Handmade Herbal Shisha
I first made herbal shisha as a way to enjoy hookah with my friends, without the tar & nicotine that come with tobacco, and all of the additives & preservatives that come with store-bought shisha. I wanted a more natural, food-grade shisha that produced tasty smoke and was 100% vegan.
I cook my shisha from quality ingredients: whole fruit, whole leaf organic white sage, molasses, organic agave nectar, and vegetable glycerin. Because there are no added preservatives, I advise that for any storage longer than a few days, you keep it in the fridge.
If you purchase shisha from my Etsy store, you’ll find that it behaves a little differently from what you may be used to. First of all, I use minimal packaging, and when you open it up you’ll find that you can see the sage leaves and fruit pieces. All colors are the natural result of the fruits & molasses, nothing added.
When smoking the shisha, bear in mind that it can start more slowly than store brands, especially if it’s cold. But have patience — once it gets started it will continue producing smoke through several coals. You can smoke for hours from a single bowl.
Want to learn about my process? You can browse my hookah-related tumblr posts.