What Are Terpenes and How to Vape Terpenes?
Terpenes provide the aroma and flavor of cannabis and influence its effects by interacting with the cannabinoids.
Where are the terpenes found on the cannabis plant?
Have you ever seen those tiny glandular hairs that cover the surface of the cannabis plant? They are called trichomes and they are responsible for the production of terpenes in cannabis.
Well, now that you heard that they provide the aroma and flavor of cannabis, you are probably thinking can I vape it?
Yes, you can vape terpenes, but if you are planning to just mix the terpenes together and start vaping this is where I’m going to stop you. Terpenes should not be consumed by themselves.
Let us have a look at how to use terpenes in your vaporizer
The first step is you will want to make sure that you have the right device. After you have gotten the right vape pen or mod you will need to prepare the equipment that you are going to need. Okay, you can now create your terpene infused vape oil by blending the following:
· The carrier of choice
· Terpene of choice
· Cutting agent
Let us go into a little more detail about creating your terpene-infused vape oil. Do you have an e-liquid that you just want to add the terpenes to, or do you need to start from the beginning?
If you are starting from the beginning, you will need to do the following:
- A carrier liquid
- Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin or MCT is often used as the carrier liquid but please use them with caution
If you want a vape juice that is just about the flavor, you can add the terpenes. First, start with a one percent terpene solution and add the cutting agent if necessary. Next, you can add nicotine, CBD, or THC because terpenes do not contain it.
Before adding anything please make sure that the materials you are using are from trusted resources and that you also understand how much you should use.
Which terpenes are the best to use for vaping?
If you are looking for a terpene to calm and relax you, Linalool will be the best terpene for you. Are you struggling to concentrate and need something to help you focus? Pinene will be the ideal terpene for you.
When you are thinking about which terpene to get, just think about what effect you are looking for. Do you want to feel relaxed and calm or do you want to feel focused?
Here is a list of the most prominent terpenes that can be found in the cannabis plant as well as their benefits:
It can also be found in rosemary, cloves, and hops. Caryophyllene has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.
This terpene is found in pine trees and have the following benefits:
· May help protect from getting ulcers
· Improve the airflow to your lungs
It can be found in a variety of plants, this includes mangoes, orchids, and basil. It has the following properties:
Besides cannabis limonene can also be found in citrus fruits. It has the following benefits:
· Boosting of immune system
· Reduce heartburn symptoms
Now that you know what terpenes are, where they can be found, and also the most prominent terpenes, here are some interesting facts you can impress your friends with:
You need to store your terpenes properly otherwise it will start to lose its aroma and flavor. To make sure you are doing it right following the storage instructions.
How the plant is fed
The quality of your terpene will depend on how the plant is fed. If you are looking to purchase and consume cannabis terpenes ask about how the plant was, grown, fed, and maintained because this will determine the quality of your terpene
Terpenes have a color wheel that shows its type, where it can be found, its flavor and aroma.
You can find terpenes almost anywhere. When you are smelling a rose you an experiencing a collection of terpenes. Even when you are tasting honey this is affected by terpenes. Cool right?
You have reached the end of this article and you are now an expert in terpenes. Choose your terpene and get vaping away.
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