How To Use CBD Shatter

Are you wondering how to use CBD shatter?

Shatter is an amazing way to get concentrated amounts of CBD to treat several conditions and promote general well-being.

In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know about CBD shatter and how to use it.

Let's dive in.

types of cbd explained

There are 3 main types of CBD products regardless of what form it's in. These are:

  • Full-spectrum
  • Broad-spectrum
  • CBD isolate

It's important to know the difference so you understand the effects that it will have on you.

All CBD products derived from the cannabis plant and cannabis has 2 main species, hemp and marijuana. Most CBD products will come from hemp as it's already low in THC and high in CBD.

However, some strains of marijuana can be used as a CBD product but they remove the THC during the extraction process.

It all starts with cannabis itself. When harvested, it goes through an extraction process.

Full-spectrum CBD

Full-spectrum is the first step to every CBD product. It's a term used to describe the extraction of the whole plant.

The benefit of doing this is that it contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavanoids of the hemp plant. Cannabinoids and terpenes are powerful compounds that provide different effects to users.

Broad-spectrum CBD

Some people may opt for a broad-spectrum CBD product. Broad-spectrum means THC is removed entirely from the full-spectrum extraction.

Users are often worried about failing a drug test for marijuana due to the THC content. However, if the product contains less than 0.3% THC then you won't fail. We advise you to always check if the product is lab-tested regardless of what it is.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is when all the compounds are removed from the full-spectrum extract except CBD. That means all the other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, chlorophyll, and other plant material are removed.

Some people prefer this because it doesn't have any plant-like taste and isolate products usually taste better.

Let's move onto what CBD shatter is and what type of CBD it is.

What Is CBD Shatter?

what is CBD shatter?

CBD shatter is a CBD isolate. It's pure concentrated CBD in a crystal-like form. It's called Shatter because it's a hard, brittle texture that shatters easily when you hold it.

The big difference between most CBD isolates and shatter is that it still contains terpenes.

Even though there are no other cannabinoids to provide herbal synergy, there are still the effects of terpenes.

I'll talk more about terpenes later on.

How is CBD shatter made?

Shatters are made from the trichomes of cannabis flowers using butane hash oil. This process requires machines for extracting all the cannabinoids. The end result is a honey-like substance. You can vapourize this using different products such as dab rigs or even bongs.

In the video below they mention THC because the plant used for extraction was from a marijuana strain and they didn't exclude any THC from it.

However, CBD shatters are usually extracted from a hemp strain.

CBD Wax Vs. CBD Shatter - The differences

Differences between CBD shatter and CBD wax

People oftentimes confuse CBD wax with CBD shatter. They're both similar because they're both CBD isolates and they are vaporized the same way.

There are minor differences between the two.

CBD shatter is more transparent and shiner. However, CBD wax is opaque and has a more yellowish color to it.

One isn't really better than the other and they both look extremely similar.

How to Use CBD Shatter

How to use CBD shatter - full guide

Let's finally get into how to use CBD shatter.

We're going to talk about:

  • How to choose a good CBD shatter product
  • How you can use CBD shatter
  • Step by step guide to dabbing

Choosing CBD shatter product tip (IMPORTANT)

As CBD shatter is a type of isolate, effects start to dissipate in large quantities. Full-spectrum has been shown to increase the effects as you increase the dosage, whereas isolates do not.

Why do the effects increase in full-spectrum CBD products? Well, it's to do with the chemicals present. The additional cannabinoids and terpenes play a huge role in herbal synergy and producing stronger effects. This is also known as the Entourage Effect.

CBD isolates remove these cannabinoids and terpenes, you are missing out on other benefits. The good news is that CBD shatter products can contain terpenes that can provide extra benefits.


What are terpenes you ask? They are aromatic metabolites that provide flavor and aroma. CBD shatter without terpenes will taste bland.

Terpenes alone can be just as effective as having a range of other cannabinoids. As there are different terpenes that are added to the CBD shatter, the flavor and effects will vary in different products.

So this means not all CBD shatters are equal. Don't fall into the trap of choosing the most delicious-sounding flavor. Make sure you choose a terpene that will provide the effects that you're looking for.

There are 5 main common terpenes found in the cannabis plant. These are:

  • Limonene
  • Pinene
  • Myrcene
  • Linalool
  • Beta-caryophyllene

If you're someone who only cares about the flavor, you can pick the one that you think you'll like.

However, if you're trying to treat certain conditions, it's important to pick a terpene that will relieve your condition because that's what will benefit you.

terpenes in cannabis explained

How do I use CBD shatter?

CBD shatter can be used in 2 different ways. You can either:

  • Vaporize - using a pen/vape kit
  • Dab - dab rig / dabbing tool

If you try to use CBD shatter for cooking, then the CBD will be damaged, making it less effective. If you're looking to cook with CBD isolate, it's best to use crystals, powder or a tincture.

However, CBD shatter is best taken through vapourization. Dabbing or using a vaporization device will be the most effective.

Full dabbing directions

Dabbing CBD shatter is the best way to vaporize it. However, it can be expensive to buy all the equipment needed, especially if you want to get a quality kit.

The typical requirements for dabbing CBD are:

  • Dabbing rig: the piece you will be vaporizing the shatter out of
  • Nail: the piece you put the shatter into
  • Carb cap dabber: a tool to make sure the shatter goes on the nail safely
  • Dab mat: hold the rig to keep it stable
  • Torch: used to heat up the nail

Follow these steps to learn how to dab CBD shatter:

  1. You need to first heat up the nail. Turn your torch on and aim it directly at the nail.
  2. Heat it until the nail turns slightly red or follow the products manual if you're using an electronic nail. Once the nail is hot, turn your torch off and place the carb cap dabber on top of the nail. Then let it cool for about 30-45 seconds.
  3. Take your CBD shatter and put it on the nail and inhale from the mouthpiece.

Alternatively, you can watch this video down below to see what this looks like visually.

Full vaping directions

how to vapourize CBD shatter explained

Vaporizing CBD shatter requires less equipment and generally cheaper. It also requires fewer steps and it's easier to use for beginners.

All you need is a good vaporizer and shatter.

Every vaporizer has different features but they all do more or less the same thing. Make sure that the vaporizer that you get is made for concentrates including shatter. Some vaporizers are only dry herb vapes or liquid vaporizers.

Here are the steps on how to vapourize CBD shatter:

  1. Put the shatter inside the chamber
  2. Turn the vaporizer on and wait for it to heat up
  3. Put your mouth on the mouthpiece and inhale

Final Thoughts on CBD Shatter

Hopefully, you found this guide useful and you know how do you use CBD shatter with confidence.

CBD shatter is an amazing way to get high amounts of CBD. It's certainly better than most CBD isolate products out there, including crystals. A lot of CBD isolate products don't contain all the beneficial terpenes that shatters do. Terpenes are one of the secret chemicals that completely change the profile of the experience that you'll get.

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Nabrissa Simpson

I'm the co-owner of CBDTornado. I live in Star, Idaho and CBD oil has got rid of my anxiety and muscle pains. I take 50mg a daily and haven't looked back since.

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