Most people think of vaping as an alternative to smoking – a way of getting that nicotine hit that is less harmful on the lungs as it is not accompanied by clouds of noxious carcinogens. That’s true to a certain extent, in as much as this is the reason the majority of vapers take up the habit. However, nicotine vapes are only the tip of the iceberg, and as vaping becomes more commonplace beyond the “reformed smoker” demographic, the choices of weird and wonderful things to vape only increase.
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils and is reputed to have various therapeutic benefits. Research carried out in 2012 indicated that it can help reduce blood pressure and lower the heart rate. Participants involved in the study said they felt more relaxed and energized. Just be aware that essential oil is thinner than regular vape juice, meaning it’s less suitable for use with larger vaporizers, as it tends to start dropping out of the vents.
People have been extolling the therapeutic benefits of green tea for centuries. It’s stuffed full of antioxidants and it also gives you a good-sized caffeine kick, especially when you vape it, so it’s just what the doctor ordered as an afternoon pick-me-up. It’s said to be great for easing depression and relieving headaches, while the antioxidants help keep your immune system in good shape.
Another ancient Chinese infusion that is believed to have health benefits, complementary therapists recommend ginseng for a range of conditions, including anxiety, stress, and even erectile dysfunction. If any or all of those are bothering you, a ginseng vape might be the answer to your prayers.
Who doesn’t love honey? The thick and viscous consistency makes it ideal for vaping. It has a highly exotic flavor, and although it won’t get you high, the aroma has certain similarities with some strains of marijuana. Keep in mind that it is so thick, some of it will inevitably burn, especially if you use a conduction vape. That’s not a problem in itself, but be ready to clean your vape tank thoroughly afterward.
Finally, remember we said we would discuss surprising things you can vape – we said nothing about whether doing so is a good idea. Vaping vodka has become something of a craze in certain circles. The thing to remember is that consuming it through a vape means it takes effect much faster. The other point is that when you drink alcohol, your stomach provides a way to bail out if you overdo it, but there’s no going back with vaping. In other words, it’s very important to take care of the dosage.
These are just a few of the surprising things that people are choosing to vape. Some are definitely worth a try – although as far as the vodka is concerned, we’d recommend sticking to the old-fashioned method with glass, some tonic water, and a slice of lemon!