A hemp wick is a completely natural product used as a light igniter. There are many benefits to using a hemp wick. Instead of inhaling potentially dangerous chemicals from a regular lighter, hemp wicks provide an organic (and cheap) way to set flame to anything that a normal lighter would.
What Is It?
A natural wick is a burnable lighting source that is created from hemp. It’s been dipped in beeswax to improve flavor and flame. By lighting the wick, it can then be used to naturally light other substances. As a natural alternative to using matches or lighters, these wicks burn slowly. Since hemp and cannabis come from the same plant, they’re known to mix well together.
Why Use A Natural Wick?
Butane lighters contain a mixture of chemicals. Since many of these chemicals are unknown, potentially harmful side effects have not been studied. To avoid inhaling wood from matches or combustible chemicals from butane, wicks provide a healthier alternative.
One benefit of using a natural wick is its distinctive flavor. Butane lighters can often taste like potassium chlorate. By avoiding toxicities, these wicks not only eliminate a chemical flavor but they a subtle taste of beeswax and hemp. Since the temperature burned is lower, cannabis is less likely to char.
Organic cannabis consumption is a popular choice for many people. Although the cannabis itself may be fresh and naturally grown, using butane lighters can contaminate any smoke that’s inhaled. Breathing toxic chemicals into the lungs is dangerous despite where it comes from. Even if the cannabis is naturally produced, how it is lit it can make a drastic difference to your health.
Things You Can Light
These types of wicks can be used to light anything. Tobacco, hookahs, and pipes can all benefit from the natural lighting process that organic wicks provide. Whether you’re camping or using candles at home, these wicks are a natural alternative to wooden matches or butane lighters.
For those who frequently use fire, wicks can benefit your long-term health. Although smoking or inhaling incense are two popular reasons to use alternative lighting, grilling and using a wood stove also require a flame. When others are present, there is even more reason to be cautious.
Ways To Use It
A natural wick looks a lot like twine. To get the most out of your wick, only unravel as much as you need. Depending on what you are using the wick for, you may need a larger or smaller quantity of wick. A natural wick will usually burn quicker depending on humidity and air temperature.
Wrap the allotted amount of hemp wick tightly around any lighter. By placing the edge of the wick over the flame area of the lighter, you can effectively light the end of the wick. Once lit, the flame will burn through the wick causing a natural heating source. The lighter is essentially used as a handle for the wick.
Using a natural alternative to butane will prevent unnecessary chemicals from entering the body. While cannabis itself may be used for medicinal purposes, many people disregard the impact a butane flame can have on overall health. Using a natural wick can cut down on the potentially dangerous toxins associated with lighters and wooden matches.