These terpenes are 100% pure, so they need to be handled with caution and should never be consumed without being mixed with the destined product (except for cold tastings, in which terpenes are used in their pure state).
Once diluted in the desired product and in the right proportion, terpenes are 100% safe and provide aromas and other benefits.
1ml terpenes = 40 drops (0.025ml per 1ml dropper drop), so 1 drop of terpenes represents around 0.25% approx. of 10ml of liquid base:
1 drop in10ml = 0.25%
2 drops in 10 ml = 0,50%
4 drops in 10ml = 1%
8 drops in 10ml = 2%
12 drops in 10ml = 3%
*It's recommended to test quantities starting at the lowest, as our terpenes have an easily intense aroma and flavor when used.
Check out our terpene guide to find out more about terpene uses and methods.
Liquid Vaping Bases (for creating e-liquids)
The recommende amount of terpenes and the most used in order to provide enough flavor to e-liquid bases is between 1 and 3% terpenes (you can use up to 4, although the most common is 2%)
For example, if you wanted to add 2% terpenes to 10ml e-liquid base, you only need to use 0.2ml terpenes, and for 100ml e-liquid base and 2% terpenes, you should add 2ml.
The recommended and most common amount of terpenes used to add enough flavor and aroma to dry extracts (dry hash or traditional hash), jelly, BHO (wax, shatter, live resin...) rosinor THC and CBD distillates is between 1 and 3% terpenes (you can use up to 4% maximum, although the norm is 2-3%).
For example, in order to add 3% terpenes to 10g cannabis concentrate such as clear, a type of distillate, you only need 0.3ml of terpenes.
We highly recommend testing the amount used, starting small - for example, use 1 drop for 3g, 1 for 2g, 1 for 1g, and then wait a few days to test them out and see which one is best for yoru specific taste depending on the proportions used.
It's important to properly mix your creation so that the results are even and balanced, and you should let it sit for at least 24/48h before consuming it so that the terpenes can be fully absorbed.
Another great way to add terpenes to extracts is to use Terps Spray.
Discover how to add terpenes to cannabis extracts and concentrates step by step with our guide:
Terpenes can also be used to increase and improve the aroma produced by hemp or cannabis flowers (buds). It's not recommended to add over 4% terpenes to flowers, and in some cases you may need to use even less as the flowers may already contain some of their own terpenes. An excess of terpenes can produce an intense aroma that may be too much and not pleasant at all.
The ideal way to use terpenes with flowers, buds and dry herbs is by using Terps Spray.
Discover everything you need to know about Terps Spray in our posts:
If there's a smaller amount to spray (from 1g to 10g), it might be cheaper to use a sheet of dryer paper with a couple of drops of terpenes, and place it in an airtight container alongside the dry flowers - after a few hours, they should smell much better.
We recommend storing flowers in airtight and/or vacuum sealed containers, as this allows terpenes to fully soak in to the flowers, providing a more even and balanced experience.
Edibles and Beverages
The correct proportion of our terpenes (cannabis aromas) recommended for food and beverages is a lot lower than that used in e-liquids and cannabis products.
The amount of terpenes always depends on the base of the food or beverage being made, as well as the process used.
We recommend using terpenes during the cold processes and when there are no pressure changes (for example, vacuum drying) as this stops possible evaporation and allows for them to fully dissolve and be absorbed into the food or beverage.
Some examples of proportions used in food and beverages are:
Ice cream: from 0.025 to 0.1ml for approx. 1kg depending on the desired intensity
Beer: from 0.01 to 0.05ml terpenes for approx. 1L of beer, depending on the type of beer, the point of the process in which terpenes are added, and the desired intensity.
Soda water: from 0.01 to 0.05ml for approx. 1L of water, depending on the desired intensity.
Oils: from 0.1 to 0.3ml terpenes per 1L of oil, approx., depending on the intensity of the oil and the desired aromatic intensity.
Honey: from 0.1 to 0.5ml of terpenes for 1 to 2kg of honey approx. depending on the intensity of the honey and the aromatic intensity desired.
Chocolate: from 0.25 to 1ml per approx. 1KG, depending on the type of chocolate and aromatic intensity desired.
*In most cases, letting terpenes sit for a while can help them settle better. For example, honey with terpenes has more flavor 24h after applying compared to freshly applied.
Our terpene profile packaging has safety valves, anti-leak technology and screw tops.
After using the product we recommend placing each element back to avoid possible terpene evaporation or contamination.
Terpenes are volatile compounds, their recommended storage is in a fridge (approx. 7 degrees C) to avoid evaporation when use.
The temperature at which terpenes are handled should never go over 60ºC to avoid evaporating the most volatile terpenes.
Keep terpenes in their original container at all times, as the material used (dark glass that doesn't allow UV rays through) is designed to better preserve thermo or photosensitive products. This protects them from changes in temperature, cross contamination etc (terpenes can act as a diluent and corrode materials such as plastic).
Cali Terpenes S.L. is registered as an exporting company with the FDA (Food and Drugs Association).
Cali Terpenes follows all European vaping guidelines.
If you need technical sheets or safety data on our terpenes, please get in touch with us.