If you are familiar with regular heating wax, harvesting CBD’s power from CBD wax won’t be complex. The article explains the method of using CBD wax by outlining the following aspects; what CBD wax is, the types of CBD wax; and the ways to use CBD wax.

The CBD industry is overwhelmed by the high demand for CBD products. The local markets are booming daily as people discover the unlimited benefits of cannabinoids. The different form of the compound is readily available over the counter to other types of people. The main document which is gaining in popularity is CBD wax, but the dilemma for many is how to use it. There are many ways to incorporate CBD into one’s body, from infusing it into foods and drinks, applying it directly to the skin, and sublingually inhaling it. However, they all deliver a different concentration of CBD to the body. CBD wax uses a similar consumption method to other forms but differs in some areas.


CBD is a healthy, active compound extracted mainly from the leaves and flowers of cannabis plants, especially Hemp. According to Nelson et al. (2020), hemp contains a high concentration of CBD compounds and a low level of THC; hence best suited to create the wax product. CBD wax is an effective CBD product with a high CBD concentration with no traces of other cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is known to cause highness in its users since it is a psychoactive and intoxicating compound. CBD wax is free from THC and exhibits health benefits like anti-inflammatory, pain reliever, inducing mild effects for anxiety and stress, stimulating appetite, tackling sleep problems, and more under clinical research. Besides delivering highly potent CBD to the body, it is full of organic nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, which help in internal and external healing.


Tran et al. (2020) stated that most manufacturers of CBD would not list the product as CBD wax, but you will find products labeled in the following ways;

  • CBD budder is created by purging the hemp plant under high pressure and temperature to extract a fluty soft wax similar to the consistency of butter.
  • CBD crumble- is produced using the same method for budder but uses CBD oil with higher moisture and viscosity than budder. The result is CBD wax crushing in texture and contains high moisture levels.
  • CBD shatter- as the name means, the shatter is different from wax but appears like broken glass. It is created by heating the hemp plant to extract CBD oil, then cools down to form a viscous liquid similar to honey.
  • CBD resin- has a different extraction procedure from the other CBD wax type, whereby the hemp plant is dried and then frozen while it is still fresh. When the plant is under low temperature, it preserves the cannabinoids; hence the result is highly potent CBD wax with terpenes as additional flavor.



The word dabbing can look foreign to many, but it is very easy to dab once one understands what it means. Alzghari et al. (2017) say dabbing involves inhaling the high concentration of CBD quickly by placing the wax on a hot surface. Dabbing is what people call flash vaporization. To dab, one must select the right CBD wax type of preference and then have dabbing tools like a nail, dab rig dab tool, and a torch that will heat the nail. There are varieties of dab rig available in different size and shape all one need to do is choose their best option together with a ceramic glassy pin. From there, pick the CBD wax with the dab tool and place it on the heated ceramic nail. The wax is vaporized, and one inhales the vape through the rig’s mouthpiece.


Bong is a traditional manner of taking cannabis-derived products. It generally involves placing the suited wax on a bowl, light, and inhaling. The following is the correct procedure;

  • Make sure you have a massive bowl for the bong.
  • Fill the bowl with CBD wax and then spread it on the bowl surface as thinly as possible to ensure no wax can fall.’
  • Light the wax to melt and ensure it doesn’t boil or vaporize.
  • Immediately it starts vaporizing; turn off the heat and inhale the CBD vape.

The main roadblock to consuming CBD wax out of a bong is that most of the wax is wasted since one can’t inhale all the smoke from the bowl.


Jones et al. (2016) explained that vaping uses charged electronic vape pen to inhale vapor extracted from CBD wax or oil. It imitates dabbing, but it is less harmful and easy to take. Dabbing and vaping is the fastest way to harness the power of CBD since the vapor is directly absorbed into the bloodstream through the lung tissues. The difference is that vaping CBD wax, Sometimes, the vaped CBD leave the system quicker because it is easy for the body to break down compounds in vapor form rather than in dabbed format. A vape pen is an electrical device filled with CBD oil or wax heated up in the cartridge to produce a CBD vape inhaled through a small mouthpiece. The following are ways to use CBD wax through a vape pen.

  • Unpack the Vape pen and confirm if it is CBD wax inside, not oil.
  • Switch on the button to ignite the vape coil, but skip the step if there is no button.
  • If there is
  • no button, you can take a prime vape to jump-start the device, whereby the indicator will light up if there is no switch-on button.
  • Take a slow and deep inhale into your mouth, then slowly to your lungs to avoid being overwhelmed.
  • Exhale the vapor through the nose after taking a deep breath.

 Vaping allows a person to take a small dosage of CBD wax and will enable them to figure out their tolerance and achieve the desired effects.


CBD wax is different in terms of consumption compared to other cannabis-derived products. The most common method to use CBD wax is dabbing it. If one is familiar with regular polish, they can quickly know how to wipe the latter. As long as they have a dab rig, nail, and hot surface, they only need to heat the wax using the hot surface and the pin and use a dab rig to inhale a high concentration of CBD smoke into their lungs. Another way to use CBD wax is a vape pen or traditional bong.


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Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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