EXTRACTS, FLOWERS, AND ISOLATES
Due to the higher temperatures which accompany smoking isolates (when dabbing, nails can exceed 400F), a smaller amount of terpenes are necessary. Start with 1 drop per 1 gram of isolate (.02g/1g → 2%), and using a sanitary utensil, mix. Keep mixing one drop at a time until preferred taste and effect are achieved.
This ratio will carry through in scaling so we suggest doing R&D with 1g at a time until your preferred ratios are found.
SHATTER, WAX, ROSIN, ETC.
The ratios used in these products will be identical to blending isolates with Terpene Warehouse products. However, due to the waxy consistency, the wax may have to be heated slightly to make it malleable and ensure proper mixing.
FLOWERS / BUDS
Using the same ratio as the previous products (start at 2%), spray buds using a pump sprayer (glass or an approved HDPE plastic sprayer to prevent deterioration of the vessel). Evenly spray the plant material without saturating and gently toss in an enclosed container, leave to cure.
TOPICALS AND EDIBLES
LOTIONS, COSMETICS, SCRATCH AND SNIFF STICKERS
Due to the variances in every individual’s skin, it is best to formulate with caution for topicals and cosmetics. Most cosmetic products will not add more than 2.5% of essential oils, due to phototoxicity and sensitization of the skin. Terpenes are the concentrated constituents of these essential oils so it is best to follow the same standards.
Example: 1 ounce of lotion (28 grams) at 2% terpene profile → add .56 grams of terpenes to the 27.44g lotion base
SPARKLING WATER, CHAMPAGNE, BEVERAGES, ETC.
Also drawing from standards in other industries, Terpene Warehouse does not suggest adding more than 1% terpenes for any ingestible product, especially beverages.
Example: 12oz (355mL) Lemon-Lime Soda, add NO MORE than 3.55mL of Super Silver Haze (or whichever strain you’d like). Ideally, the range of .25%-75% is where the flavor and effects become noticeable without being unpleasant.
Terpene Warehouse does not sell anyproducts containing cannabinoids. Check with your state and local laws for the legality of making these products. Care should be taken to ensure safety at all times. Please wear gloves and eye protection and have proper ventilation. Our products are extremely concentrated. Review our Safety Data Sheets for more information.
Terpene Warehouse strain profiles are potent flavor and fragrance products which can be infused into countless products to enhance their flavor, smell, effects, and overall experience.
Below we will provide instructions for some of the more popular product infusions we have come across. However, these are only suggestions based on personal and customer feedback; a little R&D can go a long way when it comes to crafting a preferred product.
1 drop with our glass dropper is approximately 0.02 grams. Higher amounts should be weighed on a quality scale for accuracy.
When it comes to formulating cartridges a few variables should be considered: Battery strength, cartridge materials, and quality/extraction methods of the material you wish to blend.
Battery Strength: A battery’s electrical output will dictate how hot the wick material gets while being used. A battery which burns at 10Watts will produce more heat, thus degrading and vaping off more terpenes per hit than a battery which only operates at 6Watts.
Cartridge Materials: Glass or Plastic?
If the cartridge you wish to use is made of plastic: keep terpene concentrations lower than 5% of the total (.05g terpenes/g total). In higher concentrations, the terpenes can cause the plastic to deteriorate; which causes the material to have poor taste.
However, glass cartridges (ideally with a stainless steel or ceramic central pole) do not run the risk of chemical corrosion. Therefore, terpenes can be added anywhere from 6-12% (you can always go higher, but in our testing, we found anymore was overpowering).
Winterized Products: Distillate
Distilled extracts are the ideal starting material for formulating cartridges because they are stripped of their inherent terpene profiles (which get degraded during processing). Meaning, they are a consistently blank canvas to begin crafting from, while offering top of the line potency. Depending on your preference and hardware, anywhere from 6-15% of the total will provide a smooth, robust flavor which isn’t overly harsh.
Cartridges and color change – distillate will naturally oxidize and certain terpenes may affect the color.
Non-Winterized Products: Rosin, Budder, Shatter, crumble, etc.
While formulating with non-winterized extracts offers another level of variability, due to the unique terpene profile each plant possess (even if they are of the same strain, no two plants are identical). The flavors which can be created by enhancing the inherent terpene profile of the starting material with Terpene Warehouse strain profiles are reminiscent of fresh buds. Due to the presence of terpenes which were not removed by the refining and distillation processes, add about 4-8% of Terpene Warehouse strain profiles to your total
Blending your product with terpenes
- In this scenario start With 1 gram Material and aim for a 5% cut (scale up as needed, the ratios will be the same)
- Heat using a magnetic stirrer/ hot plate. Up to 110*F (42*C) but no higher than 120*F (50*C) (any warmer, certain terpenes will degrade rapidly)
- When Material begins to liquefy, add your materials as you see fit based on your R&D. (EG: 25% cut with 8% Flavor: 17% diluent (.23g), 8% Flavor (.107g)
- If using a diluent, preferably add that first with the heat on and allow the diluent and starting material to mix until homogeneous
- Turn off heat and allow mixture to cool below 110*F (40*C). Once cool, add the terpene profile or isolates of your choosing. Keep mixing with a magnetic stir bar. If solution will not start spinning, use a metal spatula and hand mix until the solution is spinning freely. Allow spinning until complete, at room temperature.
- Ensure homogeneity and internal quality standards. Ready to load!