Heart of the Flower – Cannabis Concentrates

Heart of the Flower – Cannabis Concentrates

Cannabis concentrates - heart of the flower INSAUNDERSTANDING CANNABIS CONCENTRATES

We make Insa concentrates by extracting what we call the “heart of the flower,” removing the impurities and leaving behind the pure cannabinoids and terpenes. Those two components are responsible for pretty much all the flavor and effects of cannabis. While you may initially enjoy a concentrate for its taste, you soon will be met with its powerful, clean, calming, energizing, or euphoric effects. There are a ton of ways to enjoy concentrates. You can add them to a joint or sprinkle them on a bowl, but perhaps the most common way is dabbing. With several types of concentrates available, which ones might tempt you? 

A concentrate is made by condensing cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, and getting rid of the plant material. Along with being up to three times as potent, concentrates have a more intense, clean flavor. 


The first way is to add concentrates to flower. Kief, the sifted trichome heads of cannabis that have a high concentration of THC, is the easiest to use with flower. Put it inside a joint or on top of a bowl. When using a wax, shatter, or batter in a bowl, try to make a flower-concentrate lasagna! A layer of flower, then a layer of concentrate, and finally a small layer of flower on the top. Another way people use concentrates is with a vaporizer. Wax is the best type of concentrate for use with electronic vaporizers. With these, you load the product and it heats with an atomizer. Insa has a few varieties to choose from. The most popular way to use concentrates is by dabbing. No, I’m not talking about the dance move. Dabbing is a form of vaporizing. If you want to try dabbing, you need a specialized pipe and a torch. They range in all shapes and sizes, but they all should have a bucket or banger, and a carb cap. 

  1. KIEF

    • Kief is a natural fuzzy coating of the bud that’s sifted and collected. Insa is one of a few places that offer cultivar-specific kief so that you can get precise effects and flavors from this versatile concentrate. Top off any bowl or joint with Kief to make a more potent experience.

    • It’s like batter but better. Not helpful? Ok. Batter gets its name because its consistency can range from cookie dough batter to brownie batter. This form of concentrate has taken off in popularity recently as it is immensely flavorful. You’re going to want a dab rig to enjoy this properly. As we like to say, “better dab batter.” It makes us laugh. We’re odd, and we’re ok with that.

    • Live Sugar & Live Budder resin is so notorious it actually has aliases (aka Live Resin). Live Sugar (aka Live Resin) is the gold standard, crème de la crème, pinnacle, and whatever other superlative you want to throw at it. If you want the best concentrate out there, ask for Insa Live Sugar (aka Resin). We take the plant, harvest it, and within 24 hours, it’s frozen to -65 degrees or lower. Our unique process ensures we get more of the good stuff like the plant’s coveted trichomes (the dusty part on the bud). Only use a dab rig for this to get the most out of the experience. When it comes to Live Sugar (aka Live Resin), a little dab’ll do ya.
  4. WAX

    • This is where most people start. Cleverly named “wax” for its candle wax-like consistency, it’s versatile, easy to handle, and you don’t always need specialty tools to enjoy it (though they can be fun — looking at you Nectar Collector). Yum.

    • Don’t let its looks fool you. Crumble may look like something your grandma would serve with decaf for dessert, but it’s a concentrate that sits somewhere between a wax and a shatter. It doesn’t have the same shine, but it packs all of its amazing potency.
  6. SUGAR

    • With a name like sugar, you know it’s going to be good. If you like a flavorful concentrate that’s easy on the eyes, this one’s for you. It’s easy to use, too: just throw it in your dab rig or vaporizer, or mix it with your flower. Its characteristic sparkle comes from the way the cannabinoids and terpenes crystallize as they bind. We don’t recommend it to help the medicine go down (sorry, Mary Poppins), but it can help with pretty much anything else.
  7. SAUCE

    • Sauce, also known as terp sauce, is a highly concentrated cannabis extract that has a thick, liquid-like consistency. It is made by separating cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant using a solvent-based extraction method, and the resulting concentrate has a high terpene content. Sauce is known for its intense flavor and aroma and is often used for dabbing or adding to other cannabis products.



Understanding cannabis concentrates opens up a world of possibilities for enhanced flavor and potent effects. Whether you choose to add kief to your rolls, indulge in the smoothness of batter, or experience the pinnacle of quality with live resin, concentrates offer a diverse range of options to suit your preferences. From wax to crumble, sugar to sauce, each concentrate has its unique characteristics and can be enjoyed in various ways. As you explore the world of concentrates, remember to savor the clean flavors and appreciate the concentrated power of the “heart of the flower.” So go ahead, dive into the world of concentrates and discover the enticing temptations that await you