Like all chemicals, terpenes interact with our bodies in very unique and specific ways. When introduced to our bodies, terpenes bind to certain neurotransmitters and receptors and result in a number of internal functions. It is believed that terpenes interact with our endocannabinoid, endocrine, and neuroendocrine systems the most and may have a direct impact on our bodies state of homeostasis. For example, when Limonene is introduced to our body, it can bind to receptors that in turn produce antidepressant effects.
Check out the chart below to learn more about our favorite terpenes and their benefits.
Sweet and floral terpene commonly found in Chamomille. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties makes it great for treating skin conditions.
A spicy and pungent terpene commonly found in black pepper, hops, lavender, and rosemary. Interacts directly with the endocannabinoid system.
Commonly found in lemongrass as well as citrus fruits. Widely used in cleaning products, perfumes, and cosmetics for its scent/flavor and anti-bacterial properties.
A very common terpene found in hemp, although typically in smaller quantities. Recently being studied for its role in fighting certain bacterias as well as terminating cancer cells.
An extremely rich citrus taste and scent. Known for its uplifting effects and its ability to inhibit the growth and spread of certain breast tumors.
Hemp is one of the many plants in nature that naturally produces terpenes (mainly to protect itself against predators and pests). Along with all major and minor cannabinoids, the terpenes are housed in the small round bulbs that cover the flowers and leaves, known as the trichomes. When properly grown and slowly cured, the hemp plant can be covered in these sticky trichomes, and as a result, abundant in cannabinoids and terpenes. Each cannabinoid and terpene has its own unique effects and diverse benefits. Some are uplifting and inspiring, while others can be relaxing and relieving.
When consumed in conjunction, these cannabinoids and terpenes work together to create something called the “Entourage Effect”. The Entourage Effect is the irreplaceable sensation that happens when all of the major and minor cannabinoids are working in harmony alongside terpenes, amino acids, fatty lipids, and all the other fantastic bits and pieces that make up hemp. The idea here is that the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts, and hemp is no acceptation. Each of the parts (cannabinoids, terpenes…) plays a huge role in your CBD experience. We chose to leave all of these parts in tact while creating our products, which is why we utilize a Full Flower Infusion, and take it one step further by adding additional terpenes.
Using research and science, we developed three terpene blends to provide specific effects.
Limonene, Alpha-Pinene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Terpinolene.
Humulene, Terpinolene, Geraniol, Beta-Caryophyllene.
Myrcene, Alpha-Pinene, Linalool, Citral, Beta-Caryophyllene.
We also use terpenes in our Body Balm. Terpene tests are also available for all of our hemp flower strains.