Specifically curated in Brooklyn to balance YOUR world 24/7.
The following herbal trios are our personally recommended formulas to tackle your morning, evening and night. You can use all the organic, chemical-free herbal blends as a ritual smoke (alone or blended with other herbs), warm/cold tea, dry herb vape or herbal face steam. All you will need are Hemp Rolling papers and a Tea Ball Infuser.
🌱BASIC BALANCE 🌱
Control that monkey mind.SYNC up a smoke meditation ritual, get to work with FOCUS tea and let go of the days heady tension with a CALM facial steam bath.
Is your body not listening to you? Gently AWAKE to tea as a coffee alternative, CENTER for a midday smoke meditation and get some rest with a SLEEP herbal bath.
Are your emotions taking over? Get your day started with a SUN facial steam bath, find guidance with a MOON smoke mediation and RELAX with tea to end your day… this too shall pass.
Each 10G tin provides the following amount to fine tune your 24hr day with plant intelligence: ~ 12 Therapeutic Teas | 1 Tsp/Cup ~ ~ 2 Facial Steam Baths | 1/8 Cup/Steam ~ ~ 24 Herbal Rolls | 1/2 Tsp/PreRoll ~
A spliff can serve as one of the most powerful tools in your self care arsenal when paired with artisan intentional herbal blends. First, to understand this, let’s look at the entourage effect of plants compounds. The Entourage effect is what occurs when different plant compounds like terpenes, THC, or CBD, combine together to create an effect greater than what they’d produce on their own.
For example, in the SUN blend some prominent terpenes are: Pinene, Myrcene, Farnesene, Bisabolol, Linalool, Terpinolene, Nerol, Buddlindeterpen, Sesquiterpenes. The stress relief and detoxing effects of the Sun blend are amplified by adding CBD or THC dominant flower. We are going to show you how to roll intentional spliffs masterfully every time.
Step 1: You’ll need all your tools; Your intentional herbal blend, SUN in this case, Cannabis flower, rolling papers, an herb grinder, OCB hemp paper filters, and a mechanical spliff roller (the secret weapon).
Step 2: Place a three finger pinch of cannabis into your herb grinder and twist until you are satisfied.
Step 3: Place a three finger pinch of your herbal blend into your herb grinder and twist until you are satisfied.
Step 4: Mix your ground herbs inside the mechanical roller tray.
Step 5: Remove a sheet of rolling paper, push a finger rolling ribbon to create a recess.
Step 6: While holding the ribbon in place, place the edge of the rolling paper to bottom of the recess with the seal at the top facing you.
Step 7: Add a filter to your preference of the left or right side while holding the recess in place.
Step 8: Add your herbal spliff blend to fill the rest of the recess.
Step 9: Slowly begin to close the mechanical roller at a controlled speed.
Step 10: Stop half way through and lick the sealant.
Step 11: Close the roller completely and your spliff is ready.
Step 12: Check to make sure the sealant is consistently adhered to the paper and enjoy.
Much credit is due to the Cannabis plant for inspiring the formulation of our blends.
Raised in NYC, Cannabis was always around me: the streets, the buildings, the friends, the schools and the news. It wasn’t till my late 20’s that I actually stopped calling it “MJ”. During this deeper understanding of the plant kingdom, Cannabis became alive to me as well as all the other plants around me. In my household, many different plants/roots/mushrooms are used daily but Cannabis is definitely the one mostly smoked.
From many People of Color in New York, Cannabis legalization is more then just another tax commodity. It is the end of decades of cannabis prohibition that has affected millions.
“Over the last twenty years, the enforcement of marijuana prohibition has devastated communities across the state of New York. It has been a tool for the hyper-criminalization of young people of color and has been the justification for unconstitutional policing practices.”
The word “smudge” is technically a colonial word. It is more accurate to call it Cleansing or Purifying.
The act of “smudging” is first documented by colonizers. This caused many to view it as a “woo woo witch doctor sham“. Nevertheless, many different indigenous groups around the world use bundles of herbs to clean a room or person. They each have their own name for the cleansing herb ritual. As well as their own geographically selected herb bundle and their own reasons for using each selected herb.
Herbs to Smudge Yourself
The most used cleansing herb is White Sage, Salvia apiana. According to the United Plant Savers is on the watch list for going extinct. Most recently, Palo Santo from South American also started to get popular and also said to be over harvested. There are alternatives we can all use like Mugwort, Cedar, Rosemary and Pine. The truth is cleansing herbs are based on the plants that grow around you, not what you can get online. So its best to use the ones native to where you live and EVEN better, grow them!
Politically speaking, Canada, in an attempt to redress historical practices of assimilation, have established policies that support Indigenous traditions. Specifically allowing public schools to offer cleansing herb practices to their majority indigenous student body. As well as allowing the use of cleansing herbs in public spaces or even your own rented apartment.
“using medicinal smoke, it IS possible to completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within confined space.”
What they observed was the cleansing herbs purified and disinfected the air by a 94% reduction of the airborn bacteria. It also had the ability make the environment cleaner for up to 24 hours in a closed room.
This is a great example of “modern western science” catching up with indigenous wisdom. Herbal blends have the same result if you use as a smoke, tea or as a cleansing herb. Blends are formulate to evoke a specific energy. Inhaling them in a spliff or while sprinkling them over a heated coal, the effects will be the same.
Best Herbal Blends to Smudge Yourself
The ones I highly suggest is CENTER for balancing the energy of a room or person. CALM for de-escalating stress. REVIVE for “cabin fever” in the winter. SYNC for inspiring creativity.
