Best Temperature to Vape CBD Oil

Published March 31, 2020
Best Temperature to Vape CBD Oil - Secret Nature

Vaping CBD is one of the simplest and most potent ways to enjoy this non-intoxicating cannabinoid. Not all CBD vaping experiences are made equal, however, and Secret Nature CBD vape carts are a cut above the rest. Learn all about our raw nectar CBD cartridges with live resin cannabis terpenes, and discover the best temperature to vape CBD oil.

What temperature should I vape my CBD?

Each cannabinoid, terpene, and flavonoid in cannabis has its own boiling point. Expressed in resin sacs called trichomes at the tips of cannabis buds, these compounds generally vaporize easily.

In oil form, slightly higher temperatures are required to reach vaporization. Therefore, most cannabinoid experts recommend that you vaporize CBD oil at temperatures between 200-220°C (365°F - 428°F).

If you vaporize cannabis oil at lower temperatures, you risk not producing enough vapor to inhale. If you vape your CBD oil at temperatures that are too high, however, it will burn, defeating the point of vaping.

Set your vape pen within the correct temperature range. Then, experiment with various temperatures within that range until you find the setting that hits the best.

Will vaping CBD at higher temperatures yield better results?

According to one study, cannabis oil doesn't express cannabinoids when it's vaporized at temperatures below 170°C. When vaporized at 230°C, however, almost all cannabinoids are expressed.

The researchers who conducted this study, therefore, concluded that higher temperatures yield better results when vaping cannabis extract — but only for THC. Other cannabinoids have lower boiling temperatures, which means that reduced vape settings may also be appropriate.

If you raise your CBD vape battery’s temperature in an effort to express more cannabinoids, you risk scorching your oil and hurting your lungs. Cannabis plant material combusts at a temperature just above the boiling point of THC — here's no need to risk combusting your oil just to vaporize CBD.

Top 3 Secret Nature vape products

Out of all the vapes in the Secret Nature lineup, the following three options have the most reviews. They're also the most highly recommended by our customers.

As we dive into the details behind Secret Nature Forbidden Fruit, Secret Nature Durban Poison, and Secret Nature Lemon Diesel, you'll begin learning why these three cartridges have such an enduring following.

Let's start with some general information about our cartridges to help you pick the right products:

  • Each cartridge has the option to come with a standard 510-threaded battery that activates when you inhale
  • Most cartridges are available in two sizes, but both cartridge sizes fit on the same battery
  • Secret Nature vape cartridges contain subcritical CO2 raw hemp nectar, the cleanest and highest-quality cannabis extract type available
  • They’re boosted with organic, THC-free, strain-specific cannabis terpenes
  • In addition to strain-specific CBD cartridges, Secret Nature also offers cutting-edge cartridges in other cannabinoids like delta-8 THC
  • All cartridges and batteries come in luxury hermetically sealed cases
  • For a full list of Secret Nature vape cartridges, visit our vape category page

Now, it's time to get familiar with the three Secret Nature cartridges we recommend the most:

1. Secret Nature Forbidden Fruit Vape Cartridge

Take a moment to scroll through some Forbidden Fruit reviews. In the end, we chalk this cartridge’s popularity up to great flavor, great ingredients, and great product design — Secret Nature live resin cartridges are a cut above the rest, and Secret Nature Forbidden Fruit is the unquestioned leader of the pack.

  • Average rating: 5 stars
  • Sizes available: 700mg & 1200mg | Battery optional
  • Terpene profile: Tropical fruit and plum
  • Lab-tested for purity
  • Ships to all 50 states

— What do Secret Nature customers have to say? — 

Joanna O. says that our Forbidden Fruit vape cartridge is just like vaping water with a fruity taste—that's the level of purity you can expect from Secret Nature. Ulas K. tells us that he "searched all over the web to find the best and the cleanest vape" and that Secret Nature Forbidden Fruit is "amazing." Other customers tell us that Forbidden Fruit is relaxing, the highest-quality vape they've ever had, and to wrap up our summary, let's hear from Jay E.: "Sturdy, smooth, delicious, and discreet. I love it!"

2. Secret Nature Durban Poison Vape Cartridge

As a CBD version of the famous THC strain, Secret Nature Durban Poison captures the exact terpene profile of the original phenotype while doing away with the intoxicating components. It's not just nostalgia that keeps bringing customers back to Durban Poison — this Secret Nature CBD vape cart option tastes great, and it contains the same 100% organic raw hemp nectar and live resin terpenes that have put our cartridges on the map.

  • Average rating: 5 stars
  • Sizes available: 700mg & 1200mg | Battery optional
  • Terpene profile: Pastry-sweetness accompanied by herbal and citrus undertones
  • Lab-tested for purity
  • Ships to all 50 states

— What do Secret Nature customers have to say? —

Let's start with Eric. H, who says that Secret Nature Durban Poison is the "best cartridge I ever smoked in my life." Other customers echo Eric’s opinion on our vape cartridges by saying they taste better, draw better, and have better effects than any other CBD carts they have tried.

