Why Terpenes are the best Ingredients of Hey Hemp Co

Who would resist to the relaxing scent of the Lavender? How about the fresh and citrusy scent of the lemons and oranges? The breezy refreshing scent of the pines? Yes, the effects are intentional, it’s not just the fragrance alone. Behind these aromas are combinations of what we call the Terpenes.

What are Terpenes? 

Terpenes are highly aromatic compounds that determine the distinct smell of most of the plants and some animals. It creates various role on the plants such as it protects the plants from pests - such as insects or animals, attracts pollinators, and gets rid of infectious germs. 

How it became beneficial to humans? 

Due to the vibrant smell of the terpenes, it has been used in the form of essential oils and perfumes. Ingested or inhaled, it may affect a person’s mood and stress levels plus a lot more benefits to offer. 

It has been said that a cannabis plant consists of a lot of terpenes on it, more than most of the plants, and it’s often compared to cannabinoids - which also may affect mood and stress levels alone or in combination with the terpenes.


Cannabinoids are chemical compounds in cannabis - if you heard CBD and THC, those are enumerated as the well known one. 

THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol) activates endocannabinoid receptors in our body, high concentration in some of the CBD oil and marijuana gives the “high” factor. 

CBD has no high factor, but it was known to have side effects when taken. 

In Hey Hemp, it does not contain substances that has the “high” factor - it’s the terpenes alone that acts on the endocannabinoid system the similar way as the cannabinoids.

In fact, this is one of the best components that Hey Hemp Co is very proud of.


Hey Hemp contains a number of significant terpenes that has plenty of benefits - from relaxing or relief to uplifting mood and energy:


  • The most relaxing and calming Terpene.
  • Distinct smell: Floral Aroma
  • Also found in Lavender.
  • Potential Therapeutic Benefits:Treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain.


  • The most common Terpene known for its calming effects.
  • Distinct smell: fresh, piney, floral, herbaeceous, and even a little citrusy.
  • Also found in Hops and Ripe Mango.
  • Potential Therapeutic Benefits: Myrcene has powerful antibiotic, antimutagenic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and sedative effects.


  • Unique terpene for uplifting mood and increase alertness.
  • Distinct smell: Fresh, Citrusy scent
  • Also found in Lemons and Oranges
  • Potential Therapeutic Benefits: stress relief, treatment from anxiety, depression, inflammation, pain, and cancer


  • It is believed to have uplifting effects. 
  • Distinct smell: piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little citrusy.
  • Also found in Lilacs, Nutmeg, and Cumin.
  • Potential Therapeutic Benefits: Believed to have antibacterial and antifungal qualities. 


  • Naturally occurring Monoterpene alcohol found in flowers and possess various healing properties
  • Distinct smell: pleasant but subtle lilac or lime aroma
  • Also found in Muscat grapes, oregano, rosemary and in lemon peel oil
  • Potential Therapeutic Benefits: antioxidant, cardiovascular and the antihypertensive effects


  • The only terpene known to act on the endocannabinoid system, which regulates a variety of physiological processes.
  • Distinct smell: Citrus, Spice, Pepper, Earthy.
  • Also found in Black Pepper
  • Potential Therapeutic Benefits: It could help to relieve pain and anxiety, treat seizures, and reduce cholesterol.


  • Terpene known to have relaxing and antimicrobial properties
  • Distinct smell: Sweet, Rosy Aroma
  • Also found in Rose, Lemongrass, and Geranium
  • Potential Therapeutic Benefits: Known to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-oxidant properties.


  • Terpene known to have relaxing and antimicrobial properties
  • Distinct smell: Floral or woody aroma
  • Also found in Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender and Tea tree
  • Potential Therapeutic Benefits: antifungal, sedative, anticancer, antibacterial, and anti-anxiety properties.


  • Most common terpene in the natural world; allows you to 'breathe'
  • Distinct smell: Fresh, bright scent, just like in pines
  • Also found in Pine needles, rosemary, basil
  • Potential Therapeutic Benefits: alertness, memory retention, allows more air into lungs.

It's evident that Terpenes do have a vital role for plants' survival, and why the Hey Hemp is not just for salads. Always live the moment with Hey Hemp Co!