How to use a vape pen for cbd oil

Vaping 101: How to Use A CBD Vape Pen

Vaping and CBD are a perfect match. It’s because it offers one of the easiest and most effective ways to take CBD. That’s why it has become such a colossal wellness trend in the UK.

Newcomers to the vaping world can easily be overwhelmed by the amount of equipment, brands, and information. An excellent place to start is knowing that you need a vaping device and something to put in there. We break down everything else you need to know in our Vaping 101 guide.

How Does a Vape Work?

Vaporizing sounds pretty intimidating – especially when it comes to putting something in your body. It’s a pretty simple tool to understand, and choosing the right product is very safe. Typically vaporizers are made up of four parts.

Battery: This is pretty self-explanatory, but it’s what powers your vaping device. The good news is that these batteries can usually be changed and come with a charging device.

Atomizer: This is the heating element inside the device that speeds up the molecules inside the liquid you put in your vape to produce vapour.

Mouthpiece: The mouthpiece provides the path for your vapour to travel from the chamber into your mouth.

Chamber: The chamber is the area of the vape that holds your vaping material.

Each vape pen varies, but with most, you fill the chamber with your CBD vape oil or distillate and then press the button to activate it. The atomizer heats the oil to the point where it becomes a vapour for you to inhale it. This action of inhalation lets the CBD enter your bloodstream and start kicking into action!

CBD Vape Oil

There are lots of terms for what you put in your vape pen, and these aren’t always very clear when you’re starting. One of the crucial things to know is that CBD oil is different than CBD vape oil.

You should not put pure CBD oil right into your vape pen. CBD oil is typically mixed with a carrier oil for ease of digestion. These carrier oils can seriously damage your vape pen, and depending on the type of carrier oil could damage your lungs . Amphora only uses CBD distillate with organic terpenes in our CBD oil.

CBD distillate is designed for inhalation devices. Terpenes are found in the cannabis plant itself and have a bunch of benefits on their own. They also help CBD enter your bloodstream faster and make the effects last a bit longer.

You can also get the benefits of the whole plant in your CBD product that produces something called the entourage effect. The entourage effect is when hundreds of compounds from the plant interact with your body. When people use CBD distillate, we take in various botanical elements. They interact with one another and may change depending on how they mix. It maximizes the benefits of CBD.

Pros of Vaping

CBD Bioavailability

Vaping gets the job done quickly. That’s all thanks to its bioavailability. Bioavailability is the degree and rate at which CBD absorbs into your bloodstream. We want CBD to reach our bloodstream so it can start working with our naturally occurring endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is responsible for maintaining balance in our body or homeostasis. This regulates things like stress, pain, mood and sleep.

Taking CBD oil drops or edibles would have a low bioavailability. They have a low bioavailability because it has to go through your digestive system and be broken down by your liver before it enters the bloodstream. Vaping, on the other hand, has the best bioavailability. When you vape, the vapour goes into your lungs and rapidly enters your bloodstream.


One of the best things about vaping is the ease of it. Most vaporizer designs are sleek and small so that you can store them in a purse or backpack. You can also easily order them online. With so many options out there, you can find the type of vaporizer that works best for your lifestyle.


Vape pens offer a discrete and ease of use experience. The vapour also quickly disappears so you can enjoy without drawing too much attention to yourself.

How much should I vape?

Everybody’s wellness needs are different, so there are no ‘official’ guidelines for how much CBD you should take. The way your body interacts with CBD depends on many things.

  • Concentration of CBD
  • Age
  • Weight
  • Metabolism
  • Height
  • Genetic Predispositions
  • Biochemistry
  • Gender
  • Overall Health
  • Tolerance
  • Medications you are taking.

Buying A CBD Vape Pen Cartridge

Like with anything that gets popular, there are a lot of knockoffs out there. Make sure you do some research before purchasing your first vape pen and CBD distillate.

One of the first things to look for is certificates of analysis (COA). A certificate of analysis means that the brand has evidence that its CBD is safe. If you can’t see it on their site, ask them if they can provide it. There have been reports of some CBD products sold that may not contain what it claims, so you should always be careful. Amphora lists all of our certificates of analysis right on our site, so you know what you’re getting.

