Herbal Smoking Blend - Social Smoking Without Being A "Smoker"
I'm not embarrassed to say that I smoked cigarettes for a long time. When I was a vegan I still huffed butts (although not in front of the vegan restaurant!). Quitting tobacco is the hardest thing I have succeeded at. For a while I could not go to parties and be around the social circle of smokers.
In New Mexico I became a wild harvester and learned that mullein, the best base for herbal smoke blends, was a native plant. I quickly learned to identify and find stands. Now I grow my own. I tried store bought herb blends but found them to smell funny, several reminded me of cat pee. Determined to come up with something I could sincerely enjoy I played with a variety of plant mixes until I found my own herbal smoking blend.
Last night we went to two parties. When the smoker's circle formed, I pulled out my herbal blend instead of running away. It's sweet fragrance attracted the attention smokers and mostly x-smokers. I've learned to bring along extra. I also gave the host, still a tobacco smoker, a bag of the blend as a gift. It's a nice offering since having a replacement for tobacco can really make a difference when one is considering quitting.
For the recipe I created you can check out the holy scrap store. Make your own at home or try my mix. Either way, enjoy!
Posted by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne at Sunday, February 20, 2011