Changa is a modern invention: a smoking blend designed to mimic the effects of ayahuasca without you having to sit for an hours-long ceremony involving purging and nausea.
For a basic changa, you just need to combine extracted DMT (dimethyltryptamine) with a plant that contains MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors). Smoking this mixture then produces a psychedelic experience that’s longer than smoking pure DMT, because the MAOIs make it last longer in the body.
Because there are many plants that contain MAOIs, and countless plants that are pleasant to smoke, changa recipes can be nearly endless! But there are some stand-out recipes for changa that are designed to make a highly fragrant, pleasantly smokable blend; and we’ve compiled three of the best for you here.
Get more in-depth with changa in our Seeker’s Guide!
What Every Changa Recipe Needs
All changa recipes will need an extraction of pure DMT, from a DMT-containing plant, which is then dissolved in solvent before being added to your smoking mixture.
For more detailed instructions on how to extract DMT from plants and make changa, get free access to our full PDF guide!
It’s best to use isopropyl alcohol or pure acetone as your solvent in which to dissolve your pure DMT, to get the cleanest evaporation. Try to use as little solvent as possible – around 10ml for 250mg of DMT should be fine.
Use a shallow dish to dissolve your DMT into the solvent. This works fastest if your solvent is warm – but be very careful as it will be highly flammable! The safest way to warm your solvent is to use a container of hot water in which you can float your shallow dish containing the solvent.
As soon as your DMT has dissolved, you can add your changa plant mixture to the DMT solution and make sure the leaves get evenly soaked. Then, it’s just a matter of letting your changa mixture dry so that all the solvent evaporates and the DMT moves into the plants. It may take a few days for the mixture to totally dry.
To check that everything has worked, weigh your final mixture. If you added 250mg of DMT to a total of 1g of plant material, it should now weigh 1.25g.
Use this chart to determine how much DMT you should add to your plant mixture:
Now, you just need a recipe for the smoking mix you’ll be adding your DMT solution to!
Here are the three most fragrant and flavorful changa recipes we’ve come across – each of them taste wonderful and are guaranteed to leave a pleasant scent in your room.
Each recipe creates 1g of plant material to which you just need to add your chosen dosage of DMT.
Recipe 1: The Salad
This is a recipe that is all about the flavor. Lavender, sage, mint, jasmine… the blend contains many different plants, but is an absolute pleasure to smoke. The Salad will infuse your changa experience with floral scents and crisp minty smoke.
Start by mixing together these dried plants, as always ground up to your preferred consistency:
- 300mg Banisteriopsis caapi (available here)
- 200mg Spearmint
- 150mg Jasmine Flower
- 100mg Damiana Leaf (available here)
Then mix this smoking blend with your DMT solution until the alcohol has totally evaporated.
Finally, add 150mg of blue lotus (available here), 50mg of sage, and 50mg of lavender to your dried mixture to put the cherry on the top. You add these last to make sure their consistency and color is not affected by the solvent!
Once it’s completely dry, this deeply fragrant changa is ready to smoke!
Recipe 2: Breathe Deep
For people who want to open up their lungs and take in everything changa has to offer, this recipe has been designed to widen your airways and fill you up with the magic of ayahuasca.
The combination of mint, mullein and ginseng is designed to freshen your breathing while also reducing the harshness of the changa smoke. This smoking mixture could really sharpen up your changa experience.
First, mix together these dried plant ingredients, ground up to your chosen consistency:
- 300mg Banisteriopsis caapi (available here)
- 200mg Peppermint
- 200mg Mullein
- 200mg Ginseng
Then add your chosen concentration of DMT to this smoking mix, and make sure it dries completely.
Finally, add 100mg of Calendula to give your smoking mix color and extra flavor.
Once the whole mixture is totally dry, it’s ready to smoke!
Recipe 3: Purple Passion
Passionflower is another plant that contains MAOIs, but at lower levels than Banisteriopsis caapi. In this recipe, it’s combined with blue lotus for a simple but effective changa blend.
Both blue lotus and passionflower are a pleasure to smoke; light, floral and gentle. This mixture ensures that your changa experience will be fragrant and colorful.
First, add your chosen concentration of DMT solution to 600mg of dried and ground-up passionflower (available here).
When it’s completely dried, add 400mg blue lotus to the mixture (available here), make sure it’s totally dry and at a consistency that you prefer for smoking, then dive in and enjoy!
How to Smoke Changa
Changa is a powerful psychedelic – so follow all the basic rules of responsible psychedelic use! Make sure you are well-prepared, and that your space is safe. Have a sober trip sitter with you for best results.
If you’re a newbie, start with small amounts of changa at first. Smoke the mixture in a bong, pipe, or joint. Some people may need several hits to start feeling the effects.
Storing Your Changa
Changa can be stored for many months, as long as it’s very dry. Make sure you store it in an airtight container. To check that it’s completely dry, take the lid off after a few days and see if you can smell any hint of solvent – if you can, it needs longer to dry before being sealed again.
Changa can be stored in any cool, dark place. It’s important that the temperature remains constant, which is why some people choose to store it in the fridge or freezer. If you’re storing it for longer than a few months, it’s probably best to freeze it to protect the DMT.
Experiment with these recipes!
Changa is an exciting psychedelic because the possibilities for plant combinations are endless!
Experiment with these recipes by substituting any plants with your favorites. If you substitute Banisteriopsis caapi for other MAOI-containing plants, keep in mind that different plants will have different concentrations of MAOIs, and you may need to slightly alter the amounts to keep MAOI content the same.
Infusing your alcohol for more flavor
If you want to add an extra special touch to your changa mix, you can even infuse the alcohol before you use it to dissolve your DMT, to impart extra flavors into the blend!
Simply stick some fragrant herbs or plants into a sealed container with your isopropyl alcohol or acetone, shake a few times, and leave for a few days in a cool, dark place. Shake the jar every day to make sure the flavors are infusing!
Herbs like lavender and mint are popular for flavoring your alcohol, to give a floral and fresh taste to your smoking mix. But you can also experiment with all sorts of flavors – like fruit, or even spices!
Once your infusion is ready, simply follow the normal steps for making changa – dissolve your DMT in your flavored alcohol and then mix your smoking blend into the solvent, and wait for it to dry. Hopefully you’ll end up with a uniquely flavored changa.