Have you ever wondered what terpenes are?
Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds that are responsible for the scent we experience from plants. Imagine walking through an apple orchard at peak season, surrounded by ripe apple trees, with a light breeze carrying the aroma through the air. Your nose can’t help but pick up on the fresh scent of those crisp apples! Or think about when you’re browsing the produce section, how do you know if the melon you’re about to buy is ripe or not? You smell it! We thank terpenes for that!
As a plant, the aroma and scent that we experience from cannabis is also because of terpenes. Terpenes are unique because they drive the experience you feel with your cannabis. You may be familiar with our friend THC, that provides a “high” and euphoria, or CBD that provides comfort, but what happens when we bring terpenes into the mix? This is what we call “The Entourage Effect.” This is when the cannabinoids, like THC and CBD work synergistically with terpenes to provide an enhanced experience.
You can think of “The Entourage Effect” like a group of friends. Individually, each friend is unique and amazing in their own way, but when you get them together? It’s a whole vibe!
Our amazing team, Corinna, Cannabis Care Specialist, Emily, Brand & Event Marketing Senior Manager, and Samantha, Call Center Manager put together some incredible resources that are designed to bring you through the journey of experiencing terpenes with all of your senses! Tune in every Thursday for education and specials on the terpene of the week!
Geraniol is our comforting, compassionate, wise, and supportive terpene! If this terpene were to take form, it would represent a supportive woman in your life. Geraniol brings fierce protection and a soothing nature.
Personality: Comforting, soothing, compassionate, wise
Go-to Strains: Harlequin, Tahoe OG, Purple Punch
Also found in: Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Bay Leaves, Sage
How your nose will know: floral, sweet, fruity
Breaking down possible benefits: Offers a soothing, supportive, and comforting experience
FEATURED GERANIOL RECIPE - Rose-Lemon Shortbread Cookies (about 20 cookies)
Key ingredient: Rose & Lemon
Senses/experience we’re highlighting:
- Allow the aromas and flavors of this recipe take you to a place of safe calm and comfort
- This terpene brings the experience of feeling nurtured. Share this terpene and recipe with a loved one!
- Tapping into your nostalgic happy place
Why a Rose-Lemon Shortbread Cookies?
- Rose contains high levels of Geraniol, which adds the sweet and uplifting notes to this treat!
- Baking with rose and lemon brings comfort and joy! Smell the aromas dance around you while you prepare and bake
- Lemons are added to this recipe because they not only compliment the comforting notes of rose, but they also contain Geraniol
Terpene education collaborated by: Emily, Brand & Event Marketing Senior Manager
At 27 Emily is already a cannabis industry veteran. This hardcore cannabis enthusiast and aficionado is looking to break the negative stigma attached to the industry & show that it is full of compassionate people that are working hard to improve others’ quality of life. Emily is also known as the “Queen of Blunts” by her friends and loves pet weasels.
Written & graphics created by: Samantha Baker, Call Center Manager
Passionate about cannabis, Samantha manages the Trucenta Call Center. Her favorite part of being in the cannabis industry is the ability to offer customers one-on-one support to make sure they are receiving the best product possible for themselves and their loved ones. She lives in Metro Detroit with her husband and four fur babies (who all love cannabis too!)
Terpene Recipe’s crafted & written by: Corinna, Cannabis Care Specialist.
Corinna is one of the friendly voices you hear on the other end when calling into our Call Center. As a former Pastry Chef and Baker, Corinna thrives on drawing the connection between ingredients and their ability to influence the experience felt. Residing in Detroit, she loves to intermingle her knowledge of cannabis and terpenes into the sensations of crafting, tasting, and sharing a recipe