Need a healthy dose of creative problem-solving? Or maybe you just want to relax and let your ideas flow. Read on to learn about the 5 best terpene blends to promote creativity.
The concept of creativity may evoke images of artists and performers, but it’s so much more than that. Creativity helps us look at the world in novel ways, see patterns and connections, and come up with solutions when problems seem insurmountable. While some people tap into creativity more easily than others, now there are functional ingredients that help promote creativity for everyone.
Terpenes provide scent and flavor, but they also promote a variety of effects. Energy and relaxation are probably the most widely known effects, but can terpenes actually help get creative juices flowing? Absolutely!
When you think about it, creatives have been relying on different products for years to get “in the zone.” From aromatic teas to tobacco, artists often include a specific product in their creative rituals. Well, a good portion of those products actually contain terpenes. Today, however, we can harness those terpenes in unique ways to design creativity-enhancing products. From vape pens and aromatherapy to beverages and edibles, it’s never been easier to infuse products with creative effects. Read on and discover the 5 best terpene blends to promote creativity.
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5 Best Terpene Blends to Promote Creativity
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- Creativity involves using the skills and knowledge you already have in innovative ways.
- Psychologists have named the mental state of heightened focus and motivation “flow.” Not only is it conducive to creativity, but it also helps change our brains in positive ways.
- The blends we’ve chosen were selected for their ability to relax, increase focus, and motivate. While they’re all inspired by creative cannabis strains, none of our terpenes have cannabis and are 100% legal.
- XJ-13 is an energizing blend that promotes euphoric, cerebral effects that are perfect for creativity.
- While just as energetic, Jack Herer provides a clear-headed focus that’s needed for seeing connections and coming up with solutions.
- Known for its dank, diesel aroma, Chemdawg provides cerebral effects with palpable body relaxation. It keeps your mind energized and primed for creative thinking.
- Berry Gelato is gently sweet and perfect for indulging in the fun side of creativity. This blend will elevate your mood and ease your worries so you can relax and explore new ideas.
- Blue Dream has a sweet blueberry flavor with effects that are cerebral, uplifting, and provide the perfect balance of focus and relaxation.
What is Creativity?
Before we can talk about which terpene blends help promote creativity, it’s important to understand what creativity really is. It’s more than just being able to write a hit song or create the next fashion trend. Those involve specific skills and knowledge, and no amount of creativity will help you design the next popular app if you don’t know anything about apps to begin with.
It’s safe to say, then, that creativity is utilizing the skills and knowledge you already have in innovative ways. For example, imagine there’s a group of people who all have the same knowledge and skills. When asked to solve a problem, they might come up with a similar solution...but maybe not. This is where creativity comes in handy. Perhaps one person analyzes the problem, sees a pattern that no one else does, and creates a unique solution that saves time and money. This type of creative problem-solving is what gets people promoted and gives businesses an advantage.
This helps us understand what creativity is and why it’s valuable, but what does creativity feel like? Creatives have often referred to this experience as…
- In the zone
- In the bubble
- On the ball
- In the groove
Generally, when someone is in a creative state of mind, they may experience mild dissociation from their surroundings. You’ve already experienced this if someone had to say your name several times to get your attention while you were absorbed in a task. Psychologists often call this combination of focus and motivation “flow.”
Plus, not only is this experience conducive for creative thinking, it’s actually just plain good for us.
Creativity and Flow Are Good For Us
Have you ever scoffed when someone told you to try something creative to reduce stress? Well, there’s actually something to that idea. Engaging in creativity and practicing the mental state of “flow” can have some serious benefits.
The Leadership & Flow Global Research Program and Network says that flow helps increase enjoyment. The more we practice this particular state of mind, the more it changes our brains in positive ways. We’re less critical of ourselves and we can more easily identify and create connections. It helps us “discover new ways of thinking, being, and doing and to grow in the process. We enjoy Flow experience so much not because it is easy, or even comfortable--but because it allows us to accomplish something worthwhile.”
