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How to Use a Hemp Wick and Wrap your Own

If you’ve read our article on hemp wicks, you already know how awesome hemp wicks are. Here is some tried and true info on how to use a hemp wick, what hemp is best and how to store your hemp wick while keeping it convenient and organized.

It turns out you don’t need to waste time looking for a hemp wick holder or clip. With your stoner ingenuity, you can make your own wrapped lighter or pipe and have it ready before you can say “smoke sesh?”.

How to Use a Hemp Wick

Hemp wicks are an all natural way to light joints, blunts, and bowls. They offer a cleaner smoke without having you inhale any butane, carbon dioxide or flint dust from lighters that can leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. Hemp wicks are easy to use; light it with a conventional lighter, and use the steady flame to get a good ember going.

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How to Wrap a Hemp Wick

Get your hands on some hemp

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There are a few types of hemp you can pick up for your wick, depending on what is available near you. Most dispensaries and head shops carry pure hemp and beeswax coated hemp. Hemp coated in wax is recommended, as it burns slower, is much easier to work with and will stick to your lighter or piece, holding the hemp in place. Beeswax also enhances the flavor overall, so spoil yourself! You’ll only need a couple of feet for one layer of hemp around a standard Bic lighter.

Use a wooden skewer or other method to secure your wick

To wrap your wick, you’ll need something to tuck the hemp under so it doesn’t unravel. You can use a piece of wood, the bic lighter itself or the wax coating to secure the wick. If you’re using wood, a single toothpick won’t do, they’re too thin and might not hold up under the pressure. Use two or more toothpicks together. Wooden stir-sticks from coffee shops work great too. Break or cut the stick so it’s about the height of your lighter.

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Wrap your wick

Tie a small knot around one end of the stir-stick or toothpick and wet the hemp where you’re tying the knot so you can get a nice tight knot that will dry in place. Be gentle so the hemp doesn’t rip.

With the knot ready to go, put the wooden skewer up against the side of your lighter. Start wrapping the hemp wick around the lighter. Keep it nice and tight so the tension holds the wooden skewer tightly against your lighter.

When you finally reach the top, tuck the final little bit of hemp wick under the wooden skewer. The tension of the system should hold everything in place. Now you can just pull the tip of the wick out from behind the skewer when you’re ready to go, and then tuck it back under there when you’re done. You can also use the brilliant design of Bic lighters to hold your wick, like so:

If you’re so inclined, you can have wrap two layers of hemp wick. Try out some fun designs too, once you get the hang of it. This is made easier by using hemp coated in wax.

The same basic method can be applied to just about anything else that is the right size – whether you’re using a wooden smoking pipe, a glass one, or even a small stash jar. Light the wick and use it to light joints, blunts and bongs for a butane-free smoke. Make sure the wick is completely out after using it by smothering or wetting it.

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How to Use a Hemp Wick and Wrap your Own If you’ve read our article on hemp wicks, you already know how awesome hemp wicks are. Here is some tried and true info on how to use a hemp wick, what

5 Ways to Make Smoking with Hemp Wick a Burning Success

September 19, 2016

Convenient / Portable / Authentic

Experience an Authentic Smoking Session

Life can be hard – taking a break shouldn’t be. Lighting up should be a relaxing exercise, whether you’re on your own or chilling with your buddies. We see the purpose behind hemp wick as a natural and beneficial aid to enhance the smoking process (read about all of the benefits of using hemp wick to smoke here). You might be thinking, “isn’t it just an extra step?” or “I’ll probably forget to use it” – but don’t worry! There are several convenient ways to make the most of your hemp wick, and once you start using it at every sesh you won’t want to smoke without it. Read on for our top hemp wick hacks!

Top Tips and Helpful Hacks

Light / Hold / Store

Hemp wick itself is very easy to work with because of its compact design and flexibility. This allows you to manipulate it as you want. We’ve found that the best way to make the most of your wick is to use creative ways to light, hold and store it. This keeps it readily available, maintains a tasty and authentic experience, and makes it easy to integrate into your stash and routine.

Tip #1: Keep it Close to Your Flame Source

Best for:

Stoners on the go, outside seshes

How to:

Wrap hemp wick around your lighter: Take a strand and place it near the base of your lighter and wrap around until you reach the top. The 100% natural beeswax will keep it in place and allow you to position the end into the flame when lighting.

  • Lighter serves as a “handle” for your hemp wick
  • Compact nature of the wick won’t add bulk to your lighter
  • Allows you to have both the flame source and wick in your hand
  • Perfect for on the go – keep it in your pocket or throw it into your bag

Use a lighter extension: Lighter extensions that slip onto standard lighters and have compartments for hemp wick are available on the market. Although not necessary, this might be an option for those who don’t want to wrap their wick directly on their lighter.

Tip #2: Keep the Fire Burning

Best for:

Keep a lit candle nearby while smoking: Skip butane altogether and light your hemp wick directly from a natural fire source!

  • This allows you to easily light and/or re-light your wick if it goes out!
  • You can even use hemp wick to make candles – learn here!

Use hemp wick when sitting around the campfire: Nice way to add to the natural experience of smoking your herb.

  • Gives you the option to easily put out and re-light your wick without having to reach for your butane lighter.
  • Bonus: Hemp wick also works great as “tinder” when starting your campfire.

Tip #3: Create a Handheld Dispenser

Best for:
How to:

Make your own dispenser: Take any small container that has a lid made of a thin, fireproof material – mason jars work great for this! Poke small hole through the center of your lid. Spool some of your hemp wick into a ball and place inside your container. Thread the end of your spool through the lid and screw lid back onto your container, the end of your hemp wick sticking up out of the lid. Light and use as you smoke! Pull more wick out as needed!

  • Easy to pass around with your friends
  • Flame will extinguish if it reaches the lid
  • Container will keep your hemp wick fresh
  • Use a cool jar or decorate your own – it can add interest to your coffee table!

Tip #4: Use a Handheld Wand

Best for:
How to:

Make your own hemp wick wand: Wrap your hemp wick around any kind of dowel, stick, pencil, metal tube, or the like and pull the end straight out at the tip of your “wand.”

  • Works as a handle for your wick, can point the lighted end directly into your herb!
  • Perfect for on the go – keep it in your pocket or throw it into your bag (especially if you don’t want to wrap it around your lighter)

Tip #5: Remember to Keep it Fresh

Best for:
How to:

Wrap up your hemp wick into a spool or ball and keep in an airtight container: this will keep your hemp wick fresh and will help to make sure that the beeswax won’t dry out or harden.

Pick the best container for you: Large containers to hold your main stash, small ones to keep in your backpack, you can even find small containers attached to keychains that will make it super manageable to keep some hemp wick on you at all times

  • Pro tip: pill containers are a great way to discreetly keep a small bit of hemp wick in your pocket or bag.

Use it, Don’t Lose it!

Our rule of thumb is that the best way to get the most out of your hemp wick is to have it available. These tips will help you always have some wick on hand, whatever the situation might be. Give them a try (you can get a free sample of our hemp wick here), and let us know what your best hemp wick hacks are!

Convenient / Portable / Authentic Experience an Authentic Smoking Session Life can be hard – taking a break shouldn’t be. Lighting up should be a relaxing exercise, whether you’re on your own or chilling with your buddies. We see the purpose behind hemp wick as a natural and beneficial aid to enhance the smoking proces