How to make safe THC and CBD vape oil at home
In this article, we will show you a simple method on how to make your own vape pens at home safely using any type of marijuana concentrate, including THC Distillate, Shatter, Wax, Isolate, CBD Oil etc, blended with the safest diluent, natural terpenes.
This method does not involve using nasty thinners such as Vitamin E Acetate, Mineral Oil, MCT Oil, ETC.
This includes making your own weed and cbd vape oil, how to turn shatter,wax and cbd into e juice, and what liquids can you put into a marijuana vape pen.
The Benefits of making weed vape pens at home
The Biggest benefit of making your own vape pens at home is so that you know exactly what is going into your vaporizer pen.
There has been a lot of buzz in the media lately surrounding portable vape pens and their safety due to some of the ingredients vaporizer pen manufacturers may be using in their products.
This is one way to ensure you know exactly what you are getting in your thc vape pen.
Another reason why you may want to make vape pens at home is due to the fact that you can tailor you vaporizer pen 100% to your liking.
By adding certain amounts of different ingredients, such as cannabis terpenes to your weed vape oil, you can completely customize your product.
Are Vape Pens Safe?
As we mentioned earlier, lately, there have been quite a few articles floating around Canada and the USA regarding the safety of pre filled vape cartridges and some of the ingredients that go into them during production.
The truth is, much like anything, there are safe ways to produce disposable cannabis vape pens and there are unsafe ways to produce a vaporizer pen.
Even lettuce and water can be harmful when care is not taken in production and distribution.
The safety of these products largely comes down to the manufacturing process and what types of materials are going into the vaporizer pens that you are using.
There are tons of safe vape pen products on the Canadian market made with high quality material such as pure distillates or cbd products.
One of the main benefits of making your own vape oil at home is that you control exactly what will go into it, ensuring the up most purity and safety.
So yes, vape pens ARE in fact SAFE.
However, even the safest legal cannabis products can become unsafe when manufactured without care or used inappropriately.
What Liquids Go In A Vape pen
There are many liquids that disposable weed vape pen manufacturers use in their products to help dilute their cannabis concentrates or add flavor to their vape cartridges. Some of these liquids are quite outdated but still in use.
The most common of these liquids are :
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) - a poly ether compound with many applications from industrial manufacturing to medicine. This product is slowly being phased out of the market.
Propylene glycol (PG) - a thick, colorless liquid which is nearly odorless but possesses a faintly sweet taste. This product is also being phased out of the cannabis vaporizer market.
Vegetable glycerin (VG) - is a clear, odourless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, or coconut oil. VG is another outdated product not used as much these days.
MCT oil - are triglycerides whose fatty acids have an aliphatic tail of 6–12 carbon atoms. MCT oil is also becoming less popular when it comes to making vape carts.
Terpenes - Essential oils from the cannabis plant which provide the flavour and aroma as well as influence effect. Terpenes have skyrocketed in popularity in the marijuana vaporizer market.
Are They Safe?
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
Polyethylene glycol is one of the main liquids used for making vape oils and has been used in E cigs since their development, and is generally accepted as safe including by the FDA and Health Canada.
PEG is known for its ability to make mixing oil easier easier. It s known to vaporize well and produce a solid vapor cloud.
These days, the use of PEG has dramatically decreased
Propylene Glycol (PG)
Propylene glycol, also known as PG, is thinner than PEG, but doesn’t emulsify with oils quite as well. PG is one of the most common liquids used in disposable pens.
Tests done on PG inhalation with animals has shown that PG vapor isnt harmful,
and Health canada and the FDA also deem it safe.
However, it is important to mention that there are currently no documented scientific studies on the safety of inhaling PG by humans that has been heated or burned.
PG is also being phased out of the market.
Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
Like PG, vegetable glycerin has been classified as generally recognized as safe” by Health Canada and The FDA. Glycerol is of low toxicity when ingested, inhaled, or in contact with skin
However, Improperly processed VG subjects anyone inhaling it to a higher risk for several pulmonary complications.
VG is another product being phased out of the vaporizer market.
MCT Oils are a new comer when we are talking about liquids being used in Cannabis Vape pens. MCT oils are a natural health product recognized as being safe by both health canada and the FDA.
Some people have expressed concerns over using MCT oil in vape pens due to its potential risks when heated and links to lipid pneumonia.
so the obvious question is: - Can vape juice, carried by MCT oil, cause lipid pneumonia?
According to the medical and scientific sources shared at Curallbotanicals.com : MCT does not cause Lipid Pneumonia
"One of the prime cause of Exogenous Lipid Pneumonia is the complication that is related to fat maldigestion and malabsorption. Most fats have the problem of maldigestion and malabsorption due to their physiochemical property.
One of the exceptions is MCT oil. MCT oil is fatty in nature, but the physiochemical property of MCT consists of MCFAs (Medium Chain Fatty Acids). The MCFAs are responsible for maximum benefits of MCT oil - avoiding lipid pneumonia.
The presence of MCFAs provides a significant effect of ease of absorption of MCT oil. Therefore, the complications of mal-digestion and mal-absorption of other fatty substances does not occur with MCT oi"
MCT has declined in popularity due to conflicting reports of safety.
Cannabis terpenes are the safest option as they are naturally occurring and extracted from the marijuana plant.
Currently they are the most popular diluant in Canada for vape carts on the Canadian market.
The Green Canadian absolutely insists you use cannabis derived terps for your vape carts if thinning is needed.
What you need to make your own vape pens:
Cannabis Concentrates- 1 gram minimum (We used THC Distillate)
2 Shot glass / jar/ dish
Step 1: Start by taking your pot and filling it up a quarter way up the shot glass with water. With this, you are going to create a double boiler style system used to indirectly heat up your concentrates.
Step 2: Put your shot glass with concentrates inside it into the pot of water under medium heat and allow the concentrates to melt into a runny liquid.
Go slow and keep the temp low as you dont want to burn of your marijuana concentrate product.
THC has a boiling/vaporization point of 157 degrees Celsius.
We Allow about 15 minutes of heat at 100 degrees to get our cannabis concentrates to a nice fluid liquid.
Step 3: once your concentrate is liquefied , you can add the terpenes, if you choose to do so.
If you choose not to use a dilutant, make sure your cartridge or atomizer is capable of heating up the viscous oil enough to vaporize.
We used cannabis terpenes as a dilutant in our vape pens for this video, using a ratio of 1 drop of terps to every 1 gram of concentrate. (10%)
Some people use more, but pure terpenes are extremely potent and should be used sparingly.
Step 4: Once your concentrate/terp mix is completely blended and fluid, your vape oil is complete and you are ready to suck it up into a syringe to fill your vape cartridges.
Simply put your syringe head, without the needle, into your vape oil fluid and suck it all up.
When you have your fluid sucked up into the syringe, you can put a need tip on. Its much easier to suck up with out it on.
Step 5: Once your syringe is filled with vape oil, take the tip of your vape pen cart and put the needle tip inside. Once your needle tip is in the cartridge, press the plunger on the syringe in and fill the cartridge to your desire.
Most 510 threaded vape pen cartridges of a disposable style can hold .5ml or 1ml of vape juice.
once your disposable vape cartridge is filled up, remove the needle and screw the pen tip back on the cart.
Now you've made yourself a vape pen at home!
Pretty easy hey? Just clean your cartridge up with some ISO alcohol if it is sticky, attach it to your pen battery and you are good to go!
This process can be used to make vape pens or fill vape cartridges with any type of weed concentrate or marijuana extract including CBD Oil, shatter, wax, distillate, and others.