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About Terpenes.

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Terpenes are naturally occurring oils found in not just cannabis, but all plants and they play an integral role in a plant’s growth and survival. When consumed, terpenes have been shown to have an array of mental and physical benefits.

Responsible for a plant’s smell, these compounds protect the plant by attracting or repelling insects, communicating information about the surrounding world to the organism, protecting it against microbes and pathogens.

How are Terpenes Used?

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Terpenes are used extensively in everyday life including in foods, cosmetics,
aromatherapies, perfumes, and pharmaceuticals. Many terpenes also have bio-active properties and are used in medical applications for the treatment of human diseases.

There are over 150 terpenes in the cannabis plant alone, all with key roles. What is really exciting is that when these terpenes are consumed, those naturally occurring properties developed to support the plant, can then support human mental and physical wellbeing.

When taken together, terpenes and cannabinoids work in synergy, meaning the consumer benefits from enhanced effects (the entourage effect).

What are our Terpene Blends?

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Energising Terpenes
Relaxing Terpenes

About Relaxing Terpenes

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Tincture Tailor’s Power Down blend includes specific natural cannabis terpenes, also found in lavender, chamomile, jasmine and sage, with proven sedative and calming properties to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality.


Myrcene is found in hops, thyme, lemongrass and mango (as well as cannabis). Studies have found myrcene to have sedative properties and can act as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever.

This terpene has traditionally been used around the world as a sleep aid due to it’s ability to aid relaxation and sedate the user. It is thought to support absorption by helping cannabinoids pass the blood-brain-barrier.



Linalool is found in over 200 plants including lavender and cannabis. Any sleep product you come across will likely include lavender and that is largely due to the relaxing qualities of the linalool and we all know that sleep plays a key role in our overall health.

In cannabis and aromatherapy, Linalool is used to improve sleep quality, aid relaxation and enable pain relief. Not only has this terpene shown sedative effects but also anti anxiety properties.



As well as being naturally in cannabis, Bisabolol is often extracted from chamomile plants to be used in skin care and herbal teas. It is a calming and soothing terpene with anti inflammatory properties, showing a wealth of benefits whether applied topically or consumed.

Interestingly it has been shown to have relaxing effects on the gastro intestinal tract, acting as a muscle relaxant and therefore aiding digestion.



Nerolidol is present in many plants and flowers including cannabis, neroli, jasmine, lavender, tea tree. It is known for it’s sedative and relaxing effects making it a well known ingredient for sleep aids whether they be teas or aromatherapy oils.

It has numerous other properties including antibacterial, anti oxidant and pain relieving, all likely to be enhanced when consumed with other terpenes and cannabinoids (entourage effect).

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About Energising Terpenes

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Tincture Tailor’s Power Up blend includes natural terpenes found in not only cannabis but also in black pepper, lemons, juniper and pine, with proven energizing properties to awaken, improve mood and promote focus.


Limonene is found in cannabis as well as many other plants like lemons, juniper and mint. It has been shown to have positive therapeutic effects including aiding digestion, reducing inflammation and anxiety. Limonene produces uplifting and energizing effects, thought to be caused by its agonist effects at the serotonin receptor.



Caryophyllene is a terpene found in plants such as cannabis, cloves and black pepper. It has been shown to have antioxidant, anti viral and anti inflammatory effects. It is unique in the fact it binds to the cannabinoid receptor CB2 to help reduce pain, anxiety and depression.



One of the most prevalent terpenes found in cannabis, this aromatic compound can also be found in orange peels, pine needles, rosemary and basil. The effects of pinene’s properties are vast including memory retention, enhanced alertness, reduced anxiety, reduced pain and it has shown to improve respiratory issues.

In Japan, doctors prescribe Shinrin Yoku “Forest Bathing’ to support mental health issues. This practice involves spending time in the forest, breathing in the pinene to improve both mental and physical health.



Valencene is a terpene that can be found in specific cannabis strains, and has the aroma of sweet orange and fresh herbs. Valencene is an antioxidant with anti inflammatory properties, and similarly to Limonene it is known to produce uplifting feelings of euphoria, increasing energy levels and promoting focus.