How to Dab CBD Concentrates [Shatter, Wax, Crumble, Rosin, etc.]

Because THC is psychoactive and CBD isn’t, consuming CBD products will seem to have a milder effect than THC products. Especially if you’re accustomed to THC, CBD will at first seem like a down-graded potency.

But that mild effect is misleading. Non-psychoactive CBD doesn’t equate to less efficiency, potency, or effectiveness. CBD is just a different cannabinoid that delivers effects that are just as impactful as those of THC and with a wide list of potential benefits.


CBD is a corner of the market that relies on a strong product to generate evidence of benefit and gain.

Have you heard of dabbing CBD concentrates? Dabbing is one of the preferred ways for CBD users to consume their products. 

CBD concentrates are more potent than traditional CBD products. They have a higher concentration of cannabinoids per serving and are sold in an array of types to choose from.


What Is CBD Concentrate?

The Best CBD Concentrates

Types Of CBD Concentrates

How To Dab CBD Concentrate

What Is CBD Concentrate?

CBD concentrate contains high concentrations of CBD, meaning higher doses from smaller serving sizes. CBD concentrates are for those looking for a quicker onset with higher potency. 

The two main types of CBD concentrate are solvent-based and solventless concentrates.

Solvent-based concentrates such as CBD shatter, waxes, and CBD-isolated oils are made by using a solvent to isolate the component from the remaining hemp extract.

Solventless CBD concentrates are products, like CBD rosin, made from hemp extracts obtained by controlling pressure and temperature.

But this doesn’t mean that a natural CBD concentrate is unavailable in other styles like dab oil, wax, and shatter. Here are our top picks for CBD concentrates.

The Best CBD Concentrates

Below you’ll find a list of our top-selling CBD concentrates:

Best CBD Isolate

CBD Isolate by Heady Harvest

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Multipurpose Nano-Amplified CBD starts with the all-natural botanical concentrate that includes the cannabinoids and fatty acids found in hemp plants. Pure Crystals by Heady Harvest contains up to 1000mg of CBD per jar.

Best CBD Dab Wax

Wild Bourbon CBD Dab
by Redwood Reserves

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Redwood Reserve's high potency CBD dabs are formulated with Broad Spectrum CBD Oil for a robustly flavorful THC-free experience that provides immediate and long-lasting effects.

Their Wild Bourbon packs a citrus & diesel flavor with the terpene profiles of AC/DC x Sour Tsunami for a reassuring sense of creative well-being. All of our CBD dabs are broad-spectrum and 100% THC-free.

Best CBD Terpsolate

Green Goddess CBD High Terpene Distillate Concentrate

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This CBD dab wax is made with broad-spectrum distillate hemp extract with an extremely high terpene concentration of 89.9%. You can buy 1 and 5 gram jars of this terpene-infused CBD wax.

Best CBD Crumble

Pinnacle Hemp CBD Crumble

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A potent full spectrum CBD crumble packed with 400MG of CBD, enriched with hemp-derived terpenes. Every batch is made with non-GMO practices and comes with third-party lab tests to back it up.

Types Of CBD Concentrates

There are dozens of CBD concentrates types. Here are a few popular products out there:

  • CBD Isolate: Crystalline powder containing the purest form of CBD with up to 99% concentration. Isolates are usually made using solvents that separate CBD from other active compounds in the original hemp extract. The extract is put through a refinement process and comes out as CBD isolate.
  • CBD Shatter:  Resembles honey-colored shattered glass.
  • Terpsolate: A CBD isolates infused with liquid terpenes also taken from the hemp plant to provide additional functionality, flavor, and scent.
  • CBD Crumble: A brittle concentrate that breaks apart easily when handled. The brittle and crumbly consistency is due to the cannabinoid concentration being made from hemp-extracted oils. 
  • CBD Wax: Sticky hemp concentrate with a texture similar to CBD crumble but with a slightly more humid composition.

How to Dab CBD Concentrate

Read our previous blog ‘What Is Dabbing?’ to learn more potential benefits or dangers of dabbing. Fortunately, if your main interest is learning how to dab, it’s actually quite easy to do. It’s important to understand that CBD dabs do not get you ‘high’. However, due to the strength of a CBD dab, it’s perfectly normal to feel foggy in the head or drowsy, but the effects of a CBD dab are not permanent; these effects are defined by consumer tolerance.

CBD Dab Oil

On that note:

The technique will be defined by the type of CBD concentrate and the dab device.

Traditional dab rigs are glass water pipes that require a butane torch to heat the surface intended to vaporize the CBD concentrate. Dab rigs offer a classic dabbing experience and can be used with all types of CBD concentrates.

E-Rigs eliminates the need for a butane torch, but the overall functionality of the device is very similar. The only difference is that the nail is heated with a torch or direct electricity. 

Dab pens are the most used dabbing devices. They require the least amount of setup and are a great option for on-the-go dabs. Much like e-rigs, dab pens use batteries to heat the internal coil and vaporize the concentrate. Most dab pens work with CBD dab oil, but only a few work with other concentrates like wax and shatter.

Hemmfy articles and blogs are meant to entertain and educate. However, we are not medical professionals and do not intend to give medical advice through them.

The knowledge around CBD and other cannabis-derived products is growing and constantly changing, as does their legal status. Hence, we recommend checking with your local authorities and a licensed physician prior to consumption.

Simon Cartagena

Simon Cartagena is a full-time cannabis copywriter. This has led him to write for companies like Hemmfy.com where he acts as Senior Content Writer and other world-renowned cannabis publications. Simon has created Content Marketing strategies and articles that have helped company revenues increase by up to 1,000%. Simon’s goal is to help people understand cannabis in an industry where misinformation seems to be predominant.