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More terpenes from food and essential oils?

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by daoist, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. daoist

    daoist Member

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    I am pretty sure it is possible to get more terpenes from food while vaping ganja.
    So i was wondering what kind of experiences you all have with this.

    I know Mango has Myrcene in it. sometime i take mango juice and get heavier body stone.
    but sometimes the body stone can be to overwhelming, so than i rather try different terpenes such as limonene.

    I was wondering if anyone has natural food/oil sources that i can use during vaping that is not expensive.
    Maybe something like little squeeze bottle of lime juice with lime oil. for example this:


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    I know you can buy isolated terpenes but it is really expensive, and basicly it is essential oil, which you should not inhale or you drop dead apparently. So i rather not use that.

    Let me hear your experiences. I actually really need the limonene terpene for mood elevating reasons.
     
  2. Accept

    Accept Well-Known Member

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    Found this source for limonene researching its use as a solvent in extractions. Distilled from cold-pressed orange oil. Haven't consumed it directly, but you can probably find recipes online.
     
  3. CastIronHits

    CastIronHits Slightly Crispy

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    I'm a herbal distiller and this is basically what I do, incorporate aromatics into peoples life. Aromatherapy is based around the same aromatic compounds we seek in cannabis. Terpenes, flavinoids, etc are the original language of plants and there are lots of ways to get in on the conversation from simply finding a good spot in nature to vape (trees release millions of tons of aromatic compounds) to defusing a favorite essential oil in your home while vaping.

    I'm a big fan of hydrosols which are the aquious portion of distillation. Hydrosols contain all the water-soluble aromatic compounds as well as natural esters, acids, etc. A quick spray and a deep breath can be quite the experience. I use them to chase my dabs.

    As you mentioned you can also eat foods with pronounced flavors to receive their benefit, however, this is a different metabolic pathway which will change the overall effect since the compounds will be degraded by digestion, etc.

    Also, as @Accept says there are tons of different extraction techniques will have a huge effect on the overall chemistry of the product. Distillation (steam, hydro, dry, vacuum, fractional), expression (cold pressing, etc), extraction (solvents), etc.
     
  4. daoist

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    Thanks for the answer. I have some cheap essential oils here, but they smell really fresh.
    they are mint, eucalyptus and i think rosemary.

    Can those be ingested with water? or fruit juice or something?

    I hear that some oils cannot be ingested while others can.
    I am not sure how to distinct the quality from the crap.

    I had some oils that were real chemical. i used it to let the room smell nice but it smelled chemical so i threw it away. Now i have some oils that are actually having the real smell but they were only 2euro for a 10ml bottle. so can that be any good?
     
  5. CastIronHits

    CastIronHits Slightly Crispy

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    I would highly advise against consuming essential oils as they are all varying degrees of caustic. Doterra just made that up so people would use essential oils faster.

    As for quality, I grow and process my own and only buy from people that grow and process their own. There is zero oversight on the industry so contamination (lead, mercury, solvent residue), misidentification (wrong plant), adulteration (mixing batches, species, adding a synthetic note, etc.), exploitive business practices (using third world labor), etc are all VERY common, unfortunately. How its grown, harvested, processed, and post processing and storage are all incredibly important.
     
  6. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

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    https://www.thehippyhomemaker.com/the-case-for-ingestion-is-ingesting-essential-oils-safe/
     

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