Most importantly, certain customers have even noted the difference that live resin makes. Ben S. said his Secret Nature Durban Poison cartridge was "extremely terpy and had a very distinct and enjoyable flavor.”

3 Secret Nature Lemon Diesel Vape Cartridge

You'll instantly note the lemony sweetness of the live resin terpenes in your Secret Nature Lemon Diesel cartridge. No other extraction method does true justice to the delicious power of terpenes, and Lemon Diesel has one of the most memorable flavors of any cannabis strain. Sit back, relax, and turn lemons into lemonade with this tasty and effective Secret Nature vape cart.

  • Average rating: 5 stars
  • Sizes available: 700mg & 1200mg | Battery optional
  • Terpene profile: Powerful lemon zest with hints of gas and haze
  • Lab-tested for purity
  • Ships to all 50 states

— What do Secret Nature customers have to say? —

Brian L. tells us a fascinating story about using Lemon Diesel on trips. He generally likes to use high-THC products, but our CBD cartridges get him by on the go. In summary, Brian says that Secret Nature Lemon Diesel "quality is great. Very 'Lemony'. You DO get relief." Other customers note their relief that our pen activates when you inhale without needing to press a button, which is more convenient than other vape pens they've tried.

CBD Vaping 101 — What temp should I set my vape to?

You already know the right temperature range for vaping CBD oil: 200-220°C (365°F - 428°F). The boiling point of this cannabinoid alone is 160-180°C (320°F - 356°F).

Picking the right temperature for vaping CBD is both an art and a science. It might take weeks or even months to settle on the exact temperature that works best for you. Here's some of the information you might want to consider as you come to a conclusion:

What temperature is best for vaping other cannabinoids?

Vaping cannabinoids in oil form is slightly different than vaping them in flower form. Even so, understanding the base boiling points of each cannabinoid can help you calibrate your vape pen to an ideal temperature.

Here's are he boiling temperatures of a few popular cannabinoids.

  • CBN: 185°C / 365°F
  • CBG: 105°C / 220°F
  • THC: 157°C / 314°F
  • CBC: 220ºC / 428ºF
  • THCV: 220°C / 428°F

Since cannabinoids have widely varying vapor points, finessing an ideal vaping temperature can be difficult for cannabis extracts with multiple cannabinoids. You need to take the exact composition of the extract (including its terpene and flavonoid content) into consideration to pick the best possible temperature ranges for vaping CBD oil.

What temperature is best for vaping terpenes?

Terpenes may be just as beneficial as cannabinoids, and Secret Nature vape cartridges with live resin cannabis terpenes are remarkably terpene-rich. Just like cannabinoids, each terpene has a distinct boiling point.

Here are the boiling points of a few of the most common terpenes:

  • Caryophyllene: 119°C / 246°F
  • Pinene: 156°C / 312°F
  • Myrcene: 166–168°C / 330–334°F
  • Limonene: 177°C / 350°F
  • Humulene: 198ºC / 388ºF

Caryophyllene releases its distinct flavor and aroma at a relatively low temperature, but other terpenes require greater heat to vaporize. Keep terpenes in mind as you decide which temperature is right for each strain of Secret Nature cannabis extract you try.

What temperature is best for vaping flavonoids?

Flavonoids are less researched for their roles in cannabis than terpenes, but they appear to contribute to a cannabis-specific synergistic effect that appears to make this plant more effective than the sum of its parts.

Here are some of the boiling points of common flavonoids:

  • Apigenin: 178°C / 352°F
  • Quercetin: 250°C / 482°F
  • Cannflavin A: 182°C / 360°F

Certain flavonoids, like apigenin, vaporize at a low enough temperature to accompany CBD. Other flavonoids, like quercetin, have boiling temperatures that are high enough to only vaporize with cannabinoids with similarly high boiling temperatures, like THC.

What temperature is best for vaping dry herb?

Dry herb vaporizes at a lower temperature than cannabis oil. While cannabis extract won't vaporize until it reaches around 200°C, dry herb will vaporize at temperatures as low as 170°.

Most experts agree that you shouldn't vaporize cannabis flower at temperatures higher than 210°C. Cannabis combusts at around 232°C, so higher temperatures could risk turning your cannabis vapor into harmful smoke.

What temperature is best for vaping live resin?

Like other types of cannabis oil, live resin is refined to remove chlorophyll and other plant substances that don't belong in finished cannabis extract. While conventional cannabis oil is extracted from dried and cured (decarboxylated) flower, however, live resin is extracted from cannabis flower fresh off the stalk.

