If you’ve used terpenes, you no doubt know the difference between the different types available on the market: Botanical, Cannabis and Synthetic. If not, and you’re still exploring the world of terpenes, be sure to check out our blog post breaking down the commercially available types of terpenes.
Here at Extract Consultants, we sell only natural, botanically-derived terpenes. So, why is that, and what are the benefits for you and your products? It comes down to 3 big C’s. Let’s start with one that you may not have considered before.
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Cannabis-derived terpenes are extracted from the cannabis plant itself. These terpenes mimic the flavors, aromas and effects of the exact plant from which they were extracted. However, the terpene profiles of the same strain can fluctuate greatly from flower to flower and harvest to harvest due to everything from genetics to growing conditions. The exact aromas and flavors extracted are a one-time experience.
Botanically-derived terpenes are extracted from a wide array of non-cannabis plants. Our advanced technology allows us to extract isolated terpenes and create blends with great precision. With the research and analysis done by the chemists and sensory experts in our lab, we can create terpene blends that are chemically identical to the flavors and aromas of popular strains. We can also create custom blends never before experienced. Most importantly, with botanical terpenes you can count on consistent formulas and results time after time.
Another important factor in the decision to produce and purchase botanically-derived terpenes is cost. To begin with, cannabis is already a pricey crop. It makes much more economic sense to derive the isolated terpene linalool, for instance, from a field of lavender than it does to derive the same linalool from a field of cannabis. The terpene yield from the lavender will also be much larger, allowing for greater economies of scale.
On top of the cost of growing cannabis, the process of extracting cannabis terpenes is more complex and thus exponentially more expensive. All in all, botanical terpenes are truly the better proposition for cost and scalability.
If you are creating products in the cannabis, hemp or CBD space, you are very aware of the ever-changing patchwork of state specific regulations and federal laws. The good news is that if you want to use terpenes in your products, botanical terpenes are extracted from non-cannabis plants, and are 100% legal. Botanical terpenes contain no active cannabinoids like THC or CBD, face no interstate commerce restrictions, and can be exported to most countries. One of the many challenges our customers face when building brands that exist in multiple states is meeting each state’s individual compliance standards. Choosing pure, botanical terpenes over cannabis-derived terpenes takes away the legal worries as your products market grows.
High quality botanical terpenes offer a safe, cost effective, consistent and customizable way to add the flavors, aromas and effects of terpenes in the products you sell.
Wondering which botanically-derived terpenes and blends may be right for your product? One of our experts will be more than happy to assist or answer any questions you may have. Whether you are looking for the highest quality isolated terpenes, blends of rare and popular strains, or custom solutions, Extract Consultants is here to help.