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How To Unclog a CBD Vape Pen

Vaping is quite popular these days. A clogged vape pen can be quite an annoying situation for regular vapers. Moreover, those who vape regularly are also more likely to experience the issue. This issue is less likely to occur if one buys good vaping fluid brands, like those available at CBD Oil King.

Clogging of CBD vape pens occurs due to the hardening of oil due to heating. This hardened oil can be stiff, sticky, and thus difficult to remove. If you are experiencing a clogged vape pen, below is how to unclog  a CBD Vape pen?

Step 1: Identify the Clog

Firstly, confirm that the issue with your vape pen is indeed a clog. If you are having trouble inhaling, or the vape produces less vapour than usual, there is a good chance you are dealing with a clog.

Step 2: Apply Heat

The simplest way to clear a clog is often by gently warming the vape pen to soften the hardened oil. Use a hairdryer on a low setting or place the pen in a sealed plastic bag and soak it in warm water. Be cautious not to use boiling water or expose the pen to excessive heat, as this can damage the pen’s components.

Step 3: Use a Paperclip or Thin Tool

For stubborn clogs, carefully insert a thin, clean tool—like a paperclip or toothpick—into the pen’s airway and gently move it around to remove the blockage. Be careful not to damage the internal components of your vape pen while doing this.

Step 4: Clean the Pen

Sometimes clogs result from residues that build up over time. Dismantle the vape pen according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and clean the components with a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol. Let the parts air dry completely before reassembling.

Step 5: Prevent Future Clogs

Regular maintenance can help prevent clogs. Make it a habit to clean your vape pen regularly and store it upright to minimise oil leakage into the airway.

A Word of Caution

Always handle your vape pen with care when attempting to unclog it. Use gentle, non-abrasive tools and avoid excessive force that could damage the pen. Moreover, as a safety precaution, always remove the pen’s battery before clearing a clog.


Clogs are a common issue for CBD vape pen users, but they are generally straightforward to resolve. By applying heat, using a thin tool, and maintaining regular cleaning practices, you can effectively unclog your vape pen and get back to enjoying the soothing side effects of CBD vape

Additionally, do not forget to consult the user manual for your specific vape pen model, as some pens may have unique components or require special care.

Dr Preet Pal Singh Bhinder

This article was authored by: Dr. Preet Pal Singh Bhinder.

This article was peer-reviewed by Dr M Mansoor Siddique (PhD). Dr Siddique has over eight years of experience working with CBD and CBD products.

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