Cannabis Trends: Should I Be Smoking Rose Blunts?
Published on 10/25/21
Everyone wants to stay on trend at all times, especially in the digital age of social media. Whether the new trend is participating in the latest TikTok dance or 90s clothing, people are also trying to keep up with the latest in cannabis, too. Having gone viral on Twitter in 2017 and staying in the mainstream ever since rose petal blunts are just another awesome way to get baked. Below we'll tell you all about them, how to roll your own and even some other herbs to add to boost your next smoke session.
The Origin of Rose Blunts
A rose petal blunt maybe something you have never heard of, but it is exactly like it sounds. They are blunts rolled in rose petals. Yes, the flowers that you are given by your boyfriend when he does something wrong. Supposedly these rose petal blunts have been around since the late 60s and early 70s, before the resurgence on Twitter a few years back by a legend named Sasha. The rest is history.
Not only will the deep pink or red hues make for a classy looking blunt, but the aromatics coming from the rose will create an all-around sweet, light and floral vibe.
Can You Smoke Rose Petals?
With a new trend like eating tide pods a few years back, you may have been wondering, "are rose petal blunts safe to consume?" The answer is yes, they are safe to consume, but it depends on where they come from. For starters, you want to avoid roses that come from the likes of a grocery store, as those flowers have most likely been treated with harmful chemicals for preserving efforts. They are covered in pesticides and other things that you should not ingest. So, instead, opt for organic or home-grown roses if you can find them. Maybe you have a friend who has a rose bush or has a florist you trust nearby. When in doubt, you can always buy organic edible rose petals online.
The Rosey Benefits
Sure, a rose petal blunt looks classy and cool, but is there anything more to them than that? These rose blunts have a few more benefits than meets the eye, as the herbaceous taste from the rose will help amplify the cannabis product. Not only will the flavor and your coolness factor enhance while smoking these, but you'll also find those rose petals have a few medicinal properties as well. If you haven't noticed, rose extractions are found in many sorts of products such as body products, candles and even essential oil blends. Why is that? Rose petals have calming and soothing properties, which can really come into play when hitting a blunt.
By now, you probably know that terpenes are compounds that give something its aroma and taste. You'll find terpenes in so many things, whether it be cannabis or your favorite herbs or flowers. Cannabis and rose share the terpene linalool, which has aromas and flavors that are floral, rose and wood, while delivering anti-anxiety and sedative benefits.
Overall, you'll find a soothing hit to the throat, which may even reduce coughing, all while pushing you into a maximum chill zone and a blissful headspace.
How to Roll a Rose Petal Blunt
Our rose petal blunt tutorial is straightforward, simple, and is only going to require a few additional steps than a normal one. For this tutorial, you'll need your favorite, high-quality strain of cannabis of the moment, chemical-free rose petals, a grinder and a small baking sheet.
- Grind up your bud into a nice, fine powder that is perfect for rolling. Typically, people use one gram of flower for this.
- When it comes to how to roll a blunt, especially a rose petal one, you need to correctly prepare the petals. Toast your rose petals, lightly of course, so they can become slightly dried and rollable. Place your petals on a baking sheet for a few minutes at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
- After toasting the petals, place some ground-up flower down the center of the row of petals.
- Roll this like you would any other blunt. Tuck one edge under the other and lick the edges to form a seal.
- Once having rolled the rose blunt, place it back in the oven for 10-15 seconds to really seal it all together.
- Let it rest for two minutes or so.
- We all know that you know how to smoke a blunt, so light up and enjoy!
More Herbs to Add to Your Smoking Experience
This probably isn't a surprise to anyone because it is such common knowledge these days that lavender is ultra-relaxing and the nice, floral scent is used in aromatherapy constantly. Just like rose petals and cannabis, lavender and cannabis also share the terpene linalool. When these two come together, you'll feel a heightened sense of relaxation and will find that it is an anti-inflammatory, too.
This herb, with purple stalks and dark green leaves, has a plethora of health benefits. Not only does it have a long history of aiding in uterus and menstruation issues, but mugwort also helps with low energy levels, anxiety and stomach issues. Some have reported that it induces lucid dreaming, so lighting up with this mixed in your bong before bed could result in some active dreaming.
This adaptogen has been used in eastern cultures for centuries and is finally starting to make its way west. This root is a medicinal herb that aids your body in its reaction to stress and many studies have shown that it has anti-anxiety and anti-depressant properties. Rolling up with this herb may help fight fatigue, lack of energy and may even be a mood stabilizer.
Have you tried out this latest cannabis trend? Did the rose blunt hold up well? What other herbs have you dabbled with? Tell us below.