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What are Terpenes?

What are Terpenes?

Posted by Smoke Arsenal on Jun 3rd 2022

Feels like everyone has only been talking about terpenes in cannabis world. If you are new to this term, like a lot of us, then let’s try to know them a little better.

The floral scent you get when you smell a flower, or a tangy zest when you squeeze a freshly cut lemon, those are terpenes. Terpenes are what gives most plant and fruit their scent or taste. But terpenes are not just that, if used properly they have a lot of potential.

Essential Oils vs Terpenes

If you’ve used an essential oil then you have almost used terpenes. Essential oils are extracted from different plants and contain several different terpenes. For example, Pine essential Oil has earthy scent to it, which contains the terpenes – alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, and terpinolene. Due to advancement in technology we can now refine essential oils further – which gives us the most concentrated form of essential oil known as terpenes.


Different terpenes interacts with us differently. It’s as simple as associating a certain smell with particular memories and how it makes you feel. Receptors in the brain are effectively influenced by the terpenes. Depending on the terpene, it can have various effects. Like I mentioned before, if terpenes used properly can be very beneficial to the body. Some Terpenes can help enhancing your mood, some are anti-inflammatory or some helps to focus.

Different kind of terpenes

Myrcene – It’s the best terpene when it comes to mixing it with other terpenes. It not only has anti-inflammatory, pain relief and analgesic properties on its own but it can also help in boosting the effectiveness of other terpenes. It has a musky with an undertone of fruity aroma. You can find Myrcene in these Sapor Terpenes – Orange Cookies, Mimosa, Banana Kush, Super Lemon haze, Strawnana, Wedding cake and OG Kush.

Linalool – It’s mostly associated with the scent of lavender and has variety of potency that acts as an anti-depressant, helps to relax and provides with anti-anxiety benefits. It means that it will help relaxing both your body and mind. You can find Linalool in these Sapor Terpenes – OG Kush & Zkittles.

Limonene – It is often found in oranges, grapefruit and lemons. Limonene helps in alleviating anxiety attacks while also helps in improving the overall mood. It also possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. You can find Limonene in these Sapor terpenes – Orange Cookies, Zkittles, Limoncello, Banana Kush, Super Lemon Haze, Strawnana, wedding cake and OG Kush.

Pinene – As the name suggests pinene is found in pine trees and has really sharp smell. There are two different kinds of pinene alpha and beta pinene. They are extremely potent anti-inflammatory compounds and that’s the reason why they are often used to reduce arthritis symptoms. You can find Pinene in these Sapor terpenes – OG Kush, Wedding Cake, Orange Cookies, Zkittles, Banana Kush, Limoncello and Strawnana.

Caryophyllene – Caryophyllene has a strong spicy aroma to it and is mostly found in cloves, black pepper, oregano and rosemary. This terpene has anti-pain analgesic benefits and is potent in anti-anxiety effects. You can find Caryophyllene in these Sapor terpenes – Orange Cookies, Mimosa, Zkittles, Banana Kush, Limoncello, Super Lemon haze, Strawnana, Wedding Cake and OG Kush.

How to use terpenes in different ways?

Pipe Water

If you want to make your smoking experience full of flavor then we recommend you add few drops of terpenes to your bongs or water pipes. Make sure you don’t add a lot of it to your glassware as it can contaminate your glass. For the best experience we recommend our Formula 420 Cleaner, for you to enjoy your terpenes to its full effect.


A lot of bartenders have now started using terpenes in their famous cocktails. It helps in adding the flavor to their cocktails.


People have been using aromatherapy to heal body and mind for centuries. You can add terpenes to your candles or in an oil diffuser, to enjoy the beautiful scent in your space. Different terpenes can be used depending on what you are in a mood of. It can help you focus, relax or even lift your mood up.


Add flavor to your legal concentrates by adding few drops of terpenes to your dab rigs. Keep your rigs clean by using Formula 420 Cleaner.

Massage Oil

Massage can help you relax and eases all the built up tension in your muscles. Add drops of your favorite terpenes to your massage oil, which will enhance your whole experience. I personally love massages and adding terpene to your oil base can do wonders.

Baking and Cooking

Baking can be fun if you add few drops of terpenes to give it some exciting sweetness.

These were the few ways to use your favorite terpenes. If you have some tricks up your sleeves to use terpenes in an exciting way, do let us know in the comment section.

Also, don’t forget to try our very new Sapor Terpenes.