By Steven Voser

Vape your own herb blends with these excellent alternatives to cannabis!


Do you love vaping cannabis? So do we. But did you know there are a ton of other legal herbs that also vaporize beautifully? These tantalising aromatics each come with unique effects and advantages. They present great opportunities for a little experimentation—perfect if you feel like taking a break from weed. If you're a grower, many of these herbs also make excellent companion plants to cannabis.

Maybe you're looking to relax? Perk up? Boost your mood? Whatever your herbal proclivities, we're here to help expand your vaping horizons.


Vaporizing any herb starts with acquiring the right equipment. Different herbs vaporize at different temperatures, so it's worth investing in a quality vaporizer with temperature control.

Here are two great options:


The Mighty is so top-notch, it's been certified as medical equipment in Europe. This battery-operated vape is compact, portable, and powerful. Best of all, it's easy to adjust the temperature using the precision LED display. The Mighty vibrates when it reaches your selected temperature, letting you know you're good to go.

MIGHTY Vaporizer

Conduction / Convection Conduction & Convection
Dimensions 140 x 80 x 1.2 inches2
Weight 8.1 oz
Temperature 40°C - 210°C /
104°F - 410°F
Time 2 MIN
Weight 1,4 CM3
Control Control
Content Drip, Liquid Pad



Now that you've got the proper gear, let's get to the good stuff: vaping those herbs. Lavender, chamomile, peppermint—sounds like a delicious tea blend! While you might be familiar with many of these herbs, vaping really kicks their effects up a notch.

Consuming your herbs of choice in a more concentrated form can help you gain faster access to any therapeutic benefits. It also satisfies that ritual urge to smoke—perfect if you're trying to take a step back or switch it up from smoking cannabis or nicotine. Finally, all of these herbs are legal, meaning they can be purchased and vaporized with peace of mind.

SWEET BASIL (130°C / 266°F)

Sweet Basil

Basil: it's not just for seasoning your favorite dishes. Basil is also commonly used as a medicinal herb to combat cold symptoms and aid digestion. Vaporizing basil releases linalool, a terpene found in many strains of cannabis. Its therapeutic effects could help you relax and boost your mood.

When it comes to growing, sweet basil makes an excellent companion to cannabis. Its distinct aroma attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects, while deterring pests like aphids.

DAMIANA (190°C / 374°F)


Damiana is a Central American herb, traditionally used by the Mayan people as an aphrodisiac. While typically brewed into a tea, vaping damiana is becoming increasingly popular. The active compounds in damiana have been scientifically studied for their benefits. It has the potential to boost energy, improve mood, relax the body, and give your libido a little extra steam. Damiana is also great when vaped together with cannabis.

LAVENDER (130°C / 266°F)


Lavender is well known for its calming, pleasant aroma. But, did you know it may also have therapeutic properties? Lavender's effects on the nervous system suggest it's a muscle relaxant, mood stabiliser, and sedative. This makes it an excellent herb to vape when you're feeling stressed, sore, or struggling to sleep. And, of course, it can always be counted on to smell damn good.

Lavender is another fabulous companion plant for growing cannabis. Its soothing aroma and beautiful flowers lend a whimsical flair to your garden. Lavender plants also attract a ton of helpful insects, while guarding against fleas, ticks, and hungry little mice.

CHAMOMILE (190°C / 374°F)


Another herb known for its calming effect is chamomile. You've probably tried it in its tea form. A steaming cup of chamomile before bed is a favorite of aunties everywhere. If you're a fan of chamomile tea, consider adding it to your herb collection for an extra hit of relaxation. It could even help boost your immune system and relieve indigestion.

As a companion plant, chamomile helps attract bees, while repelling flies and mosquitoes. It's a robust bush that helps increase the turgor of neighboring cannabis plants.

LEMON BALM (140°C / 284°F)

Lemon balm

Lemon balm is an herb from the mint family. It's commonly used as a sleep aid, and has been studied for its stress-relieving properties. Lemon balm may also boost cognitive functioning, and is popular as an herbal tonic for headaches and menstrual cramps.

