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Vaping uses all five of your senses. So, when we say it’s all about the experience, we’re not joking. From the look of the cartridge to the texture of the vapor, plus let’s not forget both the scent and taste. All of these things work together to create unique experiences and, if done right, they create unique effects too. But are your customers really experiencing those effects?
If you have a Sativa dominant vape product, your customers are going to expect an energizing, uplifting experience--and great flavor, obviously. That being the case, you’ll easily deliver that experience with terpenes. These functional ingredients allow you to design specific flavors, aromas, and effects that your customers will love you for.
Terpenes can be used to create a wide variety of effects, but today we’re focusing on the euphoria-inducing, electric vibes of Sativa terpenes. Actually, there are five Sativa terpenes in particular that will take your vape to the next level. Keep reading to make sure your products, and customers, aren’t missing out.
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We know you’re busy concocting the next big thing in vape cartridges, so here’s the short version of what we’ll be covering today…
Originally, the words Sativa and Indica were used to describe different species of cannabis. Sativa dominant plants tend to be taller with narrower leaves, and tend to have more energizing effects (Jack Herer, Durban Poison, Sour Diesel, etc). Indica dominant plants, on the other hand, tend to be shorter with broader leaves and have more relaxing properties (Granddaddy Purple, Bubba Kush, Northern Lights, etc).
Many cannabis strains fall somewhere in the middle, which is why they’re known as hybrids. With so many strains being cross-bred, these classifications become more and more muddled. However, the general public still uses these terms to classify more energizing strains as Sativa, while more sedative strains are considered Indica.
Whatever the case may be, certain terpenes are more prevalent in Sativa or Indica strains. The psychoactive component of cannabis comes from THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), but the particular experience of that strain comes from the unique blend of terpenes each strain possesses.
For example, you may have noticed how some strains make you chattier or more creative than others. Some strains will give you couch-lock, while others inspire you to clean your whole house. In all of those instances, terpenes are what dictate the “feeling” or “mood” you’ll experience, not to mention the taste and aroma. They can even impact pain-relieving or anti-anxiety properties for more medicinal products.
So, when we say “Sativa terpenes” we really just mean terpenes that help create the Sativa experience. So, a terpene that’s energizing, boosts your mood or makes you more alert is considered a Sativa terpene.
Absolutely! If you’re in the vape industry, one of your favorite parts is probably how versatile vape products can be. Terpenes just give you one more ingredient with which to create your unique product.
Whether your product has cannabis, just CBD, tobacco, or even none of those things, terpenes help create flavor, scent, and effects. Products with THC in them just have the added bonus of kicking those effects into overdrive.
That’s why we work so hard to isolate specific terpenes. We want both cannabis consumers and non-cannabis consumers to enjoy and benefit from terpenes. That’s why our terpenes are cannabis free and 100% legal.
Alright, so we know what Sativa terpenes are and now we know how your products can benefit from them. It’s time to cover the top five Sativa terpenes you don’t want your vape products to miss out on. Plus, on top of listing our top five terpene isolates, we’ll also be talking about a few energizing terpene blends from some of your favorite strains.
The aroma of this isolate is both woodsy and citrusy with just a hint of herbs. It’s naturally found in conifer trees, apples, cumin, and even lilac. If you’re a fan of the Jack Herer strain, then you’ve already sampled the energizing effects of terpinolene.
While some consider Blue Dream to be a hybrid strain, the alpha-pinene content gives it an energizing, focus inducing effect that’s all Sativa. This woody, turpentine-like terpene is found in rosemary and conifer trees.
Known for its bright citrus scent, this terpene is what gives strains like GSC its euphoric, get-up-and-go effect. It’s probably no surprise that you can find limonene in lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges.
For fans of spicier flavors and aromas, beta-caryophyllene will definitely deliver. Found in spices like black pepper, cloves, and oregano, this terpene gives strains like Green Kush #2 the energy and the motivational effect that dub it the Red Bull replacement.
Found in mangoes, cardamom, and hops, myrcene is a special terpene because of its role in the entourage effect. This fruity, clove-like terpene boosts the effectiveness of cannabinoids and other terpenes by increasing the permeability of the blood-brain barrier. Even without that, its euphoric and energizing effects can be felt in strains like Green Crack and Blue Dream.
For those of you who’d like to rely on the classic flavors of Sativa cannabis strains, then this list is for you. Here we’ve put together our top five most energizing terpene blends. Some of these are already pretty well-known, but you might find some new favorites on this list too.
Remember that our terpenes don’t actually have any cannabis in them. So, even if your finished products won’t include cannabis, you can still take advantage of these uplifting and energizing blends. Plus, a lot of these flavors are so mouthwatering that you might want them just for their unique scents and flavors.
This newcomer to our Native Series is already making serious waves. For such a powerful, energetic blend it has surprisingly gentle effects. The actual cannabis strain isn’t recommended for novices, however, the terpene blend on its own is able to promote concentration and creativity. The dominant terpenes of Ghost Train Haze (terpinolene, myrcene, and beta-caryophyllene) create an aroma that’s somehow piney and gassy with notes of citrus and herbs.
The pungent, spicy aroma of this classic strain comes from terpinolene, beta-caryophyllene, and d-limonene. Jack Herer is known for its invigorating energizing effects that make it perfect as a pre-workout boost or a morning pick-me-up.
If you’re looking to replace your morning cup of coffee with a vape, then this blend is right up your alley. Myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, and limonene give Green Crack its tart citrus flavor and sharp, energetic focus. If you’re looking to elevate your mood and boost your mental buzz, then consider trying this terpene blend today.
We’re a bit obsessed with this strain, and for good reason. Super Lemon Haze gets its bubbly, effervescent effects from beta-caryophyllene, terpinolene, and humulene. This blend will put a pep in your step while providing juicy, mouthwatering flavor.
The aroma of this strain is in-your-face. Valencene, beta-caryophyllene, and limonene give it those unforgettable diesel notes with subtle citrus scents. But even more impressive than its flavor is its effects. Chemdawg has potent cerebral effects that make you want to socialize and enjoy some good times. If you’re trying to de-stress and let-loose, this blend is where it’s at.
When it comes to your vape products, you can’t afford to sleep on terpenes. These handy-dandy little hydrocarbons will enhance the desired effects and flavors of your vape cartridges. The vape world can be overwhelming for some customers, so make their decisions easier by creating vape products that stand out in taste and effects.
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