What is a Wax Vaporizer?

The Wax Vaporizer, often referred to as a CBD Wax Pen or Wax Vape Pen, has been designed to handle the thick consistencies of concentrates. A wax vaporizer allows you to take dabs or hits of concentrates very easily with no other equipment required, allowing you to dab on the go. Wax Vape Pens use a ceramic heating atomizer area to heat the concentrates into vapour for inhalation. They essentially vaporize your concentrates.

What can you use a Wax Vape Pen with?

You can use any concentrate with a wax vaporizer. Some examples are shatter, rosin, budder, crumble, hash and of course, wax. You can also use oils with some wax vape pens, particularly ones which allow you to change their cartridge like the Nectar Honeybee vape pen which uses an interchangeable and refillable 510 Cartridge.

What are Concentrates?

Concentrates contain all the cannabinoids and terpenes of cannabis flowers without the excess plant material. Concentrates contain a far greater proportion of terpenes and cannabinoids than raw cannabis flowers. Cannabinoids and terpenes are found throughout the cannabis plant in tiny structures called trichomes. These are responsible for all the aromas, flavours and effects that you experience with cannabis products. Concentrates are simply the condensed accumulation of trichomes. They are usually far stronger, more concentrated, than other forms of cannabis. 

How is a Wax Vaporizer different from other vaporizers?

The clue is in the name, a wax vaporizer allows you to vape wax (or other concentrates) through it, whereas other vaporizers may not be compatible with concentrates. If you are looking to vape any concentrates such as wax, shatter, crumble or isolate then you will either need a wax vaporizer, a 2-in-1 dry herb vaporizer compatible with dry herbs and wax, or a 510 wax cartridge which is compatible with any 510 thread battery also known as a 510 wax pen. 

Are Wax Vaporizers Legal?

Yes, wax vape pen are completely legal. According to the present UK law, it is legal to possess and use a wax vaporizer, however it is up to you what you use it with. Concentrates containing CBD and less than 0.2% THC are legal in the UK, however, we highly advise you to check your local laws before buying concentrates to be used with your wax vape pen. 

How do Wax Vaporizers work?

Wax vaporizers have a battery, an atomizer and a mouthpiece. The atomizer is a part of the vaporizer that contains a heating chamber that holds the concentrate that you use. There are different types of wax vape pens, some will have a coil beneath the chamber that heats the concentrate so that it can be turned into vapour, others will be built very similarly to dry herb vaporizers with an extra accessory of a concentrate pad which is what allows you to use concentrates in that particular vaporizer. There are a wide variety of Wax Vaporizers on the market, each having their own size, battery power and set of features. Some are simply dab pens, others are dry herb vaporizers that are also compatible with concentrates and you can also have 510 wax cartridges that can be screwed onto any vape battery with a 510 thread to turn it into a 510 wax pen.

How to use a Wax Vaporizer

It may take you some time to figure out the best way to use your Wax Vaporizer as it all comes down to personal preference. The more you use it, the better your method will become suited to yourself. To get you started off in the right direction, here are some tips to help you out:

  1. Remove the top (mouthpiece / lid) of your Wax Vaporizer. 
  2. Prepare your concentrate of choice, start off small and work your way up if you wish.
  3. Using a dab tool, carefully load your concentrate into the chamber of the Wax Vaporizer.
  4. Turn your Wax Vaporizer on and set it to your desired temperature.
  5. Wait for your wax vape pen to fully heat up and reach your temperature of choice.
  6. Once the temperature has been reached, dab / vape away!

What is a 510 Wax Cartridge?

A 510 thread wax cartridge is the most common type of vape cartridge. ‘510’ is the type of threading that is used to screw the bottom of the cartridge into the vape battery. A 510 thread means that it is widely compatible with other vape batteries as many also use a 510 thread. The battery will heat up the THC or CBD oil contained in the cartridge, which will then turn into a vapour which can be inhaled.

Can I use a 510 Wax Cartridge on a vape pen that I already own?

Yes, you definitely can if you own a 510 thread battery or 510 wax pen! The beauty of 510 wax cartridges is that they can be used on any vape battery device that also has a 510 thread, such as our Nectar HoneyBee Vape! Some 510 thread vape batteries that are compatible with cartridges may also have a magnetic adapter which you screw onto the end of the wax cartridge in order to make them magnetic for swift cartridge changes. So by all means feel free to get your own 510 wax cartridges and attach them to your vape batteries that you already own. There is no need to buy a new one if you have one already, unless of course you would like to.

How to clean your Wax Vape Pen

When using a wax vaporizer it is essential that you keep on top of cleaning the device. This is because you will be using concentrates inside the wax vape pen, and concentrates can get very sticky which can cause your wax vape pen to clog up! Keeping your vaporizer clean can make the world of difference between efficient vapour and mediocre quality vapour. The main parts that will need to be cleaned regularly are the mouthpiece and chamber. You can do this with a brush or a cotton bud with isopropyl alcohol on it. 

Of course all wax vaporizers are different, so if you are using one that uses pods or cartridges instead of a chamber, then do the same thing for those components instead. 

To clean your wax vape pen more extensively, which you should be doing at least a couple to several times a month depending on your usage, take your wax vaporizer apart and soak the individual components in isopropyl alcohol. The longer that you leave the components to soak the easier they will be to clean, we recommend that you leave the components to soak overnight. That way the next day all you have to do is give them a rinse under water and leave them to dry properly. 

Be sure not to soak or clean any electrical components from your dry herb vaporizer as they will get damaged.

What’s the best temperature to use a Wax Vaporizer at?

Temperature varies as it all comes down to personal preference and of course what suits that particular concentrate the best. It is hard to give an exact recommended temperature, however, we can provide you with a recommended range. 

When using a wax vaporizer, you should use it anywhere between 160°C to 480°C – which is a big range. This is because some people like soft hits with little vapour, whereas others want a harsh intense hit. Anything below 160°C will be too low to vaporize concentrates, however anything above 480°C can release carcinogens and a burnt, harsh vapour.

Are Wax Vaporizers the same as dab pens?

Wax vaporizers are very similar to dab pens as they both vaporize concentrates. However, wax vape pens are a category of vaporizers that are for concentrates, whereas dap pens are a specific type of wax vape pen. Wax vaporizers come in many shapes and forms. You can buy vaporizers that are only compatible with wax such as dab pens, or you can buy 2-in-1 dry herb vaporizers that are compatible with both dry herbs and concentrates such as wax. Some vaporizers such as 510 thread batteries feature a 510 thread meaning you can simply purchase any type of 510 thread cartridge or tank and turn your 510 thread battery into a wax vaporizer. 

Do Wax Vaporizers smell?

Yes and no. Yes, they do smell slightly once you put your concentrate inside to heat up, however the strength and intensity of this smell will depend on the potency and quality of your concentrates. No, the actual wax vaporizer itself does not smell at all, it is only the concentrates. It is important to note though that this method (wax vaporizing) smells far less than other methods like smoking and bongs. 

Are Wax Vaporizers more effective than smoking?

Yes, wax vaporizers are much more efficient than smoking, in a few ways. They are more effective in the sense that you get much stronger effects from vaporizing concentrates than you do if you smoke them or dry herbs. Wax vaporizers are also more effective than smoking because there is zero waste. When you smoke you end up wasting a lot of the product too as it burns at such a high temperature that it actually destroys some of the terpenes and compounds, therefore not giving you the full effects. Whereas, when you vaporize concentrates using a wax vaporizer, it does so at the optimum temperatures to release all the good stuff from your concentrates without wasting or reducing any of the terpenes or compounds.

Are Wax Vaporizers healthier than smoking?

Yes, wax vaporizers are much better for you than smoking is. Since there is no combustion involved to heat up the concentrates with a wax vape pen, no harmful toxins are created in the process of vaping. This also makes it easier on the throat as it isn’t smoke that’s entering your lungs, but more of a mist. Many smokers who have switched to vaping have had their vascular function improved quite significantly, just within a month.

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