all about Ocimene

When you take that first, deep smell of some new bud and you’re hit with a woody, sometimes minty, aroma – you’re probably about to light up a strain that contains the uplifting terpene, ocimene. Herbs like peppermint are high in ocimene which may also have a “sweet” smell many associate with candy. 

Smell aside, strains that are high in Ocimene can be a bit harsh and make you cough when you take that toke – so grab that bong or bubbler and cool down that smoke to help you enjoy these strains the way they should be. 

the 411

Ocimene Fun Facts
Flavors and Aroma
  • Ocimene is found in many culinary herbs giving them a sharp aroma
  • Peppermint, basil, and parsley are generally high in ocimene
  • Minty
  • Sweet
  • Woody
May Improve
May Reduce
  • Immune System Response
  • Energy levels
  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Congestion
  • Fatigue
What Do I Ask My Budtender?
What Product Do I Look For?
Ask your budtenders for strains that smell…
  • Minty
  • Woody
  • Sweet
Look for lab reports with the percentage of ocimene listed in the top three terpenes.

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