Every so often a new weed trend hits the industry and sends cannabis lovers wild with enthusiasm, and today we are taking a look at one such trend: The rose petal blunt! Yep – you heard us right; this feminine beauty takes the aesthetics of smoking to a whole new level!
Kicked off originally over on Twitter by @simple_sasha, the video of her rolling a rose petal blunt went viral, and well, we haven’t looked back since! Don’t get us wrong, we love a pretty bud as much as the next guy, but there is more to this than meets the eye, and today we are going to be taking a closer look at the rose petal blunt.
If you want to find out WHY you should be smoking all your blunts through the petals of a rose in future, as well as HOW to roll one, stick around . . .
Should You Consider a Rose Petal Blunt?
Okay, so we get it – the whole rose petal blunt fad may seem a little feminine and girly; however, looks aside, there are many benefits to rolling up with roses!
Before we get into how to make the perfect rose petal blunt, let’s take a quick look at why you may want to bin the papers and don the rose petals for your next smoke.
What are the Pros of Role Petal Blunts?
Below we have listed some of the key benefits of a rose petal blunt:
- They look super swanky – let’s be honest!
- Softer taste; much less harsh
- Incredibly aromatic and herbal scent
- Remove the risk that is associated with using blunt papers to roll; you know exactly what is going into the thing you are smoking with a rose petal blunt!
- Less harsh and harmful on the lungs
- Rose petals are great for boosting mood, relieving fatigue and combating insomnia
- Roses contain a terpene called geraniol, which is a naturally occurring oil with anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties
Of course, with anything that you are smoking, there are certain risks to watch out for. In the case of rose petal blunts, you should always ensure you are using untreated roses. Many plants are treated with toxic chemicals, which can be harmful, so opting for non-treated or organic flowers will help you avoid this.
How to Roll a Rose Petal Blunt
Okay, so while it may take a bit more time and effort than your standard blunt, we think these are indeed worth it! Check out below how to roll your very own rose petal blunt:
- Take three rose petals from an organic or untreated rose. If you want a smaller blunt, pick two, or for a larger one go for more. We recommend holding the bud firmly before removing the petals to avoid any ripping.
- Using an oven safe dish, place your petals on and broil for ten seconds before removing and allowing them to cool. Be aware that all ovens are different, and so you should play around with time to discover what is the best for you.
- Now your petals have cooled, they should appear slightly darker in color. Licking the bottom of the largest petal where the stem would have been, you want to create a sticky texture; you can then attach the second petal and then repeat this until all are lined up and attached in an overlapping row.
- Put it back on the oven safe dish and broil for a further ten seconds until you are happy that they have attached more sturdily.
- Allow the petals to rest for around two minutes or until they appear drier and more firm.
- Using your favorite bud, finely ground, place it into the middle of your rose petal papers, and begin to roll.
- If all has been done right, you should find your rose petals are firm but still malleable and easy to roll into a blunt shape. We recommend starting on the end you will put in your mouth, as it makes it easier to roll the rest then up.
- Rolling tightly all along the length, you can then seal it, ensuring you are happy with the result by adding it back to the oven-safe dish for a final ten seconds to ensure it seals well.
- Finally, leave it to set for a further two minutes to ensure it settles and remains firm and sealed.
- Light her up and enjoy!
Final Thoughts: Do You Need Rose Petal Blunts in Your Life?
If you are looking for ways to wow your friends or a loved one, this could be the perfect gesture. It certainly takes time and concentration to get it right, but we think it is worth the effort.
Once lit, you can benefit from the sweet, floral aroma and healthier, lighter smoking and reap the benefits of not just the marijuana but the roses too!
Let us know in the comments what you think about this latest smoking hype!