The Dropping Seeds mission is to make a case for ancient healing that came thousands of years before modern medicine.
The Dropping Seeds mission is to push the benefits of medicinal and sacred plants over pharmaceuticals, making a case for ancient healing that came thousands of years before modern medicine. Essentially, they seek to return the knowledge of the plant kingdom back into our cells and psyche, to expand the practice of healing in a way that’s gentler, more natural to our bodies. It makes sense. With more people demanding more wholesome products in our food — often reflected in the transparent use of only a few ingredients — it’s only a matter of time before the same movement happens for medicine.
If you dig around, you can see this shift in self-healing is starting to happen. People are looking for wellness alternatives: tinctures, medicinal teas, elixirs, herbal ointments, and aromatherapy. Fortunately, Dropping Seeds can help people build that bridge to the sometimes overwhelming plant world. Because, when they do, they’ll discover empowering tools that expand beyond the boundaries of cannabis.
How Medicinal Plants started?
Not surprisingly, the idea for the company came to Johanna in a plant ceremony. According to her husband, SirRoan, “this isn’t the first time this has happened for Johanna, things always come through.” A few years ago, while in a deep, mind-expanding ayahuasca ceremony, she was downloaded the Dropping Seeds mission. Not only that, but the logo design, the names of the blends, the branding elements, and colors too! It came through so powerfully and so clear, it set her on a new purpose. So, she convinced SirRoan to join her, leaving a full-time design career to focus on plants. A few months later, Dropping Seeds was born.
“The Earth wants you to enjoy it. It enjoys you.”
I hope you enjoy Johanna & SirRoan’s story! These blends are designed to bring you closer to the earth – and to yourself – through medicinal reawakening. Below, you can find a description of all the herbal blends they’ve handcrafted and designed to help shift your state into a space that is more healing. You can smoke them, make teas, even bathe in them. In the future, they plan to work with more cocktail specialists, chefs, and recipe developers to customize menus and drinks towards healing. There is so much you can do with plants. I highly recommend you begin exploring these yourself. They also make great gifts for loved ones or co-workers for the holidays!
12 DROPPING SEEDS BLENDS: To Sip, Soak, Vape or Smoke
**sourced with a priority on fair trade, kosher, wildcrafted, USDA Certified Organic Farms
CALM – When overwhelmed, CALM your nerves with an herbal blend meant to ease anxiety without the side effects of prescription sedatives.
FOCUS – elevates your mental clarity and concentration. When there is so much to do and you don’t know where to begin. FOCUS herbal smokable tea counters ADHD symptoms without harmful side effects or addiction.
MOON – crafted to support states of inward reflection. Synchronize your use of this blend with New and Full moons and observe the clarity in downloads you may have.
SUN – crafted to let your inner SUN shine! Unleash your revitalized, extroverted-self. Radiate self confidence. Choose SUN as your desired state and enjoy!
AWAKE – crafted self-confidence of alertness and high energy. Give yourself a potent WAKE-UP call without the “coffee crash”.
SLEEP – crafted to gently support states of deep rest. SLEEP is intended as a non-addictive alternative to pharmaceutical sleep aids.
SYNC – supports a state of empathy and lucidity. Increase the synchronicities in your life by enhancing your psychic awareness.
CENTER – supports energizing states of mindfulness and heart rejuvenation. Intentionally engage balance and self-control to get you through difficult days.
HIS – crafted to support states of healthy, passionate, sexual expression.
HERS – supports states of enhanced libido and conscious sensual expression. Its base is Kava Kava, a 3000 yr old ceremonial tea from the Pacific Islanders. Known to have stress release and relaxing effects allowing you to find the space for self-love as well as pleasurable expression to the one you love.
QUIT – carefully crafted to gently eliminate nicotine withdrawal with no addictive side effects. Quit enhances mood, concentration, counters nicotine withdrawal and relieves respiratory strain.
RELAX – crafted to support states of deep relaxation. Sometimes your mind has shut down from a hectic day but your physical body still needs a “slow me down”. RELAX helps resolve restlessness as well as muscular and nerve pain.
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As the laws concerning Cannabis keep changing and evolving, we dove deep to understand the current **NEW LEGAL STATUS** for New York.
The plant Cannabis can be considered one of the most popular plants of the century. To start, Cannabis was used in every medicinal cabinet of America in the late 1800’s. The government even handed out Cannabis seeds for USA farmers to grow the crop due to its multi-use from medicine to fabric. Increased restrictions and labeling of cannabis as a poison began in many states from 1906 onward, by the mid-1930s cannabis was regulated as a drug in every state.
Its that special time of year again, crazy deadlines, crazy traffic, crazy stress layered with buying all your holiday gifts. But we have the solution to all your troubles in three little letters CBD.
Come join us during our Pop-Up shop at the Brooklyn Museum. Its filled with shopping, food, family holiday activities and our Healing Tea Temple. We are selling out of crystals, aura mist, cleansing herbs, tarot/palm/astrology readings by Minka Brooklyn, CBD oil by Master Growers, our own multi-use blends AND our three *new* herbal blends and elixirs with CBDHemp Flower.
CBD is in everything. From dog treats to human treats, you can find a CBD product, projected to be a $22 billion market by 2022. But what exactly is this miracle three letters and its cousin THC? Well the truth is: this Cannabis family is larger then just two compounds.
CBD is a compound that is created when the plant Cannibis sativa is burned, boiled or vaporized. In this process of heat, oils seep out, that contain more then 100 compounds (many more yet to be “discovered”).