It’s good to keep foreign or harmful synthetic chemicals out of your body if you can manage it. There are strict guidelines for lab testing with prescription medications so that sick people aren’t inadvertently consuming chemical solvents for instance when they take their daily drug regimen. Even the presence of safety seals on over-the-counter product is essential, as we learned in 1982 with the Chicago Tylenol murders that left seven people dead from Tylenol-branded acetominophen pills that had been laced with potassium cyanide. No one was ever busted for the murders, but it’s believe the poison was added to bottles that were sitting on store shelves, long after they had left the factory. But there are other ways that we expose ourselves to potentially harmful chemicals. People who smoke tobacco or cannabis have to use some form of fire to burn the plant material. Some people simply carry butane lighters, but I don’t enjoy inhaling the gas whenever I want to consume the plant. When I started using hemp wicks to smoke bowls of weed, I never looked back. My medical marijuana tastes better and I don’t have to worry about inhaling butane either. These little hemp wicks aren’t very expensive either, especially if you get them from a company that makes them by hand. The core is hemp cord and it’s coated in beeswax so it stays lit. These wicks were around back when I was in college, but I never tried them until recently. I’m all about consuming as few synthetic chemicals as possible, especially when it comes to things I’m heating and inhaling into my lungs.