Johnson Creek's old recipe that they have since abandoned (but it was very good) used a comination of Tobacco Essense (Virginia) and Tobacco Absolute (Barley). So the key may be a combination of the two.
Sun, you are definitely right.
I have a sneaky feeling that "Virginia" is a little vague and not specifically available in concentrated form as an absolute. However I think the "blond" absolute touches on it pretty closely, although I have no way to verify the species (it's listed as scientific name nicotiana tobacum family Solanaceae), since it's the manner of harvesting/curing that makes a true Virginia essence, as well as the species grown. The original "Virginia" from the 1800s' was a seed from a species known as "Bright Leaf". The leaves were very light golden color befor curing, and it was sought after for making a good blend with a burley for pipe tobacco. It was grown in one region of Virginia, hence the name.
It was either sun cured or smokehouse cured with heat. Have been trying to find back an article that I stupidly forgot to bookmark. I must have dreamed it, because now is nowhere to be found!! Was probably in a link from something else, it was I believe in a seed company's literature. Shoot, wish I didn't have to work for a living. Takes up so much of my time....anyway, here is one source for plants, but in the pic on the right you can see how light-colored the leaves at the bottom of the plant are nearly white.
I just got a new bottle of Nicotiana Rustica this morning, just had to open it!! I just love smelling it, it is heavenly.
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I use cinnamon cassia essential oil and vape all the time. I think it actually helps my lungs. I know when I chew peppermint gum it seems to slightly constrict my breathing and when I chew Big Red gum (which contain cinnamon cassia eo) it seems to make breathing easier & singing. Peppermint eo is a vasoconstrictor and cassia is a vasodialator. You can over due anything but I think essential oils are safer than artificial flavorings. Just to be clear nicotine in our nic juice is an essential oil of sorts. It is produced by steam distilation and filter through charcoal and the end result is an oily substance. Tobacco absolute also contains the volitile oils of tobacco (that's where the scent/flavor comes from) I'm pretty sure that the flavor oils are at least part essential oil. Aroma therapy is the inhalation of essential oils!!!!!!!! Please would somebody who keeps claiming essential oils can not be vaped do a little study in aroma therapy.
I got my recommendation from an ECF member/Pharmacist and from ECF members that are chemists. I tend to side with them regarding safety. Aroma therapy is not vaping and the amount inhaled is considerably less then what we take in vaping.
Hmm, I think I better stop then.... dumb oil was sooo damn expensive for 5ml worth..... fail.
I am considering cinnamon essential oil and perhaps a couple more food grade essential oils.
Originally Posted by providencewouldhaveit
Any body vaping these?
I just vaped a little cinnamon EO. Still alive
You do have to be cautious with EO's because some of them are toxic. There are edible grades, and so called therapeutic grades- so be sure you're getting the right kind.
My take on it is this: we're the guinea pigs- whether it's FA vanilla or peppermint EO- they've done no studies on the safety of vaping any of this stuff.
So, I do a little bit of essential oil in some of my juices. I'd say the food ones- cinnamon, peppermint, orange, lemon are probably safe if you proceed with caution. Pretty much all menthol is derived from peppermint anyway.
I just looked at a popular e liq supplier.
They sell Lorann Cinnamon oil.
I bet they use it in their premixed juice as well.
I bet many people are vaping the oils and don't even know.
Other people breath the oils in aroma therapy; perhaps lower concentration but they do inhale.
Nicotine is toxic at a much lower concentration than the most toxic EO compound on wiki.
I plan to proceed w/ great caution and use extremely low concentrations of the LO cinnamon oil.
I've been playing w/ some LO Candy Oils.
To avoid funky undertones it is important to keep atty wet.
I look at coil often to verify it is not glowing red and burning the juice.
My M401 (less atty bridge) will vape 7 toots (from 2 drops) w/o risk of burning juice.
First batch (normal strength):
LO Peppermint natural oil produces intense clean peppermint experience.
LO Spearmint natural oil produces unmistakable spearmint flavor w/ some unfamiliar undertones.
LO Cinnamon oil is good but produces some undertones and is weaker than I expected.
These are fun to play with.
I think the jury is still out about the safety of vaping oil flavorings.
I vape atomic strength extracted oil like cigar; no inhale for now.
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