology captures your favorite cultivars’ flavors, aromas, and effects with unprecedented accuracy and precision, resulting in experiences your customers will love.

You won’t find our unique formulation process at any other supplier – no matter how hard they try! Get in touch with the Entour team with your flavor requirements today!

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