The world is currently faced with the rising challenge of chemical products being sold to consumers, and sometimes they lie that such products are organic and beneficial. Such issues also face the herbal medicine market, where consumers are deceived into buying products packed as organic but are not. It is much easier to make them at home to guarantee and ensure you take organic products. One of the organic products you can make at home is the herbal smoke blend.
There are different ways of making herbal smoke blend. The methods vary according to individuals and should focus on maintaining the right ingredients and ratio. To make the best smoked herbal blends, here are some smart tips to guide you.
1. Balancing the ingredient ratio
To make your herbal smoking blend, you need to understand the ratio of the ingredients you need for your smoking blend. The ratio is essential for you to end up with a perfect product. These ingredients include the primary and secondary herbs and other additional ingredients to ensure you balance the ingredients in the blend.
An example of a good ratio for the ingredient should be 3:2:1 for base: secondary: modifier: flavoring herbs. This means that the number of base herbs should exceed the secondary and the flavoring so that you feel the full effects of the smoking blend. The flavoring herbs should be the least ratio because their main role is to boost the blend’s taste.
Another ratio is the 1:1:1, which includes having an equal proportion of all the blends; however, such herbal blends will be suitable for other less potent needs. You also need to understand the intended purpose of the smoking blend before you select the ingredient ratio.
2. Selecting the base herbs
The base herbs are the most critical elements in the smoking blend. They determine the benefits you will obtain from the blend; however, you need to balance them to gain multiple benefits from the product. Here are some base herbs and the benefits you can obtain from them.
Damiana: This herb is suitable for boosting creativity and inducing relaxation.
Mullein: This herb is suitable for boosting lung functionality and purification. To effectively use it with other ingredients, you need to blend it to simplify mixing with other ingredients easier.
Other bases you need include Rubus leaves which you can obtain from loganberry, salmonberry, raspberry, and blackberry. You can use the roots or the stems of raspberry to obtain the desired effects.
Other critical bark bases can be obtained from willow, kinnikinnik, dogwood, and manzanita.
3. Selecting the right secondary herbs
Many secondary herbs can be used alongside the base herbs for your smoking blend. While selecting the secondary herbs, you need to ensure they match the effects of the base herbs. Here are some secondary herbs to match with base herbs.
Damiana blends perfectly with psychotropic and relaxing herbs; hence you can choose the following secondary herbs: Hops, Blue Lotus, Wild Lettuce, Uva Ursi, California Poppy, Catnip, Lobelia, and Rose petals. Before selecting them, ensure you understand their effects.
Mullein and Raspberry bases can match with various secondary herbs such as Marshmallow, Chamomile, Sage, Uva Ursi, Rose Petals, Marjoram, Coltsfoot, and many more.
4. Selecting the right flavoring herbs
There are many flavoring herbs you can use for the blend, but you need to ensure you understand their effects, and these effects can match the base and secondary herbs’ effects. You also need to consider the side effects and avoid those herbs that will have the opposite effects of base and secondary herbs. Some of the most common flavorings you can use include; anise, angelica, elephant head, ginger, stevia, Osha, madrone, lavender, mint, thyme, licorice root, and sage, among other herbs. Ensure your ground or crush the herbs.
5. Making the best herbal smoking blend to quit smoking
If you need to quit smoking tobacco, you may already know the relevant ingredients, but here are the best herbs to help you get the best and effective results. The best herbal medicine should include the following
Phase 1 Tips:
Use rubbed Mulleins for the base herb. Use the leaves.
Use Kinnikinnik or Manzanita as the secondary herbs.
For other benefits, use Skullcap for its calming effects. Use Lobelia because of their muscle relaxing and tranquilizer effects. You can use mint, especially peppermint; however, use it only for menthol smokers.
Phase 2 Tips: Add coltsfoot and add mullein leaf to match the ratio of other ingredients. While preparing these smoking blends, avoid alcohol and other pharmaceutical tranquilizers.
6. Making the best herbal smoking blend to cleanse the lung and chest cold
Consider using the following ingredients to make a perfect smoking blend for cleansing the lungs and resolving other chest problems. Use Mullein as the base herb, coltsfoot as the secondary herb, and horehound for flavoring needs.
You can also make a blend for other needs, such as quitting marijuana use. The herbs should include Mullein leaf as the base herb, coltsfoot mixed with Calamus roots as the secondary herbs. Use elephant’s head bud as the main flavoring and their calming effects.
You can use a wide range of herbs to achieve fun and maintain good flavoring for those who love ceremonial blends. This calls for using one base herb, one secondary herb, and more than one flavoring herb.
Making the perfect smoking blend should not be a challenge if you learn and have the right ingredients. The challenge comes when matching the ingredients in the best and equitable ratios to avoid side effects. Ensure you are keen when selecting the secondary and flavoring effects since their effects should match that of the base herbs and the intended purpose of the smoking blend.