As a companion plant, lemon balm helps repel fungus gnats and mosquitoes. Since it's a perennial that grows back every spring, lemon balm acts as a natural planting guide; the re-emergence of its gold-green shoots reminds you when to germinate your cannabis.

PEPPERMINT (160°C / 320°F)


Synonymous with freshness, peppermint is a go-to for those wanting to add a pleasant taste to their vaping experience. This makes it a welcome addition to many different herb blends. Peppermint is also considered beneficial on its own. It's popular for its soothing effects, and may be used to treat asthma, allergies, and a variety of other ailments. In fact, the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all used peppermint as a medicinal herb. It was prized as an anti-inflammatory, digestive aid, treatment for the common cold, pain reliever, and mild stimulant.

Peppermint's refreshing aroma helps to mask the strong, earthy scent of maturing marijuana plants. When it comes to insects beneficial for growing, peppermint helps attract the right kind of crowd.


We've featured a few of our favorite vaping herbs. In reality, there are oodles of options to choose from. The benefits of vaping dry herbs really kick in when you make your own herb blends. It's fun, empowering, and lets you tweak the flavors and effects as desired.

The key to creating a great herb blend is the ratio. For each blend, you should have a base herb that's featured prominently. Then you'll need 2–4 modifier herbs with complementary properties or aromas. You can also add a flavor blast from one final herb, according to your taste. The general ratio should be 3:2:1 (base:modifier:flavor).


Here are a few recipes to start you off, based on the classic ratio mentioned above:

FLU-FIGHTER BLEND (130–155°C / 266–311°F)

If you're starting to feel under the weather, this blend could be the answer to your prayers. It contains a variety of herbs that may help alleviate the symptoms of cold and flu. From combatting nasal and chest congestion to soothing nausea, this powerful mix of herbs works together to help you feel better, faster.


Base: Rosemary
Modifiers: Peppermint, eucalyptus, basil
Flavor: Clove

  • Decongestant / expectorant
  • Antiviral
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Immune booster
  • Calms digestive system

ANTI-ALLERGY ALCHEMY BLEND (175–200°C / 347–392°F)

Try this soothing blend of herbs if you suffer from irritating seasonal allergies. In addition to decongestants like peppermint and ginger, it contains nettle, which has been researched for its antihistamine effects in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Vape once in the morning and once at night to keep symptoms at bay, or take a few puffs as-needed throughout the day.


Base: Nettle
Modifiers: Peppermint, dried ginger
Flavor: Lemon balm

Anti-Allergy Alchemy Blend

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antihistamine
  • Energy boost
  • Decongestant
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Migraine relief

RELAX, VAPE-IT-EASY BLEND (175–190°C / 347–374°F)

This blend is perfect for a chill night in with your partner. Damiana is known as an aphrodisiac, but can have a bitter taste. Luckily, lavender and chamomile mellow the blend with their pleasant flavors. They also help to boost the overall relaxation level, helping you melt into your partner and then into your pillow.


Base: Damiana
Modifier: Chamomile
Flavor: Lavender

Relax, Vape it easy blend

  • Anxiety relief
  • Sleep aid
  • Mood booster
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Migraine relief


Now that you can see some of the possibilities, we encourage you to go out and get creative. Experiment with different herbs and start making your own custom herb blends to vape. A lot of other herbs also mix well with cannabis, adding an additional dimension to your regular weed experience. If you take medications or have any pre-existing conditions, just make sure to talk to your doctor and check for possible interactions. If all is well, vaping new and different dried herbs could open up a whole new world of self-care and satisfaction.

External Resources:
  1. Exploring scientifically proven herbal aphrodisiacs
  2. Lavender and the Nervous System
  3. Chamomile Tea: New Evidence Supports Health Benefits -- ScienceDaily
  4. Nutrients | Free Full-Text | Anti-Stress Effects of Lemon Balm-Containing Foods | HTML
  5. Nettle extract (Urtica dioica) affects key receptors and enzymes associated with allergic rhinitis. - PubMed - NCBI
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