Meet the Terps: Flavor Profiles of Strains

Botanically-derived terpenes (BDT for short) come from a wide variety of natural sources, including herbs, spices, and fruits. 

BDTs are extracted from their sources through steam distillation, a process that involves boiling the herbs or fruits and capturing the steam produced to isolate the terpenes. These terpenes are responsible for much of the flavor and aromas of your favorite foods, as well as your favorite vape flavors.  

We let the plants lead the way when adding BDTs to cannabis extracts. 


After harvest, we test the cannabis flower to determine its terpene profile. These results are used to guide which BDTs are added, to complement and expand the existing terpene profile and enhance its potency. The result is a product with a rich terpene profile based on natural cultivation results that creates an enhanced experience. 

The beauty of botanical terpenes is what they bring to your favorite cannabis products. 

Why add BDTs to cannabis? 

Firstly, the taste. The taste of cannabis is nearly as recognizable as the smell – but the herbaceous flavor of the plant isn’t pleasing to everyone. That’s where BDTs come in. Adding these aromatic, flavorful compounds to cannabis extracts create a variety of delicious and familiar flavors, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of the cannabis plant and the taste of your cannabis products. 

These little compounds can also have a measurable effect on your body. Thanks to the world of aromatherapy, the benefits of individual terpenes are well-studied. Understanding the biological effects of terpenes can help you better customize your cannabis experience. 

  • Fragrant Linalool. Perhaps the most well-known terpene thanks to the popularity of lavender, linalool is also present in high amounts in peaches. This terpene can help you relax, relieve stress, and sleep better. [1]
  • Bright Limonene. Limonene takes its name from lemons, where it is abundant. But it’s also present in other citrus fruits, like limes and oranges as well as herbs such as peppermint and rosemary. Limonene can reduce inflammation in the body, boost the immune system, and help reduce anxiety. [2]
  • Sweet Terpinolene. This lesser-known terpene is found in apples, the fruit of the fall, as well as herbs including sage and nutmeg. Terpinolene can help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation as well as promote restful sleep. [3] [4]
  • Savory Myrcene. Myrcene is the most abundant terpene in cannabis, but can also be found in blueberries, apricots, mangos, and bay leaves. This terpene can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote “couch-lock” (or a relaxed state of mind.)[5]

The presence of terpenes is important for the entourage effect, which is thought to create a more balanced cannabis experience. 


Adding terpenes to cannabis extracts creates more variety too. Each vape has an artfully selected line of BDTs that enhance the existing terpene profiles. 

How you customize your cannabis experience is up to you; whether you find a tried-and-true favorite, try every flavor once, or let seasonality guide your decision. Sip on strawberry lemonade by the pool, bring cosmic apple to the pumpkin patch, or bring a splash of sunshine to the winter with wild cherry. 

All in all, BDTs are a natural way to promote an enhanced cannabis experience, create delicious and familiar flavors, and create variety for plant lovers. 

Try an array of artfully crafted BDT flavors with a dispensary that carries Co2lors Vapes.


[1] An, Qi. Recent updates on bioactive properties of linalool. Food & Function 12, 10370-10389 (2021)

[2] Anandakumar, Pandi. D-limonene: A multifunctional compound with potent therapeutic effects. J Food Biology 45 (2020)

[3] Marcella Malavazi de Christo Scherer. Wound healing activity of terpinolene and α-phellandrene by attenuating inflammation and oxidative stress in vitro,Journal of Tissue Viability 28, 94-99 (2019)

[4] Ito, K., Ito, M. Sedative effects of vapor inhalation of the essential oil of Microtoena patchoulii and its related compounds. J Nat Med 65, 336–343 (2011).

[5] Surendran, S., Qassadi, F., Surendran, G., Lilley, D., & Heinrich, M. (2021). Myrcene—What Are the Potential Health Benefits of This Flavouring and Aroma Agent? Frontiers in Nutrition, 8, 699666.