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!
The calm, cool, and collected experience! This terpene embodies the senses with reminders of orchids and mint, soft, sweet, and cool. This terpene pairs nicely with a peaceful meditation or while sipping on a soothing cup of mint tea. Ocimene will find you feeling relaxed, comfortable, and calm.
Personality: Calm, cool, comfortable
Go-to Strains: Dutch Treat, Amnesia, Clementine, Tuna God
Also found in: Mint, parsley, orchids, basil, mangoes, kumquats
How your nose will know: Sweet, herbal, citrusy, and woody
Vaporizes at: 122ºF
Breaking down possible benefits: supportive for when you need an extra dose of peaceful bliss
FEATURED Ocimene RECIPE - Orchid Mint Foot Soak
Key ingredient: Orchids, Mint, Lavender
Senses/experience we’re highlighting:
- Feeling soft, cool, and comfortable
- Allowing ocimene to refresh your mind and unwind with your thoughts
- Softening the day, washing away discomfort and worries
Why an Orchid Mint Foot Soak?
- The calming and cool effects you feel from the orchid and mint leaves is the Ocimene terpene coming through
- The warm water opens up the herbs and petals to enhance the relaxing experience. The sweet, floral, and earthy scent makes for a great way to unwind and soothe
- For an added terpene sensory experience, toss in some lavender to add an extra boost of calm, cool, and collected
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, Marketing Program 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