How to use Hemp Wick

There are so many advantages to using a hemp wick over a butane lighter. This is why you should light your herb with herb.

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If you are thinking of using hemp wick instead of a butane lighter, it’s time to take the plunge. There are so many advantages to using hemp wicks over a butane lighter – the most important being that you get to light your herb with herb. Doing it this way affects the taste of your bowl, too, and is a much healthier option to using a butane lighter.

Hemp wicks can be purchased just about anywhere that sells weed or smoking paraphernalia these days, and it is usually wrapped around a lighter to allow it to be lit easily. Smokers that have chosen to spark their bowls using hemp wicks rarely go back to butane.

Hemp Wick Is Healthier Than Butane

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In any circumstance, it is going to be better to have hemp in your body rather than putting butane into your body. In the case of smoking a bowl, what you are potentially inhaling from using lighter fluid is toxic gases that are released from combusting butane. However, burning hemp wick does not release those poisonous fumes, and there is no possibility you can inhale them through your mouthpiece when lighting your bowl.

If you keep your hemp wick wrapped around your lighter, then there is no threat to the convenience of smoking, either. You will have the convenience of being able to quickly and accessibly light your hemp wick, and it will always be next to the flame.

Unlike Butane, Hemp Wick Won’t Combust At Ultra-High Temperatures

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The flame caused by the combustion of butane in your lighter is burning at an incredibly high temperature, which means that the smoke you inhale into your lungs is much hotter. However, hemp wick does not combust at such a high temperature because it is not gas, meaning your buds aren’t burning so quickly.

That means that you get to enjoy smoother tokes that aren’t as hot as using your butane lighter. You might even get more out of your weed because you can hit it more times with hemp wicks. Most smokers that use hemp wick also report that it tastes much better when their bowl is lit with hemp!

Hemp Wick Gives You Ultimate Bowl-Lighting Precision

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Using the hemp wick gives you much better precision for lighting your bowl than any butane lighter. Also, it enables you to corner the bowl if that’s your mantra for stoner etiquette. It’s tough to do this with a butane lighter because it’s incredibly difficult to manage the flame.

Smokers are always looking for ways to make their smoking experience more enjoyable, and hemp wick is a definite way to do that. It is healthier and tastes better, and well it’s keeping the entire smoking event in the herbal family. Also, using hemp wicks make your lighters last much longer, so you don’t have to go out buying them all the time. Hemp wick has a much longer lifespan!

Where To Buy Hemp Wick and Hemp String

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Now that you know why you should be using hemp wicks for smoking, you probably also want to know where to buy them. Fortunately, hemp wicks are available everywhere, including all across the web, and at your local Walmart and craft store. They come standard, and also thick, and in a variety of lengths, from 50 to 420 feet. But if you want to start off small and see how you like it, online shops like Etsy offer hemp wicks in smaller sizes and even have lighters that come with it wrapped around and ready for action.

Best Hemp Wick

With all the brands out there, selecting the best hemp wicks can be a daunting task. But don’t stress. They have been around for a long time now, and plenty of people have tried them out, including your fellow Herbivore. To point you in the right direction, here is a compilation of the best hemp wick for smoking.

Humboldt Hemp Wick

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Humboldt Hemp Wick is consists of 100% organic hemp and beeswax. For cannabis connoisseurs that want a better taste and experience overall from their favorite herb, Humboldt Hemp Wick makes it all happen. Available in sizes as short as 5 ft and as long as 250 ft, and a variety of widths, from Fine Flame to Full Flame to Heavy Flame, this brand, made in Humboldt County, California, can face any fire for as long as you desire. Not to mention, it’s cheap. The most this hemp wick will cost you is roughly 22 bucks, and that’s for all the hemp wick you can handle.

Twisted Bee

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Whether you want a whole roll of hemp wick or just a few packs to get you by, Twisted Bee has some of the best selection. You can get organic, beeswax-coated hemp wick in packs of 5, or 10, as well as in Standard (1.0 mm, 200 ft) and Thick (2.0 mm, 200 ft) sizes. Twisted Bee burns slow, doesn’t drip, and more importantly, doesn’t contain zero chemicals or other harmful additives. If not for smoking purposes, Twisted Bee also works greats for rainy day crafts, DIYs, and all things homemade and creative.


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Everything from HempWick’s organic beeswax coating derived from local mangroves to its mega-groovy packaging is handmade by legit hippies. The hemp wick is grown in Europe and comes pure and unbleached, with no GMOs, plastic wrap, chemicals, or things of that nature, or unfair labor practices for that matter. When bought in 200 ft rolls, the product arrives in a nifty dispenser box, which is hand stamped with vegetable ink and is 100% recyclable. The dispenser box not only keeps the hemp wick safe from playful pets, but also tangles, hair, dust, and more.

If you’d like a free sample of HempWick, have at it. The company will generously send you one for free, but only one, in case you’re feeling greedy. That way, you can see what all the fuss is about before you commit.

Bee Line

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Bee Line offers the best smoking experience, the best taste, and the perfect flame all in one roll. A lot of it too. Bee Line’s 100% organic hemp wick, made of seven strands of hemp with a 100% organic beeswax coat, comes in rolls of 200 ft, which will last through thousands of smoke sessions while still leaving plenty leftover for other uses. It’s also the only 100% Certified Global Organic hemp wick on the market, so there’s that.

If 200 feet seems too extreme, Bee Line also has hemp wick packs available, in addition to sample packs and variety packages. But if you’re all about hemp wick, or know someone with a business that could put it to good use, then the company also sells in bulk.

RAW Hemp Wick

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If not any other brand of hemp wick, you can always trust RAW, the same brand with the best rolling papers on earth. Handmade in Europe, home to high-quality hemp, everything that goes into making RAW hemp wick is eco-friendly and locally sourced. In fact, its beeswax coating comes from the president of the Polish Association of Beekeepers, who once worked for the Queen of England as her primary beekeeper. Not to mention, its packaging and card are printed on recycled and, or hemp paper, and is up for grabs in all sorts of sizes, from 10 ft to 250 ft.

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April 19, 2019 — Last Updated September 20, 2019
Written by Sera Jane Ghaly

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April 19, 2019 — Last Updated September 20, 2019
Written by Sera Jane Ghaly

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