Guide to Using CBD Oil in a Vape Pen

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guide to using CBD oil in a vape pen

Do you know how to use CBD oil in a vape pen? Vaping CBD is one of the most popular methods for using CBD. Not all types of CBD oil are made to be used in a vape pen or vaping device. This quick delivery method is popular because it is easy to use, discreet and emits no offensive odor – to name just a few reasons.

You may have gotten advice from a local vape shop, but were you given the right advice on how to use CBD oil in a vape pen? Sometimes it’s just easier to buy CBD vape cartridges and disposable CBD vape pens because those products are specifically formulated for vaping purposes and there’s no transferring of oil from one container to another. But, when you do choose to buy bottles of CBD oil to use in a vape pen, these are some things you should know.

Learn How Different Vaping Devices Work

Not all vaping devices are made the same. Some are rather high powered and require heavy batteries. This may heat the oil too much. Doing so may kill the cannabinoids within the vape liquid.

It is also important to know exactly how long your device should charge. Overcharging can be detrimental to the device’s performance.

Know what the vape device’s heating elements are made of. Some products contain metals that can chip or give off toxins that just aren’t good for you.

If the device is capable of using multiple types of liquid, including CBD oil, ask specifically how to use CBD oil in a vape pen, and the device you’re interested in purchasing.

man using a vape pen

Why is Vaping so Popular?

Vaping is one of the most popular ways to use CBD because it’s a fast delivery option and helps get CBD into your body faster. For some people, waiting for 30 minutes to an hour for other forms of CBD’s effect to be noticed just isn’t an option. There are times when symptoms can come on suddenly and waiting for something to “kick in” just isn’t going to work.

It’s a pocket-friendly option that can be used virtually anywhere. Since there is no offensive odor, no one knows that you’re using CBD oil in your vape pen unless you tell them.

How to Use CBD Oil in a Vape Pen

In this section of our guide we’ll explain how to use CBD oil in a vape pen so that you are doing so safely. As we mentioned already, know your device. Ask specific questions about each component of the device from the chamber to the atomizer and mouthpiece. The atomizer is also the heating element.

How CBD Oil Works Through the Vape Pen

CBD oil, even isolate, makes its way directly to the device’s coils for heating purposes. In a disposable vape pen or pre-filled cartridge, it is ideal to place the mouthpiece downward when the pen is not in use. This keeps the CBD oil away from the coil. Doing so helps prevent the disposable pen or cartridge from malfunctioning, leaking or exploding since the coil is kept dry.

If you are using a different type of device that is typically used for vaping tobacco e-liquid, you’ll need to know how to take the entire device apart for cleaning purposes and parts replacement purposes. These coils and other parts are only intended to be used for so long. Eventually you’ll have to replace parts – it’s inevitable.

CBD vaping liquid can contain flavorings that can leave residue on the coils. This may cause the coil to oxidize faster than it should. The oxidized metal nanoparticles become part of the vapor you’re inhaling. CBD that is not pure also leaves residue on the coils. For those that are using a 510 thread-style vape pen – proper storage and use are suggested. It is also suggested that you ask the retailer what the cartridge is made of. Ceramic cartridge components are ideal and pose little to no risk of metallic nanoparticles entering your body.

Tank Style Vaping

Next is tank style vaping. This is where you have a very heavy device that requires you to fill a tank with liquid. It is a must that you ensure that the CBD oil you’re putting in this tank is intended to be put into a vaping device. Tank style vaping is labor intensive since it involves filling/wrapping wicks with cotton, silica or nylon so the liquid is able to be absorbed into the coils. These also require regular maintenance and cleaning.

vape liquid tanks

For this reason, many CBD vape users prefer a disposable pen or pre-filled cartridge because you simply use them and toss the empties in the garbage when you’ve used it all.

Ensuring Use of Proper CBD Oil for Vaping Purposes

As we mentioned, it’s a good idea to make sure that the CBD oil you’ve purchased for your tank style vape device, or other refillable device is intended for this purpose. Special mixes are needed in these types of devices for safety and a good vaping experience.

Pens that already contain concentrates specifically for vaping are a more ideal option. This is because the liquid within that cartridge is made to be vaped. It contains a specific amount of CBD that the manufacturer measures. This helps you achieve a more accurate dose. Most disposable or pre-filled cartridge options contain 1-2 mL of liquid.

Why Flavoring Method Matters

You probably don’t think twice about the flavoring used in your CBD vaping liquid. But, it matters. Some flavorings aren’t derived from natural sources or have the potential for leaving behind residue. Flavorings from plant-based terpenes are a safer option.

Closing Thoughts

We hope that this guide will help you understand how to use CBD oil in a vape pen. Not all CBD oils are created for vaping and not all devices are ideal for CBD oil. Ask as many questions as necessary if you are purchasing from a vape shop. You should also ask questions if you are purchasing your CBD vape or vape liquid from a CBD manufacturer, dispensary or recreational cannabis retailer.

Canna Trading’s vape products use CCELL technology. These include ceramic heating components that don’t shed nanoparticles of metal into your body and inhaled vapor.

CBD pre-filled vape cartridge

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