For anyone with a ZEUS De-Humidor, Bolt Grinder, or VorteX Grinder you’ve noticed it building up. The tiny particles that fall to the bottom are called Botanical Dust. Many of our customers ask us what they should do with this dust. One customer actually wondered aloud to me “do I just throw it out?” The answer to that is a definite NO! Your botanical dust is actually very valuable. The question isn’t whether you should vaporize it, but how you want to vaporize it. There are a number of methods that work just great, and we’ll run through a few of them today!
How to use Botanical Dust
One way to enjoy your botanical dust is to form it into little balls. Simply pinch a small amount of dust between two fingers that have been moistened slightly. With a back and forth pinching and rolling motion, a dust ball will form just like a piece of dough. This is a great method because you can incorporate these little balls into any vaporizer. Place a ball or two in your aromatherapy blend or just vaporize the balls themselves.
It’s recommended to use a warmer temperature with these Dust Balls than you normally would for your botanical to ensure perfect vaporization. We have heard about these balls going mouldy if too much water is used and they’re left aside for a few days, so be cautious of this. It’d be a shame to lose any botanical dust to mould!
Sprinkle a Bit
This is the classic way to enjoy your botanical dust. Sprinkle a bit on top of your normal aromatherapy blend to spice things up a little! This is a great method because you don’t have to worry too much about increasing the temperature settings on your vaporizer like you would with the Dust Balls. A great way to ensure uniform mixing of this dust is to pour some dust on top of your botanical then run it quickly through your Bolt Grinder.
The Vapman is an excellent unit to vaporize your botanical dust. In your empty heating pan sprinkle a thin layer of dust. Put some coarsely ground botanical on top of this layer of dust. This coarse botanical will prevent the dust from flying through the Vapman’s filter, and it will actually absorb the dust as it heats up. This method is very efficient and it adds a great level of functionality to the Vapman.
There is a new Canadian vaporizer hitting the market this year – it’s an amazingly well designed pen vaporizer. It was created with oils and concentrates in mind, but it does an amazing job with your botanical dust. Try forming dry dust slices (without the added moisture). You can do this by pressing a card against your botanical dust and pushing down hard, compressing it. When you have your little dust slice ready, place it directly on top of your heating element. When you engage the power on this vaporizer, it will produce a cloud of delicious dust vapor for you in a second. This is an unmatched experience, and is how a real connoisseur enjoys their botanical dust!
Thankyou for reading today’s What to do with Botanical Dust blog post. Botanical dust is important to hold on to. Some will patiently let it build up and vaporize it; others will just sprinkle it on their aromatherapy blend right away. It’s all about what works best for you. If you do something different with your botanical dust, let us know in the comments section below! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ for contests, sales alerts and other fun stuff!
Thanks for reading and as always, keep vapin’! 😉