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  • by Nicola Boulton August 17, 2022 5 min read

    How to Make CBD Wax Melt

    People use CBD wax melt for different reasons. Various methods are used to make CBD wax to serve its purpose. Herein is about making CBD wax, including; types, methods used, and side effects.

    Do you desire to infuse CBD wax into your edibles but do not know the process of melting the wax? People will show you how to make the CBD wax melt, which will help you infuse it into the edibles. People will also discuss how the CBD wax melts into liquid, which finally turns into vapor; hence you inhale it. Concentrations such as CBD wax can help a person produce homemade edible, which most people love. Using melted CBD wax is much easier than making edibles since you only get to infuse the CBD and not extract it.

    What Is CBD Wax

    CBD wax is a type of CBD concentrate. Its growing popularity is because it contains high concentrations of CBD, making it potent. It is normally extracted from the hemp plant. It is manufactured from crystallized cannabidiol oil due to the extraction processes that make CBD wax enable the final product to have a high concentration of CBD. CBD wax contains other cannabinoids apart from CBD.

    Types of CBD wax

    A person can find CBD wax in the following types:

    CBD Isolate

    CBD isolates only have the CBD compound; hence it is great for those who want to experience CBD.

    Broad-spectrum CBD

    Broad-spectrum CBD contains multiple cannabinoids except for the THC compound.

    Full-spectrum CBD

    Full-spectrum contains almost all of the cannabinoids of the cannabis plant, including the THC compound. However, its THC levels are less than 0.3 percent, making it safe and legal for consumption.

    How to Make CBD Wax Melt So That You Can Infuse It in Edibles

    According to Schiavon et al. (2014), a person could bake a CBD wax for about thirty minutes at around two hundred and fifty degrees. (Never put plastic containers inside the oven)

    CBD wax converts CBDA to CBD when it melts. It will help convert it from THCA to THC if your wax contains the THC cannabinoid. Wax melts easily.

    A person should bake the wax for about 45 minutes if they want to melt more than five grams of CBD wax in one container.

    Other Ways to Make CBD Wax Melt

    The other method to make your CBD wax melt is if you want to consume it through inhalation. Below are some ways you can meet your CBD wax and then consume it:


    Dabbing is the most common way in which people consume CBD wax. Once you become experienced in dabbing, it becomes easier than it was when a person tries it for the first time.

    Dabbing requires an instrument known as a dab rig. According to Miller et al. (2016), a dab rig contains a nail that melts the CBD wax when heated. Below is instruction on how you can dab:

    • Heat the nail directly using a heating material such as a blow torch. Ensure the nail is heated.
    • Turn off a blow torch once the nail is completely heated. Let it cool for ten seconds if the nail is made of titanium.
    • Leave it to cool for around forty-five seconds if the nail is made of quartz. Coker (2018) suggested that cooling ensures that the nail's temperature is not so hot; hence your CBD wax will not burn.
    • Put the CBD wax on the heated nail's surface, which is in the dome. The CBD wax will then melt hence turning into vapor. Inhale the wax slowly once it turns into vapor.


    In case you decide to consume your CBD wax using a vape pen, below are the instructions on how you can melt the wax:

    Place Your Wax inside the Vape Pen.

    Turn on the heat of the vape pen to melt the CBD wax, which eventually will turn into the vapor you inhale.

    Forms of CBD Wax

    There are various forms of CBD wax that you can choose from. Depending on your desired experience, you can choose the form which gives you the effects. Below are the types of CBD wax:

    CBD Shatter

    CBD shatter wax is extracted from pure CBD. Pure CBD is the purest version of CBD and does not have any THC in it. The CBD shatter wax is fragile because it can break even if someone delicately touches it. A person can vaporize, dap, and smoke CBD shatter.

    CBD Crumble

    CBD crumble manufactured from the broad spectrum CBD distillate. This distillate has about eighty percent of CBD. It can have more. It is golden brown, and it can also break down. The CBD crumble contains other cannabinoids apart from CBD. Advanced CBD consumers love this type of wax because its potency is high.

    CBD Budder

    CBD budder is manufactured using high temperatures. Air pressure is used during its processing. According to McDonough (2012), manufacturing using high temperatures makes CBD budder texture appear fluffy and look like butter.

    CBD Live Resin

    Stanciauskaite et al. (2021) stated that live resin is made from frozen buds during extraction. It enables cannabinoids such as terpenes and CBD to be in high quantities when the final product is processed. This type of  CBD is the best for a user who prefers consuming broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD. This is because it contains other cannabinoids apart from CBD, hence its intense flavors. It makes it to be more expensive than the other types of waxes.

    Side Effects of CBD Wax

    CBD wax has minimum side effects, although some people may experience the following effects after consuming it:

    Weight changes



    Appetite decrease


    It's up to users to determine which method suits them when consuming CBD wax. The CBD wax must first melt before it becomes the vapor you eventually consume. It is easy to meet a favorite CBD wax no matter how a person consumes it with the tips given above, whether in edibles or through smoking. Consult with your doctor before consuming CBD if you are a first-time user. Users should only buy CBD products from reputable stores to avoid purchasing low CBD products that may negatively affect the body. Ensure to read and follow instructions given when buying it to avoid misuse causing serious health issues.


    Coker, C. L. (2018). A Little Dab Will Do You: An Exploration Of First-Time Dabbers On Youtube.

    Mcdonough, E. (2012). The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook: More Than 50 Irresistible Recipes That Will Get You High. Chronicle Books.

    Miller, B. L., Stogner, J. M., & Miller, J. M. (2016). Exploring Butane Hash Oil Use: A Research Note. Journal Of Psychoactive Drugs, 48(1), 44-49.

    Schiavon, A. P., Soares, L. M., Bonato, J. M., Milani, H., Guimaraes, F. S., & Weffort De Oliveira, R. M. (2014). Protective Effects Of Cannabidiol Against Hippocampal Cell Death And Cognitive Impairment Induced By Bilateral Common Carotid Artery Occlusion In Mice. Neurotoxicity Research, 26(4), 307-316.

    Stanciauskaite, M., Marksa, M., Ivanauskas, L., Perminaite, K., & Ramanauskiene, K. (2021). Ophthalmic In Situ Gels With Balsam Poplar Buds Extract Formulation, Rheological Characterization, And Quality Evaluation. Pharmaceutics, 13(7), 953.

    Nicola Boulton
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