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Learn the Difference Between Types of Vape Oils

“We get it, you vape!”

Heard the phrase before? That’s no surprise, as vaping has become huge over the last ten years or so.

For some, it’s an alternative to smoking. Some do it for health benefits. Others simply do it for pleasure.

One thing’s for sure, though: vaping is poorly understood by a lot of people.

There can be a lot of confusion at the outset for those looking to get into vaping. This article will take a look at the effects of vaping and the various oils available.

Vaping Devices

Vapers use vaping oil with a few different devices. The devices will generally have the same three components – a battery, tank, and mouthpiece.

To keep it simple: The oil is stored in the tank, and the battery provides power to heat the oil. The mouthpiece is where the vape is inhaled.

Vapers have a range of devices to choose from, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), vape pens, or desktop vaporizers – although sadly not candy cigarettes.

Studies about the medicinal benefits of using vape oils are ongoing. Many people swear by vape oil to help treat common ailments, and its popularity is pretty undeniable.

Essential Oils

Some people vape using essential oils such as peppermint, chamomile, or lavender. These types of oils are popular for their calming effect and soothing qualities. They’re the relaxing bubble bath of the vaping world.

Essential oils aren’t ranked in the same category as hemp, marijuana, or CBD oils. They’re most often used with desktop vaporizers to add a relaxing scent to the air for when candles are just a bit too old school.

Hemp, marijuana, and CBD oils are cannabis oils, which will be covered below.

Hemp Oil

Made from hemp, hemp oil is not the same thing as marijuana, though the two are sometimes confused. Don’t be surprised at some of the expressions you might get when you mention hemp oil to non-vapers!

Hemp oil doesn’t contain the same medicinal benefits as marijuana, and it’s available in states which haven’t legalized marijuana. It contains very little, if any, psychoactive components. So users worried about this aspect can rest assured that hemp oil is entirely distinct.

Hemp oil can help maintain hormonal balance, lower cholesterol, and moderate blood sugar levels.

Marijuana Oil

The discussion on the benefits of marijuana oil generally focuses on the concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) contained within the oil. THC is the component of the drug which gives the consumer a buzz or “high” feeling. Incidences of saying “dude” and “man” vary from user to user.

Marijuana oil can help to treat such conditions as depression, stroke, autism, PTSD, Parkinson’s Disease, and anxiety disorders. Studies have shown that the use of marijuana oils can be helpful for pain management.

Marijuana oils with a high concentration of THC are sometimes called THC vape juice.


Consumers wanting the benefits of medical marijuana without the other “distractions” can choose CBD oil.

CBD is short for cannabidiol. This substance can be found in the human body. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antispasmodic qualities.

CBD oil can be helpful in the treatment of MS, arthritis, migraines, and headaches. Vaping CBD oil mimics your own body’s CBD and gives the same beneficial effects.

There is no THC present in CBD oil. This gives the oil no psychoactive properties and makes it safe for patients who need the benefits of CBD without the high of marijuana oil – at the cost of some fun, of course.

Vaping is a young hobby, so the science may not be developed for another few decades, but vapers are already experiencing the effects of vaping firsthand. Staying educated about vaping can help users to separate fact from fiction until the science catches up.

If you have any vaping experiences you’re just dying to tell, let us know in the comments!

There is less known about the effects of vaping, but more is discovered every day. Educate yourself on what's in different types of vape oils before you puff. ]]>