Terpenes are found in all kinds of plants, but they are particularly abundant in the cannabis plant. There are over 100 types of terpenes in cannabis, each with its own aroma and flavor profile. Terpenes have biological activity that can affect how you feel when you consume them. They give each variety its own distinct flavor profile, which is why different strains have different smells and tastes. When you smoke or vape your favorite strain, you inhale not only THC (the psychoactive ingredient) but also the myriad of terps inside the plant that contribute to its unique scent, taste and effect on your body.
But perhaps most importantly, terpenes are volatile organic compounds, meaning they easily evaporate at normal temperatures. They can affect your feelings in different ways, depending on the combination of terpenes present and their concentrations. Terpenes may even contribute to each person’s unique high by affecting how THC is metabolized by our bodies. So how does one go about preserving their terps especially as it relates to solventless concentrates like rosin and ice water hash? By keeping them cool.
Perhaps the simplest way consumers keep their solventless concentrates cool is by sticking it in a good ol’ fashion fridge. But not everyone has the luxury of being able to place their precious rosin in the fridge without the risk of maybe their roommates finding it, parents snooping through it or worse having it chucked out by accident. We’ve all been there in one way or another. Enter: 710 Lab’s Terpenes Cooler.
Easy on the eyes and compact enough for ANY space or situation, the 710 Labs Terp Cooler keeps all of your concentrates fresh with internal temperatures as low as 35 degrees Fahrenheit a battery life operating between 8-12+ hours. Need to take it on the road? No problem. It even comes with a car charger, wall plug, carrying case, making it the perfect on-the-go cooler for your terps.
So what it boils down to is this: some simply enjoy the taste and aroma of terpenes without feeling any of the effects from cannabinoids. Others may want a stronger effect from their cannabis without being overwhelmed by it. For these folks, terpenes can be used to enhance their experience with little risk of getting high or experiencing negative side effects like anxiety or paranoia, which is why some people place such an importance on preserving the complete profile as best they can. And the only true way to do that is by keeping it chill.