Are you looking to get the most out of your CBD and cannabis flower? Today JAXON is going to teach you how to turn your flower into terpene infused flower with liquid terpenes! Infusing terpenes is a great option to add smell, flavor and effects to your favorite hemp and cannabis strains.
What Are Terpenes?
Before we go any further lets break down the basics. Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in various plants, including cannabis and hemp. They are responsible for the distinct scents and flavors associated with these plants, offering a wide range of aromatic profiles.
What Are The Most Common Aromatic Compounds In CBD Flower?
Source: Mostly found in hops, lemongrass, and bay leaves.
Smell: Exhibits an earthy, musky, and slightly fruity aroma.
Effects and Benefits: Myrcene’s terpene effects promote relaxation, lift moods, and aid in achieving better sleep. It also has muscle-relaxing properties that reduce pain. Research has shown that it can even enhance the effects of THC when used together.
Source: Abundant in citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, and grapefruits.
Smell: Boasts a zesty, citrusy aroma reminiscent of its fruit sources.
Effects & Benefits: Limonene is all about boosting your mood, helping you de-stress, and possibly keeping anxiety at bay. It may also possess antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Source: Found in pine trees, rosemary, and sage.
Smell: Emits a fresh, piney, and herbal scent, akin to a walk in a pine forest.
Effects & Benefits: Pinene has been found to increase levels of alertness and may improve memory. It may also have anti-inflammatory properties and aid in respiratory health.
Source: Present in black pepper, cloves, and various spices.
Smell: Offers a spicy, peppery aroma with subtle hints of wood and citrus.
Effects and Benefits: Caryophyllene is unique among aromatic compounds because it can bind to CB2 receptors in the Endocannabinoid System. It may offer anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain-relieving), and anti-anxiety effects.
Source: Commonly found in lavender, coriander, and basil.
Smell: Releases a floral, sweet aroma with hints of spice.
Effects and Benefits: Linalool has calming and soothing properties, which benefit you. It may help alleviate stress and anxiety and promote better sleep. Plus, it has demonstrated potential as an anti-inflammatory and pain-relief agent.
To learn more, check out our terpene chart.
What Does Terpene Infused Mean?
This refers to the addition of concentrated or liquid terpenoids to cannabis or hemp products. They do this to enhance their taste, smell, and potentially their effects. This infusion can mimic the natural smell profiles found in specific strains or create custom blends.
Can You Add Terpenes to Flower?
Yes, you can terpene infuse both CBD flower and cannabis flower. This process involves adding liquid concentrates to the flower buds to enhance their aroma and flavor.
Why Should You Infuse Hemp Flower?
Infusing terpenes into cannabis or hemp products can offer several benefits, enhancing both the user experience and potential therapeutic effects:
Adding Flavor and Smell: The main reason is to give a product an added flavor and aromatic profile.
Restoration Old Flower: Over time, dried hemp and cannabis flower can lose their characteristic aromas and flavors. Adding fresh terpenes can bring back and boost these sensory qualities, making the product more attractive to customers.
Entourage Effect: The entourage effect refers to the synergistic interaction of various compounds, including cannabinoids and terpenes, in cannabis and hemp. When you mix terpenes with hemp products, you might amp up the entourage effect, giving you stronger and all-around effects.
How Do You Add Terpenes To Buds?
There are a number of ways of adding terpenes to hemp and cannabis flower. Some include spraying diluted terpenes directly onto the flower, while others involve natural diffusion. Our favorite method is natural diffusion using a cotton ball.
The Cotton Ball Method
We prefer adding terpenes to flower through diffusion. This is because the terpenes infuse evenly throughout the flower without applying the liquid directly to the buds.
Things you will need:
- Air-tight glass container big enough to fit the amount of flower you are treating.
- A cotton ball and tea diffuser.
- Liquid terpenes
- Hemp or Cannabis flower.
Recommended Flower To Terpene Ratios:
The number of drops is the amount added with a pipet to your cotton ball.
1-3.5 grams of flower: 1-2 drops
7-28 grams of flower: 3-5 drops
1 pound of flower: 1ml-1.5ml (1ml is about 48 drops)
Remember, when using terpene concentrates, start small and work your way up. The amount you apply to the cotton ball will depend on the terpene blend. That being said, experiment and find what you like.
How It Works:
Apply the liquid terpene drops onto a cotton ball to match the amount of flower you’re infusing.
- Place the cotton ball into the tea diffuser and close it.
- Place the tea diffuser with the infused cotton ball into your glass jar of flower and seal it.
- Store your infused product in a dark, cool, dry place.
- Wait 24-48 hours.
- Open the jar and enjoy.
- For a stronger nose, repeat this process. Like we said, experiment to find the ratios that are ideal for you!
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