To get the most from your vaporizer you need to have the correct temperature depending on what you wish to vaporize. Many vapes on the market allow you to dial in exactly the vape temperature you need. The trouble is not many of us know what is the best vape temperature to choose. The essential oils that contain the active components in your herbs all have different boiling points, meaning that they all vaporize (turn to gas form) at different temperatures. As an example lavender - which can be vaped at 100℃ - is way more volatile than ginger that won’t vaporize until the heating chamber reaches 175-200℃. Thankfully our scientific boffins have been on the case and identified the best vape temperatures for a variety of therapeutic and medicinal herbs.
Best vape temperatures for medicinal users
A formerly demonized herb which is slowly legalized for medical use has multiple active components that are beneficial. To use your medical herb effectively you will set the vape temperature to vaporize the components your doctor recommends. A good rule of thumb for vaping medicinal herbs would be to stick to temperatures below 185℃ during the day to vape the main components then go all the way up to 220℃ towards bedtime to finish off the other components. Basically vaping for medicinal use breaks down into two steps. The best vape temperature for the main component is 157℃ or higher. This will slowly vaporize terpenes which produce the wonderful taste and smell. Other components do not have a definite boiling point so will vaporize when temperatures reach 160℃ and will still be vaporizing until you reach 180℃. The interplay between different substances can balance some of the negative effects. This means vaporizing at 180℃ or more should be a more comfortable experience than starting at 160℃.
Vaporizing other therapeutic herbs
There are many therapeutic herbs you can vaporize in your vaporizer. Other therapeutic herbs can also have some wonderful effects. For example chamomile, lemongrass or lavender can help you relax, whilst valerian can aid sleep. Should you require something to pick you up you could try green tea or yerba mate.
Best vape temperature for herbal blends
You can mix different complementary therapeutic herbs to make your own blend tailored to your needs. Just make sure that you check the best vape temperature from the chart to ensure that you vaporize the active components of all the ingredients in your blend. The best vape temperature for a sleep-inducing valerian, hop and chamomile blend would be 185-200℃ which is the temperature that valerian vaporizes at.
VapoShop stocks a variety of therapeutic herbs to get you started on your aromatherapy experiments.