Terpenes are touted for their distinctive scents and use in aromatherapy as well as essential oils. Terpenes are also a key component to include with CBD oil, CBD blends and other CBD products. Why? Because terpenes provide additional therapeutic benefits and enhance those provided by CBD, targeting condition-specific ailments and promoting health.
Here at Seabedee, we recognize the power and potential of terpenes, which is why our products include our specialized proprietary terpene blend. We’ve selected the best, research-backed terpenes and included them in our CBD formulations to maximize the benefits provided by CBD.
So, which terpenes are the best of the best? Keep reading for Seabedee’s Top 7 Terpenes found in Hemp and other plants.
1. α-Pinene (Alpha-Pinene):
The aromatic compound alpha-Pinene is one of the most prevalent terpenes found in nature and, unsurprisingly, carries a rich and piney scent. This potent and pungent terpene is not only popular in nature, but also in skincare. Why? Alpha-Pinene has natural analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties that make it especially attractive in skin care regimens. In fact, recent experimental studies have revealed that alpha-Pinene may promote healthy skin by reducing the appearance of blemishes, improving the appearance of oily skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Furthermore, α-Pinene may rejuvenate the skin and be used to improve conditions such as eczema and UV-induced wrinkles.
β-Caryophyllene, also known as Beta-Caryophyllene, is a sought-after terpene for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties and spicy, woodsy scent. This terpene has been used throughout history for pain relief, thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. When used topically, Beta-Caryophyllene may promote youthful-appearing skin and can be used to soothe irritation. Experimental research suggests that Beta-Caryophyllene may also have cleansing, analgesic properties, which may be especially useful in treatments for skin conditions like eczema. Studies also point to this terpene’s potential in cancer treatment, as it may help reduce cancer cell proliferation and growth.
Myrcene is one of the most abundant terpenes found in nature, and luckily so considering its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. This terpene not only reduces internal inflammation, but also may be used externally to help reduce inflammation of the skin. Myrcene’s anti-inflammatory properties make it especially useful for skin conditions like rosacea, acne and eczema, and may also help soothe skin irritation caused by dermatitis and infection. Furthermore, this terpene is popular for its fruity, clove-like scent, which is commonly used as an aromatic enhancer in cosmetics and skincare products.
Linalool is a powerful terpene that boasts a floral scent composed of lavender, coriander and spice.In the skin, linalool is analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral and an immunostimulant. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic properties, this terpene may improve some skin conditions by acting as an anti-stress and soothing agent. While linalool is remedial when used on the skin, it’s primarily used for its aromatic properties to enhance the fragrance of beauty and skin products.
This earthy, woody, and spicy smelling terpene is not only an attractive aromatic, but also touts several remedial and medicinal benefits. a-Humulene is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent, meaning it may be effective in treating painful skin conditions and allergic reactions. Additionally, a-Humulene has demonstrated anti-cancer properties in several research studies, especially when combined with other terpenes and cannabinoids.
Limonene, named after its lemon fragrance, is popular for a lot more than its citrusy aroma. Limonene is an anti-inflammatory that can be used to calm skin puffiness, irritation and sunburn. This terpene also is renown for being a carrier ingredient in skincare products, meaning that it helps other ingredients penetrate deep into the skin to provide maximized results. Limonene also has anti-anxiety properties, which may help combat skin conditions that are exacerbated by stress.
Beta-Pinene is the one of the two pinene types, distinguished by its scent of dill, parsley and pine. Beta-pinene is an analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-viral, making it especially attractive in skincare. Some early research studies have also revealed that this terpene may produce anti-cancer properties by preventing cancer cells related to skin cancer from growing.
When terpenes come together with cannabinoids, they manifest transformative results in terms of health and wellness. They also are exceptional in skincare, which is why a CBD skincare line, packed with proprietary terpenes, is simply unbeatable. CBD and terpenes work together to combat aging, clear acne, calm trauma pigment, provide deep hydration and promote a youthful appearance.
Seabedee Skincare products take terpenes to the next level, combining advanced terpene formulations with pure, full spectrum CBD oil for revitalizing, rejuvenating and renewing results. Seabedee Skincare evidences the power of plant-derived ingredients: Our products don’t just treat the skin, they work from the outside, in. Seabedee Skincare is founded upon a substantial background in CBD sales and formulation. We’ve utilized our knowledge about CBD and the synergy between cannabinoids and terpenes to build a skincare line that is perfect for all skin types. Our skincare products are all-natural, non-comedogenic, vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, dimethicone-free and fragrance-free. Reap the benefits of a luxury, plant-derived skincare line with Seabedee’s 4-step Skincare Bundle features our Green Tea Facial Cleanser, Cucumber & Lilac Moisturizer, Aloe & Rose Hydrating Mist and our Spirulina & Algae Mask.