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If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re interested in learning what vaporizers, otherwise known as vapes, are used for. These days, they have a lot of uses, everything from aromatherapy and mineral diffusion to medical applications and smoking alternatives.


Vaporizers are devices powered by a range of different energy sources from butane to batteries that are designed to produce vapor. In order to do so, they heat whatever it is they’re designed to vaporize – be it liquid, wax, or dried matter – to the point at which the material is vaporized. The difference between vaporizing, or vaping, and smoking is that vaporization occurs at a lower temperature than combustion (smoking). As for the reason why some people prefer to use vaporizers, the short answer is that some believe it to be less harmful than smoking, a belief which has been supported by some studies while contradicted by others. One such study, which was published earlier this year in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, found long-term vaping to be “far safer than smoking,” however, the debate continues. Still, a vaporizers uses don’t end here. For specific applications, continue reading below.

We assume that for many of those visiting our website here at, the reason why they’re interested in vaporizers is due to their potential health benefits when used as alternatives to smoking. The potential health benefits to vaping instead of smoking is a debate which continues today. Even still, as medical journals continue to publish new studies in support of both sides of the debate, there are those who clearly believe that vaporizers offer a healthier alternative to smoking. For those people, we strongly suggest taking a look at our numerous vaporizer reviews, which you can find here.

Other Uses

As we stated previously, vaporizers have a lot of uses. With so many applications, it’s easiest for us to just list them.

  • Mineral Diffusion / Diffusers
  • Aromatherapy
  • Direct Inhalation
  • Medical
  • Humidifiers

As far as its use in aromatherapy is concerned, the vaporizer is quite the capable instrument. With one, such as the Arizer Extreme Q, one can quickly and easily release the aromas of various dried blends without the need for a frying pan or anything of the sort. Simply load it with your favorite blend and activate its heating element to fill your space with the lovely fragrances it releases through the process of vaporization. The Extreme Q even has a remote control, making it that much more convenient. With it, you can adjust various settings like the temperature and fan speed as well as turn it on and off from afar. This makes it a nice addition to any space in which you lounge, as you can activate it without ever leaving the couch, bed, or what have you. As far as convenience is concerned, a vaporizer can prove to be a lot more efficient, effective, and easy to use when compared to traditional methods of heating aromatic blends like the old frying pan on the stove.

Portable Variants

These days, vaporizers have taken on a new form: that of the portable vaporizer. There are many variants of the portable that range in use, but for the most part, what we see is that portable vaporizers primarily cater to the direct inhalation crowd, often those who are looking for alternative smoking devices so that they can vape instead of smoke. While portable vaporizers vary greatly in style, size, cost, and more, they do have their common points: they’re all designed to produce vapor and they’re all designed to work without the cord.


Given that there are virtually constant technological advances in this day and age, it seems only logical to assume that there will potentially be more applications made apparent in days to come. Also, there may very well be applications that we have simply failed to mention in this guide. Between the two, there may very well be other applications for vaporizers that we have failed to mention in this guide, for which we apologize.

For more information on what a vaporizer is, be sure to check out this guide.