Session Self-Care

Everything You Need to Know to Elevate & Improve Your Session

Hey there, fellow cannabis enthusiasts! 

Today, we're diving into the art of elevating your cannabis experience from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or just dipping your toes into the world of cannabis, there's something for everyone in this comprehensive guide. Check out all of our best tips and tricks to elevate your session, fight the munchies, and deal with anxiety!

By: George Antwi

Before Your Session:

  • Set Intentions: Think about what you want to get out of your session. Are you looking for relaxation, creativity, or maybe just a good time? Setting an intention can help guide your experience.
  • Design Your Setup: Whether you're having an outdoor or indoor session, be intentional about the items youMadre Perla Bubbler have on hand. Take some time to make it special and personalized for you. Whether it's a new joint and tamper set from House of Puff or your favorite bong, be intentional about the products you have and want to use. Of course, make sure all of your products are clean, because you deserve nice things!
  • Sip an Herbal Tea: Before you light up, consider sipping on some herbal tea. Chamomile, peppermint, or lavender teas can help calm your nerves and set the stage for a relaxing experience.
  • Breath Work: Take a moment to take some deep breaths. Inhale slowly through your nose, hold it for a few seconds, and then exhale through your mouth. It's amazing how much this simple act can calm your nerves.
  • Humidify Your Environment

    Using a humidifier in your room can add moisture to the air, which can help keep your mouth and throat moist. If you don’t have access to a humidifier, make sure you have some moisturizing eye drops, nose spray, and lip balm on hand. If you really want to go the extra mile, an essential oil diffuser will fill your space with moisture and calming scents. Lavender, eucalyptus, and cedarwood are great choices for relaxation.

  • Set a Calm Space: It’s important to set a nice and relaxing ambiance around you when you are about to partake...
    • Lighting: Soft, dim lighting can help create a calming atmosphere. Consider using candles, fairy lights, or dimmer switches. Avoid harsh, bright lights, as they can be too stimulating.
    • Temperature: Make sure your room is neither too hot nor too cold. A comfortable temperature will help you relax and enjoy your session more.
    • Ventilation: Fresh air is important, especially when smoking indoors. Open a window or use an air purifier to keep the air clean and fresh, helping you to avoid feeling stuffy or overwhelmed by smoke.

      During Your Session:
  • Mindful Consumption: Remember, you're not in a race. Take it slow and enjoy the process. Start with a small hit and see how you feel before taking more.
  • Herbal Blends: Consider mixing your THC with other herbs like damiana, passionflower, or peppermint. These herbs canRose Cones enhance your experience and provide additional relaxation or flavor. You can even try using a floral cone, like the Herbal Goods Organic Rose Cones. Personally, when smoking certain stronger strains, I love mixing in herbal teas such as Blue Lotus Flower which helps mediate the stronger effects of higher THC doses and allows for a tasty hit and relaxing high.
  • Dry Mouth Mints: A neat product to look out for when it comes to bad cottonmouth are dry mouth mints. Here at BudKups, we love Flintts Mints. These are quick-dissolving mints that make your mouth water to combat that nasty dry mouth feeling. Available in Variety 3 Pack for $18. 

    Flintts Mints

  • Music: Music can be a game-changer. Create a playlist of songs that make you feel good. Whether it's some chill beats or your favorite rock anthems, let the music take you on a journey.
  • Nature Walk: If you're feeling adventurous, take a stroll outside. There's something about being in nature that can enhance your high. Just make sure you're in a safe and familiar environment.
  • Coloring and/or keeping a session journal: Writing in a journal during or after your session can help you process thoughts, emotions, and experiences. It's a way to be present and mindful. Documenting your thoughts, feelings, and the details of your session such as what you smoked, the setting, and your experiences, can be interesting to look back on. And coloring hasPilgrim Soul Journal been shown to reduce stress and promote relaxation. The repetitive motions and focus required can serve as a form of meditation, helping to clear your mind. 

After Your Session:

  • Reflection: Take a moment to reflect on your experience. What did you enjoy? What could have been better? It's a great way to learn and grow. Here are some useful card sets and prompts to refer to:

  • Hydration: Don't forget to drink some water. It's easy to get dehydrated when you're having a good time, so keep a glass of water nearby if possible, (ice cold sparkling water is my go-to).
  • Good Snacks: Munchies are real, but that doesn't mean you have to go for the junk food. Keep some yummy snacks on hand in fun textures. Your body will thank you later. “Having good snacks on deck before is always nice. As a neurodivergent person, texture and temperature is something that I always like to consider. Crunchy apples from the fridge with peanut butter. Chilled fizzy waters. My favorite organic chewy fruit leathers or interesting flavored lollipops. Those things always help satisfy the munchies without making me feel terrible afterwards” - Juliana, BudKups Co-Founder
  • Stretching: If you're feeling a bit stiff, try some gentle stretching. It can help release tension and make you feel more relaxed.
  • Aromatherapy: Light a scented candle or use some essential oils. Lavender is great for relaxation, while eucalyptus can help clear your mind.
  • CBD Bath Bombs: If you're looking for a luxurious way to unwind,CBD Products consider using a bath bomb infused with CBD and essential oils to help relax your body and mind.
  • CBD Pre-Rolls and Tinctures: If you're looking for a milder experience or want to balance out the effects of THC, consider using a CBD pre-roll. These contain high-CBD, low-THC cannabis strains and can provide a more balanced experience. You can also take a few drops of a CBD tincture. CBD can help counteract the effects of THC and bring your high to a more comfortable level.

Remember, elevating your cannabis experience is all about intention, mindfulness, and care. By incorporating these tips and products into your sessions, you can enhance relaxation, promote creativity, and ultimately enjoy a more fulfilling cannabis experience. Everyone's experience is different, so it's important to find what works best for you. So go ahead, light up, and let the good times roll!

March 21, 2024