(Last Updated On: September 3, 2020)

CBD cartridges for vapes are expensive. You have to buy new ones every few weeks, depending on how much you vape. However, with a little planning and a few simple tricks, you can extend your cartridges’ life. You just have to pay attention to a few details, and you will be able to get more out of each cartridge. Here are a few useful tips that will help you maximize the use of CBD vape cartridges.

1. Inhale the vapor directly into your lungs!

If you prefer mouth to lung vaping, you should know that you don’t absorb any CBD while the vapor is in your mouth. The same goes for THC cartridges. Try to inhale the vape directly into your lungs to get the most out of the cartridge. It may take some practice, but the results are much more effective.

2. Take deep breaths while vaping and hold the vapor inside your lungs!

Your lungs have limited capacity when it comes to absorbing CBD oils. If you don’t take deep breaths when you vape, you won’t get the best effect. That’s why you should try taking deeper breaths, and when your lungs fill up completely, hold the vapor inside for at least 5 to 10 seconds. If you do things correctly, you won’t be able to see that much vapor when you exhale.

The force you use when pulling the vapor into your lungs also plays an important role. The harder you pull – the more CBD absorption you will get.

3. Use oil and flower cartridges periodically!

If you can, you should switch between CBD flowers and CBD oil cartridges. If you keep vaping for a long time, your body will build up a tolerance, so you will need more and more oil to get the same effects. Using one CBD cartridge and then switching to a CBD flower will keep your tolerance levels more manageable. That might be a problem if you’re not very fond of vaping flowers. Take a break from vaping for a few days to allow your tolerance levels to go down.

4. The temperature of the coil is critical!

You should invest a little money into a vaporizer with adjustable temperature settings. If you already own one, go ahead and experiment with different temperature settings until you find the one that suits you best.


Different temperatures affect how much oil is burned at once, which directly impacts the levels of CBD you intake. Find the so-called “sweet spot” by working your way up from the lowest settings. Gradually turn the temperature up to the optimum level.

5. Store your CBD cartridges properly!

The place where you keep your CBD oils and cartridges is essential. People often ignore the recommendations that say that you should keep your CBD cartridges in a cool and dry place. Sure, they won’t go bad or something like that, but they will lose potency if left in the sun. The process is called passive evaporation, and it will make a massive difference after a few days. Keep your cartridges in a cool place without any direct exposure to sunlight, and it will last longer.

6. Keep your cartridge upright!

CBD oil cartridges can become cluttered if they are not kept in the upright position. That happens because the oil inside the cartridges tends to harden over time, which could make it harder for the oil to come in contact with the coil. Keep your cartridge in the upright position, so that it’s always in contact with the heating element.

7. Keep your vaporizer in a safe place!

By this, we mean to keep it somewhere where you can’t press the button by accident. Some vapes have a sensitive button, and if you press it while it’s in your pockets, the oil will drip out. That will not only waste your CBD cartridges; it will also create a sticky situation in your pockets. If you can, keep the vape in a protective case or a small bag.

8. Invest in high-quality batteries!

Many vaporizers and e-cigarettes come with built-in batteries that are not very good at all. Even if they work well with oils, they often struggle with CBD cartridges. You should invest some money in better batteries that are designed to be used with vape cartridges. They are not very expensive, but they can improve your vaping experience substantially.

9. Make sure that every cartridge is empty before throwing it away!

This one should go without saying, but many vapers throw away precious CBD oil, thinking that their carts are empty. Even if you can’t see any oil inside, that doesn’t mean that the cartridge is 100% empty. The oil often sticks to the sides, so you can miss it if you don’t look close enough. Before you throw it away, place it upside down on a plate and leave it there for a day or two. You will be surprised by how much oil drips down.

Use these tips to improve your CBD cartridge life!

As you can see, all of the tips above should help you get more out of your CBD cartridges. Give them a try, and a single cartridge will last you a few days longer than previously.

Written by Kathy Cooley