How to Make Shatter at Home?


While joints still remain the traditional method of consuming cannabis, dabbing, vaping and cooking using concentrates is becoming extremely popular. 

Concentrates such as shatter offer a variety of commonly known advantages as compared to smoking dry herb – but did you know that you could also make your own shatter at home?

Let’s get cooking! 

What is Shatter? 

Shatter is a type of cannabis concentrate most popularly used in dabbing. It is a see-through, amber colored substance with a texture as brittle as glass. 

Extremely popular for its high THC content and how easy it is to handle, shatter is the preferred choice for many cannabis users. 

Shatter can be really easy to make at home or extremely dangerous. It all depends on the method you use, and how careful you are. So make sure you take all the necessary precautions before trying this at home. 

Making shatter at home 

A common method of producing shatter uses butane, which is highly flammable. Using butane is also time-consuming. 

On the contrary, there’s also a much easier and safer method of making shatter which requires only three ingredients in total. One of those ingredients is kief.

Kief is the name given to the dried, cured and collected form of resinous trichomes found on mature marijuana plants. These trichomes are what contain the psychoactive effect that users look for. 

Here’s What You Need:

The simple way of making shatter at home requires:

  • Kief (enough to fill quarter-sized piece of paper)
  • Parchment paper/ wax paper
  • Hair straightener
  • Oven gloves

The method:

Step 1: Pour the kief neatly into a quarter-sized parchment paper. Try to keep a square shape.

Step 2: Fold the ends of the paper around the kief in tight squares. Make sure all the substance is covered by the paper once, but not more than that. You can use tape to hold the paper closed. Cut off any excess paper that sticks out using scissors. Fold another parchment paper onto your original square, but again, only once.

Step 3: Turn the hair straightener on the lowest heat and leave it on for about one to two minutes.

Step 4: Press the heated straightener onto the folded square and hold for about ten seconds. You may need to use oven mitts if the straightener gets too hot to hold on to. 

Step 5: Once you unfold the piece of parchment from the square, you’ll notice the amber colored liquid that oozed out and solidified. That’s your shatter! For any leftover kief still present inside the original square, just reheat it again with a new piece of parchment on top. The shatter is good to go!


Now that you’ve successfully made some homemade shatter, all that remains is to get high! 

The best way to consume your homemade shatter is through dabbing, but you can use vape pens or even smoke it if you’re the daring type – (though be warned that shatter produces very hot smoke).

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