What is the Difference between Wax and Shatter

What is the Difference between Wax and Shatter

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If you are new to dabbing and concentrates, you may be confused about exactly what type of concentrates you are supposed to buy. You will see terms like wax, budder and shatter used to describe different kinds of cannabis concentrate. This guide will break down the differences between these products so you can find the one that’s right for you.

Wax or Budder

wax - Arizona OrganixWax and budder are a type of cannabis concentrate that is made by extracting the active ingredients of the marijuana plant with the help of butane. The extraction process involves heating the material up, forcing butane gas through it, and then leaching all of the chemicals together where the butane and excess fluid can be pulled out. The resulting product is a waxy or buttery substance that contains super concentrated levels of THC. You will find that wax or budder is soft, pliable and easy to take small dabs of. Some of the drier products are a bit crumbly but hold together with light pressure. Wax is a great product for new dabbers because it is easy to use and work with. However, the wax does not age very well because the chemicals continue to break down when exposed to air.

Shatter

shatter - Arizona OrganixShatter is another cannabis concentrate product that is also created using the butane extraction process. The biggest difference between wax and shatter is that shatter requires higher temperatures and pressure to pull more of the excess out and leave behind a dry, glossy finish. Shatter looks like tiny amber sheets of glass which shatter when tapped gently. It is generally considered purer than wax or budder because of the extra steps. Shatter tends to be a more advanced product because it is harder to measure out and work with. However, the benefit of shatter is that it does not let air pass through the surface, so the chemicals inside remain stable and last longer.

Hopefully, this guide has explained the pros and cons of wax and shatter. Dabbers can use both products with a little bit of practice. The most significant difference is just how the two products look when they are done. If you are just getting started, a simple wax product will be enough to get you going, but if you are looking for something new to try, shatter can push you up to the next level. Arizona Organix is the best Glendale dispensary for all your concentrate needs.

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