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Can you vape essential oils??

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  1. skywalk

    skywalk Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2009
    Is there a way to vape 100% pure essential oils like peppermint, or lavender?

    maybe put a few drops into your eliquids to mix it up and vape?

    perhaps theres a special blend of essential oils that help strengthen the lungs and immune system?

    I ask this because I have about 100ml of pure 100% mint essential oils that i've been dripping into my mouth for digestion, or to freshen my breath, or to add the kick before my analog. I also mix it up with water and squirt it into the air as an air freshener and antibacterial agent.'

    would love some comments please :)
  2. doots

    doots Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2009
    I think they would be toxic to vape plus probably ruin your atomizer.
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  3. lawnman3

    lawnman3 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2009
    largo fl
    unless you want to buy 1 atty a day at 9.00 a day its not a good idea :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
  4. skywalk

    skywalk Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2009
    oils ruin the atty?? but isn't VG an oil?
  5. Napir

    Napir Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Aug 8, 2009
    UPstate, NY USA
    Oils tend to burn up atty's. I hear that Drew over at NHaler has some ejuice that helps out lungs though. >> Clicky <<

    In case you don't want to DIY that is. Mileage varies
  6. MaxUT

    MaxUT Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2009
    Ogden, UT, US


    It's closer to an alcohol. For dietary purposes it's treated as a carbohydrate.
  7. skywalk

    skywalk Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2009
    thanks for all the replies!
  8. Scubabatdan

    Scubabatdan Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2009
    Dothan, AL
    It is true oils will decrease the life of your atty, but if you use no more than a couple of drops to 10ml you will be fine. I use clove, pepermint and spermint at no more than 4 drops maximum to 10ml. The oils are quite strong and do not require alot. I have read other peoples account that put 15% or 20% oils in and it immediately killed their atty. At 4 drops to 10ml you are talking about a concentration of approx .01%. Oils are not for everyone, less is more IMO. I have not had any premature atty failures from using this low amount, or any health issues for that matter. I have been vaping for 6 months+ and like clove every now and then. I dedicate one atty primarily for the oil I am going to use as they tend to stick in the atty and dont want to leave. I would try a drop or two and see how the flavor is, start small and find the amount you like. There are many of us that vape oils and there are many that advocate against it. The choice of course is up to you.
    BTW I have started using cartomizers and at 1.59 a piece, they have become my atty of choice. I usually buy 25 at a time since they come in 5 packs for as low as 7.95 you cant beat them.
    Hope this helps
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  9. eric

    eric Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

    It's the Santa molecule.
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  10. AppleJack

    AppleJack Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 6, 2009
    S. Florida
    I vape essential oils and have not had any problems. They mix well with alcohol, so always add a little vodka in mine. Vaping eucalyptus for cough.
  11. WhatAClumsyGirl

    WhatAClumsyGirl Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 1, 2009
    Mtns of Tennessee
    Peppermint Extract works well..i use it with unflavored nic juice for my all day vape.
  12. geeker

    geeker Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 12, 2009
    Neither here nor there
    Maybe vaping a tincture would be easier on the equipment. Sure it will have *some* oil in it, but since it's alcohol based, I bet you coud spike some unflavored juice with it for a nice vape.
  13. redraven

    redraven Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 20, 2009
    Texas, USA
    I had some juices that had a funky aftertaste I didn't care for, but had no others & didn't want to waste them, so I started just adding a drop of clove essential oil when I filled the cart. Worked nicely & didn't seem to cause any harm to my equipment - just have to make sure to keep it to a small amount. And cutting it with alcohol would probably not be a bad idea.

    With clove in particular, it does tend to take over the world a bit. Even after cleaning the atty several times (just blowing out & wiping it down & such - not soaking it) and vaping other stuff, I still get a hint of clove. I was actually reserving an atty for just clove for a while until I learned how to clean them.

    Even though it's not an oil per se - it does act a bit like one. Clings to stuff more than a regular juice, so, I'd say keep it to just a small additive to other juice. One drop will cover the taste of quite a bit of juice.

    A lot of essential oils are not something you would want to ingest! And many things called "essential oil" aren't, so please be careful & do your research if you want to try it. Clove in itself should be okay - I use it for toothaches & my dentist approves. It's actually one of the ingredients in stuff like Anbesol - I think it's usually listed as Euganol, which is the active ingredient in cloves. However, it is very strong... If you get pure clove essence on your skin & don't wash off, it will burn you. So, do treat it with respect & go easy on it.

  14. MaxUT

    MaxUT Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2009
    Ogden, UT, US
    ROTFLMAO! :lol:

    Good one!
  15. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    NW Ohio US
    It's all dosage dependent....

    The probable lethal dose of pure eucalyptus oil for an adult is in the range of 0.05 mL to 0.5 mL/per kg of body weight.
  16. Pheisty

    Pheisty Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2009
    I use a lot of essential oils, but my favorite of all is peppermint oil. I use it for so many things...headaches, head and chest congestion, achy feet, indigestion... Recently I had a cold and rubbed it on my chest every night instead of Vick's. I would stick my head under the covers and breathe in the natural vapors of the oil, and it loosened up my chest and allowed me to cough up the junk.

    So wouldn't vaping it be okay? I see that other people are vaping essential oils, so I think I'm just gonna give it a try. I'd much rather vape 100% natural oils than artificial flavors. (I use the 'NOW' brand of essential oils...the best, IMO.)
  17. Pheisty

    Pheisty Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2009
    Here's something I found on Peppermint Oil:

    Breathe Easier

    The high menthol content of pure peppermint oil makes it helpful with respiratory disorders as an expectorant and decongestant. Dry coughs, sinus congestion, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and even tuberculosis and cholera are improved when the sufferer inhales the aroma.

    The very best way to get peppermint into your respiratory system quickly is through steam inhalation. Add two drops of oil to 6 to 8 cups of boiling water in a bowl placed on a stable surface. Keeping your eyes closed, cover your head and the bowl with a terry towel as you lean over and inhale the fresh vapors. If you get too hot or start feeling like you need some air, take a break. A few minutes of this therapy will jumpstart your lungs.

    Keep up the aromatherapy by running your peppermint through an essential oil diffuser, or put a few drops in a vaporizer. In addition, dilute a drop of PO with carrier oil and rub it into your chest, neck (especially the lymph gland area), back, and even the bottoms of your feet. Do this regularly, and you should notice significant improvement in your lungs and sinuses.

    Peppermint Oil
  18. LittleMerced

    LittleMerced Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    I've seem items made to inhale steam for medicinal purposes. I would try it and just see how you feel
  19. Kargonet

    Kargonet Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    Abilene, Texas
    I'd wondered about this myself since the mint juice seems to be my favorite at this point in time. But as suggested will do some research before attempting it on my own. I think I want just a bit more mint flavor than what is in my current juice.
  20. bex88

    bex88 Full Member

    Jun 21, 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    I buy a vg/pg mix, $2 for a 30ml bottle, add a couple drops of peppermint oil and a menthol crystal - I love it! From the same supplier I get a 30 ml bottle of his peppermint flavor at
    36 ml nicotine - cut it with the vg/pg mix (it's cheaper to order a high dose nic and cut it down) and add a mentol crystal. That way I can switch from nic/no nic whenever I want. It's cheap, easy and pretty much all I vape. I was a menthol smoker so the mint is all I reall like.
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