Discover how to make your own effective, 100% legal and safe herbal spice smoke blends for personal use or just make them for the fun of it. In today’s market, it is real easy to accidentally get your hands on some powerful and dangerous herbal blends. Some of them are not even legal even though the packaging states otherwise. Some contain very dangerous chemicals and still claim to be 100% natural. The only way to have a 100% legal, yet effective and safe herbal smoke blend is to actually make it yourself. The herbs are relatively cheap and easy to find, especially with the internet as a resource for connections. There is a lot to know about each ingredient that goes into an herbal blend. These secret ingredients have been guarded from the general public to make a select few companies rich… very rich. I will demonstrate how you can get creative and design the perfect herbal smoke blend for your personal needs the safe and legal way.
Why pay outrageous prices for herbal smoke blends when you can make a kilo of fresh herbal smoke blend for the same price? The herbal smoke industry has been guarding their secret recipes for nearly 20 years! Well, it is about time to let the cat out of the bag. Catnip that is! We will cover the secret herbal alchemy that makes these blends effective and popular. Some of the herbal smoke products available on the market have some very questionable ingredients. You will be surprised and may decide to stop buying the commercial herbal smokes and start making your own. Not just because you can, not just because it’s dirt cheap, but because it is a lot safer
I have been eyeballing International Oddities Crystal Ball Bud for about a year now. Well, today is the day for the review, my tube of Crystal Ball Bud just arrived. It’s been about a year since I reviewed or even had any International Oddities bud around. So I was super excited to crack open the tube to find a light green, dark green, red haired fluffy crystallized ball of herbal goodness.
The aroma was very relaxing and mellow, not over powering. Very similar aroma to International Oddities Herbal O, yet very light.
I rolled up a joint of Crystal Ball Bud and fired it up. It burned very evenly and nice and slow. It was very smooth and tasty. I even could taste the Herbal O/Black Widow like taste as well, but still very light and not over powering. A very clean, relaxing, smooth, tasty experience.
In comparison to the other International Oddities Bud I have reviewed. I believe this one is my new favorite and now the top of my list. I would compare it to a cross between Herbal O, NE-146 and Black Widow. But yet, totally unique, very well balanced in aroma and taste. And by the way… don’t get caught with this one without the packaging, it looks like real kind buds!
Well, everyone has been raving about the Skyscraper Buds for some time. And I decided to see what the hype is all about. The Skyscraper buds have the look you want, that’s for sure… hairy crystally nuggets that look so real. The smoke from Skyscraper is unbelievably smooth and fresh as well. I can’t believe I am about to say this, but… I prefer Skyscraper over Krypto now. The flavor was excellent, smoke was smooth, nice and fresh buds as well. These buds are beautiful!I wish there was more to say, but really… all there is to say about this product is 2 thumbs up! Now back to another bowl of Skyscraper and Splice!
This particular item stuck out from the normal International Oddities products like a sore thumb, so I just had to try it. I bought a box of 20 mini herbal blunts. When I opened the box, I noticed that these were very similar to “cloves” or “bidis” that were very popular when I was living in Hollywood, CA. They were hand rolled in an herbal leaf, very spicy with a middle eastern flavor. If you like clove cigs and leaf wrapped smokes, then you will absolutely love this product. The nice thing is that it is 100% herbal, NON-TOBACCO. The aroma was very relaxing and similar to smoking cloves. I really enjoyed being able to kick back with a 100% herbal spicy treat. I was totally blown away by the packaging as well as the quality of the Anti-Gravity Herbal Mini Blunts! The quality of this product was an unexpected surprise! 5 stars all day long!
Well, it’s the weekend and I decided to swing by our local shop to see what International Oddities products they had in stock. Turns out they sold out of everything except Diablo Smoke, Wizard Smoke and Ultra Wizard Smoke. So reluctantly I went with the Diablo Smoke this time. I was not expecting anything spectacular from Diablo since it didn’t seem to be very popular, being the one of the last I.O. products on the shelf.
