The 3 Most Fragrant and Flavorful Changa Recipes

Changa, which contains DMT, is a smokable mixture that was created to elicit the same kinds of effects as ayahuasca, but for a much shorter duration and without the purging and nausea that often accompany journeys with the Amazonian brew.

A basic changa blend essentially contains extracted DMT (dimethyltryptamine) and an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor)-containing plant. Because the MAOIs cause the DMT to stick around in the body, smoking changa blends catalyzes a psychedelic experience that lasts longer than the typical freebase DMT trip.

With such a wide range of MAOI-containing plants that can be smoked, the number of changa blends you could create is endless. But there are some stand-out recipes for changa that are designed to produce a highly fragrant, pleasantly smokable experience; we’ve compiled three of the best recipes for you here.

Get more in-depth with changa in our Seeker’s Guide!

The Must-Haves in Every Changa Recipe

In order to make changa, you’ll need a crystal extract of pure DMT. Freebase DMT can be obtained from a DMT-containing plant and it is dissolved in a solvent before being added to the changa blend.

If you want more details on extracting DMT from plants and making changa, check out our full PDF guide!

Once you have your freebase DMT, we advise using isopropyl alcohol or pure acetone to dissolve, as these are likely to give you the cleanest result. Make sure to go easy on the solvent – roughly 10ml for 250mg of DMT is a sufficient amount.

Using a shallow dish, dissolve your DMT in the solvent. This works best when the solvent has been warmed up slightly – though this should be done with caution, as all common solvents are highly flammable. The safest way to do this is to float the shallow dish which has the solvent in it in a container of hot water (no flames in sight).

Once your DMT has dissolved, it’s time to add the changa plant mixture to the DMT solution, ensuring that the leaves are evenly soaked. Then, it’s simply a case of waiting for the solvent to evaporate – the drying process may take a few days.

You can make sure that the evaporation is finished by weighing your final mixture. It should weigh 1.25g if you added 250mg of DMT to 1g of plant material.

Here are the measurements to use to determine how strong of an experience you want to have:

Now it’s simply a case of deciding on which herbal blend you’d like to go for to add to your DMT solution!

Here are the three most fragrant and flavorful changa recipes we’ve come across – each of them taste wonderful and are guaranteed to leave you with a pleasant aftertaste.

Each recipe contains 1g of plant material to which you add your chosen amount 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:

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 very potent psychedelic, so it’s important to make sure you’ve prepared properly for the experience – taking into account set and setting. Your space should be safe and comfortable, and it’s highly recommended to have a sober trip sitter with you.

If this is your first time smoking changa, start with small amounts. You can smoke the mixture in a pipe, bong, or joint, and remember, it might take a few tokes before you feel the effects.

How to Store Changa

As long as your changa is completely dry, you can store it in an airtight container for several months without issues. If you take the lid off after a few days and the smell of solvent is still present, then it needs to dry further before being sealed again.

Store your changa in a cool, dark place, which ideally has a consistent temperature. For some people, this might mean putting it in the refrigerator or freezer. If you don’t intend to use it for more than a few months, we recommend keeping it in the freezer to preserve the DMT.

Experiment With Recipes and Alcohol Infusion

The possible combinations are virtually endless with changa. You can mix and match different plants with the DMT, but remember, MAOI-containing plants don’t all have the same concentration of alkaloids, so you might need to alter the amount you mix with the DMT to keep the MAOI content consistent.

Another way to add a special touch to your changa mix is to infuse the solvent you use to dissolve your DMT with different aromatics. This will allow you to add extra flavors into the blend.

All you need to do is combine your isopropyl alcohol or acetone with some fragrant herbs in a sealed container, shake it so they mix well, and leave for a few days in a cool, dark spot. Shake the jar each day to ensure maximum infusion!

Plants such as lavender and mint add a floral and fresh taste to your smoking blend, but don’t feel like you have to stop at the herbs – you could even try infusing the alcohol with fruit or spices.

Once the alcohol is infused with your fragrance of choice, follow the steps outlined above for making changa.

Are you looking to dive deeper into the world of changa? Check out our Seeker’s Guide!

About Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith is a biologist and writer who has been working in the psychedelic community for several years. Twitter: @rjpatricksmith

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