Frequently Asked Questions
Vaporization is a technique for avoiding irritating respiratory effects that are associated with smoke from plant combustion. These days, a vaporizer is no longer a big floor steamer with 'Vicks' in it. A PV or Personal Vaporizer (invented in recent years) is not only an excellent alternative to cigarettes, but can also deliver 'concentrated aromatics'.
It's like Aromatherapy taken to new heights!
A PV can be a small, cigarette looking device or a larger 'pen' such as the one below:
In this example the longer bottom piece is a rechargeable lithium battery. The top piece is a vaporizer composed of a tank that is filled using an eyedropper, and a heating element most commonly referred to as a "coil head". The battery heats the coil to the perfect temperature that vaporizes vegetable glycerin and its included organic flavorings (scientifically called terpenoids).
HOLI SMOKES is home of the Original Botanic Vaping Tonic eLiquid with a line of 15 unique formulas produced in the beautiful state of Oregon!
They are fragrant, flavorful herbal eLiquids that are uniquely designed to be dripped into a tank, cartridge or drip tip of a personal vaporizer. Our herbal flavors are locally sourced, FDA approved and taste clean and pure. Many of our customers say, "It tastes like a really good tea!"
These special blends merge the science of aromatic terpenes with the breakthrough technology of personal vaporizers. HOLI SMOKES took things one step further and applied traditionally mastered botanical knowledge and yogic uses of concentrated aromas, enhancing the user's experience. We are ecstatic to be offering botanically-based eLiquids as an effective and affordable means of delivering highly-valued and scientifically proven aromatic flavors to our conscious senses.
Every Vaping Tonic Formula is comprised of scientifically tested and formulated whole-plant extracted, organic flavors technically called 'terpenes.' Using proprietary methods, these flavors are processed with a base of 100% vegetable glycerin. Our vaping liquids have no nicotine, synthetics, or illegal substances.
Organic compounds that make up botanical flavors & aromas are called TERPENES – e.g., menthol and limonene. They are naturally occurring hydrocarbons, emitted by many trees and plants. They have strong smells and are responsible for the aromas of the vegetation in which they are found. Plants that produce terpenes often possess smells and flavors we find pleasing and are known as aromatic herbs.
Terpenes are the largest class of plant compounds on planet Earth and our human bodies respond positively to their effects. Those effects may be of a relaxing, anti-anxiety nature. Or impart a sense of euphoria or well-being or a thermogenic charging. They are well suited as substitutes/alternatives for recreational substances such as caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, etc.
Aromatic plants have been used by cultures around the world, not only for perfumery and cooking, but also as medicine. The distinctive flavor and smell of each aromatic plant is caused by its unique blend of terpenes.
Our ingredients are pure and simple:
Vegetable glycerin and whole-plant extracts which are FDA approved as food additives. We comply with Australian standards and regulations regarding botanicals -- some of the strictest in the world.
HOLI SMOKES eLiquids are alcohol free, gluten free, and vegan. They will never contain artificial colors, synthetic flavors, propylene glycol, sweeteners or any other additives.
We work with a large array of commonly known European herbs and spices that have been traditionally used over thousands of years. Many find that they are very familiar with most of the flavors and aromas once they try them.
As part of our company culture, all of our staff and founders regularly use and enjoy our Botanic Vaping Tonic eLiquids. Purity and quality of ingredients are important in our everyday lives and this is applied to the way we craft HOLI SMOKES products.
It is becoming a growing concern that many eLiquids currently sold contain artificial or synthetic colors and flavors as well as other unknown chemicals. We do not agree that these substances should be used in any part of any product we consume and you won't find them here!
There are 15 unique formulas that come in a mix of five classic Flavor Groups. Each Vaping Tonic eLiquid has a primary and secondary group, thus giving its unique formulation a special quality that you will not find elsewhere. The closest thing to compare our flavors to would be fragrant herbal teas of all variety. You can refer to the product description box of a specific eLiquid formula for more detailed information about what you might experience.
Botanical Flavor Family: CITRUS
Botanicals such as orange, mandarin, lemon, grapefruit and bergamot. Try the following formulas: Angel's Gift, Aphrodite's Lips, Fast Master, Monk's Prayer, Pipe's Peace, and Shakti Rising.
Botanical Flavor Family: MINTY
Botanicals such as peppermint, spearmint, hyssop and sage. Try the following formulas: Angel's Gift, Gopis Playing, Lone Tree, Pipe's Peace, Sacred Sunset, and Sinbad's Sword.
