E-Liquid vs. Vape Oil
The days of smoking being cool are long gone but vaping is firmly taking its place. Vaping lets people
get the hit they desire from their tobacco or chosen herb, but without the damaging side effects. The
vaporizer merely “cooks” the tobacco or herb instead of burning it, preventing carcinogens from being
emitted and transported into your lungs. Furthermore, vaporizers are far less intrusive than joints or
bowls. There’s no pungent, off-putting smell, allowing you to vape pretty much anywhere. Moreover, these
small nifty devices are portable and quick to work.
There’s a lot of terminology surrounding vaping, particularly between vape oils and e-liquids. Many
often confuse the two or think that they are the same, but they are actually rather different.
E-liquids are specially made “juices” for vaporizing purposes. These juices contain nicotine, CBD or
whatever someone wishes to vape, and are typically flavored. They also contain propylene glycol and/or
vegetable glycerin (PG and VG). PG helps to deliver the smoky effect, while the VG makes the vapor
smoother and thicker. Usually distilled water will also be added to the e-liquid to eliminate any
harshness that remains in the vapor. Both artificial and organic flavorings are used to make e-juices,
depending on the brand.
E-juices became popular with smokers who wanted to find a way of getting nicotine without suffering the
damaging side effects that come from the actual smoking process. Nicotine is addictive and e-juices are
sold in various strengths. As well as being a substitute, some use e-juices to help quit smoking, as
this allows them to easily control the dosage of nicotine that they are taking, and gradually take
themselves off of it over time. On its own, nicotine is nowhere near as dangerous, and has a few similar
effects to caffeine.
Vape oil, on the other hand, is hashish oil which is derived from marijuana. While some strains of
cannabis offer recreational usages of vape oil (depending on the amount of THC), it’s liked by medical
marijuana users as a fast way of administering CBD – and on occasions THC too – for pain relief. Vape
oil is smeared onto a coil and then heated (for vape pens), or decanted into an oil tank. Some oil
vaporizing devices heat the oil via a metal plate which in turns heats the coil, which leads to the
vaporizing. Hashish oil tends to be highly concentrated and a suitable medication for patients who need
high doses to find relief.
Both e-liquids and vape oils have their uses, but remember that they are different. E-liquids are
manufactured vaporizing liquids whereas hashish oil is more natural and derived straight from the
marijuana plant. Both vape oils and e-liquids are a much safer alternative than smoking, so whether it’s
nicotine, CBD or THC that you are seeking, consider making the switch to vaporizing if you haven’t done
so already. All that’s left now is to find the right e-liquid or vape oil for you and start enjoying