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What is Ocimene?

Ocimene gets its name from the Greek word for basil, Ocimum. Cis-Beta-ocimene is part of a larger group of isomeric hydrocarbons called ocimenes. Beta-ocimene has two stereoisomeric forms, cis and trans. For this blog post, we will be focusing on cis-beta-ocimene which is abundant in basil, pepper, and kumquats. Ocimene has a sweet, woody aroma with a colorless, liquid consistency.

Ocimene Terpene Molecule


  • Color: Colorless
  • Consistency: Liquid
  • Odor: Sweet, woody
  • Taste: Floral
  • Boiling point: 65-66ºC
  • Flash point: 56ºC
  • Solubility: Alcohol and Water
  • Formula: C10H16
  • Density: 0.818 g/cm3 at 20ºC
  • Molecular Weight: 136.238 g/mol

Where to buy Ocimene

You can purchase the Ocimene isolate from Floraplex Terpenes in a variety of sizes at extremely competitive prices with free shipping to anywhere in the continental United States on orders over $30.

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