A Guide to Dry Herb Vaporizers

Did you know that vaping is not just performed through the use of electronic cigarettes? We are proud to sell a brilliant selection of dry herb vaporizers, including some that accommodate concentrates too.

vapexhale dry herb vaporizer - available to buy at Vape Emporium

What is a vaporizer?

A vaporizer is a device designed to warm up a selection of ingredients until they turn into vapour to be inhaled. Unlike the traditional method of burning the ingredients, vaporizers produce vapour and not smoke. There are many substances that can be used in vaporizers and can have therapeutic benefits.

The vapour maximises properties in the substances used creating a purer aroma than what can be produced from smoking. Vaporizers come in many forms using a number of different materials like glass, ceramic or metal. Once heated the vapour can be extracted into a bag, pipe or hose for inhalation.

Where did vaporizers originate from?

In the modern world vaporizers are often attributed to Eagle Bill Amato who was dubbed the 'Father of Vapour' for his invention of the 'Shake and Vape' - a glass pipe that was lit at the end of the bowl creating indirect heat for the compound above. Once heated enough, the user would shake the pipe to create more steam and then inhale the resulting vapour.

shake n vape The 'Shake and Vape' - One of the first modern day Vaporizers

This form of vaporization was used by the Native Americans. But they were not the only culture of our past to use vaporizers. In fact it can be traced as far back as Ancient Egypt, where the Egyptians would stand on beds of hot stones with plants and seeds on top and allowing the vapour to engulf them.

The hookah (aka shisha) can also be attributed to vaporizers and dates as far back as 1000 years ago, in India. The process is slightly different where hot coals are used to heat up the chosen compound which is inhaled through the hose on the hookah by the user and cooled down by the bowl of water at the bottom.

hookah/shisha used with burning hot coals and cool water to create a vapour to be inhaled. Hot coals being heated on a Hookah pipe in modern times

Why are modern day vaporizers better?

Technology has allowed us to advance in many of our human activities and the last few decades has seen a tremendous amount of innovation in the use of electronic vaporizers. Users seek the best vape possible and the modern day vaporizers produce some of the purest vapour we've ever seen before.

What substances can you use in a vaporizer?

Tobacco can be used with vaporizers and can be seen as a healthier alternative to smoking it. Vaporizers are often attributed with the use of 'weed' (Cannabis) and these devices are very commonly used with this plant in places like Amsterdam, Colorado and California – where the plant is legal or available under medicinal prescription. Weed is certainly not the only plant or substance that can be used in these vaporizer devices

There are a number of plants and herbs used in vaporizers in the UK that are completely legal and are said to produce a host of beneficial properties. We suggest you do your own research on aromatherapy, but here is a list of some of the substances that are enjoyed in vaporizers in the UK:

  • Camomile
  • Lavender
  • St John's Wort
  • Tumeric
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Sage
  • Lemon Balm and many, many more...

Traditionally most vaporizers are dry-herb vaporizers but some of these devices now incorporate the use of waxes and oils too.

How do you you use a vaporizer?

The variety of vaporizers vary in usage but on a basic level of function the user would place their herb of choice in the designated chamber, select the temperature for heating (temperature levels can affect what is released from the compound) and inhale the vapour once ready.

Which vaporizer is right for me?

If you are considering a purchase of a vaporizer you may be asking yourself which one is right for you...


Portable Vaporizers are for those who are looking to vape on the move. Whether it is at a festival, in a park or something that is easily transportable and rechargeable.

Portable vaporizers may not be as strong as their Desktop-style brothers, but the demand for portable vaporizers has grown massively in the last few years. Today there are some superb quality portable vaporizers that can compete in terms of vapour production.

2016 UPDATE: Check out the Pax 2 Portable Vaporiser -

Our new dry herb vaporiser for 2016. The popular brand name Pax from America impressed vapers all over the states with the original model. Now the Pax 2 is here and available at Vape Emporium in a variety of colours OR go for GOLD with this limited edition option. 


Are you looking for a cheaper alternative? We recommend the Flowermate Vapormax 5.0S for £89.99 a portable vaporiser that heats up your herb of choice in 45 seconds. This simple but effective Vaporiser is easy to use with just 1 button.


Now you can go professional with the upgraded Flowermate 5.0S Mini Pro for £109.99 - a more compact device than the predecessor with an OLED screen, a new feature for a portable Vaporiser. You can adjust your temperature settings and also use wax/oil concentrates with the external chamber too. The Flowermate may be cheaper in value than its competitors but it certainly still delivers an amazing vape experience!

SEE ALSO: Travelling with your vape device – What you need to know about vaping abroad


Desktop vaporizers are for the stationary vaper, who would prefer to use their vaporizer in the comfort of their own home, and usually requires the device to be connected to the mains.

The most famous Vaporizer is probably the Volcano – produced in Germany by Storz & Bickel. The device offers a pure vape experience like no other – the vapour is collected in a bag/balloon function which is then detached and ready for the user to inhale.

But we like innovation at Vape Emporium, and that is why we have got the rival to the Volcano with the VapeXHale Cloud EVO. This is an innovative vaporizer that delivers an even purer vape than the Volcano and has received massive critical acclaim in the United States.

hydratube honeycomb

The VapeXhale is innovative with its use of Hydratubes. We previously sold two options of Hydratubes with the Cloud EVO Vaporizer - The Turbine (for max flavour) or The Honeycombe (for max vapour). We will be getting the VapeXhale vaporiser back at VE very soon!

Keep following us on our social media platforms for more information and products regarding dry herb vaporizers. Stay Cloudy!

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