What is CBD Wax and How Does It Work?

Updated on December 5, 2019
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Cannabidiol (CBD) industry is, without a doubt, a booming one. More and more individuals are enjoying the benefits of CBD, but minus the addiction. While CBD comes from the hemp plant, it isn’t addictive. It’s processed well enough such that it doesn’t contain a trace of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the component of marijuana that makes its users feel “high”.

Because of its widespread popularity, CBD manufacturers and dispensaries are regularly coming up with new products. One of these breakthrough products is CBD wax. What is it and how does it work?  Read through the answers below. 

What Is CBD Wax?

CBD wax has a strong CBD concentration. While it is more concentrated, its appearance is more subdued. It has softer oils that are more opaque because the extraction process has led to its losing its translucent color. CBD wax encompasses all the terms that comprise softer, but more solid products.

Because of its high potency, you’re taking in more CBD with a lesser volume of product. This means that you don’t have to use a lot of CBD wax for you to reap its many benefits.

How To Use CBD Wax

1. Dabbing

CBD wax is often used by dabbing, a process that refers to the process of heating wax directly on the coil of the vape pen. After the wax is heated up, you inhale the vapor through the mouthpiece. This is one of the safest ways for you to take in CBD because you get high concentration from using a lesser amount of product.

2. Vaporizing

Vaporizing is what you do with your vape pen. If you’ve been using your vape pen to smoke e-juices, then you’re already familiar with this process. There are vaporizers that you can purchase today that are also made especially for CBD wax products. This makes it easier for you to vaporize anytime, anywhere for as long as you’re in a place where it’s considered legal, of course. 

When you prefer to vaporize your CBD wax, it’s best that you choose a vaporizer that has a quartz crystal or a creaming heating chamber, and the coils must be made of titanium. This enables you to heat the most CBD wax without having to use so much product.

3. Water Piping

Another exciting way for you to use CBD wax is through a water pipe. First, heat the water pipe nail, which holds your CBD wax. Wait for it to reach the desired temperature of 1,472 Fahrenheit. Leave it to air cool for about a minute, allowing the heat to lower itself naturally to 650 Celsius. This , in turn, ensures that your CBD wax stays in place and doesn’t disappear.

Place the wax on the nail, then position the breathing tube against it. Through controlled breathing, the CBD wax vaporizes. Once it reaches the inside of the water pipe, the wax gets cooled even further. 

This is a great way to use CBD wax so that you can avoid inhaling hot smoke to your lungs, meaning you don’t have to go through a terrible coughing fit. You’ll feel more relaxed as you breathe in the cooled substance. 

4. Bong

CBD wax can also be taken with your bong. The process begins with placing CBD wax on the bowl of your bong. Then, light it up. Inhale the steam coming out, just like what’s typically done when taking a bong hit.

What Are The Benefits Of CBD Wax?

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1. It Has High Potency

CBD wax is one of the most concentrated forms of CBD oil. As previously mentioned, this enables you to take in a considerable concentration of CBD without using up so much product.

2. It Gives Instant Relief

Because of its high potency, you don’t have to wait for too long before you can start feeling its effects. Especially when used for pain, it gives you the instant relief that you need.

3. It Contains No Trace Of The Plant Material

CBD wax has gone through an intense process of heating and purifying, making it one of the safest CBD products that contain absolutely no trace of the plant material. This takes away the risk of possible diseases that may arise when undesired amounts of fat particles coming from the marijuana buds are left, which may settle in your lungs. When taken in larger quantities, it can also obstruct your airways, which can lead to pneumonia.


CBD has become a household name in providing health relief to kids and adults alike. Because of its promising effectivity in managing health problems, it has now become even more widespread throughout the markets where marijuana products are legal. Along that line, various kinds of CBD products are also coming to life, one of which is CBD wax. For its stream of  benefits, CBD wax is a variation of CBD that is worth trying.

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