Hemp is a plant that can do it all, it can produce anything from textiles to building supplies. A major product that can also be produced from the hemp plant is hemp wick.
Hemp wick is often used instead of a traditional butane lighter as a healthier, more natural substitute. The wick is easily lit due to it being made from hemp fibers and is normally wrapped around a lighter.
The advantages of using hemp wick over a butane lighter are endless. First off you are no longer inhaling any butane or noxious gases from your lighter. Although you do have to light the wick to get the flame started none of those gases transfer onto the wick, which means you are not breathing them in.
It may seem like a pain to have to light something over and over again, but hemp wick is different from a match. You can easily put them out by either blowing them out, rapidly shake it back-and-forth or being pinched using one’s thumb and forefinger.
After you put it out it is extremely easy to use it for another round of smoking. You simply have to tap the wick ash and find just enough of the twine to protrude to allow a fresh portion to be pulled from the holder for another round of clean smoking.
Another great advantage to using hemp wick is the fact that you have more control over the flame. This allows you to corner your bowl with a lot more precision.
If you use hemp wick, you will immediately notice the benefits such as the difference in taste, harshness, and the duration of the pull. Due to hemp not being a gas, it does not combust at as high of temperatures as butane does. This allows the burning bud to be less harsh of a hit and lets you take more intense hits of your bong or bowl without feeling as much strain on your lungs.
If you’re looking for a cleaner, healthier and more conservative way to smoke, try using a hemp wick instead of your traditional butane lighter. Your lungs might thank you for it later.