Read online reviews about the product. Lots of brands will have them right on their website but do some research online. Look at their social media. If you’ve ever looked at a comments section on a post, you know people are not afraid to be open about how they feel.

Besides researching the safety and quality of the vape pen, make sure it’s something that suits your style! There are so many to choose from that you can definitely find one that you really love.

Vaping CBD Doesn’t Have Psychoactive Effects.

One of the biggest misconceptions about vaping CBD is that it gets you ‘high.’ CBD is non-psychoactive. Meaning it doesn’t have any chemicals that produce those ‘fuzzy-headed’ side effects like THC.

Cannabis is as a controlled drug in the Misuse of Drugs Act, but CBD is not. CBD oil is legal in the UK, but the THC content must be below 0.2%.

Vaping on Your Terms

Vaping is taking the UK by storm. The great thing about vaping CBD oil is you can customize it to your own preference with your style of a vape pen, dosage and lifestyle. Amphora has different types of CBD distillate tailored to that target specific health needs. Hopefully, you learned some tips that will help you find the best vape experience for your wellness routine.

Written by | Infused Amphora Team

The Infused Amphora Team is dedicated to creating resources to educate and engage consumers on the growing evidence of CBD benefits and the extensive health and wellness properties of CBD Oil.

Contributor | Angus Taylor CEO

Infused Amphora “Learn” is intended for informational purposes only and is NOT a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

How to Use a Vape Pen for THC, CBD, and More

For most vaping beginners, the first device they will use will be a vape pen. These devices are usually budget-friendly, easy-to-use, and easy to maintain devices, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some basic things you should learn about vaping before jumping in.

This article will talk about what a vape pen is, the essential components of what makes a vape pen work, and the best way to maintain the device for long-term use. We’ll also discuss various substances you can enjoy with a vape pen and how to choose the best substance and device for your lifestyle.

What is a Vape Pen?

A vape pen is a small, cylindrical device that often looks very similar to a traditional ball-point pen. Most vape pens have an internal battery and are designed to attach to various oil cartridges. The result is a device that quickly and easily produces vapor (not smoke) from your choice of vape juice, CBD, or THC oil.

Parts of a Vape Pen

While the parts of a vape pen can vary depending on the specific model you have, most have core components that are the same across devices.

Vape Battery

The vape battery is what makes the entire vaping process possible. It’s the heaviest part of the vape pen and usually has a 510 threaded connection to attach to different e-juice or oil cartridges. Some batteries will have a button that allows the user to turn the device on and off or adjust heat settings, while others have no additional features.

Vape Cartridge

The vape cartridge is what connects to the vape battery. Inside of the cartridge, you’ll find your chosen vaping substance, as well as an atomizer that will heat the oil to create vapor. Most vape cartridges will have a connected mouthpiece where you can take hits of vapor.

How the Vape Pen Works

Vape pens work in a very straightforward way.

  • First, you will power on the device, usually by clicking the power button five times. Most vape pens will light up, letting you know that they have successfully powered on.
  • Then, you will press and hold the power button. This will send a stream of power to the atomizer, which will create vapor. It makes vapor instantly, so as soon as you press and hold the power button, you’ll be able to take a hit right away. Depending on the viscosity of what you vape, it may take a few moments to get thick, strong hits of vapor.
  • Once you have vaped your fill, you will press the power button five times to turn the device off. If you have a draw-fire vape, you will skip any steps that involve a button. Instead, you’ll take a draw, and the device will create vapor. When you’re done, stop taking puffs! The device will turn off on its own.

Keep It Charged and Stored Properly

The last thing you want to do is be ready for a relaxing vape session and have the battery be dead. Make sure your vape pen has a full charge, especially after an extended vaping session. It would help if you also stored the vape pen at average room temperature to protect the battery. That means you should NOT leave it in your car for any reason!

Try Disposable Vape Pens When Traveling

Suppose you want to avoid the hassle of keeping track of a vape pen and cartridges while on the go, consider a disposable vape pen. Disposables are ready to vape right out of the box. They will have an ultimately charged battery and a full tank of vape juice or oil. The Firefly Mini is a fantastic choice for a high-end, oil disposable pen while you travel.

What Is THC?

