Terpenes are NOT intended to be used at full potency. All food-grade terpenes should be diluted before they’re added to any type of cannabinoid-rich product — whether smokable, edible, or topical. It’s actually dangerous to let some pure terpenes come into contact with bare skin. It’s important to use appropriate skin and eye protection, and to use terpenes in a well-ventilated area.
Terpenes can be added to aromatherapy blends, diffusers, lotions, edibles, tinctures, cocktails, homemade cleaners, bug repellents, and plant extracts; generally, use as one would use an essential oil.
Much like essential oils and many non-Western herbal medicines, terpenes are recommended in small doses over long periods of time. They’re about cumulative benefits, not quick fixes.
Always consult the SDS (Safety Data Sheets) before using and working with any terpenes. SDS contain all the information one needs to know including personal protective equipment, hazardous and preventive statements, etc.