You will enter the space with light music playing, & the burning of either incense, frankincense & myrrh resin and/or sage to clean the space. There will be a choice of herbs for your herbal smoking blends, each serving a specific function in the body. We will briefly introduce ourselves & discuss what each person is interested in blending. The group will then break into small groups of 2 or 3. I will start the class teaching the benefits and function of each herb. We will then discuss smoking blend ratios. We can also discuss ratios for blending herbs with cigarettes or cannabis for those who are interested in cutting. In your small group, you will then pick a selection of herbs to make your blend. As you craft, I will talk about the benefits and safety of vaporizing vs smoking, and the combustion temperatures for the herbs we are using. (Vaporizing warms plant material enough to release its beneficial compounds without creating a harmful combustion). In total, you will take home a smoking blend kit, 2 personally rolled herbal smoking blends, & a wealth of newfound information. Smoking blends DO NOT include nicotine or cannabis. We are ONLY using plant material.
I've spent over half my life learning the art of rolling cigarettes & making herbal smoking blends from West Indian herbalists. I currently work with a renowned herbalist making herbal smoking blends for beneficial health purposes. I'm a Brooklyn-based performance artist and celebrity stylist. I own and operate an art space in a BedStuy loft that hosts an apothecary, in-house thrift shop, photo gallery, photo/video studio, & audio recording space. We will learn how to make & roll herbal smoking blends in the apothecary. These are alternatives to cigarettes & cannibis, using plants.
Plant Material, Rolling Paper, Grinder/Mortar & Pestle, Rose Water, Essential Oils
We will be in my art space loft apothecary space. It is where I harbor our rare herbs, medicines and healing homemade blends. The loft, known as JAH Art House, is also where I work, host artists, and create art. We will be sitting beneath @JazzShoots current photography gallery as we make our blends.
The Art of Rolling