Live resin tastes better because it contains more higher concentrations of cannabis terpenes. It vaporizes, however, at the same temperature as other types of distilled cannabis oil. Ideal temperatures vary, but live resin aficionados usually end up setting their batteries somewhere between 203-208°C.

CBD Vaping 101 — Should I change my vaping temperature based on extraction type?

Generally speaking, the more isolated the cannabidiol molecule becomes, the more heat is required to bring it to an excited, gaseous state. Cannabis flower releases its oils at lower temperatures than winterized cannabis extract, the first-stage product of the cannabis extraction process.

Winterized cannabis oil is then distilled, which might increase the boiling point of the resulting oil mix slightly. If cannabis oil is refined further to create CBD isolate, the boiling point may increase again.

The main change in the ideal temperature to vape CBD oil occurs between cannabis flower and winterized cannabis extract, but isolate CBD may offer better results when vaped at temperatures close to the CBD combustion point of 232°C.

How to make sure your CBD vape pen is at a low temperature

You're now an expert on the right temperature for vaping CBD oil. You still might be wondering how to check the temperature of your Secret Nature vape pen.

Grab the instructions that came with your package, and follow these three steps to optimize your vaping experience:

1. Make sure the battery is charged

If its battery is not fully charged, your vape cartridge may not heat properly. Attach your battery to its charger, and wait until the indicator light shows a full charge.

2. Adjust the temperature settings

Using the slider on the bottom of the battery, adjust the temperature of your pen up or down as desired. Remember to land in that sweet spot between 200-220°C.

3. Inhale and evaluate

Take the first puff of your calibrated vape pen, and evaluate the taste. Stickiness on your tongue and a lack of vapor can be a sign that your pen is set too low.

A bad taste and harsh draw, however, could be a sign that your vaping temperature is too high. If you've reached the right temperature for vaping, however, you should blow out a thick, delicious cloud of non-intoxicating cannabinoid vapor.

Best CBD vape temperature FAQ

Let's conclude this guide with answers to a few common questions about vaping CBD:

Can I vape CBD with medical marijuana?

Is medical cannabis available where you live? Cannabis remains federally illegal, and all products offered at contain less than 0.3% THC.

If you choose to use intoxicating cannabis products, using CBD at the same time may provide enhanced effects. It appears that CBD modulates the action of THC in the body, so these two compounds seem destined to be together.

What states can I vape CBD in?

Secret Nature ships CBD products to all 50 states, and states around the nation are choosing to adopt the U.S. Hemp Roundtable's suggestions for non-intoxicating cannabidiol legislation.

Within a few years, comprehensive CBD regulation will stabilize the status of the United States hemp industry. Until then, we'll refrain from commenting on legal matters and encourage you to educate yourself on all applicable state, local, and federal laws before using CBD.

Should I vape CBD if I don't want to get high?

CBD is non-intoxicating. Therefore, CBD oil is the perfect substance to vaporize if you want to experience all the aromas and flavors of cannabis without getting high.

Many of our customers specifically choose Secret Nature vape cartridges because they love cannabis but they want to broaden their horizons beyond THC. Given what you now know about cannabinoid boiling points, your vaping experience will be improved whichever cannabinoid you choose to use.

What is the best temp for distillate CBD cartridges?

Distillate is more purified than crude hemp flower extract, but the cannabinoids it contains still evaporate at the same temperatures. You’ll find with distillate that your extract tastes better at lower temperatures. The most purified types of distillate, like live resin, taste their best when vaped at surprisingly low heat.

How do I configure my vape settings for CBD?

Vaping CBD is pretty similar to vaping THC. These two cannabinoids have different boiling points, however, so you might want to vape your CBD carts at a slightly lower temperature than your THC carts.

With the Secret Nature Vape Battery, changing temperatures is easy. Just push the slider on the bottom of the battery with your thumbnail.

What is the best temperature to vape CO2 hemp oil?

CO2 is one of the safest extraction media you can use with hemp. CO2 hemp extract is also often distilled, so it becomes more delicate and flavorful when vaporized at lower temperatures.

For most CO2 CBD carts, an upper maximum vaping temperature of around 400° F is usually appropriate. Anything higher than that, and flavor will diminish — anything lower than that, and your clouds will be weak and thin.

Why Secret Nature is the best option for vaping CBD 

If you've never tasted the difference between live resin and other extraction methods, now is the time. Capturing the full beauty of cannabis flower is in its prime, live resin terpenes allow you to enjoy non-intoxicating CBD vapor like never before.

Vaped at the wrong temperature, even the best CBD cartridges will only taste disappointing. Like anything else, CBD oil has a decidedly nasty taste when burned, so make sure you keep your pen in that sweet zone of 200-220°C for best results.

Whether you need help picking the right vape cartridge or the right temperature, Secret Nature is here to help. Contact us with any questions, and make sure to let us know which CBD vaping temperatures ended up working best for you.

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