Botanical Flavor Family: SPICY
Botanicals such as clove, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, fennel and nutmeg. Try the following formulas: Buddha's Mirror, Coming Utopia, Fast Master, Mary's Milk, Sacred Sunset, and Sinbad's Sword.
Botanical Flavor Family: HERBACEOUS
Botanicals such as parsley, thyme, marjoram, rosemary and basil. Try the following formulas: Buddha's Mirror, Lone Tree, Mary's Milk, Moon Beams, Shakti Rising, and Wise Fool.
Botanical Flavor Family: SWEET FLORAL
Botanicals such as patchouli, jasmine, geranium, lavender and ylang ylang. Try the following formulas: Aphrodite's Lips, Coming Utopia, Gopis Playing, Monk's Prayer, Moon Beams, and Wise Fool.
If you think you are allergic to specific herbs or are using pharmaceuticals that have known negative interactions with common culinary herbs and flavors, please consult your doctor. Also, be sure to read our DISCLAIMER.
Please note that HOLI SMOKES products are not intended for medicinal use and no claims regarding such are made. We are a wellness lifestyle company and our product line is to be enjoyed recreationally by those who are healthy in mind, body and spirit. If you have an aversion to and wish to avoid a particular herb please contact us and we can indicate which formulas fall into that group so you are sure to be happiest with your selection.
Food allergies affect about 2 percent of adults in the United States. While more than 160 foods can cause allergic reactions in people with food allergies, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCA) has identified the eight most common allergenic foods. These eight foods account for 90 percent of food allergic reactions. They are: milk, eggs, fish (such as bass, flounder, cod), crustacean shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp), tree nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, pecans), peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. HOLI SMOKES Vaping Tonic Formulas contain no trace of these allergens, nor do they contain vegetable oils such as those used in cooking, etc.
Highest quality ingredients come with a higher price. The aromatic flavors we use are not lab-made, but instead come straight from the whole-plant! We source locally from reputable, certified organic farms in Oregon. Every ingredient has been thoroughly tested for impurities and safety.
Purchasing a Botanic Vaping Tonic eLiquid is an investment in quality and an honorable way to treat yourself - body, mind & soul!
A good majority of eLiquids on the market use synthetic flavoring mixed with some amount of PG or propylene glycol. HOLI SMOKES Botanic Vaping Tonic Formulas use only 100% Vegetable Glycerin or VG as their base. VG is the most basic and neutral of plant extracts. It is widely used as a food additive and is deemed safe by the FDA. VG is preferred to PG for its impressive vapor production, sustainability and simplicity. Higher cost for certified organic VG is one of the main reasons other companies may opt for PG.
The only way we can take the above purity one step further is through the vessels that house them! And we do take that step. All parts of our process include either stainless steel or glass. We package in amber glass bottles to protect from sunlight and air as well as avoiding harmful plastics that leach BPA and other chemicals. We use only phenolic droppers in both bottles and vials, assuring longevity and purity with our botanical extracts.
There is a global need for proven vaping products that deliver life-enhancing, purely botanic benefits as an alternative to recreational drugs such as tobacco and alcohol.
Each HOLI SMOKES Vaping Tonic eLiquid uniquely integrates advanced tech and world-class vaping with your personal lifestyle - affecting you when you choose, how you choose and wherever you choose. We have developed this revolutionary product for pleasurable and conscious purposes while catering to those drawn to a Wellness Lifestyle.
Vaporizers can efficiently deliver a whole entourage of beneficial terpenoids and flavonoids when organic flavors are used. As a self-controlled device, a vaping pen enables observable titration - self-administration of vapor flavor in small, stepped amounts. This advantage, as a means to enjoy the wholeness of nature without plant combustion, cannot be overvalued.
'Nature-identical' flavors have the same molecular shape but not molecular frequency, which scientists now know is how our odorant neural receptor system works. http://aeon.co/magazine/science/quantum-biology-the-uncanny-order-of-life/
HOLI SMOKES is a very pleasant and aromatic way to enjoy those unique sensations you loved while smoking tobacco and other herbs. Tobacco companies mix hundreds of additives to the basic herb and they do so without concern for the repercussions of certain harmful additives.
Tobacco and plant smoke in general has been proven to be hazardous to our respiratory systems. This is largely because of plant combustion, a direct result of burning the plant material. This is entirely different from the delicate and therapeutic herbal aromas and flavors that plants give off. When a Vaping Tonic eLiquid is heated to the right temperature, it evaporates without combustion.
Nicotine smokers who haven't HOLI SMOKE'd don't know what they are missing. With HOLI SMOKES, you experience enjoyable benefits similar to 'smoking', but instead of the "Kiss of Death" you get the "Breath of Life."
