Our Original Blend: The Origin of Bear Blend’s Roots

by Jan 17, 2024Smoke Signals0 comments

Our Original Blend: The Origin of Bear Blend’s Roots

by Jan 17, 2024Smoke Signals0 comments

Casa Nueva, a restaurant in Southeast Ohio known by locals forever quintessentially as “Casa,” has this fantastic blend of salsa. They simply call it “Mild.”

Calling this salsa “Mild” is a culinary understatement. Sure, it isn’t hot, but “Mild” does little to capture the cornucopia of garden-bursting flavors this salsa packs on a chip.

It’s the same way with Bear Blend’s Original blend – not the most memorable name, to be sure, and it does little to convey the fresh flavored blend of medicated herbal smoke it delivers.

But our Original blend explores and celebrates our roots – the beginning of Bear Blend. This is the blend that launched Bear Blend into the stratosphere. Here are the origins of that story – the seeds that made our Original blend – and what you can expect to find brimming in each fresh tin of fluffy herbal goodness.

Original Smoke Blend

Funny You Call That Tobacco”: The Conversation That Started It All

It all began 20-and-some-change years ago when our founder, Bear, was working on an organic farm he founded with his brother in Southeast Ohio. Living in the foothills of Appalachia, they had world-renowned herbalists for next-door neighbors, including the Native herb guide, Tis Mal Crow.

Hanging out in a random moment of downtime, Bear was rolling up an American Spirit.

“Funny you call that tobacco,” Crow said.

“What do you mean?” Bear asked.

“Well, when I was growing up, all the different Shamans had their own blend of ‘tobacco,’ and it was really all these different herbs,” Crow said.

It was a light bulb moment. The idea of smoking herbs, similar to Cannabis, purely for their medicinal and relaxing effects, opened a doorway for Bear that attuned him to the relaxing and medicinal benefits of herbal smoke.

Bear started researching smoking herbs and harvesting them from local forests, drying them in his closet. After years of experimentation, he came up with his own herbal smoking blend, which he eventually developed into a variety of commercially sold herbal smoking blends known as Bear Blend. The Bear Blend line now features eight different blends.

But it’s our Original blend that started it all. Once we perfected the recipe, we haven’t tweaked it. Why mess with perfection?

Our Orginal Bear Blend is the perfect concoction for kicking back, slowing down, and reminiscing with the harmonies of nature as we remember our Cosmic place in the natural spirit of this world.

Heady Tokes to Melt Worries Away

Our most floral and aromatic blend, the Original blend is loaded with herbs designed to soothe, relax, and center. Let your worries melt away with a few heady tokes of this chill herbal smoking blend, perfect for kicking back in the middle of the day or unwinding in the evening with a meditative chill.

It contains a variety of relaxed, contemplative herbs to chill out and unwind.

Our Original contains the following herbs:

  • Red Raspberry
  • Mullein
  • Lavender
  • Mugwort
  • Rose Petals
  • Damiana
  • Catnip
  • Calendula
  • Lobelia
  • Vanilla Bean

Known as the dream herb, Mugwort has extremely relaxing properties that can be somewhat sedating with a touch of hallucinogenic. It is commonly used in sleep pillows to induce lucid dreaming. Mugwort is perfect for soothing the mind and easing stress. It even relieves headaches. It’s also great for energy and inspiration, easing menstrual cycles, and promoting blood circulation. Mugwort is a remarkable herb that sets everything right.

Rose Petals

When smoked, rose petals provide a sweet, flavorful pep to the herbs and pare well with tobacco, cannabis, and other herbal smoking mixes. Rose petals create an enhanced sensation of inner peace that’s great for alleviating depression. They are also an enticing aphrodisiac. These flowers produce a sweetly aromatic smell and an inspiring flavor when smoked. Rose petals can inspire a relaxed sensation of gentle euphoria, perfect for unwinding your head space and getting inspired for the day.

Rose Petals

Used for thousands of years as a potent aphrodisiac by Native Americans, Damiana rolls an extremely sexy smoke that’s spicy for the loins. It’s also superiorly relaxing and great for enhancing the mood. Damiana produces an exhilarating happiness that melts away depression and anxiety. It’s also great for asthma and can be used as a central nervous system depressant to help with CNS disorders.

Rose Petals

Not just for cats anymore, Catnip is gently relaxing and a great stress reliever. It’s beneficial in relieving menstrual cramps and headaches, and can help settle certain digestive issues. It’s effective at relieving anxiety and treating insomnia. Catnip also acts as a mild aphrodisiac and can improve erectile dysfunction.

Mindful Meditation: Return to the Origins of Being

We strongly encourage partaking of our Original blend as part of a meditation ceremony. It can be a centering, mindful experience, perfect for chilling out and focusing the headspace with a deep appreciation of gratitude.

Take 20 minutes, half an hour, whatever your soul craves. Partake of the herbs, attune to the natural element, and settle into an herbal smoking ceremony of reflective meditation.

Roll a fattie of Original. Brew it into tea. Dabble a tincture on your tongue or blend it into a drink. Let the herbs release their magic and focus your Chi on herbal intuition and opening the third eye soul.

Partake of the herbs and connect to the spirit of the Earth. Center your intuition and appreciate this moment in gratitude for our natural connection to the Great Creator. The herbs are chlorophyll-captured energy, rich in the natural intonation of the Earth. Say a prayer of thanks for the smoke and be happy.

Slow down and have a moment. Be mindful and grateful for the process. This day is yours. What are you going to do with it?

Find your center and embrace herbal intuition. Original takes you back to the spirit of the origin where Bear Blend all began. Welcome to it.

Mathew Gallagher

Mathew Gallagher

Wordsmith Specialist

A freelance writer for hire, Matt Gallagher is the face and voice behind Web Copy Magician. He enjoys Bear Blend as a tea to spiritually reconnect with nature and the therapeutic wonders of chlorophyll.


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