Terpene Isolates: Borneol
Borneol is terpene derivative that is identified as a bicyclic organic compound. The hydroxyl group in this compound is placed in an endo position. There are two different enantiomers of borneol. Both d-(+)-borneol and l-(–)-borneol are found in nature but commercially l-borneol seems to be more readily available. Borneol is a unique terpene due to the fact that it is not an oil like most terpenes that people are familiar with. Instead, borneol is a white crystalline solid when isolated but it will remain in a liquid solution when extracted with other terpenes from cannabis/hemp. It can form large crystals at high purity levels.
Borneol is similar to camphor in a lot of respects and is similarly described as "balsamic, "camphoraceous," "herbal," and "woody." Alongside other more commonly occurring cannabis derived terpenes like myrcene and limonene, borneol adopts a bold herbal funk to it that falls somewhere in between piney and skunky.