Fruit Up Your Shisha
BY: Yara Jouzy/ Contributing Writer
There’s a way to take it up a notch, with fruits. The tobacco in Shisha people smoke, these days, is flavored usually with fruits such as cherry, lemon, grape etc. These flavors are so sweet yet sour and it makes the tobacco tasty. It’s these flavors that entice people to smoke.
For example, there is delicious watermelon flavored tobacco that many people love. To make this taste even stronger, longer lasting and fresh, the smoker can use a real watermelon. This can be done by cutting open the watermelon from the top, scooping out the fruit from inside and filling it up with water instead. The watermelon base will then replace the vase and the rest of the shisha equipment can be hooked up from there. It’s a tasty shisha and the plus side is that you’ll get the fresh watermelon to eat on the side too.
In the photo above, you can clearly see a watermelon that was cut open from the top, and the rest of the equipment is being attached back to it.
To watch a full video of how to make a watermelon shisha click here.
While watermelon is a great example, this can also be done with a melon as a base or a lemon, orange etc as a head of the shisha where the tobacco goes. There aren’t any rules and you can be as creative as you want.
Above you can see the different types of fruits that can be used for the tobacco head. The tobacco head can be as small or as large as you want, as long as the base can hold it up. Watermelon can be used as both, the base and the tobacco head, as seen in the following images. You can almost do it with all fruits if you tried to.
Shisha is meant to be exciting and fun, so why not try it this summer in your own home. Just don’t do it too much because you want to always keep those lungs healthy.
Warning: Research has shown smoking Shisha for one hour is comparable to inhaling the same amount of smoke from more than 100 cigarettes.