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How to craft your own Cannabis & Herbal Smoke Blend with Velvet Roots Apothecary

About Herbal Smoke and CBD -

Herbal smoke blends have played a major role in ceremony and recreation throughout millennia. One of the main benefits of smoking your herbs is that this method breaks the blood-brain Meaning, smoke enters the lungs, going through the bloodstream, pumping through your heart, straight to your brain while coating our naturally occurring *endocannabinoid system for that instant relief. We add in these nourishing herbs with our cannabis to help guide or target our “high”.

While smoking is not generally good for your health, when used mindfully for occasional use and/or rituals these herbs can be a relief and assist one in managing stress/anxiety and making it easier during such times.

Herbal/Cannabis smoke blends may also assist with headache, stress, pain, addiction, sleep, anxiety attacks, and more.

People who are wishing to reduce their intake of smoking tobacco may use an herbal blend to cut their tobacco intake, and to wean off the tobacco permanently if they choose.

* Endocannabinoid system - A complex molecular system responsible for regulating and balancing many processes in the body including pain, memory, mood,appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, and immune function.

Crafting Herbal Smoke blend

An herbal smoke blend consists of three parts

  • Base herbs (40%-50% of blend)

  • Supporting Herbs (30% -40% of blend)

  • Flavoring herbs ( 10% - 20% of blend)

As you get familiar with making herbal smoke blends then a fourth category of “body herbs” can be introduced.

Base Herbs- The base of any herbal smoke should be considered light and fluffy. Herbs that support your respiratory system.

A few examples include:

  1. Mullein - “The top herbal contender” Used in most herbal smoke blends to help support the lungs with its light and fluffy texture. Lung support. Tasteless.

  2. Damiana - Known for its aphrodisiac properties. Damiana emanates a warm, fuzzy and mildly euphoric feeling when smoked. Relaxes nervous tension. Woodsy taste.

  3. Red Raspberry - Another light, fluffy base herb to incorporate into any smoke blend. When smoked, it has a calming effect with a sweet taste.

Supportive Herbs - Blending in supporting herbs is specific to the purpose of making the blend.

A few examples include:

  1. Skullcap - Soothes & nourishes the nervous system. Calms the mind and relaxes the body.

  2. Damiana - Multi use herb* A great addition to any smoke blend where you are looking to shake a heavy mood supporting you in self love, or even great to share with a partner before intimacy.

  3. Tulsi or “Holy Basil” - Queen herb; Bringing you calmness, balance and restorative energy to any herbal mix. Helps promote mental focus.

Flavoring Herbs

A few examples include:

  1. Lavender - Stress relief, reduces anxiousness and promotes sleep.

  2. Rose - Induces peace of mind and happiness. Encourages inner strength and heart healing.

  3. Peppermint - Cooling smoke for soothing relief of the nervous and respiratory system.

Adding in Cannabis -

Adding in cannabis strains whether it be high THC or high in CBD we consider this an additional base/supporting herb. So when mixing in our cannabis we want to be mindfully aware of how we want to feel. For beginners, it's always good to start out slow and low, meaning adding cannabis in as our supporting herb. For experienced cannabis consumers you'd want to add it in as a base herb to increase the potence.

And now, we blend!!

Once you decide on your recipe it is important to rub your base herbs together in your hands so they become nice and fluffy. That will help the base herb carry the rest of your blend.

*For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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