Learn to make your own Herbal Smoke Blend
Are you wanting to make your own herbal smoke blend at home?
Below is a recipe to make your own herbal smoke blend.
You can also mix and match herbs to make your own hand crafted herbal smokes or tea.
Choose from the many herbs on offer via our online shop in sizes from 60g to 1kg and create your own herbal smoke blend or tea.
If you prefer you can also buy our ready made Herbal Smoke blend – Lion’s Tail, available in 50g, 250g, and 500g sizes, and roll your own. Buy it here now. Lion’s Tail Herbal Blend.
A Herbal smoke blend is an excellent solution for many who are struggling daily to consume less tobacco.
Although not a perfect solution – smoking cessation being primarily dependent on the smoker’s personal desire and discipline to quit – the detoxification process can be more efficient when undertaken slowly and gradually.
There’s something fascinating about the alchemy of herbs and smoke. Part of it is visual. We can see the plants undergoing a violent physical change as they are transformed into smoke and ash. It’s also something that we can experience as we breathe in. The smoke has a taste and a texture, and it resonates with us at an emotional and physical level. We resonate with it as well.
Some people may find it helpful to use herbal smoking blends when they are lessening their dependence on tobacco. The blend of herbs can be customized by combining ingredients such as lobelia and calming herbs, incorporating expectorants and mullein to support the lungs, and eventually transitioning to using mullein only.
Herbal smoking blends now encompass herbal cigarettes, pipe tobacco alternatives, and even herbal vape liquids.
Quite a few plants may be safely, and pleasurable, lit up in a pipe or rolling papers. Those listed below are legal, unregulated, and totally safe to use. They are also non-hallucinogenic and non-addictive – perhaps that explains their lack of popularity?
While they won’t get you high, when blended according to the instructions below, these herbs produce a smooth, tasty smoke and give a gentle, relaxing buzz. All of the following varieties may be purchased via our online herb store. Of course, we’d be remiss not to remind you to discuss any questions with a doctor.
The Anatomy of an Herbal Smoking Blend
It can be helpful to think of herbal smoking blends as three parts:
- the carrier or base herbs
- herbs with a specific supportive role
- herbs used for flavouring.
1. Choose Your Base
Your base should be something that is smooth, has body, and burns well. There are a few different bases I would suggest, depending on your desired flavour and effect.
Raspberry Leaf: A nice fluffy base for every day smoking blends. I suggest blending Raspberry and Mullein together for a nice base. You can play with the ratios and find your favourite! Re-mist lightly with water to freshen up the leaves and make a nicer, smoother smoke.
Mullein: Mullein has a lot of body and burns well, but has no relaxing effect. This is good if you’re just looking for an every day kind of smoke. Mullein also cleanses the lungs and brings up congestion, so if you are quitting smoking or have quit already, Mullein is a good lung restorative. *TIP: Make sure the mullein isn’t too dry, because this causes the smoke to be more harsh. You can always re-mist lightly with a little bit of water. Also, rub the mullein between your fingertips to fluff it up.
2. Choose Your Modifiers
Your modifiers will be the second largest quantity in your mix after the base. They will augment and enhance the effect of your base. So, depending on your desired effect, choose 2-4 modifiers to add to your base. Be creative!
Some examples of Modifiers are: Passionflower, Wild Dagga, Uva Ursi, Mugwort, Skullcap, Hops, Catnip, Chamomile, Thyme, Uva Ursi, Mugwort, Lobelia, Marigold, Coltsfoot, Marshmallow, Marjoram, Rose petals, and Stevia.
3. Add a Flavour Twist
Some examples are:
Peppermint, Spearmint, Lavender, Sage, Thyme, Clove (crushed or ground), Liquorice Root (crushed or ground) and Stevia.
This herb will should be used in a smaller amount as they have a stronger taste, and they will finish off your blend with a unique flavour! Be careful with herbs like Clove which have a strong taste and medicinal effect. Peppermint too is quite strong so use sparingly or opt for Spearmint instead. If you’re not fond of mint flavours then consider Liquorice Root or Stevia.
4. Put it together!
Now you’re ready for the final step. Take all your dried herbs (make sure to pick out any stems) and put them together in this ratio:
3 parts Base Herb
For example, you’ve decided to make a relaxing herbal smoke mix.
Your base is a mix of Mullein flowers and Raspberry leaves.
Place 1.5 handfuls of both Mullein flowers and Raspberry leaves in a bowl.
You’ve chosen modifiers like Mugwort and Wild Dagga. Mix these together first in equal parts, then place 2 handfuls of your modifiers in the bowl.
Your flavour twist is Spearmint. You just want a subtle flavour Take a 1 very small handful of Spearmint and place it in the bowl.
Mix it all together, and you’re done! Now for the fun part. Try it out!
Use a nice pinch of your natural herbal smoking mix in a rolling paper, pipe, or vaporizer.
Because the herbal smoke blend contains legal smokable herbs, but does not contain tobacco, nicotine or other addictive substances, anyone interested in quitting tobacco can simply prepare a herbal cigarettes at any time without fear of addiction and without the exhausting struggle with the craving to smoke, leading to a rapid decline in the need for tobacco.
The easiest way to stop smoking is using smokable herbs as a tobacco substitute. Don’t afraid to let the nicotine go.