What is a Vaporiser?
A vaporiser is a device that heats dried herb to a point where the essential components and active ingredients evaporate to become a vapour.
The herb can be any type such as damiana or valerian what ever your favorite is.
Vaporisers produce no smoke only vapour and there are 2 main types :
Vaporisation, in our opinion, is the best way to get the unique flavor of your herb in its purist form.
The UK has one of the highest rates of mixing herb with tobacco in the world. We are on a mission to change this, we are all about 21st Century consumption and the benefits this can deliver.
Vaporising is a really clean and pure way of consuming your favorite herb.
Vaporisers heat the herb to a temperature where the active ingredients evaporate and turn into a vapour leaving behind the fibrous plant material. The vapour cloud contains more concentrated active ingredients than traditional combusted smoke.
When you smoke, analysis the smoke produced shows it contains far few active ingredients than vapour with the majority of the smoke being toxic combustion by-products such as PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) these are some of the carcinogens found in smoke.
It’s your choice- choose wisely
Vaporising is becoming the defacto way to use herb in the 21st Century.
It is a much healthier alternative to smoking and is rapidly gaining popularity in the UK. The number of vaporisers available is growing fast and it can be a minefield to know which one will suit your needs. All the Vaporisers we sell at CannaBlyss are personally tested for the Blyss methods we advocate. We recommend a quality vaporiser and we stand by each one we sell.
This type use a miniature oven to heat the herb/extract directly in the bowl (where the herb sits) the herb heats through contact with the bowl walls and the heat is transmitted through the herb. The herb in some devices needs stir as the the materiel in contact with the oven wall can start to burn.
The air flow being drawn into the bowl and through the herb/extract to heat up the material to the vaporisation point. Convection offers a slightly safer way of heating with less chance of combustion. In our opinion you can get great results from both types and is down to personal choice and the technique that works for you.
Which is my vaporiser?
This is a very difficult question to answer.
But here is our advice – each vaporiser is unique and has features that appeal to some but not others, it’s all about you personal preference. You need to ask yourself the following questions to create your own checklist:
Where will you use the vaporiser?
How often will you use yours?
How much do you want to spend?
What features do you want?
What to Look for?
Ease of use
Herb vaporisation Temperatures
Vaporisation in the 21st century is now a modern way to get the benefits of herb. We have built up a list of the vapour points for many of the main herbs in use today for your information.
Please note:- These temperatures are approximate indications only and you should find your own vapour point.
The temperature at which you set your vaporiser is of big influence to the effects that you can get from it. There are a huge amount of active compounds and cannabinoids with different effects in some herbs.
Each compound has a different vaporisation point depending on the vaporiser you should experiment to get your preferred effect – remember clouds of vapour do not always give you the best effects.
We start with lower temperatures which can be healthier and build up to find the sweet spot on the Vaporisor.
Herb Vaporisation points
Blue Lotus: 100°C to 125°C
Chamomile: 100°C to 125°C
Lavender: 100°C to 125°C
Lemongrass: 125°C to 150°C
Passionflower: 100°C to 150°C
St. John’s Wort: 100°C to 150°C
Tranquilitea: 100°C to 150°C
Wormwood: 100°C to 150°C
Damiana: 150°C to 175°C
Aloe Vera: 175°C to 200°C
Garlic: 175°C to 200°C
Ginger:175°C to 200°C
(Good for getting rid of plastic tasting vapour in some vaporisers)
Ginseng: 175°C to 200°C
Hops: 175°C to 200°C
Kola Nut: 185°C to 200°C
Morning Glory: 185°C to 200°C
Valerian: 185°C to 200°C
Delta-8-THC: 175 – 178 °C.
CBD (CANNABIDINOL): 160-180°C
CBN (CANNABINOL): 185°C
CBC (CANNABICHROME): 220°C
CBG (CANNABIGEROL): 220°C
THCV (TETRAHYDRO-CANNABIVARIN): 220°C
- Beta-caryophyllene: 199 °C.
- Alpha-terpinol: 156 °C.
- Beta-myrcene: 166- 168 °C.
- Delta-3-carene: 168 °C.
- 1,8-cineole: 176 °C.
- D-limonene : 177 °C.
- P-cymene: 177 °C.
- Linalool: 198 °C.
- Terpinol-4-ol: 209 °C.
- Borneol: 210 °C.
- Alpha-terpineol: 217 °C.
- Pulegone – 224 °C.
- Beta-sitosterol – 134 °C.
- Apigenin – 178 °C.
- Cannflavin A – 182 °C.
- Quercetin – 250 °C.