Dabbing has taken the cannabis world by storm, and we’re not talking about the dance move. We’re talking about using a dab rig to vaporize cannabis concentrates for inhalation. One of the most popular concentrates for dabbing is oil. Here, we’re offering up some dab oil tips to help you achieve a great high.


What Is Dab Oil?

Dab oil is a type of cannabis concentrate. Cannabinoids and other compounds get extracted from plant material, leaving a sticky oil. The exact process determines the consistency of the final product. There are butane hash oils, budders, shatters, waxes, and more. 

The extraction process concentrates the cannabinoids, resulting in an incredibly potent product. Where most cannabis plants have up to 30% THC, concentrates can have as much as 95% THC.

Dab Tools for Success

Before you get started, you will need a few tools to ensure a successful and enjoyable experience. These tools include:

  • A dab rig
  • A nail or banger
  • Dab tool
  • Torch
  • Carb cap
  • Your chosen dab oil

Tips for a Great High

Cannabis dab oils are incredibly potent. Getting too much at once could quickly result in becoming too high. Here are a few tips to ensure a successful time:

Find Yourself a Comfortable Spot

The first thing you’ll want to do is find yourself a comfortable spot, whether it’s your living room or your best friend’s apartment. You may not feel like doing much after you take your hit, so you’ll want to be somewhere safe and cozy. 

Use Only a Small Amount of Dab Oil

Dab oils are incredibly potent, so you won’t need a lot to achieve the desired results. Take a very small amount using your dab tool and add it to the nail once the surface is properly heated. 

Pay Attention to the Heat of the Nail

Speaking of the nail, you’ll want it to be hot enough to vaporize your dab oil, but not so hot that it destroys the terpenes and makes your hit too harsh. If you’re using a torch, heat the nail until it’s red hot and let it cool for 10 to 45 seconds (depending on the material) before applying the oil. 

Some dab rigs have electronic nails. While the rigs are more expensive, you can dial in the exact temperature you want. You also don’t have to worry about dealing with a torch. 

Don’t Hold It In for Too Long

People who smoke or vape cannabis often hold in their hits, ensuring they absorb as many cannabinoids and terpenes as possible. With dabbing, the hits are more potent, so you won’t have to hold it in for very long. 

Be Mindful of Your Hits

As potent as dab oils are, you won’t have to take many hits to achieve the desired results. Taking too many can quickly turn your great high into a rather unpleasant experience. Pay attention to your hits. If you want to take more than one, be sure to space them out. 

Keep Your Rig Clean

Finally, a clean rig is vital for great hits. Make sure that you take the time to clean it thoroughly periodically to remove buildup and, don’t forget to change the water. 

Get the Most Out of Your Dab Rig

For more experienced cannabis users, dabbing can provide a more potent and very pleasant high. Find yourself a comfortable spot, drop a small amount of oil on the heated nail, inhale, and enjoy.