Cannabis Herbal Blends: Teas, Vape Blends & Essential Oils

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Do you know those essential oils and fancy teas that you see at places like Sage and David’s Tea? That stuff with oh-so-fragrant aromas that just so happen to conveniently waft toward you when you walk past the store?

Those can all be blended with cannabis.

That’s right. These foods and drinks don’t only go in your bathtubs, diffusers, and teapots; they can go into a spliff too. If you’re looking for the best natural herbs to smoke other than cannabis, you’re in luck. They’re everywhere.

(Also, cannabis is great, but the experience gets taken to a whole new level when you mix them with lavender, eucalyptus, and more.) But we’ll get into how to actually create these blends later. First, let’s look at the best types of (legal) herbs to vape.

Herbal Cannabis Blend Recipes to Try

The next time you want to grind up cannabis and roll it into a spliff, check your cupboards for these herbal smoke blends.

From mood-boosting vape blends to herbs that’ll just get you high, you’ve got options.

Basil

Got gas? Basil’s the best herbal smoking blend to add to your cannabis and soothe your stomach. (If you’re pregnant though, don’t overdo it with the basil—it can cause premature contractions).

Chamomile

You’ve probably seen chamomile tea, well, everywhere. And for good reason. Chamomile has a long, long history of helping with anxiety, headaches, indigestion, and more. It’s a good option for an organic herbal smoking blend, and its sedative powers can be boosted when combined with—you guessed it—cannabis.

Eucalyptus

Lots of soaps have eucalyptus. Why? Because it’s an antibacterial herb! It can fight colds and flus in a pinch, and it’s also kind of just nice to smell around the house.

Lavender

When it comes to herbs for herbal vaping use, the most popular one is probably lavender. It’s relaxing, it can be found at a farmers market near you, and there are few sensations more soothing than a whiff of lavender before bed. Which is incredibly convenient, because so does cannabis.

Did you know?

The “thing” in lavender that gives it that wonderful soothing quality is a terpene: linalool. That’s why the smell of lavender makes the stress melt away. Blend it with an indica strain for maximum relaxation and flavour power.

Peppermint

Peppermint is a herb that perks you up, and along with a nice sativa strain, can really freshen up your day and get you in the mood to get stuff done. Not only can it freshen your breath (hello, peppermint toothpaste/mints), peppermint can also unclog your sinuses and help with indigestion.

Did you know?

As a bonus blend, try adding white sage to your peppermint and cannabis mixture for added benefits. Their flavours complement each other and if you’re having a stomachache or anything, this herbal blend can soothe your aches and pains.

Mullein

If you haven’t heard of mullein, it’s a plant that is funny enough, classified as a weed. It’s especially good for smokers because it relieves congestion and inflammation, and makes a great herbal blend with cannabis because its flavour isn’t too overpowering. That means if you have a strain of weed that you really like the flavour of, mullein is the perfect partner.

How to DIY Herbal Smoke Blends

Want to make your own herbal smoking blends? It’s pretty straightforward—you need three main types of ingredients.

Before you start, remember that there is no “right” mix. Mix as much or as little of each type of herb as you want, and always be experimenting to see if you can improve your herbal blend. There are suggested proportions for each type of herb below, but we’d recommend writing pretty detailed notes, at least in the beginning, to give yourself a good starting point and build that foundational knowledge base before you go wild with experimenting with different ingredients and ratios.

  1. The base herb (or carrier herb) – Try starting with two parts – This is the herb that serves as a core—the one that you’ll build your blend around. It should be light and not too strong. For example, you might want to start with something like mullein (which we mentioned above as it’s nice and light) or red raspberry. There are tons of different combinations you can try. If you need some ideas for where to start, take a stroll through your local Saje store.


  2. Flavouring herbs – Try starting with half apart to one part – You probably have specific preferences for herbs that you like the taste of (also arguably the most important part of your blend). Don’t forget them!


  3. Herbs with specific effects you’re looking for – Try starting with one part – These are herbs that are known for specific effects—for example, you might be looking for something to help with inflammation, or for your skin, or for digestive issues (maybe heartburn or bloatedness). Add these herbs to your blend to relieve any symptoms that are bugging you.


  4. *Optional* – That little something extra – This is for the connoisseurs and more experienced herbal blend users. Some people prefer a denser or thicker smoke (kind of like if you’re shisha-ing). Most herbal blends are light and airy, so if you want this “heavier” kind of smoke, try adding different types of bark to your blend.

How to Use Essential Oils

You’ve seen them everywhere, in big bottles and little dainty ones. But what are essential oils and how do you use them? What’s the right cannabis oil dosage if you’re mixing it with weed?

Essential oils are, like their name suggests, the essence of different plants. You can add them to a diffuser along with some water to fill a room with beautiful scents that you like (great if you have trouble falling asleep at night and need sleepytime essential oils), or rub them into your skin if you have essential oils that are meant for the skin.

Depending on how you want to apply the oil, the method will be a little different, so make sure you check the labels or ask the shop where you pick these up.

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