Bali Diesel Smoke doesn’t look very pretty with its black stems, but looks clearly aren’t everything because this herbal smoking blend was able to relax me for a good thirty minutes, effecting the body more than the mind, and ultimately encouraging some personal chill time.
Bali Diesel Smoke comes in a shiny, silver foil packet with party like theme shown in the colorful trails of smoke which decorate the black Club 13 label. There’s only 1 gram of herb to smoke here, but with a packet designed to be resealable, I’m hoping a little bit goes a long way. This particular sample was donated by SalviaExtracts.com, and is a ‘coming soon’ product. According to the back of the package, the herbs within are a mixture of California Poppy Leaf, Lactica Virosa stems, Fermented Kanna Leaf, and more. I’m glad they specifically listed ‘stem’ on the back of the packet, because that’s exactly what this mixture looks like – a pile of stems and sticks.
Well, that’s not entirely true. After dumping the entire packet out, I took another look. There are definitely leafy herb bits in here too; they’re just a darker color than the usual soft greens found in herbal mixtures. It’s clear that Bali Diesel Smoke uses an extraction process – and it must, if one gram will be enough to enjoy on more than one occasion. Bali Diesel Smoke smells rather sweet prior to burning it, but it’s also got an exotic spicy smell to it. I’m not sure what that is, but it’s intriguing none the less. The back of the packet encourages the use of a pipe, water pipe, or vaporizer –after coming across so many blends which warn to avoid the use of a water pipe, I can’t help but try Bali Diesel Smoke that way. I don’t grind the stems up, but I do break them up by hand so they’ll fit snugly in the water pipe.
Bali Diesel Smoke lights and draws easily. It’s barely harsh at all through a water pipe; only one rather deep puff caused me to cough for a moment. I smoked about a quarter of the gram, the taste was not exactly one to be cherished, but it faded so quickly that a few moments later I have trouble recalling what it even tasted like, aside from a distant burning plant taste of course. After waiting for five minutes or so to pass, I can distinctly feel a warm, calm feeling in my body. My muscles have relaxed indefinitely, and focusing my eyes on any one thing actually takes a bit of effort. The vibe I’m getting from Bali Diesel Smoke isn’t so much a heady feeling, but instead it’s more like an encompassing hug.
I had no trouble maintaining a good, even great, mood while partaking in Bali Diesel Smoke, but I’m not sure if I’d call it euphoric. I didn’t feel any particular change in my mood, aside from a very peaceful and pleasant bodily sensation. This feels like it’s on par with Zero Chem – maybe even a little stronger actually, but that opinion will probably vary between individuals. Don’t mistake relaxation for sleepiness here either, I actually felt and continued to feel wide awake during my session. I could have snugged down deep with blankets and pillows and drifted off if I’d already been tired, no doubt there, but it didn’t trigger a sense of tiredness of its own.
Bali Diesel Smoke isn’t going to inspire any great works of art or fuel passion in the hearts of the apathetic, but it sure will put a gentle hand on your shoulder and encourage you to slow down and smell the flowers for a second. Overall, I felt like I was removed from the rush of society and daily life for a half an hour and I’d recommend it to anyone who needs to just stop everything for a little bit and take a breather.
Works well in a water pipe and not harsh
Subtle scent and taste
Difficulty focusing eyes
Could lure a tired person to sleep