Wax Pens & Dab Vapes. Wax vapes, or "concentrate vaporizers", are an extremely convenient way to enjoy your concentrates and essential oils. As opposed to smoking through a pipe, vaporizers get the most out of your concentrates while also providing a healthy and smooth vaping experience. Concentrate vaporizers often use a “oven” of sorts, known as an “atomizer,” which heats the concentrate, releasing the cannabinoids contained within. Cartridge technology is similar to nicotine vapes. These devices absorb, heat, and release cannabinoids from a viscous cannabis oil contained within the chamber.