HEMP FLOWER AND TERPENE INFUSIONS
Have you ever picked up a bag of hemp flowers that tasted like hay? If so, you're not alone. Unlike cannabis, hemp contains little to no THC, so it doesn't often get the attention it deserves when it comes to the drying and curing process. Dried hemp flowers are just that - dry. So dry that whatever flavor and odor-enhancing terpenes they may have had while growing tend to disappear entirely, leaving the final product dry, bland, and odorless. Worst of all, hemp flowers without terpenes are less potent. Since terpenes are directly responsible for how our bodies process and use cannabinoids like CBD, they play a massive role in how hemp products are felt.
If you picked up some bland hemp flowers, have no fear. Terpenes can be infused with all cannabis flowers with ease. Here's everything you need to know about infusing dried hemp or cannabis flowers with terpenes and how you can get the best results at home.
Benefits of combining terpenes with CBD tinctures
Adding terpenes to cannabis products is a practice taking the cannabis, food, and beverage, and cosmetics industries by storm. There are so many benefits to terpene isolates on their own. Each one offers its own line of health benefits, mental effects, and therapeutic properties as reported by many studies. Terpenes also improve things like aromatherapy, skin care products, foods, beverages, cannabis extracts, and vapes. Terpenes are naturally-occurring compounds found in all plants and even some insects that give each plant (or bug) a unique flavor and odor profile. Some are sweet, some are savory, some are spicy, and some are bitter. Others smell floral, fruity, sweet, or earthy.
Additionally, terpenes can boost the effectiveness of other naturally-occurring chemical compounds found in plants, like the CBD found in hemp flowers. This is a direct result of the Entourage Effect, which is a phenomenon that shows how terpenes and cannabinoids work together to promote specific health benefits or effects. Some examples of compounds affected by the entourage effect include cannabinoids, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Terpenes are most often re-applied to dried hemp and cannabis flowers before vaping or smoking. Directly applied to flowers, terpenes can improve the quality, flavors, and effects of the hemp products. They help cannabinoids to be more productive, and they make it easier for the body to use CBD.
How to infuse terpenes with hemp flowers
Introducing terpene profiles or isolates can create an entirely different smoking experience. They can make your flowers smell and taste better but also improve your mood and encourage your body to process CBD (and THC!) and its many health benefits more effectively.
Infusing terpenes with hemp flowers is easy! It's straightforward, but also allows for experimentation that will help you create products more suited to your needs and personal tastes. You can even experiment with infusing hemp flowers and terpene isolates based on your mood and what you want to achieve.
To infuse terpenes to ground hemp flowers, all you have to do is pack your grinder or bowl as you usually would and add 1-2 drops of your favorite terpene isolate or flavor profile to the top. You can even put terpenes on your favorite hemp or tobacco wrap. If you have a specific strain of hemp or cannabis, you can even add terpenes from that strain profile to boost results and improve flavors.
To infuse terpenes to whole dried flowers, you'll want to start in small batches. You can take your bag of hemp or cannabis flowers along with a few drops of your terpenes and shake them up until each bud has had contact with the terpenes. However, we always recommend that you use terpenes on a bowl-by-bowl basis, as we outlined above. In the same way you wouldn't want to oversalt your large popcorn at the movies, you wouldn't want to overdo your whole bag of weed with incredibly potent terpenes. It could lead to a huge waste and a lot of hurt feelings.
Ultimately, keep in mind that you'll never need more than a drop or two per bowl. Terpenes are highly concentrated and extremely potent, so a little goes a long way. Be sure always to use the dropper included with your terpenes for accurate dosing. Too much of a terpene profile or isolate in your bowl, and you won't be able to smell or taste anything except that terpene. It'll completely overpower the cannabis or hemp flowers, and it could give you a headache!
Formulating the perfect blend of terpenes and Hemp Trimmed Flower with Peak Supply Co
If you want to revitalize a CBD tincture, enhance cannabinoid effects, or enjoy different results, you'll need to start with a terpene isolate or profile. The terpenes you choose should be determined by what you're hoping to achieve with your product since each isolate and blend promotes different effects and offers various health benefits.
Keep in mind that not all terpenes are created equal. Different terpenes will always have different effects, but they're not all made the same. We know you have a choice when it comes to terpene providers, but no other choice comes close to our level of quality. Our terpene isolates are extracted from all-natural food-grade fruit, flower, and nut oils in our state-of-the-art facility. With our proprietary extraction and refinement method, we remove plant materials and any leftover impurities, leaving behind the purest terpene isolates on the market. Best of all, we even offer sample packs so you can try them all!
For best results for terpene and tincture infusions, we suggest using 1-2 drops of your favorite Peak Supply Co terpenes per pre-mixed bottle. If you're working with larger batches, be sure to dilute your tinctures with 1-5% terpenes.
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