What Is Live Resin & How Do You Use It?

As more users flock to concentrates, we explore the most unique and exciting of them. For example, live resin is rumored to be one of the most flavorful forms of concentrates on the market. But what is it and what makes it so flavorful? Let’s explore all the answers in this guide.

What is Live Resin?

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Live resin is a form of cannabis concentrate. What makes it different from other concentrates is how it’s made.

Using a unique technique, live resin preserves the terpenes inside. Terpenes are what account for the aroma and taste of a cannabis strain.

That leaves you with tastier, possibly more powerful cannabis concentrates than most other methods. All the trichomes, and the terpenes within those trichomes, are left in prime condition.

How Is It Made?

The difference is in the temperature during a live resin extraction process. Most methods go through a drying and curing of the cannabis plant. This is what causes such a negative impact on the trichomes and terpenes within the strain.

With live resin, freshly harvested bud is submerged into subcritical temperatures immediately. It skips the drying and curing process completely. By freezing the plant, we can retain the flavor, aroma, and entire terpene profile. We can use this to make a delicious, potent live resin.

How Do You Use It?

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The most popular way to use live resin is through dabs, but there are other methods, too.


Like we said, dabbing is certainly the most popular method. Most people use a dab rig with a handy torch. This method isn’t different for live resin compared to other concentrates. Watch the temperature of your dab nail to prevent scorching your product.

Ideally, it shouldn’t be hotter than 550 degrees Fahrenheit. Any hotter and terpenes and other precious compounds start to degrade. Lower temperature tabs are technically more potent, allowing you to get the most out of your product.


Alternatively, you can put your live resin straight into a dab pen. Some vaporizers are a 2-in-1, so you can vape both flower and concentrates. Others allow you to just use types of concentrates, while others are just for flower. Make sure your vaporizer is meant for concentrates before you put any in it.

If handling the live resin in portions like that doesn’t suit you, there are also live resin vape cartridges. These are filled with concentrate that you can screw onto a vape and start vaping immediately.


Finally, some people still like the old school route. Add live resin to your bowl, line your blunt or joint, or top off some other way. Keep in mind, an open flame will lessen its potency. It’s technically the least effective method for consuming concentrates.

Wrapping Up

Now that you know what live resin is, you have a better idea why it’s so popular. We hope this guide gave you a better understanding this exciting concentrate. You can grab some for yourself at one of our Michigan dispensaries: