Want to vape but do not want to buy pre-filled cartridges? Fret not, here is how you can turn wax into e-juice for your vape pen, at home.
What is e-juice?
E-juice, also known as nicotine solution or vapor-liquid, is the flavoring agent used in electronic cigarettes. It is an amalgamation of water, food-grade flavorings, a specific nicotine level, and propylene glycol.
What is wax?
With the flexibility in the regulations regarding medical marijuana, concentrate vaping has gained popularity all across the globe. Concentrate vaping has the advantages of increased potency, intensified flavor, and therefore increased efficiency. Usually, there are four diverse kinds of concentrates: shatter, crumble, budder, and wax.
Wax is the most popular amongst all of these; this is probably because it is the easiest to get as well the most reasonably priced. Wax concentrate demands to be handled with a dab tool due to the runny consistency and its property of stickiness. Even though it has the weakest potency as compared to shatter, crumble, and budder with a purity of about sixty percent, it makes up for that feature by its intense flavor.
How to turn wax into e-juice for you vaping pens?
First of all, we will wade through the components required to turn wax into e juice·
- A bottle of terpene or e-juice solution; you will need this to mix it with the wax to make it more dilute. Also, you can get this from your local tobacco shop. Check terpenes for sale.
- A hot plate or pot which can rise to a temperature of 140 degrees centigrade.
- A syringe of 10ml volume
- A glass beaker
- A container with a vape pen
Where can you get these components, and for how much?
You have to go to any local tobacco shop and ask for the ‘turn wax into e-juice’ kit. The kit contains all the components that you will need. The only components you essentially need out of this kit are wax and the pot to boil or melt the solid wax into liquid.
Now we will look at the steps through which we can use these components to turn wax into e-juice that can be used in vapes.
Fill the 10ml syringe with 2ml of terpene and release it in the glass beaker
Fill some water in the pot and provide a low temperature to the pan. Place the beaker into the pan and let it heat up.
Break about a gram of wax from your stock and place it into the beaker. Now turn up the temperature of the pot to the point where you see steam vapors coming out of the water. Let the wax mix into the liquid to the point where you do not see any particles in the solution. You can use any stick safely to stir the juice; providing agitation will speed up your process.
Fill the 10ml syringe with the solution in the beaker. Take the vape pen off the battery as a safety precaution and fill it with the e-juice solution in the syringe. Connect the battery to your vape pen.
All the steps are complete; it is time to fly.
Vaping Vs. Smoking Pot
A raw cannabis plant contains over a hundred different cannabinoids, which are chemical compounds that bind it to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. One of these cannabinoids is THC, which is directly responsible for the psychotropic effects of smoking weed. There are other cannabinoids present that also bring about desirable effects on your brain or body. Now where it is grown, a cannabis plant will naturally contain anywhere from 4-65% of THC. Products with high THC content do not need heat to activate the THC. You can experience their effects just by ingesting them into your body even if they are not heated. However, heating makes them even more potent.
Now when you smoke a joint, there is an open flame that is considered to be at very high heat, and that combustion process activates the THC, so when you inhale it, alveoli lining your lungs will deliver it straight into your bloodstream. That’s why you feel the effects immediately
Vaporizers use a process called conduction heating, where either the raw plant or extract has direct contact with the heat source but without an open flame. So it uses a lower temperature and heats it just enough to vaporize the THC. That way, you still feel the effects, but it reduces the health problems that come along with smoking. So vaporizers are agreed to be better than smoking pot.