At Green Botanics, we’re thrilled to be one of the few suppliers of real terpenes uk in the UK. If you’re not familiar with terpenes, and why you need to get involved, let me talk you through it. Terpenes may be unknown right now, but they are going to be big.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are organic compounds produced by many different types of plants and flowers. They are the chemical that makes plants smell, or taste, the way they do. That smell you get from a Christmas tree? Terpenes. Mmmm!
The same goes for lemons. Their terpene is called Limonene.
Terpenes have been used for years to make resin, and turpentine, which we use as paint thinner. They’re also used in aromatherapy.
So why am I telling you this? Because terpenes are present in hemp plants, of course!
With the hemp plant, you’ll find terpenes are produced by the same glands in the plant that produce CBD. They’re what give hemp plants that distinctive smell. They’re also what makes different varieties of hemp smell different.
There are a few different terpenes present in hemp. Limonene, which I mentioned before, is in there. So is Myrcene, which has a menthol scent. Plus, Pinene. That’s our Christmas tree again.
What do terpenes do?
I already told you they make plants smell the way they do, but you’re probably wondering what that means to you.
Terpenes aren’t present in CBD oil, most of the time anyway. They’re taken out during the production process.
If you’re a fan of vaping CBD (and if you aren’t, what are you doing here?), then you can drop a tiny amount of terpenes into your vape juice.
It’ll make your vape smell nice, which is a bonus. However, it’ll also enhance the therapeutic effects of the CBD. When terpenes interact with CBD, it gives rise to what’s called the ‘entourage effect’. That’s like when a team is greater than the sum of their parts.
The effects you usually get from CBD? Relaxation, calmness, thoughtfulness, pain relief? It’s that, but more of it.
Where can you get some?
If this sounds like the sort of thing you’d be interested in, then come to us at Green Botanics. We’re one of the few places in the UK supplying terpene oil.
Our terpene oil is available in 1ml bottles. That doesn’t sound like much, but a little goes a long way.
By Mike The Writer