When a very fine hash is extracted through cold water, it is known as Ice Wax. The cooling process involved in this type of wax implements ice and fresh trim for terpene enhancement. Ice wax can be categorized as a type of bubble hash. With the purpose of separating cannabinoids from frozen cannabis plant material, ice wax is produced using ice and water.
When separation happens, the product is purified even further by filtering it through different sized mesh screens. Ice wax consists of pure trichomes. It has a plentiful amount of terpenes and a full-bodied fragrance. There are no chemical solvents used to create ice wax.
It’s common to use ice wax for dabbing and vaping. It can also be spread and packed into a joint. Some people say that ice wax looks like light brown beach sand. It feels very fine, yet grainy at the same time. Ice wax melts fairly rapidly and it doesn’t leave behind a residue. Because it doesn’t leave a residue, it is an indicator that it is a pure substance with little to no plant material.
While ice wax is still considered to be a type of hash, due to its cooling process and lack of chemical solvents during the extraction process, it still differs from conventional hash products. Ice wax has very similar potency levels as butane hash oil and many of the other concentrates that use solvents in the process.
The extraction method that is used to produce ice wax is not considered to be a new and original invention. It is known to be one of the oldest ways to create hash. Traditional hash doesn’t require ice water and frozen plant material to be created. Cannabis plant material is sieved through screen bags that contain mesh.
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I like ice wax because no chemical solvents are used in the process, so it seems healthier.