The Ultimate DIY Rose Blunt Guide: 3 Steps to Impress Everyone
The Ultimate DIY Rose Blunt Guide: 3 Steps to Impress Everyone
New trends pop up every day, some more ridiculous than the last. But, flower petal blunts are an exciting exception. This trend has the ability to provide health benefits as well as enhanced taste and aroma.
You will have the experience of combining two natural products of nature to achieve a clean high, free of tobacco and paper. Whether you have heard of this method or not, it is wise to catch up on what will eventually become a common skill among cannabis enthusiasts.
What is a Rose Blunt?
A blunt that’s rolled using rose petals is a recent trend that has been making its rounds on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. A rose blunt is just like a traditional joint or blunt, but rose petals are used in place of rolling papers or tobacco leaves. Do you want to learn how to roll one? Well, you came to the right place!
How To Make a Rose Blunt
Rolling blunts out of rose petals can seem like a task that requires a lot of work and experience with arts and crafts, but I can assure you it’s a task that anyone can become good at with a little practice. All you need to do is thoroughly read this article and you will have all the instructions and tips you will need to successfully roll a beautiful rose blunt.
Get A Rose Or Rose Petals
The first and obviously most important thing to get is a rose or several rose petals. If you have a green thumb, you may be wondering “What kind of rose? A damask, sunsprite, memorial or a hybrid?”.
My answer is that any type of rose would do the job just fine, but if you’re a perfectionist, then please choose accordingly to your favorite color or petal type. If you’re on a budget I recommend buying a box of rose petals rather than a bouquet or a few loose roses as you’re not likely to be satisfied with your first attempt.
You also want to make sure you’re using a healthy rose to ensure there are no holes and that your rose petals are not too brittle.
Bake The Petals
Baking your rose petals is the most variable part of the process as not all ovens are built the same. Of the many variables that may affect your baking times, petal moisture and the proximity of the heating element to the rack your petals are on making the biggest impact.
This may take a few tries to get correct because too much moisture will make your blunt soggy and cause problems during your smoke session, and too little moisture will leave your petals burnt and brittle.
The first thing you want to do is set your conventional or toaster oven to broil and lay out your 3-4 petals on your oven-friendly tray. You want to put your petals in the oven for 5-10 seconds (depending on your oven).
Next, you should lick the ends of your petals and connect them to resemble your rolling paper where the bud will be poured, then put your petals back in for another 5-10 seconds. If you’re feeling extra high, you can use some cannabis oil to connect your rose petals (which can make your petals less prone to falling apart mid-session).
Roll Your Blunt
After you have added your pieced-apart bud, you’re ready to begin rolling. Just like a traditional blunt, you need to roll and tuck your rose petals. The only difference is that you must give extra care while rolling as your petals are not super-glued together.
Once you have your blunt nicely tucked, you can seal the separations by licking them and drying them using a lighter all around the blunt, which is just like the traditional way to finish up rolling a tobacco leaf or cigar blunt.
Why Use A Rose Petal For Your Blunt?
Using a rose petal for a blunt can provide a new twist to using marijuana, a possibly healthier alternative to tobacco or paper, different aromas and can provide new tastes for you to experience.
As I mentioned earlier, there are many different types of roses which are accompanied by many different smells. There are 7 main categories: Damask, nasturtium, orris, violets, apple, clove, and lemon.
We know that this is a lot to take in and I have found it’s best for you to smell the petals upon purchase rather than looking at words online and guessing what you would like best. Please take advantage of your nose and go smell your roses first hand.
Another factor is the taste of the rose petals, which by many have been described as slightly sweet with an earthy taste to it (which is basically how you think a flower would taste). This could be a big plus for those who don’t like the bitter taste of tobacco blunts and rolling papers.
Because It’s Fun
On top of the all-natural benefit and the beauty of the roses, it’s fun to use something new and different. Using rose petals breaks the regular routine of bland rolling papers and blunts. Your blunt will finally have some color and personality to it.
The Pros And Cons Of A Rose Petal Blunt
There are numerous pros and a few cons to using rose petals, just like everything else in the world. One pro to using rose petals is the potential health benefit. Roses have been used for millennia to treat gastrointestinal issues, inflammation, depression, infections and is good for your skin (In comparison, tobacco smoke is bad for your skin).
Heavy users of cannabis will notice the biggest benefits as a change from smoking tobacco to smoking rose blunts on a daily basis would surely add up.
It’s Easy And Fun
The biggest and most popular pro for using rose petals is the entertainment and cycle-breaking factors.
When you ask a friend if they want to smoke a blunt, minus the obvious excitement of a blunt, a rose blunt would put the anticipation up another notch and will have your friends watching over your shoulder as you produce your perfectly rolled petal blunt.
It is also easier than making a homemade bong out of plastic, tin or foil which can create toxic fumes when burned.
Be Careful About Pesticides On Roses
Since flowers are not typically produced for consumption or combustion, florists tend to use pesticides to deter bugs and encourage the growth of beautiful roses. Pesticides are widely used and regulated to ensure only certified pesticides are exposed to the public.
This means that 9 out of 10 times, your roses will have harmful pesticides embedded within their petals and stems. Your best course of action would be to read labels and ask your local florist if they offer organic rose options.
Best Weed Strains To Pair With A Rose Blunt
Roses contain natural oils called geraniol that is found in fruits such as berries, peaches, and passion fruit. Given this information, it would be wise to pair your sweet smelling and tasting rose petals with a similar cannabis strain.
This strain is sweet and fruity in terms of its smell and taste. Its effects can be felt rather quickly and provides a euphoric experience that assists with stress reduction and is anti-anxiety.
Weed strains such as this one are compatible with situations where you have to be social and communicate with other human beings.
Although the name gives off mixed messages, the strain itself is more sweet than skunky. Sweet Skunk can provide you with the perfect high to daydream and lay upon cloud nine for a few hours. It is also possible to stay on your toes and keep productivity up if you monitor your dosage.
The child of the beloved OG Kush and Trainwreck strains makes a perfect match for rose petal blunts. This weed strain consists of an earthy taste with a candied after-taste. It provides a calming high that will keep you tension-free and laying on the clouds.
This indica dominant strain will compliment your sweet rose petals with a deep, clear high. This means that you can feel sleepy if you smoke a lot, but with the proper dosing, you will be relaxed without feeling drained.
If you’re not a fan of sweet strains, the bud with dominant diesel flavoring and small whispers of lemon-citrus will be your best bet. You will get the best of both worlds, allowing you to stick to your personal preferences while choosing a bud that is compatible with your rose blunt.
Final Thoughts on Rose Blunt
Rose blunts are a nice change from the routine of blunts, bongs, and bowls. Its color and beauty may give your visual experience a new perspective while getting high. You may also get added health benefits from geraniol, which is naturally formed in roses. Anyone can do it and should try it at least once, so why not give it a shot.