You’ve probably been hearing an awful lot about vaporizers in the last few years, and maybe you have finally gotten curious enough to take a quick look around the Internet to see what you can find. But if you were expecting something along the price lines of a pipe, I am sure it wasn’t long until you found yourself staring at the screen, jaw on the floor, thinking “$200 for a glorified humidifier? Are you joking?”

Well, for the record, their not. Vaporizers are expensive, often cheaply made, and rarely worth half of what you are forced to pay for them. On the occasions you may find a quality vaporizer, you can get that you will be dropping a few hundred easy to enjoy your herbs without the smoke. So what do you do? Jump onto Google and look up ‘homemade vaporizers‘, of course!

There are a lot of options for making a vaporizer at home, the problem is that some are needlessly complicated, and some just don’t work, so unless you’re a trained carpenter with a lot of time on their hands, and a whole lot of patience, you will want to be rather selective about the method you use. This may also depend on the reason you are wanting the vaporizer in the first place. If you are just building one for recreational purposes, then you fine, you probably won’t have any issues building a complex little whirling machine with the efficiency of McGuiyver. However, if you are a patient who is using medical Marijuana to deal with intense pain, or to slow shaking, you probably don’t want to have to deal with the stress of figuring out exact measurements, the circumference of microscopic drill holes, and fine detail work.

Luckily there are easy, step by step instructions allover the web on how to make a simple, easy to use vaporizer with simple and cheap materials you probably have lying around your house, like light bulbs, garbage bags, aluminum foil, plastic bottles, and more. These methods are a lot like creating a standard bong, only with a heavy filtration to minimize smoke output and vaporize the herbs do to the intense heat of thin materials.

There are some things you need to keep in mind, and be very careful of, however. First of all, be careful of what comes in contact with the flame. Especially be careful of materials that risk melting, like duct tape. Use electrical tape instead to offer more protection, and be careful where you place it. Never allow any glues, chemicals, or plastics to melt, or they will release fumes much more harmful then the smoke from a pipe.

Also, use gloves when building anything that is made with glass, especially thin glass like the light bulb method. For any of you who have even put a cup down on a hot stove, you know what will happen the second it starts cooling. You don’t want to risk it shattering, which is very likely if you heat and squeeze. In fact, if you have some kind of safety goggles lying around, feel free to pop those on as well. Even wrap around sunglasses would work. It may seem like a needless precaution, but it’s like your mother use to say: Better safe then sorry.

So, if you’ve read through this and still want to build your own vaporizer, I salute you! Hop onto Google, type in a few keywords and have a blast, just remember to stay safe. Good luck! For extra information, you can check