If you’re looking for a new vaporizer, you first need to figure out if you want a device that can vape dry herb and flower, oils and extracts or both. Aside from the obvious difference in materials you use, there are several key distinctions you should keep in mind when choosing your new vape. Here’s what you need to know.
The Differences Between Vaping Dry Herbs vs. Oil
When it comes to choosing a vaporizer, there are many factors to consider—one of them being whether you want a herb or an oil vape. Don’t know what to consider? We break it down for you here.
If you like to taste your herb while you inhale, go for a herb vaporizer. By vaporizing herb or flower instead of oils, you get to choose how your vapor tastes.
If you want to use a vaporizer strictly for pain relief (aka no psychoactive effects), go for an oil vape. CBD oils give you relief with no side effects—something herbs can’t do. On the other hand, if you want strong effects, oils high in THC are much more potent than any herb.
If you’re looking for a device that’s easy to keep clean, a herb vape is the way to go. Armed with a small brush and a bit of rubbing alcohol, you can keep any herb vape sparkling.
Because portable pen vaporizers have traditionally used oils, the majority of pen vapes are oil-only. Although some smaller vapes are compatible with herb, they’re tougher to use and are also uncommon.
Generally speaking, bud is much more available compared to oil. Although oils are becoming more popular, if you can only get your hands on herb or flower, you’ll want to make sure your vape is compatible.
Why Not Both?
If you’re having a tough time deciding whether to buy a herb or an oil vaporizer, consider getting a device that does both! Although slightly pricier, many modern vapes can do it all.