Adding Terpenes to Cannabis
We all love the smell of fresh cannabis, but more and more people are beginning to learn the value of experimenting with flavors and aromas. Terpenes in cannabis are responsible for its wide array of aromas ranging from the pleasant fruity scents to acquired scents like earthy or even sour smelling buds. These aromatic oils interact synergistically with medicinal cannabinoids to produce unique therapeutic effects. Adding essential oils to your favorite cannabis strains and concentrates can be a fun way to positively impact your budís aromatic profile, and that goes double for bud that has lost its original pungent smell. In fact, essential oils are commonly used in aromatherapy to invoke positive moods and even act as a supplement to certain medical ailments. Companies like True Terpenes, based in Portland, Oregon specialize in extracting these terpene oils for using on your own buds.
Many cannabis aficiandos recommend adding essential oils(concentrated oils found in plants) when they smoke or vape concentrates or flowers. Adding essential oils to any kind of bud can rejuvenate months-old dried weed. Sometimes, less-than-aromatic weed needs a little boost to cover up for taste, aroma, and harsh smoke. A touch of your favorite essential oil onto a cotton ball, drop it into your bud jar for extended freshness. Although your old dried bud will never go back to its original terpene content, adding essential oil moisture is a tasty bonus.
Adding Flavor and Aroma
Peppermint, lavender, grapefruit, rosemary, chamomile, lemongrass are all excellent essential oils to add to cannabis, and that is just a few. Adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil to your bong water makes a minty fresh hit. Not only does the peppermint reduce the harshness of the smoke, but it also gives you a smoother toke. You can also coat the bowl of your pipe with a drop of your preferred essential oil.
Terpene extraction is done using a variety of methods to isolate specific terpenes from cannabis. By isolating these terpenes, you can utilize them individually and add them to your cannabis plant extracts, to creating your own flavors or improve the ones you already have. These terpenes are mainly responsible for the uptake of cannabinoids in your body enhancing medicinal effects.
Before you start incorporating essential oils, remember that these are concentrated forms of natural plant oils. Make sure to start small and build up, never adding more than a few drops to your cannabis. Always purchase high-quality and organic essential oils to ensure youíre getting the best product possible. Integrating essential oils into your cannabis smoking or vaping experience can add flavor and aromas you never thought possible. Several companies incorporate essential oil blends into their tinctures to elicit unique experiences.