How to vape CBD oil: A step-by-step guide
How to Vape CBD Oil: A Step-by-Step Guide
Are you an experienced vaper and want to know if there are any differences to vaping CBD when compared to regular e-juices? Or maybe you’re completely new to vaping and would like to try CBD vaping?
Whichever the case, we’ve constructed a quick guide to get you vaping CBD today.
When it comes to vaping CBD, you only need two things:
- Vape Device
- CBD juice/liquid
How to vape CBD summarized into one statement would go:
Fill your vape device with CBD liquid, take a few inhalations and wait 5 minutes to feel the effects.
It’s really that simple.
Continue reading and we’re going to go over a detailed, step-by-step process on how vape CBD.
We have great news for you: it’s not as complicated as you may think.
CBD Vape Equipment
First things first, you’re going to need the proper equipment. You’re going to need a device to vape your juice or liquid.
When it comes to vaping devices, there are a few on the market.
We’ll go over just some of the more easy and popular options because going over every possible device is beyond the scope of this article.
These “pens” compose of a battery and a chamber near the tip that holds the liquid that you will be vaping. Here is a schematic of how a typical vape pen looks.
Pens are a great entry point because you would just need to fill the chamber with CBD liquid, press a button and inhale the vapor.
The best part is that there are no complicated settings or programming to get started.
You do need to occasionally change out the atomizer/coils in the liquid holding chamber because they do wear and gunk up over time.
If that sounds a bit complicated then we recommend visiting your local vape shop. They can help you maintain and repair your vape pen. We find most are very knowledgeable and helpful.
Making things even simpler are pod-style vape pens that come with “pods” pre-filled with liquid that you just replace when you run out. Koi makes a version of this type of device.
These products are essentially plug and play. Koi’s vape stik comes with a pen and pre-filled pods. Just press the button on the device and let it rip.
Once you run out of juice, replace the pod and you’re back to the races. No coils to maintain or messy tank re-filling.
Disposable Vape Pens
There are also one-time use pens that are disposable. This is an even more convenient option if you don’t want to deal with changing cartridges or buttons at all. These devices are usually draw-activated. This means that the device turns on when you inhale on the mouthpiece.
CBDfx has their version of this type of disposable CBD pen.
Now that we’ve gone over some of the types of vape pens, let’s move on to the big, boy of customizable vaping:
CBD Vape Mods and Tanks
These are more for experienced vapers that enjoy the customization and program settings to fine-tune their vaping experience.
You can adjust settings like wattage and temperature.
If you’re a vaping pro then you’re probably familiar with these types of devices, of which there are a few settings that we recommend when vaping CBD.
When using a mod, here are some suggested settings
- For Wattage: Please check with your tank/coil recommended setting. Generally, it’s lazer etched on the side of the coil or written on the box.
- For Temperature: Stay in the ranges of 180 - 220 degrees Celsius or 356 - 428 degrees Fahrenheit. (Make sure you configure your device to temperature mode)
Avoid temperature above 428 degrees Fahrenheit because at this temperature you will start to degrade the CBD. Anything less than 356 and you won’t reach the boiling point to activate it.
Work with different temperatures, as it will create different effects.
The tanks for these devices are filled with the CBD liquid. The coils or heating elements for these tanks also require regular maintenance for optimal performance.
Now that we’ve gone over a couple of options for vape equipment let’s get to the star of the show. The CBD Juice.
CBD Vape Juice
What’s is in CBD Vape Liquid?
Most CBD vape liquid is made from propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG) and CBD isolate. Those with familiar with vape juices know the the base of all e-liquids are made up of varying percentages of PG and VG.
CBD isolate is an extract of CBD. Often, it is 99%+ pure CBD and comes in the form of fine, white crystals.
When all three are mixed together, you get the final CBD vape liquid. Flavors are also typically added.
Having an assortment of flavors is what makes vaping so incredibly popular and enjoyable for most people.
One thing I would like to mention regarding CBD liquids. These are not oils. You occasionally see CBD vaping liquid misnamed as oils. They are not oils. If you do have a CBD oil, that is meant to be ingested and not vaped.
Remember CBD Vape juices are made primarily of PG and/or VG and not an oil of any kind.
You will often find CBD juices having varying amounts of CBD. It can be as low as 50 mg all the way up to 500 mg.
The one drawback with vaping CBD is that it is difficult to approximate how much CBD you are getting with each inhalation. Knowing how much liquid are inhaling with every puff is not something that is easily measured.
If you are new to vaping CBD, we recommend that you start with a low amount of CBD and work your way up till you become more experienced.
So you have the device and you have the liquid, let’s move on to how to actually vape your CBD.
How to Vape CBD
Vaping CBD can be broken down into these simple steps:
- Fill your pod/tank with CBD juice
- Wait 5 minutes so the coil/pod can absorb the juice.
- Fire up your vape device by inhaling or pressing a trigger button
**Remember to use the recommended settings listed above if you are using a mod**
- Inhale for 1-3 seconds
- Exhale vapor
- Wait up to 5 minutes for effects
CBD Juice is dripped into vape tank holding containers in order to be vaped. If you are using pre-filled pods or disposable pens you don’t have to worry about filling a tank with juice and skip that step.
Once you have taken your first few inhalations, we recommend you wait about 5 minutes to see if you feel any effects. Sometimes the effects are immediate since CBD is going directly into your bloodstream from your lungs.
If you are not feeling anything after 15 minutes, you can try a few more inhalations.
If you find that you need to take too many puffs in order to get your desired results, it may be time to use a juice that is higher in concentration.
Experienced vapers will find vaping CBD easy as they can easily tweak their mods to get the desired setting.
For noobies to the vaping game, there are many easy to use products on the market that can be used right out the box without any complicated hardware with fancy buttons and settings.
Whichever route you choose, vaping doesn’t have to be difficult. We hope this guide has provided some helpful hints to guide you on your CBD journey. Leave any comments if you have any other recommendations.