What are terpenes? 

Pronounced ter’peen, these volatile molecules are made of hydrogen and carbon cells known as hydrocarbons and are a combination of two or more isoprene units.

Where do terpenes come from?

There are currently more than 23,000 plants in nature that produces hundreds of their own terpenes to perform a wide range of functions for the plant from pest management, disease repair, protection, and aroma. What is still unknown is the amount of individual terpenes produced by each plants as there are still so many to be identified.

What is the difference between a terpene isolate and a profile?

A single terpene isolate is one terpene variety on its own. A profile is a specific recipe of terpenes that when combined offer a more unique and interesting experience. Terpene isolates are specially processed in order to distill high purity isolates and are difficult to source. Leave that work to our skilled technical team know you are always getting the highest purity and quality guaranteed. 

Are terpenes the same as essential oils?

Terpenes are one part of a plant’s essential oils, more research is discovering that much of a plant produces are terpenes however there are other molecules and compounds that are in the mix when we use the term essential oil, as well as a variety of terpenes, also called its profile. 

What can I do with terpenes?

  • Diffuse a few drops in your aromatherapy or wearable diffuser
  • Drop into a candle before lighting
  • Add a drop to your favorite beverage for a virgin cocktail
  • To enhance lack luster flowers
  • As a beard or hair oil 
  • Use in place of essential oils for candle, soap, and scrub recipes

How do I infuse products with terpene ingredients?

Our ingredients are recommended for use with various cannabis concentrates and should not exceed 10% of your finished weight of material. Terpenes can be well integrated into product formulations at low temperatures for best results.

What is the difference between Strain Profiles and Terpene-based Blends?

All of our products are formulated using high quality, pure terpene isolates sources individually from hundreds of different plants. Once qualified for use in our products each profile is formulated. Strain Profile products recreate the aroma of common cannabis cultivars by replicating its unique combination of terpenes and contain only terpene ingredients. The blend product category has profiles that are more diverse and can include fruit, floral, outdoor, or even pop aromas like Root Beer. Terpene-based blends use a balanced base of cannabis native terpenes in addition to fragrance ingredients consistent with the Blend. All products have a Bill of Materials associated with its composition for complete transparency. 

What are your most popular profiles?

Common profiles that have been trending since cannabis 2.0 products began to launch are Death Bubba, Pink Kush, Blueberry, Pineapple Express, and Blue Dream. Some new profiles we are working on and you can look for later in 2021 are Banana, Coconut, Papaya, Chai, Dr. Haze, Hawaiian Haze!

What are proper storage conditions for industrial quantities?

Strain Profile and Terpene-Based Blend products remain stable when stored in its original package, tightly sealed in a cool (46-90ºF) and dry location out of direct heat and light, once opened purge head space with nitrogen before resealing.

What are proper storage conditions for consumer quantities?

Strain Profile and Terpene-Based Blend products remain stable when stored in its original package, tightly sealed in a cool (46-90ºF) and dry location out of direct heat and light.

How much terpenes should I use in my formulation?

Beyond our 10% by weight guideline we provide an online terpene calculator to provided a little more precision to your formulations – https://www.flowscientific.ca/calculator/

What safety information should I know before using terpenes in my formulations?

Each of our products has a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) that highlights the products composition, inherent hazards, transportation, and emergency response details to ensure that when our products are available in their industrial quantities, users have access to the associated health and safety information. Click here for a link to the SDSs for our main products: Strain Profiles | Terpene-based Blends

Is it safe to consume terpenes? 

Short story: No, not in their concentrated form.

Long story: Terpenes are highly concentrated and require dilution. Though they are food grade and derived from natural plants and fruits, they should not be used at full concentration. We suggest that terpene dilution be done carefully and accurately to a maximum of 5% by weight in your formulation.

What is the recommended use for terpene ingredients?

Our ingredients are recommended for use with various concentrates and should not exceed 10% of your finished weight of material. Terpenes can be well integrated into product formulations at low temperatures for best results.

How do you dilute terpenes? 

Firstly, wear appropriate personal protective equipment such as gloves and eye protection. To successfully dilute, mix 1%-5% w/w of the terpene into your carrier of choice.  Please ensure you fully understand the dilution process and the appropriate uses of terpenes. Enjoy safely! Please see SDS for more information.

What is your statement of limited product liability?

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in this statement is accurate. Flow Scientific Ltd. (“Flow Scientific”) cannot anticipate all conditions under which this information and its product, or the products of other manufacturers in combination with its product, may be used. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure safe conditions for the handling, storage, and disposal of this product, and to assume liability for any and all losses, injuries, damage, or expenses due to improper use. The above information relates only to this product and not to its use in combination with any other material or any particular process and is designed only as guidance for the safe handling, use, processing, storage, transportation, and disposal and should not be considered as a guarantee or quality specification. This product has not been evaluated for safe use in e-cigarettes or any vaping application where this product is intentionally vaporized and inhaled. Flow Scientific has performed no testing on this product in e-cig/vaping applications. It is the sole responsibility of the user purchasing this product to assess the safety of this product in the final application. This product is not intended to prevent, diagnose, ameliorate, treat, or cure any disease or other ailment. The above information is based on data provided by and collected from recognized sources such as distributors, manufacturers, and technical groups and is considered to be accurate to the best of our knowledge as of the date of this document. It is the responsibility of the user to review all safety information about this product and determine its safety and suitability for their processes and operations. Appropriate warnings and safe handling procedures should be provided to all handlers and users, taking into account the intended use and the specific conditions and factors relating to such use in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations in their jurisdiction, as amended from time to time. This product is only for lawful use by adults of legal age or older in their jurisdiction. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure this product is kept out of reach of minors and pets. This product is concentrated and should not be used undiluted. Do not use this product at any time if you are pregnant, nursing, immunocompromised, immunosuppressed, or suffering from a weakened or impaired immune system for any reason, including without limitation, due to any complications or lasting health effects of the COVID-19 virus or any variant thereof, or with or at risk of any other debilitating health conditions. Certain governmental authorities are investigating instances of severe respiratory illnesses and deaths associated with the use of vaping products. Some symptoms may include difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, chest pain, gastrointestinal illness, fever, or fatigue. Immediately discontinue use and consult your physician if any adverse reaction occurs. To date, Flow Scientific has not received any evidence to suggest that this product has caused any adverse health reactions.

Flow Scientific Product Safety Information – Terpene Ingredients

Usage

  • For use with extracts, oils, and concentrates at a rate not to exceed 10% of finished material weight.
  • When used as directed product is compatible with vapes, topicals, edibles, beverages
  • Packaging contains orifice reducer or stopper to properly contain ingredients remove prior to use if necessary and replace to store any leftovers.
  • Follow related operating procedures or formulation instructions when mixing ingredients.
  • Best used within 12 months of purchase.

Storage conditions

  • Store products in a cool dry place between 0˚ and 25˚ C degrees
  • Do not expose to direct light or heat prior to use

Trouble Shooting

Caution

  • Do not use if safety seal is broken
  • Product intended for use at low concentrations, not to exceed 10%
  • Read the warning labels on the product and consult the product safety datasheet for more information on the occupational health and safety consideration flowscientific.ca/safety