Once I got to the house, I opened the box to investigate the Diablo Smoke. At first glance it looks like Wizard Smoke soaked in one of I.O.’s dark resins, as I like to call it… “Buttered Up”. When I opened the sealed bag and took a nice size pinch out… It reminded me a lot of a mix between Wizard Smoke and Black Widow… but with a spicey overtone. Black Widow is one of my favorite I.O. products due to the thick resinated smoke. Diablo Smoke stands inbetween Wizard Smoke and Black Widow as a nice compromise between the green and black. The Diablo Smoke was moist, spicey and smooth. Preferably smoked in a pipe or hooka due to the moistness of the resin, but not as saturated as the Black Widow. Also, the Diablo Smoke was more aromatic and spicey in comparison to the Black Widow. I would say the Green and Black mildly resinated spicey herbal-o like aroma is one of my favorite aromas of all I.O. products so far. If you like Wizard Smoke, Black Widow or Herbal O, your going to love Diablo Smoke.
Well, I started off only smoking these International Oddities Buds in a bowl or rolled up. Recently we got a hooka for Christmas and I have to tell you… Nothing compares to a resinous I.O. bud like Black Widow and Blueberry Buds in a hooka! A hooka causes the buds to burn at a very low temp, creating a smooth unburnt flavorful taste. What a difference it makes! Keep in mind, you can also buy hookas at International Oddities as well. Grab one with your next bud order, and try some of the thick sticky buds this time!
I have been curious about the A’HIA bud since I started trying the herbal buds. I finally got around to trying them out. The first thing I noticed was that these were really buds, not pressed herbs. The smoke was light and had a natural herb flavor. This particular product is not all buttered up like the rest of International Oddities herbal smoke. Leaving it with a fresh picked natural taste. I personally prefer the buttered up buds over this natural product. But I did find it to be a very relaxing evening. The A’HIA bud is a really good bud to mix with your other herbs. I recently got a hooka for christmas and find that mixing the A’HIA bud with some Black Widow makes an awesome blend, the Black Widow is full of black resin and is a slow burner, while the A’HIA bud is a fast burner… the blend seems to create a full balance and thicker smoke.
The A’HIA bud has a raw natural flavor, it is perfect for smokers who find the added resins and butters added to most herb products too much. If you like a light natural smoke… go with A’HIA bud but make sure you add a second choice with it since it mixes well with other International Oddities products… especially the more resinous ones.
When we are busy blending our own blends, we rely on this blend to get us by… International Oddities – Black Widow. This bud is very moist in resin, VERY BUTTERED UP as we like to say. It is a smooth juicy smoke best enjoyed like high quality pipe tobacco.
LOOKS: 5 Stars
TASTE: 3 Stars
SMELL: 3 Stars
Black Widow is perfect in a water pipe for a long lasting slow smooth smoke. Also try in a regular pipe or hooka. Not very friendly with papers due to the moist resin soaking the buds
When I ordered the Herbal O. I also added the Krypto Buds to my order. When I popped the top to my 1/2 oz tube. It also had a medium strength aroma. Not as strong as the Blueberry and stronger than the DRO BUDS. The buds were green and fresh. They broke up really well. Perfect for joints. I started with a joint. It burned really well. The taste was less fruity and a little less sweet than the Blueberry and Dro Buds I was already smoking. International Oddities has spent over 2 million dollars developing this product. I can tell, it is definately a designer bud and meant to satisfy the hardcore smokers.
Krypto Buds break up well and burn well. Feel free to roll one or pack any bowl. I also prefer to mix resins and oils with Krypto. It also blends well with your favorite smoke blend!
This is the first product I tried from International Oddities. So here I was, holding a tube of Dro Buds and a Tube of Panama Buds in a local head shop. After evaluating each product using sight and smell. I had to decide… DRO BUDS IT IS!
At first glance, it has a kinda light brown color and comes in nugs. As soon as I got out of the shop… I packed a bowl in a new glass pipe and took a taste… Expecting the harsh repercussions of herbal smoke I was blown away… This was a very smooth and sweet tasting smoke. MAN HAS HERBAL SMOKE COME A LONG WAY! I was sooo happy that I found something I could pack a bowl and smoke anywhere. DRO BUDS has a mild aroma compared to the other herbal buds at International Oddities, and is VERY SMOOTH, SWEET and perfect all the way around!
This herbal smoke is perfect by itself or blended with your favorite smoke!