To Put it Simply - Terpenes should account for 5% - 30% of your full spectrum oil formulation depending on the application. Topical's and Health-and-Beauty products should be towards the top end (i.e. > 20%); Direct consumables towards the lower end (i.e. 5% - 20%).
Everything is personal preference, so our suggestions are just that, and you should feel free to experiment. We also don't personally use or endorse the use of carrier oils like MCT oil; we strictly recommend Extract + Terpenes, period. For many (especially those brand new to this) that kind of product may be to strong in flavor and effect, and instead may wish to use a carrier like MCT oil, or VG/PG blends to further dilute their finished product in order to have a longer shelf life or to produce a product with a specific viscosity. We don't endorse it, but for many that is a more suitable product and therefore something to consider. To be perfectly clear, a carrier oil is not necessary to liquify an extract; terpenes will do this very effectively on their own.
Continue reading for detailed instructions.
*For the perfect vape liquid consistency, for use in vape aroma therapy cartridges, add 0.18 ml of your chosen terpene solution for every 1 gram of extract you wish to dilute, and for the perfect dab consistency add 0.11 ml of your chosen terpene solution for every 1 gram of extract you wish to dilute. This is the maximum ratio of terpene solution to extract we recommend you use for both consistency cases, you may always use less. You may also use more. This is a good starting place.
Use the equations below to easily calculate how much terpene solution you should use for the amount of extract you wish to dilute. Simply plug in the amount of extract (in grams) you'll be diluting for "(Grams of Extract)."
Vape Liquid Consistency Equation: (Grams of Extract) ÷ 0.85 = Total weight (Grams of Extract + Grams of Terpene Solution)
You can subtract the "Grams of Extract" from the "Total Weight" to yield "Grams of Terpene Solution" required. View the example at the bottom for a walkthrough.
Dab Consistency Equation: (Grams of Extract) ÷ 0.9 = Total Weight (Grams of Extract + Grams of Terpene Solution)
**Terpenes are flammable! Exercise caution when handling and near ignition source. Terpenes are volatile and will evaporate, so be sure to store in a closed container and in a cool dark place.
Pick from two mixing options: "A" & "B". Option "A" is quicker, but requires heat and precision. Option B is slower, requiring 48 hours for the concentrate to synthesize with the terps, but is also pretty fool proof.
A) In appropriate glass vial, test tube, beaker, or mixing container:
- Combine extract with desired amount of terpene solution
- Apply slight heat to encourage melting of your extract and easier mixing. Do not boil or burn for best results. Do not expose mixture to open flame.
- Agitate with a glass rod or dabber until desired consistency is achieved
B) In an air-tight container (preferably a glass test tube with a glass, rubber, or plastic stopper):
- Combine extract with desired amount of terpene solution such that the two are in contact
- Seal the container so that it is air tight and set in a dark place
- Allow the mixture to homogenize at room temperature for 24-48 hours
- Stir or agitate if necessary until desired consistency is achieved (usually in 48 hours)
Depending on your desired application, your end product consistency should be perfect for dabbing or using in your favorite aroma therapy vaporizer, edible, topical or a variety of health-and-beauty products.
Example Vape Liquid Equation:
*I have 10 grams of extract I wish to dilute, and turn into a vapable solution. 10 grams ÷ 0.85 = 11.77 grams, Subtracting my "Grams of Extract" from my "Total Weight," 11.77 grams - 10 grams = 1.77 grams (ml) of Terpene Solution. So I would need to add 1.77 ml of Terpene solution to liquify 10 grams of extract.
Example Dab Consistency Equation:
*I have 10 grams of extract I wish to dilute, in order to create a dab consistency (similar to honey). 10 grams ÷ 0.9 = 11.111 grams, Subtracting my "Grams of Extract" from my "Total Weight," 11.111 grams - 10 grams = 1.111 grams of Terpene Solution. So I would need to add 1.111 grams of Terpene solution to 10 grams of extract to create a thick honey like dab consistency.
Due to the ambiguity and variety of the potential physical state of your extract, it is recommended that you start with the suggested mixing ratios and adjust the amount of terpene solution required as you see fit. If you are utilizing a very solid (glass like stability) extract, you will potentially require a greater quantity of terpene solution to create a satisfactory vape or dab solution. In contrast, if you are utilizing a very malleable (greasy taffy like stability) extract, or even a liquid live resin or distillate, you will potentially require a lesser quantity of terpene solution to create a satisfactory vape or dab solution.
If you find your final mixture to be overpowering in flavor or effect you may wish to supplement your solution with a "plain" liquifying solution alongside the terpene solution. As a collective this is not our preference; we prefer to utilize only extract and terpene solution, but this is personal preference.
It is up to you to determine your ideal ratios. As a hint I suggest testing a chosen terpene quantity with 1 gram of extract until you find the ideal ratio, and the suggested ratio is a great place to start. Additionally, you can always add more terpene solution, you cannot so easily remove or add less. An overabundance of terpene solution will be overpowering, resulting in a dissatisfactory flavor and experience. Less is more. Finally, the cleaner (less impurities) your starting extract, the better the vapor experience you will be able to achieve.
Disclaimer: All Products contain less than 0.3% THC and are legal. Our terpene profiles are 100% terpenes and have 0 cannabinoids.
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