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How to Put Wax in a Cartridge: A Beginner’s Guide

Jennifer Williams
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If you're new to using wax cartridges, the idea of filling one up might seem a bit daunting. 

However, with a little bit of practice and the right tools, it's actually a fairly simple process. 

In this article, we'll walk you through the steps of how to put wax in a cartridge so you can enjoy your wax concentrate with ease.

Step 1: Choose the Right Wax Cartridge

Before you start putting wax into a cartridge, it's important to choose the right one. 

There are many different types of wax cartridges available on the market, so you'll want to do your research and find one that is compatible with your wax concentrate. 

Look for cartridges that have a ceramic or quartz heating element, as these tend to produce the best vapor.

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Step 2: Prepare Your Wax Concentrate

Once you have your wax cartridge, it's time to prepare your wax concentrate. 

Depending on the consistency of your wax, you may need to warm it up slightly to make it easier to work with. 

You can do this by placing the wax container in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes.

Putting wax in a cartridge

Step 3: Fill Your Cartridge with Wax

To fill your cartridge with wax, you'll need to remove the mouthpiece and the base of the cartridge

Using a small tool like a dabber, gently scoop the wax concentrate into the cartridge. Be sure not to overfill the cartridge, as this can cause it to leak.

Step 4: Reassemble Your Cartridge

Once you've filled your cartridge with wax, it's time to reassemble it. Simply reattach the base and the mouthpiece, making sure that everything is tightly screwed in place.

Step 5: Attach Your Cartridge to Your Battery

Finally, it's time to attach your wax cartridge to your battery. 

Most cartridges simply screw onto the battery, but be sure to check the instructions that came with your cartridge to ensure that you're doing it correctly. 

Once your cartridge is attached to your battery, you're ready to start vaping!

Tips and Tricks

  • If your wax is too thick to transfer with a syringe or dropper, you can try warming it up first to make it more liquid. 
  • If you're having trouble filling the cartridge, try using a funnel or a toothpick to guide the wax into the opening.
  • To avoid clogging, be sure to clean your cartridge regularly and avoid overfilling it.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

  • Overfilling the cartridge can cause leakage or clogging.
  • Not sealing the cartridge properly can also cause leakage.
  • Using too much heat when warming up the wax can cause it to burn or lose potency.
Putting wax in a vape cartridge

Safety Precautions

  • When working with wax concentrates, be sure to handle them carefully and avoid skin contact.
  • Always store your wax in a cool, dry place away from heat and sunlight.
  • When using a heating element, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and use it safely.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I reuse my cartridge after it’s empty?

Yes, many cartridges can be refilled multiple times before they need to be replaced.

How do I clean my cartridge?

To clean your cartridge, you can use a cotton swab or toothpick to remove any remaining wax, and then rinse the cartridge with warm water. Be sure to let it dry completely before using it again.

Can I mix different types of wax in one cartridge?

It's generally not recommended to mix different types of wax in one cartridge, as they may have different melting points or consistencies that could cause clogging or uneven heating.

How often should I replace my cartridge?

The lifespan of a cartridge depends on how often you use it and how well you maintain it. Generally, you can expect a cartridge to last for several refills before needing to be replaced.

Can I use a wax cartridge with a regular vape pen?

Not all vape pens are designed to work with wax cartridges, so it's important to check the manufacturer's instructions before using one. Some vape pens require a specific type of cartridge or heating element to work properly with wax.


Filling a wax cartridge may seem intimidating at first, but with the right tools and a little bit of practice, it's a simple process that can enhance your wax concentrate experience. 

By following these steps and taking proper precautions, you can enjoy your wax cartridge safely and easily.


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