Iolite is actually a brand name belonging to Oglesby & Butler, an Irish company founded in 1984 to develop and manufacture a range of portable butane gas-powered products. Included in this range is the Portasol range of heat tools which includes soldering irons, glue guns and micro torches. More pertinent here though is the Iolite range of portable aromatherapy vaporizers which are butane-powered, a first for this rapidy expanding market sector.
Based in County Carlow, Ireland, Oglesby & Butler manufactures its products on-site and each Iolite vaporizer is stamped with the words "Déanta in Éirinn" - Made in Ireland. The first Iolite gas-powered vaporizer was made available in 2008 and this event kick-started the portable vape market and which to this day remains a unique concept within it. With Iolite technology patented in more than 150 countries worldwide the company's aim is to continue to develop and produce the very best butane-powered portable vapes on the market to give the consumer a smooth, consistent and satisfying experience.
Iolite vaporizers receive consistently good reviews and part of the attraction is the freedom from electronic sources which are troublesome to charge when away from base and power outlets. Butane power is much more versatile regarding the different environments in which it is practicable and it is the perfect solution for a range of activities and pursuits especially for camping and festivals. In support of its products Oglesby & Butler provides a 2 year limited warranty.