So, what makes CBD oil and CBD vape juice so different?
Before we outline what makes CBD oil and CBD vape juice so different, it’s a good idea to start with what makes them similar (which is probably why so many people in the industry have grown accustomed to erroneously interchanging the terms). Both CBD oil and CBD vape juice are extracted from the raw cannabis plants. When extracted, CBD is a solid. In its pure form, it’s not an oil or a juice. It’s a solid. So, to convert CBD from a solid into an oil or vape juice, that can either be ingested orally or inhaled using a vape, it needs to be dissolved in a carrier of some kind. In both instances, that carrier is oil.
However, CBD oils (those products which are manufactured to be ingested orally) are usually made using some kind of food grade oil. Popular choices include olive oil, canola oil, or even hemp seed oil. Food grade oils are used for CBD oils so that the CBD can be digested more efficiently by the human body. When making a CBD vape juice, on the other hand, manufacturers tend to avoid food grade oils, as they are particularly viscous. The consistency is too thick and heavy to be burned and inhaled in a vape. This is why CBD vape juice manufacturers turn to other kinds of oils mixed with some kind of thinning agent to help make the CBD much thinner and lighter, so that it can be inhaled using a vape with ease.
You can try inhaling a CBD oil using a vape. Nothing bad will happen to you. But the experience won’t be a good one. You probably won’t get many of the benefits from the CBD and the taste is likely to be pretty foul too.