One of the advantages of using a CBD terpenes product is that you get a more predictable experience. Using particular terpenes lets you know what affects you can likely expect from the product.
We focus on user experience and results, so it only makes sense that we individually select and tailor our products with terpenes to guarantee quality.
All of our products are handmade and laboratory tested for safety.
What are terpenes?
In short, organic compounds that provide varying aromas, flavors, and benefits. You will have come across terpenes every time you have smelled flowers or gotten a whiff of fresh fruit. Although you may not realize, we are pretty much surrounded by terpenes.
Scientists have been studying terpenes for a while now, and believe that specific terpenes could have particular therapeutic effects. Terpenes are popular in aromatherapy circles for providing holistic, natural healing.
In chemistry terms, terpenes are any of a large group of volatile unsaturated hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants, especially conifers and citrus trees.
They are based on a cyclic molecule having the formula C10H16.
Terpenes are found in a vast range of plants, including hemp.
A terpene that comes in two forms, alpha-pinene and beta-pinene. Found in just about every cannabis strain tested in one or both forms; α-pinene is the more commonly found and works to repel insects.
Myrcene is also widely found in cannabis’s nearest relative, the hop vine (some hop oils are comprised of as much as 70% myrcene!).
Why are terpenes in CBD Oil?
Terpenes are naturally found in CBD oils as they are part of the chemical make up of hemp.
However, many CBD products have added extra different terpenes or additional ones to up the count.
Even if you’re using a highly refined, almost pure-CBD product, like CBD distillate, you could still be consuming terpenes.
“Terpenes and terpenoids are far more than just flavor and aroma compounds. Many terpsenes are commercially produced and sold in vast quantities each year for use in the cleaning, hygiene, pest control and healthcare industries—for example, the terpene d-limonene is widely used in cleaning products and as a solvent, due to its ability to dissolve oils, and is also used as an insecticide.”
Get our day and night oil with special terpene blends.
Our Be Calm and Seek Joy has a special blend of terpenes to increase you wellbeing any time of day.
Which Terpenes are in CBD?
There are a few common terpenes that often arise in CBD oils;
- Linalool: Another common terpene is linalool. The linalool terpene is one that many are familiar with because it has a floral, delicate aroma. Primarily, it is known for its prevalence in lavender. Brands often add linalool to beauty products for its lovely scent, but it is also used as a sleep aid and an anti-anxiety ingredient in aromatherapy.
- Myrcene: The myrcene terpene is one of the most common terpenes associated with cannabis. It has a dank, earthy, and herbal scent – just like cannabis. Despite being the smallest terpene, myrcene can have powerful effects on the body and is known to produce a tiring effect by making you sleepy. As far as potential medical uses, myrcene has been indicated to be an antibacterial compound that may relieve pain.
- Limonene: Again, the name gives this one away. The limonene terpene is commonly found in the rinds of citrus fruits. Its scent is one of lemons and citrus fruits. Limonene is known to be an antifungal agent, and it may also boost mood and reduce inflammation. It’s a crucial terpene in CBD because it can increase the absorption rate of other terpenes.
- Caryophyllene: One of the most exciting terpenes, caryophyllene is found in cloves, cinnamon, and black pepper. It has a spicy, woody aroma. The caryophyllene terpene is unique because it may be able to interact with the endocannabinoid system (receptors that are found mainly in the brain and central nervous system), just like cannabinoids. Furthermore, it may act as an analgesic and an anti-inflammatory.Humulene: Another common terpene in cannabis, the humulene terpene is best described as ‘hoppy.’ It may act as an appetite suppressant and an anti-inflammatory.
Are Terpenes Important in CBD Oil?
As you can see from the common variations list above, terpenes could have some excellent potential benefits.
In fact, many users see CBD with terpenes as more beneficial than a product with no terpenes at all. One of the reasons for this is that users can tailor their experience and elicit more predictable effects by using terpenes. An exmaple of this is our new day and night oils, which contain specific terpenes to enhance your experience.
There’s another reason users prefer a CBD oil with terpenes: The entourage effect.
Terpenes and the Entourage Effect
The entourage effect is a term coined by Ethan Russo, a prominent cannabis scientist. In 2011, Dr. Russo published a detailed report in the British Journal of Pharmacology on the entourage effect. This phenomenon refers to the synergistic behavior of cannabinoids. In simpler terms, cannabinoids work together to produce a heightened, more beneficial effect on the body.
The terpenes in CBD all play a role in the entourage effect, too. For example, beta-caryophyllene is thought to influence cannabinoid receptors directly, and limonene helps the body to absorb other terpenes better.