by East Coast Blazer
What is Wax?
Wax is a type of concentrate. As the name suggests, it’s a waxy substance that can be extracted from plants and then heated to produce different concentrates.
Wax concentrates are usually made by heating wax with either a heat source or an extraction machine, and it often contains THC, CBD and other chemicals.
Commonly, wax is used for its high potency and versatility for users looking for different highs or strains.
How is Wax Produced?
Wax is produced by passing a solvent through a filter, which removes the wax from the plant material. The solvent is then evaporated, leaving only the remaining waxes and impurities behind. This process can be repeated multiple times until you have what you want to use in your product.
The resulting mixture will be a mixture of terpenes, hydrocarbons and other residual solvents that can still contain some small amount of water. You can also use various techniques to extract the necessary components from your cannabis plant material without using solvents, and these techniques include pressing, distillation and filtration of the oil.
Wax can be extracted via several methods like:
- Milling: The most common method of extracting wax from plants involves grinding up the plant material into tiny pieces, so they fall through a sieve or screen into your container. This process takes time but is relatively easy to do at home if you have good equipment and know what you’re doing. It may even make sense to buy some premade “wax” powder that has already been milled, so you don’t have to do any extra work.
- Extraction solvent: Another way people extract their waxes involves using solvents like hexane or petroleum ether instead of heat. These chemicals dissolve whatever oils inside them and turn them into solid substances called wax, which can then be filtered out downstream when combined with ethanol or water, depending on what kind.
You’ll need some equipment to extract your wax from plants, including a grinder, scales, a mixing bowl, and a strainer or sieve. The method used for extraction depends on the type of wax you want to make.
Benefits of Using Wax Concentrates
Wax concentrates are a great way to get the benefits of cannabis without having to smoke or vape. They’re also a great choice if you want to save money while still getting the same benefits as smoking or vaping.
The main benefit of using wax is that it’s simple—no matter how much THC or CBD your body needs, there will always be enough for you in this product. If one dose doesn’t work for you, you can take another without worrying about getting too high or low from your dosage (or even from overdoing it).
Wax is typically made with the same high-quality bud that you would get from a dispensary, and this means you can expect the same benefits of using cannabis without having to smoke or vape. Wax is usually pre-mixed with terpenes which gives it a delicious flavour and smell, so you don’t need to do any work when it’s time for consumption.
Methods for Consuming Wax Concentrates
The nice thing about concentrates, or “wax” as they’re sometimes called, is that you can use them in various ways. You can dab it on top of food like ice cream or pizza, mix it with any other form of cannabis (flower, hash oil), add terpenes to increase the flavour and smell, or even eat some straight up! This means that there are many options for consuming it.
There are many ways to consume wax and other concentrates. Here are some options:
- Smoking: This method may be the most popular way to consume cannabis concentrates because it’s easy, convenient, and requires no special equipment or skills. Just find a place where you can safely light up inside your home or apartment (do not use an open flame), then place some herb on top of the end of a pipe. Add more herb until it reaches about halfway down. You want just enough so that there isn’t too much residue left between puffs but not so tiny that it tastes bad when mixed with other ingredients!
- Vaping: If you don’t want something as powerful as smoking but still want some of those benefits. Then perhaps vaping would suit you better. This method usually produces less odour than burning plants would yield since vaporizing without combustion releases only gases rather than smelly smoke particles that could otherwise linger around long after consumption has ended.
- Dabbing: Marijuana wax can also be consumed in a dab rig with a blowtorch and nail. Dabbing involves heating the nail until it reaches the desired temperature, then allowed to cool down before use. After dabbing cannabis wax with a dabber tool, you can use an infrared thermometer to check the temperature of your nail. Electronic nails consist of heating coils connected to a temperature controller box; this helps maintain precise temperatures compared to using the blowtorch.
- Eating: Edibles can be made from cannabis concentrates. Another great option when trying out new products is infusing them into butter, oil, smoothies, and beverages such as lemonade.
- Infusing: Wax can also be infused into topicals, creams, balms, and salves.
There are many different types of wax and other concentrates, but it’s always best to choose one that fits your needs. We also hope this article has helped you to know what wax concentrates are.
If you have any questions about which product would work best for you, feel free to reach out to us, and we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns when using our products.