Can you mix CBD oil with e-liquid?

CBD comes in various forms, including tinctures, edibles, lotions, oils, and vapes. Users are truly spoilt for choice. The popularity of CBD is growingly rapidly, and so it is inevitable that people are experimenting and trying it out in all sorts of mixtures and combinations. While you can use CBD oil in many different ways, you shouldn’t just mix it with everything and anything. Some combinations are a bad idea, and mixing CBD oil with e-liquid is one of them. So if you're here for an answer to the question, “can you mix CBD oil and e-liquid?”, there you have it. The answer, quite simply, is no.

However, you may be wondering why you can't mix the two. You may have come across advice out there saying that mixing CBD oil and e-liquid is a good idea. You may have even seen recommended dosages and recipes for doing this. But before you take them seriously, there are several reasons why mixing CBD oil and e-liquid is a bad idea. This post will explain all you need to know.

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Reasons to avoid mixing CBD oil with e-liquid

The fact is that the ingredients of CBD oil and e-liquid are very different from each other. That should be reason enough not to mix them without investigating further. Here are just a few of the reasons you should not mix the two:

  1. CBD oil and e-liquid simply do not mix together very well. The oil does not dissolve easily in vegetable glycerine.
  2. Vape pens and pods are designed for vaping e-liquid, not oil. They will burn the oil instead of vaporizing it, and you cannot imagine how terrible it tastes.
  3.  Burnt oil will clog your atomizer and damage the coils.
  4. You can’t breathe in heated oil. Doing so could even potentially involve health risks.

Hopefully, this list gives you a clear explanation for why you shouldn't mix CBD oil with e-liquids. However, when it comes to taking CBD, it's always helpful to know as much about the process as possible. That way, you can make an informed decision, and use CBD with confidence that you are doing so safely. So, let's look more closely at the various reasons, so that you have all the information you need.

Vaping oil is not healthy for you

When you mix CBD oil and e-liquid in your vaping tank, the oil does not easily mix with the liquid. As a result, the vapour that you produce from your vaping device may include oil residues. When inhaled into the lungs, these residues pose a danger because oil has no business in the lungs. Oil needs stomach juices for proper and complete digestion. When the oil is heated, it becomes a different compound, and inhaling it may not be safe. Experts think it may even cause lipid pneumonia, among other lung problems.

Studies into the effect of vaping oil are still in the early stages, and so we cannot say definitively whether it’s safe or not. But what is known conclusively is that natural oils, including cooking and essential oils, create fumes that cause respiratory problems if inhaled. CBD oil uses natural oils as carrier oils. Thus, it is not advisable to vape CBD oil for any reason. 

Vaping equipment is not meant for oil

A vape pen or pod works with e-liquid to produce vapor. But when you introduce oil into the mix, it can cause major issues. This is because the oil is heavier than the e-liquid. As a result, most of it does not vaporize. Instead, it burns. The burnt oil builds up on your coil, and eventually you will end up with burnt-tasting vapor and a clogged or damaged vape pod. Burnt-tasting vapor is nasty, and you will end up having to clean your entire setup to get rid of it. This can be time-consuming. If you are not so lucky, the oil not only clogs your coils but can end up destroying them. This means you have to either clean them thoroughly or buy a new set. 

Oil is not the only culprit that causes burnt-tasting vapor. Poorly maintained vapes and dirty kits also result in a burnt taste. Amateur mistakes like chain vaping and using a very high wattage may also cause a burnt taste.

Buy CBD vape juice instead

Instead of risking trying out vaping with oil, why not purchase our fruity e-liquid 1000mg-50ml vape juice? For all the fans of fruity flavours, here you can find fresh grapefruit and citrus flavours that are delicious and mouth-watering. It contains high-quality CBD isolates that contain 60% VG to 40% PG. The fruity e-liquid 1000mg-50ml is suitable for sub-ohm vaping and also low-power vaping kits. However, if fruity flavours aren't you favourite, fear not – there are plenty more options to choose from!

We ensure the purity of the isolate we use in all our products as we use the CO2 method of processing. This method yields the purest form, completely free of solvents. We only deal with organic non-GMO products. We are so sure of their quality that our products are third-party tested to give you even more assurance.

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Extraction of CBD 

CBD comes from the cannabis plant, which has several strains. We concentrate on the legally-accepted hemp form. For any plant to qualify as hemp under the law, it must have less that 0.3% THC. THC is another cannabinoid found in hemp, and is responsible for the psychoactive effect associated with the plant.

The extraction process starts with harvesting the crude oil from the plant matter with carbon dioxide, ethanol, or oil solvents. The process varies depending on the solvent being used. Let's take a look at each of them.

Carbon dioxide

This is arguably the purest solvent. The reason for this is that no chemical residue remains after the extraction of cannabinoids. The process takes place under extremely low or extremely high temperatures and requires special equipment. 

Ethanol

This is slowly becoming the most effective natural extraction method. Hemp is soaked in high-grain alcohol to extract the cannabinoids. After the process, you remove the ethanol by heating. Using hexane and butane as a solvent is another option.

Oil solvent

An oil such as olive oil is a cheap alternative. To extract the cannabinoids, you heat hemp in the oil. This traditional method is common for most amateurs and DIY-ers. However, buying high-quality CBD products that use a more advanced extraction method (such as CO2 extraction) is generally preferable.

Processing CBD     

The cannabinoids extracted after this first process have to undergo further processing to isolate the individual cannabinoids. This involves two more steps: winterization and short-path distillation. Let's learn a little bit more about each of these steps.

Winterization

This is only necessary if the extraction took place at very high temperatures and under pressure. These conditions pull everything from the plant, including undesirable matter like lipids, fats, and waxes. In this process, 200 proof alcohol is mixed with the crude extract. To do this, you have to stir vigorously and then freeze overnight, after which filtration takes place. Since alcohol has a lower boiling point than the extract, heating the mixture evaporates the alcohol. You can then condense it for use in the next batch.

Short-path distillation

Individual cannabinoids have different boiling points. Hence, they evaporate at different intervals, after which they condense in separate containers. Using this method, you can achieve the purest CBD isolate. However, this process requires special equipment.     

The purest form of CBD is CBD isolate, and you can achieve it with carbon dioxide extraction. We also have broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD. Full-spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids that were in the plant. The levels of CBD and THC depend on the potency of the plant. Broad-spectrum means full-spectrum minus the THC. Be cautious when purchasing full-spectrum CBD products to make sure they contain less than 0.3% THC – the safest approach is to choose a reputable supplier.

A question of taste

CBD isolate is tasteless. When combined with vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol, it tastes a bit like glycerine. Only a bit, however, because the glycerine also balances the glycol, which is very bitter. This is why flavouring is a popular choice.

Broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD have an earthy, grassy taste because of the presence of other cannabinoids and terpenes. If you don’t like the taste, you can choose your favourite from the endless list of flavours. Alternatively, you can buy one of the many flavoured products we offer at Supreme CBD.

Can you mix CBD oil with e-liquid? A summary

CBD oil and e-liquid are two very different products that should not be mixed. When you want to vape CBD, please use CBD e-liquid to be on the safe side. But when buying CBD e-liquid, make sure you are investing in the highest quality available. If a product is designed for vaping, it should say so clearly on the packaging. And if the manufacturer is reputable, you will be able to see the results of third-party lab testing clearly displayed on their website. This should give you confidence that you are getting exactly what you expect when you make a purchase.


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