Even though the majority of vaping fans use vaporizers for inhalations with medical marijuana, these devices are perfect for inhalations with other types of herbs, some of which are usually consumed in the form of infusions. Find out from this article which vaporizers are best for aromatherapy and what benefits you can get from herbs vaporization.
- Why vaporizers for aromatherapy?
- What results aromatherapy with a vaporizer can give you?
- Why vaporizer aromatherapy is natural medicine of XXI century?
Herbal medicine is a form of natural medicine that has its roots in the distant past – people have been using various herbs for thousands of years. Modern herbal medicine is primarily based on drinking herbal infusions with specific properties.
One of the forms of herbal medicine is aromatherapy, i.e. the inhalation of essential oils and other compounds contained in herbs, e.g. in the form of inhalations.
Each herb starts to release these compounds at different temperatures of vaporization, just like in the case of the cannabinoids from marijuana.
Since vaporizers can be used for aromatherapy, let’s start by checking which ones are best for this purpose.
Why vaporizers are perfect for aromatherapy?
Not all vaporizers do an equally good job at the vaporization of medicinal herbs for aromatherapy. Some vaporizers designed for inhalations with medicinal marijuana will only offer temperatures suitable for cannabis, i.e. in the range of 180-220 degrees Celsius.
These types of vaporizers are not recommended for aromatherapy, because most herbs require lower vaporization temperatures than those suitable for marijuana.
For example, lemon balm is should be vaporized at 142 degrees Celsius, lavender at temperatures in the range of 100-125 degrees Celsius, and lemongrass in the range of 125-150 degrees Celsius.
That is why a vaporizer suitable for aromatherapy should offer temperatures from 100 degrees Celsius upwards.
The second important feature of an aromatherapy ready vaporizer is full temperature control – some herbs, such as lemon balm, have strictly defined vaporization temperatures and will work best when vaporized only at these specific temperatures.
For this reason, devices that offer temperature pre-sets that can be increased, e.g. every 10 degrees, do not work well. It’s best to pick a vaporizer that lets you set the temperature with a one-degree precision. This will allow you to precisely adjust the temperature to each type of herbs.
Vaporizers based 100% on conduction are not best for aromatherapy either, although there are some exceptions, such as DaVinci IQ Vaporizer, which is ideal for this purpose.
In general, conduction models offer lower quality vapor compared to hybrid or convective vaporizers, and since aromatherapy is primarily about the absorption of aromatic compounds that provide the benefits from each type of individual herbs, the best solution is a vaporizer that offers a very good vapor flavour and lets you fully enjoy the taste and aroma of herbs.
To sum up, for aromatherapy it’s best to choose a vaporizer that lets you apply lower temperatures, fully control the temperature in the heating chamber and enjoy the best vapor flavor.
What effects from aromatherapy one should expect?
Interestingly enough, most herbs give a much stronger effect when they’re vaporized compared to when they’re absorbed as infusions.
So, for example, when you vaporize chamomile to calm down and fall asleep easier, you can achieve stronger results than if you drink a cup of chamomile tea.
This leads to the conclusion that aromatherapy (vaporization in fact) is a very effective form of herbs absorption. In addition, you can take your vaporizer with you anywhere you go and enjoy the herbs anytime you want.
It’s hard to imagine drinking a mint infusion at a bus stop – if you use a vaporizer, however, you can easily have a discreet inhalation in such a place.
We can choose from hundreds of herbs we can vaporize, depending on the result you expect – certainly every user will find something for themselves.
A great aspect of the vaporization of medicinal herbs is their taste – some types of herbs, such as peppermint, are characterized by an insane taste.
A pair of this type of herbs is very delicate, combined with great taste, all inhalation is therefore very pleasant experiance. And that the use of a vaporizer requires long, steady and slow inhalations, vaporization is also a great way to relax – the style of inhalation with the vaporizer is very similar to some breathing exercises, which aim is to obtain a calming and relaxing effect.
The feeling of relaxation flowing from such inhalation is therefore applied to the effects of the herbs themselves, resulting in a very relaxing vaporization.
One of the best aspects of the vaporization of medicinal herbs is their taste – some types of herbs, such as peppermint, taste insane!
The vapor from this type of herbs is very smooth and it tastes great, which results in a truly enjoyable vaporization. Since the use of a vaporizer requires long, steady and slow inhalations, vaporization is also a great way to relax – the style of inhalation with a vaporizer is very similar to breathing exercises that help people calm down and relax.
The feeling of relaxation that comes from the inhalation process, along with the effects of the herbs themselves, results in a very relaxing experience.
Aromatherapy, however, is not a method that will let you make large clouds of steam – the vast majority of aromatherapy herbs don’t provide visible steam, most often it appears only at first draws and in small quantities.
Therefore, when you start to enjoy aromatherapy, you should have realistic expectations – it will provide you with the effects of the chosen type of herbs and its wonderful taste, but you won’t make any clouds – because that’s not what aromatherapy is about.
Aromatherapy – the natural medicine of XXI century!
As you can see, aromatherapy with the use of a vaporizer is a completely new approach to herbal medicine. Instead of sipping granny’s tea, you can absorb the properties of herbs in the form of comfortable, pleasant and relaxing inhalations that provide the medical effects offered by various types of herb.
Plus, you can use them whenever and wherever you want!
If you have doubts whether your vaporizer is suitable for aromatherapy or you would like to get more information about it – contact us, our experts will be happy to give you professional and free advice!