Why Using A Glass Pipe Is A Great Idea
If you are smoking herbs like mugwort or hops for therapeutic benefits, there are several types of instruments you can use. Some people smoke out of homemade appliances or rubberized devices. In most cases, however, the best thing for you to smoke from is a glass pipe. Glass pipes may cost more than the other smoking devices you see on the market, but they are worth it for a number of reasons.
1. Glass pipes make for a smoother experience.
You've probably inhaled a puff of harsh smoke before. It made you cough or caused your eyes to water. With a glass pipe, the smoking experience is smoother with fewer of those hot, harsh puffs. That's because the glass heats evenly, unlike some other materials that pipes are sometimes made from. This is especially true if you purchase a water pipe, which is a glass pipe that incorporates water and sends the smoke through that water—to cool it—before you inhale. You're smoking as a therapeutic activity, so it should be comfortable, right?
2. Glass is easy to keep clean.
Smoking out of a dirty device is not hygienic, plus it can lead to harsh and unappealing smoke with a bitter taste. You do not want the remnants of yesterday's scorched herbs contaminating your current therapeutic treatment. Glass pipes are easy to clean. You can rinse them in water and let them dry. There are also a number of cleaners made specifically for glass pipes, which you can use as needed.
3. Glass pipes have character.
Smoking is a ritual, and having equipment that you enjoy can make it that much more enjoyable. Glass pipes come in a wide array of colors and patterns, so you can choose one that looks appealing to you and fits your personal taste. If you find a shop that makes custom glass pipes, you can even have them work your initials or name into the design. This is harder to do with mass-produced, low-end smoking devices.
4. Glass pipes are easy to load with herbs.
Some smoking devices are so complex it takes you an hour to figure out how to use them. This is not the case with your average glass pipe. The pipe is easy to load with herbs—there is usually an open and accessible chamber that you pack and light with a lighter. If you're not sure how to use a new pipe, the manufacturer can tell you.