Terpenes 101

by Dr. Dabber on November 21, 2019

What Are Terpenes and Where Do They Come From?

According to TrueTerpenes, terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds produced by a variety of plants. They are what give each flower, herb and fruit its own unique scent and flavor. Every day, everywhere you go, you encounter terpenes - they are not unique to cannabis. 

Terpenes are found naturally in almost every plant material including hemp. Terpenes, along with flavonoids, are responsible for the scent and taste of the hemp oil. In addition to contributing to flavor profiles, Leafly says terpenes may also play a key role in differentiating effects seen in various cannabis/hemp strains. For example, some terpenes might promote relaxation and stress-relief, while others potentially promote focus and acuity. During our distillation process, the raw hemp terpenes are removed, and replaced with our signature botanically derived terpene blend.

Terpenes are derived from many different natural resources. There are over 20,000 terpenes in nature and they are not unique to only one species of plant. The structure of terpenes are always the same no matter what plant they were isolated from.

Why Are Terpenes Found In Distillate Cartridges?


Since hemp is a commodity, each harvest/crop is different. Removing these raw compounds allows us to create a consistent and premium hemp distillate that is dependable, batch after batch. Our odorless and tasteless hemp distillate is then combined with our signature blend of botanically derived terpenes and flavonoids before being packaged to provide a more complete and flavorful experience when adding to your aromatherapy regimen.

Why Partner With TrueTerpenes?

TrueTerpenes is the industry leader when it comes to producing high-quality, botanically derived, food-grade and lab tested terpenes. Their team of skilled chemists and our product development department combined our creative minds and formulated our signature blends. These full-aroma terpene and flavonoid profiles produce a consistent and reproducible flavor for every batch of premium CBD distillate cartridges. We are excited for the future with this amazing partner!

Are the Terpenes Used in the Dr. Dabber CBD Distillates Derived From Cannabis?

No! The terpenes used in the Dr. Dabber CBD Distillate cartridges are extracted from many different natural plant sources.

What is the “Entourage Effect”?

The term “entourage effect” has become prevalent among the cannabis community to describe how terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids and other phytochemicals (chemicals made by plants) interact with each other. According to TrueTerpenes, terpenes interact synergistically to create what scientists refer to as an “entourage effect”. The entourage effect magnifies the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts. This is why many aromatherapy diffusers include multiple plant extracts to create the desired effects.

What Experience Can Be Expected From Each Blend?

Original: Our signature terpene blend featuring notes of citrus, candied fruit and sour seeded berries. Both satisfying and subtle, we believe this is the perfect aromatic blend.

Citrus: Awaken your senses with this citrus dominant blend. Hints of Florida orange blossoms and honeysuckle pair perfectly with a medley of citrus including grapefruit, lemons and lime.

Fresh: A refreshing and bright expression of everything green. Notes of pine, mint, cucumbers and fresh cut grass transport you straight into Summer. 

Robust: Bold tones of bourbon, violets, and Earth give this terpene blend a very complex and rich profile. This full-aroma cartridge was made for someone looking for a savory experience.