Linalool is a powerful sleep aid and relaxant. It can reduce anxiety, depression, and also protect your immune system from the damaging effects of stress. Linalool also helps release vitamin E into your body, which makes it a powerful terpene for general health.
Think of terpenes as even purer forms of essential oils. They are the chemical compounds that are responsible for a plant’s aroma, flavor, and physiological effects. Terpenes are present in cannabis, as well as many other plants, herbs, and fruits.
Linalool Qualities & Benefits
Aroma & Taste: Linalool is a floral terpene with spicy notes and an aroma reminiscent of lavender and lily of the valley. Linalool is commonly found in lavender, mint, laurel, citrus fruits, and cannabis.
Sleep Aid: Linalool helps improve sleep through its anti-anxiety and sedative effects. For thousands of years, traditional medicine has used oils containing linalool to promote rest and relaxation.
Pain Relief/Anti-inflammatory: Linalool has anti-inflammatory effects that can dampen inflammation responses to injury or sickness. A 2003 study demonstrated linalool’s analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties, and additional research suggests that it may even block pain signals to the brain.
Anti-convulsant: In a 2011 study, scientists found that linalool showed tremendous promise for treating seizures. The cannabinoid CBD also displays anticonvulsant effects, making linalool a powerful synergistic component in whole plant (full spectrum) hemp extracts and blends.
Natural Insect Repellant: Linalool also serves as an effective mosquito repellent. Studies show that indoors, 20g of 100% linalool in a diffuser repelled mosquitos by 93%, while outdoor diffusers repelled them by 58% within a 6m radius.
Cannabis Cultivars: Cultivars known for their linalool profiles include UK Cheese, Chemdawg, LA Confidential, and Amnesia Haze.
How to use our Terpenes:
Terpenes can be enjoyed aromatically, topically, or ingested in foods and drinks. Many people love adding them to diffusers, serums, lotions, even cocktails.
Terpenes are not psychoactive and do not contain cannabinoids, but they are still very powerful. They should always be diluted and are not intended to be used at full potency. Similar to essential oils, terpenes do not mix with water, but they can be diluted with carrier oils and alcohol.
How to dilute our Terpenes:
As a general rule of thumb, we recommend using no more than a 1% concentration by volume. This equates to about 1-2 drops per 8 oz.
- Carrier Oils: Add 1-2 drops per 8 oz. of volume and mix well. For topical or aromatic use, further additions should be added and tested in 1-2 drop increments. We recommend using MCTs, virgin coconut oil, hemp oil, extra virgin olive oil, or avocado oil.
- Alcohol/Spirits: Add 1 drop per glass. Add to glass and swirl, or use as a bitters.
- Wine/Beer/Cider: Add 1 drop per glass. Add to glass and swirl.
- Soda Water: Add 1 drop per glass. Though terpenes do not mix with water, we’ve found that carbonation enhances the aroma and taste of the terpene.
To obtain more consistent results, measure precisely with instruments like pipettes, graduated cylinders, and burets.