The Benefits of Using Hemp Wick

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Lighting your buds is better than using butane lighter or matches. You can use a hemp wick. Hemp wicks provide an excellent way to spark your herb bowl, enhancing your smoking experience.  It is an eco-friendly and healthier way to enjoy your herb; notwithstanding, it makes your herb taste better. What’s more, it extends the lifespan of the lighter.

Hemp wicks have been around for a while. A hemp wick resembles the hemp twine used to make necklaces. However, the difference is a fortification with mild beeswax, which has a mild aroma.

What is Hemp Wick?

As mentioned above, a hemp wick is a piece of hemp twine coated with beeswax. You can liken it to a slow-burning candlewick.

How are hemp wicks made? Hemp wick is made from hemp fiber extract from the industrial hemp’s outer bark (bast fiber). To make hemp wick, twist together hemp fiber to form a hemp twine, then dip it in beeswax to make it burnable.

Hemp wicks are available in lengths varying from 50 ft up to 420 ft in various online outlets or shops. Some online shops sell the wicks with hemp lighter for your convenience. You can buy hemp wicks conveniently when buying your herb because they are available online or in cannabis dispensaries. A small bundle goes for a dollar or two.

How to Use Hemp Wick

You can use hemp wicks for lighting bowls, bongs, and joints. You can use a lighter or matches to light it. Then burn your herb, and when you are done, blow it out. To extinguish it, you can also shake it, or you can wet your hands and then press the burning end between two fingers.

So that you know, you can carry hemp wicks conveniently. The beeswax gives it a slight stickiness, allowing you to make a small bundle for carrying. Also, to make it accessible and ready when you need it, you can wrap it around your bowl or lighter. The stickiness of the wax makes it stick to your more delicate bowl. But if that won’t work for you, there are products you can buy that make dispensing hemp wicks convenient.

Why Use Hemp Wick?

1.      A renewable resource derivative

Hemp fiber

Why all the hype about hemp and now hemp wicks? This is because hemp wick is organic and comes from a renewable resource. Made from hemp fiber, it also contains beeswax, another natural product. The industrial hemp plant is an annual crop that takes about three months to reach maturity. This makes it a renewable resource because it doesn’t take ages to grow like forest trees. Contrarily, a lighter contains butane gas manufactured from petroleum. Petroleum is not abundant. It is available in only some parts of the world and limited quantities making it a non-renewable resource.

2.      Mild Aroma unlike lighters

Hemp is an herb but has far fewer THC amounts than marijuana. When you burn the wick, the smell is pleasant and adds to your overall herb experience. This is also because of the aroma of beeswax. This is unlike a lighter that can slightly alter the flavor of your herb. Although butane has a faint odor, it adds up when left burning for extended periods.

3.      Buds taste better at a hemp wick’s low temperatures

Hemp wicks burn at a lower temperature than butane. This is because the wicks have beeswax, which usually burns slowly. Butane is a gas that burns at quite a high temperature. As such, when using a lighter, you expose your herb to high temperatures forcing them to burn faster than hemp wick. So, using hemp wicks makes you enjoy smoother and cooler tones.

4.      Healthier Way to Enjoy Your Cannabis

Your lungs are better off inhaling hemp than butane gas. When you use a lighter, you burn butane gases, which release toxic gases from combustion. Consequently, you inhale your herb and harmful gases too into your lungs. With a hemp wick, you will burn and inhale hemp plus your herb. Therefore, using hemp spares your lungs from inhaling poisonous fumes.

Let me explain this point. A lighter produces a colorless gas and a faint odor that almost goes unnoticed. Considered low-toxicity, butane gas can get toxic if burned for extended periods and get exposed to it. Inhaling the gas exposes your lungs to the poisonous gases, a health risk. This can lead to the development of various ailments. Besides, when your herb is burned at very high temperatures, you risk destroying the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in your herb, which doesn’t make sense. Because the whole point of taking buds is to enjoy the experience while enhancing your health with cannabinoids, cannabinoids can help you to overcome stress, anxiety, and other health conditions.

5.      Butane has High toxicity when burned for long

A lighter has butane gas and potassium chlorate. When you light it, it burns the contents, which release toxic gases, namely carbon dioxide and other harmful greenhouse gases. The poisonous gases are responsible for global warming and climate change. On the other hand, hemp helps in environmental conservation.

6.      Hemp Wicks are Cheaper than Butane Lighters

A little saving can go a long way, right? Hemp wicks are more affordable than butane lighters. Although the little savings may not make sense in the short run, that is one day, they add up in the long run.

How to make a holder for hemp wick?

A great way to make a holder for hemp wick is a simple and easy project that can be done and completed in a few steps. Here is a simple way to make a hemp wick holder using a clothespin:


  • A wooden clothespin
  • Hemp wick
  • Scissors
  • Glue (optional)


1. Take the wooden clothespin and open it up so that the two sides are separated.

2. Take the hemp wick and wrap it around one end of the clothespin, making sure to leave enough wick sticking out so that you can light it later.

3. Continue wrapping the hemp wick tightly around the clothespin until you reach the other end.

4. Once you have wrapped the entire clothespin with hemp wick, use a pair of scissors to cut the wick from the spool.

5. If you find that the hemp wick is loose, you can use a drop of glue to secure it in place.

6. Allow the glue to dry (if used), and your hemp wick holder is ready.

Now you can clip your holder to your hemp wick container and have it readily accessible whenever you need to use.

Where can I buy hemp wick?

You can buy hemp wick from your local hemp wick dispensers or available online, which shows a broad range of the best hemp wick.


When you use a hemp wick to burn your buds, you are igniting a herb to burn another herb and not dealing with any fossil-based fuel product. The wicks are a much better way to light your pipe than butane lighter or matches, and enjoy the benefits of hemp wick. Hemp wicks are plant-based twines produced from hemp fiber and contain beeswax. If you have never tried hemp wicks, you could start with the most petite length and see how it goes. You have nothing to lose.