THC is the compound responsible for creating the feeling of being “high” commonly associated with consuming marijuana products. THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the active cannabinoid in marijuana. Too much THC can cause paranoia and other symptoms of psychosis, but it is impossible to overdose on THC.

Aside from being responsible for the classic psychoactive properties of marijuana, THC is also used to treat various pain. Research suggests it can be used to treat nerve pain effectively, primarily when used together with CBD. THC is also commonly used to treat nausea and other adverse side effects from treatments like chemotherapy.

How to Use a Vape Pen for THC

The process of vaping THC oil won’t vary from vaping any other oil, but you need to pay attention to how much you vape. Many vapers are used to creating large vape clouds from nicotine-infused e-liquids, but you shouldn’t have similar expectations from vaping THC oils.

Instead, it would be best if you vaped THC by taking one or two hits at a time and waiting about 15 minutes in between each hit. If the high you feel is strong enough, put the pen aside and relax! If you need more, take one or two more puffs and wait again.

Vaping too much THC won’t cause any severe health problems, but it can trigger bouts of paranoia and general discomfort. Continuously vape THC slowly and patiently, so you don’t end up uncomfortably high.

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is another cannabinoid commonly found in cannabis. CBD is the prominent cannabinoid in hemp, though there are strains of marijuana with significant levels of CBD. In recent years, CBD has exploded in popularity , both because of its availability and promising medicinal effects.

Unlike THC, CBD does not create any psychoactive effects, meaning it won’t get you high. However, research suggests that it can be used as an effective pain-management tool, especially when controlling and eliminating inflammation. It may also be effective in helping to manage anxiety and depression.

How to Use a Vape Pen for CBD Cartridges

Much like when vaping THC, you want to take it slow when you vape CBD cartridges. Vaping too much isn’t going to cause health problems (just like THC), but it can cause discomfort or gastric distress. We recommend taking one or two hits and waiting 15 minutes to see how you feel.

If you are using CBD to manage anxiety or depression, you’ll need to keep track of how much you vape and how often you vape. This will make it easy to see if you need to increase or decrease your dosage or if you need to take puffs more frequently throughout the day.

How to Choose a Vape Pen

The best way to choose a vape pen is to consider what you want most out of your device. Do you plan on vaping e-liquids, THC, or CBD? Do you enjoy the convenience of sticking with disposables, or do you want to pursue the cost-effectiveness of having a permanent device?

If you are new to consuming THC or CBD products, you will want to decide if you want to do so through vaping oils, dry herbs, or wax. There are a lot of methods you can use to consume cannabis products, so take the time to research which might fit your lifestyle best.

You’ll also need to consider what features you want. Do you want a draw-fire vape or one with a physical power button? Do you want the option to adjust the temperature settings to your liking, or are you ok with vaping from one standard heat? Once you take the time to answer these questions, your scope of product choices will narrow significantly, making a choice simple.

How to Store a Vape Pen

It is important for those just introduced to vaping to learn how to properly store a vape pen. Vape pens should be stored in an upright position in a room-temperature environment. The upright position will prevent accidental oil leaks from the cartridge, which will create a giant, sticky mess. It will also stop oil from traveling into the vapor path, which could obstruct the vapor flow when you’re ready to vape next.

Excessively high or low temperatures can damage your vape battery. As we said earlier, storing your vape pen in a car is a huge mistake. The extreme heat can damage your battery, and in some instances, can cause your battery to leak and catch fire. As with any electronic device, your vape pen should have a permanent home in a climate-controlled environment.

Find the Right Vape Pen for You

Vape pens are a standard product, and you can find them in a variety of retailers. This includes brick-and-mortar vape shops, dispensaries, and online retailers.

Disposable vaping is a smart way to learn what you do and don’t like about vaping oils. If you are new to vaping, take a look at the Firefly Mini . It is a high-end, easy-to-use disposable vape that serves as a fantastic introduction into the world of vaping.

If you’re interested in branching out from vape oils and vaping dry herbs, check out our flagship device, the Firefly 2+ . It provides an outstanding vaping experience, and many of our customers have converted from vaping oils to dry herbs specifically for this device.

Reach out to us if you have any questions about vaping or how our specific products could meet your vaping needs!