Making your own vape juice opens up a whole new world of flavors, fun, and creativity. With terpenes to flavor your vape juice, the choice of tastes is endless! In this article, we’re going to take a look at the role of terpenes in preparing your vape juice and give you some ideas about mixing flavors for the sweetest vape you’ve ever tasted.
More Than Just a Liquefier
If you’ve been vaping cannabis concentrates for very long or you know others who do it, you likely know that you need to add something to the concentrate to turn it into a vape-friendly liquid—and that something is terpenes.
Terpenes in nature are the chemicals produced by plants that give them their taste and fragrance. You will probably recognize terpene flavor descriptions like lemon and pine in the terpene names limonene and pinene.
Extracting Terpenes From the Plant
Terpenes can be isolated for use in cleaning and cosmetic products (as well as for vaping) through several different extraction methods. The most common methods of extraction currently use a supercritical CO2 liquid or a solvent such as ethanol.
Once the terpenes are extracted and isolated, they can be added to other products or mixed together to produce specific flavors and flavor profiles. That is where our Pure line of terpenes comes in.
Enhancing Your Vape
More than just an agent to liquefy your cannabis concentrate, our Pure terpenes add flavors of their own and can even modify and enhance the effects of your cannabis through what is known as the entourage effect. With this effect, the specific terpenes used can change the way your brain receives and responds to cannabinoids such as THC and CBD in the concentrate and give you a Sativa- or Indica-like effect.
What Is the Difference Between Our Pure and Strain-Specific Terpenes?
At Vapeur Terp, we offer two lines of plant-derived terpenes: our Pure line and our Strain-Specific line. While both of these collections feature all-natural terpene flavor blends, there is one key difference, and that is the specific flavor profile that each liquid is aiming to replicate.
In our Pure line, each flavor is designed to mimic the flavor of a particular food—like pineapple or chocolate. In our Strain-Specific line, we have created terpene blends to match the profiles found in popular strains of cannabis, like Girl Scout Cookies or Blueberry Kush. With the idea of replicating the strain experience, these terpene blends have more complex flavors with overtones that could be piney, citrusy, sweet, or even diesel-like.
How to Make Vape Juice with Terpenes
Now that you understand what our terpenes are, how do you use our terpene flavor liquids to prepare your vape juice? As described in our useful guide, you’ll need a temperature-controlled hotplate, a cannabis terpene starter kit, your concentrate or extract, and a bottle of Pure or Strain-Specific terpenes.
In the glass vial, mix together your concentrate and terpenes at a ratio of 0.1 – 0.5 mL of terpenes for each 1 g of concentrate. 4 drops is about the same as 0.1 mL. Heat this mixture at a temperature lower than 150 degrees Fahrenheit until it melts together into a unified liquid. Take the vial off the hotplate with some heat-proof gloves, stir the mixture to complete the fusion process, and transfer it into your cartridge using the Luer lock syringe.
If you’re using our flavored e-liquids, winterizer, or dewaxer, the instructions are a little different. Please read through our guide and watch the videos to get a better idea of each process.
Now, let’s take a look at some creative ideas for mixing terpenes and flavors together for a dessert-like vaping experience!
Mix Together a Fruit Salad
Ok, let’s start with a healthy dessert… and that’s a fruit salad! With so many terpenes with fruit flavor profiles, you can sweeten your solution with one fruit, or mix a bunch of them together.
No matter how few or how many different fruit flavors you add to your blend, make sure to observe the ratio guidelines for total no higher than 0.6 mL per 1 g of concentrate. So that means that you could have 24 drops of blueberry OR 8 drops of strawberry plus 8 drops of blueberry plus 8 drops of grape to reach your total terpenes limit.
To get the creative terp juices flowing (pardon the pun), here are some themed fruit-salad ideas:
Tropical Citrus Delight
Classic Potluck Picnic
Whip Up a Chocolate Cake
If you’d like a sweet taste in your mouth without the calories, go for our cookie-themed terpenes flavor profiles. In this list, you’ll find everything from chocolate to cookie butter to satisfy that craving without stacking on the pounds.
Snack on Some Sugar
Finally, bubble gum and candy don’t have to rot your teeth. Relive carefree summers by trying a single or mixed terpenes flavor profile. The best part about these flavors is that they have been recreated from 100% plant-derived terpenes, so they’re much more natural than they taste!
Shop Pure Terpenes Flavor Profiles at Vapeur Terp
As you can see, there are so many terpenes flavor options to choose from and an infinite number of possible combinations. To get started with your kitchen experiments, browse our Pure Terpenes line and make sure to stock up on kits and accessories.
Contact us with your vaping questions and shop our delicious terpenes today!