Our botanic eLiquid is free of nicotine and does not involve combustion or smoke -- water vapor replaces carcinogenic smoke when vegetable glycerin is vaporized. It is, however, full of flavors and aromas that our bodies respond positively to – usually in the form of stress relief. The vapor produced is smooth and gentle with complexly layered natural tastes and aromas. Vaping in this manner is simply another, more direct, way of participating in aromatherapy.
People with no interest in either smoking or nicotine are finding huge wellness benefits and enjoyment from breathing in scientifically and botanically formulated HOLI SMOKES eLiquids.
Most vaporizers now on the market will accommodate HOLI SMOKES eLiquids. However, we highly recommend you avoid using models made with plastics and glues. Those devices were designed for non-organic synthetic flavors. Because our tasty formulas are layered with literally the highest quality FDA approved botanic and lab-tested flavorings available on earth, we recommend vaporizers that do not affect their pure, rich and subtle tastes; and that aren't made from Polycarbonate or 'PC' plastic, which can leech toxic Bisphenol A (BPA).
Our Vaping Tonic eLiquids work particularly well with Pyrex, ceramic or glass vaporizers such as the ones you will find here on our site. We are making these available to our customers at an affordable price because we know that cheaper vaporizers and tanks are only meant to work with synthetically flavored liquids.
High sub-ohm temperatures may harshly break-up terpene and terpenoid flavors. Botanical vaping works best with batteries in the 3.2-4.8 volt range and coils in the .8-2.5 ohm range.
Many of our customers drip and use mods and have reported very positive and tasty experiencing using our eLiquids in their device. When attempting use outside of the above parameters it's all about trial and error and will often vary between each formula.
Our herbal eLiquids are comprised of Terpenes & Vegetable Glycerin -- they are 100% botanical and last much longer than most other eLiquids comprised of PG and synthetic flavors. With a 14ml size bottle, expect 3-4 weeks of use when vaping occasionally on a daily basis; 2 weeks for more continual everyday use. The 5ml vial size can last 1-3 weeks depending on frequency of use.
Vegetable Glycerin is rapidly replacing Propylene Glycol as the medical industry's preferred choice for use as an inhalant base for asthmatic inhalers, etc. It is also used as a substitute for alcohol in making botanical extracts. The advantage of this is that people who do not want to be exposed to alcohol can still have access to the botanical products.
From WiseGeek.com: Vegetable glycerin is a carbohydrate that is usually derived from plant oils. It is used as a sweetener and as an ingredient in a number of cosmetic products. Vegetable glycerin is also used in place of alcohol to extract botanicals.
Vegetable glycerin is made from the oils and fats of a plant-based ingredient, generally coconut or palm oil. The oil is heated to a high temperature under pressure with water. The glycerin backbone splits off from the fatty acids, and is absorbed by the water, from which it is then isolated and distilled.
Glycerin is an organic compound composed of three carbon atoms, hydrogen atoms, and three OH groups. These OH groups form hydrogen bonds with water, slowing down its movement and giving liquid glycerin the property of a syrup. It is also resistant to freezing, a property used in storing sensitive liquids, such as enzymes, in laboratory freezers.
Food-grade vegetable glycerin is 99.7% pure, with the remaining 0.3% being water. It has a sweet taste, but is metabolized differently than sugar and does not raise blood sugar levels. Glycerin is used in foods marketed as being low in carbohydrates to keep them sweet and moist. It also does not contribute to bacterial tooth decay.
This is our way of giving you some flavor hints and guidance. The color bar found on the backs of our 14ml sized bottles as well as the info cards that accompany each formula indicates the entourage of 'flavors and aromatic effects' on a scale of 1-9. Being a synergistic blend, every Tonic is a flavorful mix, but they all have their distinctly unique orientations:
Red = Energetic | Purple = Aphrodisiac | Blue = Relaxing | Green = Psychic | Yellow = Euphoric
Our precise vaping formulas create a synergistic experience marked by aromatic memories as you deeply breathe their entourage effect. Desired states of body and mind are achieved with each vaping session being fully self-regulated.
(Please note that HOLI SMOKES Vaping Pens and Kits are not sold as medical devices.)
Try one of our vaping kits!
If you are on a budget try our low cost Wellness eKit that provides all the parts you need for one full vaporizer, plus an extra coil head (heating element) and features our two best-selling formulas, Monk's Prayer (frankincense, ylang ylang, orange) and Moon Beams (lavender, lemongrass, valerian).