Terpenes – they’re found in every plant that has a smell. Terpenes are the compounds that cause a lemon to smell like lemon and lavender to smell like lavender. There are different types of terpenes which have different names, such as linalool, most abundant in lavender, and limonene, most abundant in lemons. Cannabis produces some of the greatest variety of terpenes – with some plants smelling like citrus and others like pine trees, and others like gasoline.
How Terpenes Interact with Our Bodies
Terpenes have different places that they like to go in the body. For example, limonene likes to go to the gut as well as our dopamine receptors in the brain. Beta-caryophyllene, a terpene found in black pepper, has affinities to our vanilloid receptors and CB-2 receptors, which help us modulate inflammation during exercise and also help with temperature modulation. That being said, the terpenes have a unique function with the cannabis plant as they actually interact with cannabinoids when consumed by a human or mammal. Terpenes are like tugboats to the cannabinoids; they’ll take the cannabinoids to where the terpenes typically go.
Unfortunately, like cannabinoids, terpenes are not easily digested and they cannot effectively get into our system by eating them. The best way for terpenes to get into our bodies is via inhalation. Inhalation allows for the terpenes and cannabinoids to go through our olfactory system, cross the blood-brain barrier into our hypothalamus, and then they go straight to wherever they’re going into our bodies.
It’s difficult to notice the effects of terpenes when consuming a regular CBD oil product because they have to go through the digestive system. The digestive system is where the product is destroyed. What’s unique with the CBD oil created with the technology from Ojai Energetics is that the CBD gets into the bloodstream quickly and skips the entire digestive process.
How Ojai Energetics CBD Oil Works with Terpenes
An interesting fact about how Ojai Energetics CBD oil works with terpenes is that you can actually smell terpenes from anything after consuming our full-spectrum CBD oil and you can custom curate a strain or a mood on-demand for your desires at the moment. Because of Ojai Energetics patented encapsulation technology, the cannabinoids enter the bloodstream rapidly enough to allow for the inhaled terpenes to synch up with the cannabinoids. A regular fat-soluble formulation takes at least 30 minutes before the cannabinoids enter the blood. This enables you to essentially custom curate the mood you want to be in on-demand. This can only happen with the Ojai Energetics water-soluble technology because of its immediate absorption.
How to Combine Ojai Energetics CBD Oil and Essential Oils with Terpenes – Aromatherapy
Lavender – Linalool
If you take a couple of CBD drops from the Full Spectrum Elixir until it’s sweet like honey, and then you smell the lavender essential oil deeply right after the CBD consumption, the linalool gets into the bloodstream as well as the cannabinoids. The linalool in lavender has an affinity towards relaxation, so when you want to relax but you don’t want to feel sedated, you can smell the lavender essential oil or a lavender plant after taking the CBD oil from Ojai Energetics. This will essentially bump the relaxation feeling to the top of the list of what the endocannabinoid system is going to be doing with the CBD.
Peppermint – Menthol
Similar to the process above, take a CBD tincture of our full-spectrum CBD oil until it’s sweet like honey, then smell the peppermint essential oil. The menthol in the peppermint essential oil is very stimulating and will help direct the cannabinoids towards our adenosine receptors, which are the receptors that caffeine targets. CBD can enhance your energy state when consumption is in combination with peppermint essential oil.
You can use any plant terpenes to direct where cannabinoids are going and essentially custom curate moods on-demand, and that’s only possible with the immediate absorption technology the Ojai Energetics Full Spectrum Hemp Elixir provides.
You can play around with any essential oil and learn how they work with Ojai Energetics Elixirs for a personalized experience that you control with the different essential oils.
Will Kleidon on Terpenes and Ojai Energetics CBD Oil