What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic pungent oils found in the cannabis plant. Terpenes are responsible for the beautiful scents profiles you smell. That pungent cheesy smell, that beautiful flowery scent, as well as that burst of citrus are all responsible for terpenes. The scents that terpenes release give each strain its own particular “brand”. 

Why are Terpenes important?

Did you know there are hundreds of Terpenes? Each terpene has its own aromatic oil that gives off a distinctive smell and taste, and they’re found in plants and flowers everywhere. When you smell mango in your bud, you’re smelling the same terpene found in a mango plant - Myrcene! Each plant has its own combination and concentration of terpenes. These terpenes flavour profile helps give your favourite buds their unique set of characteristics and effects!

To best understand terpenes think of them as aromatherapy. The aromatic effects terpenes can have on the body range from calming to invigorating. What some believe THC, CBD, and terpenes work together in the overall effect of cannabis, this theory is called the entourage effect.” Understanding terpenes can be key in finding the cannabis path you are looking for. Using a battery powered vape device to vaporizer dry flower or a cannabis extract vape have both been found very efficient in maximizing the terpene experience. There are hundreds of terpenes found in various cannabis plants we have listed the most common ones below.

 

 TERPENE 
PROFILE
EFFECTS
PATHWAYS
SUGGESTED VAPE TEMP
MYRCENE
Earthy aroma found in mango, lemongrass, and hops.
CALMING
ALL

322 F

CARYOPHYLLENE
Herbal aroma found in black pepper and cloves.
ENERGIZING
ROCK & ROLL | RISE & SHINE

266 F

PINENE
Piney aroma found in pine needles and basil.
CALMING
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS | TAKE IT EASY

311 F

LIMONENE
Citrus aroma found fruit rinds and peppermint.
RELAXATION
TAKE IT EASY | SWEET DREAMS

348 F

TERPINOLENE
Herbal citrus aroma found in nutmeg and tea tree oil.
UPLIFTING
TAKE IT EASY | 
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS |  
RISE & SHINE

366 F

HUMULENE
Hoppy aroma found in hops and basil.
ENERGIZING
ROCK & ROLL | RISE & SHINE

222 F

LINALOOL
Floral aroma found in lavender and birch.
RELAXATION
TAKE IT EASY | SWEET DREAMS

388 F

OCIMENE
Sweet Herbal aroma found in orchids and parsley.
STIMULATING
HEAD IN THE CLOUDS |  
RISE & SHINE |  ROCK & ROLL

122 F

 

 

Visit the Cannabar and find out if you can distinguish the terpenes in the different strains!