This is perhaps one of the strongest arguments for engaging in creative activities for mental health. So, whether you’re trying to boost your creativity to solve a particular problem or just trying to reap the rewards of flow, here are five of our favorite terpene blends that promote creativity.
5 Best Terpene Blends to Promote Creativity
The following blends were chosen for their ability to accomplish the following items:
- Heightened Focus
Creativity is about using your skills and knowledge in innovative ways, so we chose blends that would help people attain “flow” more easily. To do that, it helps to relax and not judge yourself too harshly. That makes it easier to entertain ideas you may not have otherwise. It also requires a good amount of focus and motivation. Without those last two, it would be difficult to bring your creative ideas to life.
Before jumping in too deep, we want to remind everyone that our terpenes are cannabis-free and 100% legal. However, we do work very hard to isolate the specific terpene profiles of popular strains so both cannabis consumers and non-cannabis consumers can enjoy and benefit from them. We say this because you might have noticed the blends we’ve selected are from notoriously creative cannabis strains. What can we say, these strains are popular among artists and creatives for good reason.
XJ-13 Helps With Creative Conversations
XJ-13 has an uplifting herbal, woodsy aroma with subtle citrus notes. Named after a Jaguar racecar prototype from the 60s, this energizing blend lives up to its name. Its dominant terpenes are terpinolene, beta-caryophyllene, and limonene which explain its intense effects. Beta-caryophyllene is one of the few terpenes that binds directly to endocannabinoid receptors, so blends with this terpene tend to have quite a kick. Lovers of this blend claim its euphoric cerebral effects stimulate creativity and promote conversation.
Jack Herer For Clear-Headed Connections
Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic. This is another energetic, focus-enhancing blend that will give users an invigorating burst of inspiration. While the ratios are different, Jack has the same dominant terpenes as XJ-13. However, in this blend, they manage to create an aroma that’s sweet, sour, and citric all at once. For a blend that promotes energy, it creates a surprisingly calm experience that helps users stay flexible and tackle problems creatively. If you’re looking for a blend to keep you clear, euphoric, and in the zone, Jack is the way to go.
Chemdawg For Energy and Fresh Perspectives
With its particularly dank aroma, Chemdawg has solidified its place in the creativity-boosting hall of fame. Dominant terpenes like Valencene, Beta-Caryophyllene, and Limonene give this blend a particularly diesel-heavy aroma with herbal, woodsy notes and a hint of citrus. Its effects, however, are what people tend to remember the most. Think cerebral with palpable body relaxation, and energetic with the perfect splash of creativity. Basically, chemdawg will help you relax and look at problems in a new light.
Try Berry Gelato And Explore The Fun Side of Creativity
If you’re looking for a dessert-like flavor with euphoric creativity, Berry Gelato is where it’s at. Terpenes like Limonene, Myrcene, and Beta-Caryophyllene give this blend its berry, floral flavor that’s perfectly rounded by nuanced pine and herbal notes. We highly recommend this blend for anyone needing to relax and enjoy a good hour or two of flow. Berry Gelato will elevate your mood, ease your worries, and basically help you explore the fun side of creativity.
Blue Dream Has the Perfect Balance of Focus and Relaxation
This is another gently blend with surprisingly uplifting, cerebral effects. Terpenes like Myrcene, Alpha-Pinene, and Beta-Caryophyllene give Blue Dream its sweet blueberry flavor. However, it would be a mistake to assume its effects are mild. While it may relax your body, it energizes your mind and can promote extraordinarily thoughtful moments. Expect mild headband feelings, relaxation, and a sense of focus that’s just right for creative thinking.
Unlock Your Creative Juices With Terpenes
It doesn’t matter why you’re trying to get in the zone, it just matters that you get there. Now, with terpenes, you can create a variety of products to help consumers unlock their creative potential. From beverages and aromatherapy to inhalables and topicals. Everyone can benefit from having a creative edge, and terpene-infused products can help give you that edge.Don’t forget to follow us for all the latest updates, and feel free to contact us with questions or for exclusive terpene formulations.