make shisha without tobacco

If you want to make shisha without tobacco but are confused by the idea, this blog post is for you.

Have you ever wondered how tobacco-free shisha differs from conventional hookah tobacco flavors? Tobacco-free shisha is made of honey/molasses, glycerin, sugar cane, and dried tea leaves instead of tobacco.

Herbal hookah flavors are the ultimate alternative to tobacco flavors for hookah as the tobacco leaves are switched out for tea leaves. You can get enough smoke and taste but there is no buzz when smoking herbal shisha flavors, as it is tobacco-free flavors. Making your things is usually a good idea.

The process of making shisha flavor is quite simple, the ingredients you will need are listed below.

  • Sugarcane 
  • Molasses/Honey
  • Glycerin
  • Pineapple
  • Flavorings
  • Tea leaves

make shisha without tobacco

Let us explore, what are these ingredients and how to add all these stuff to make shisha without tobacco.

Add Pineapple and Sugarcane

make shisha without tobacco

 A perennial tropical plant from which sugar is extracted, it can be used in making hookah flavors.

To make shisha without tobacco, take full-length sugarcane and wash it carefully. Then remove the skin or husk and then cut it into small pieces of equal size. Then gather the fresh pineapple and remove the skin. Cut the pineapple into small cubes roughly the same size as the sugarcane.

Add Molasses

make shisha without tobacco

Molasses is a sticky, dark brown or black syrup that is a by-product of refining sugarcane or sugar beets into sugar. It is not only used in baking and as a sweetener but also has many other uses, including in making shisha without tobacco.

It is a sweet liquid extracted from sugarcane and used as a sweetener in making shisha flavors and other sweet dishes. Other replacements include honey and corn syrup, but molasses remains the most popular among modern brands.

The molasses syrup not only provides sweetness and body to the shisha mix but also helps to keep the other ingredients moist, making for a more enjoyable smoking experience. So, if you’re looking for a tobacco-free shisha alternative, make sure to give molasses a try!

-Add molasses to the chopped sugar cane and pineapple cubes. 

Add Tea leaves

If you’re looking for a way to make shisha without tobacco, using tea leaves is a great option. Tea leaves can be used in place of tobacco to make shisha, and they provide a number of benefits.

Take 4 – 5 grams of dried tea leaves and add them to the mixture of chopped sugarcane, pineapple, and molasses. Next, mix 1 tablespoon of honey into the mixture and thoroughly mix them. Add some water so it’s easier to mix.

Add Glycerin

make shisha without tobacco

 Vegetable glycerin is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid with an incredibly sweet taste, it is mostly extracted from the vegetable oils such as soy oil, palm oil, and coconut oil.
It is also used as a sweetener in various food items, glycerin can produce thick hookah clouds in addition to sweetening your hookah tobacco.

-Add 2 tablespoons of glycerin and 4 tablespoons of honey into the mixture and cook it in a medium saucepan on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes.

Mix Flavorings

Synthetic flavorings are the final ingredients used in making shisha without tobacco. These are the synthetic food flavorings that give aroma and flavor to your favorite shisha.
After cooking the mixture it will have thicker syrup left in the saucepan, at this time add extra flavorings of your own choice, add 1 tablespoon of glycerin

Next, wrap up the shisha in aluminum foil and bake at 170 – 180 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. After baking transfer it to the small glass jar, and keep it for 24 hours. The next day, if it smells good then try it with your friends.


Generally, it is considered that unopened hookah flavor could last for two years from the manufacturing date, however, make sure it is airtight. Shisha may get a little dryer and the flavor milder as it ages, but it is not dangerous.

The hookah flavors are made up of the following ingredients.
Hookah tobacco
Artificial flavorings 
There is no alcohol used in making hookah flavor.

Herbal hookah is made of natural ingredients like sugar cane-based molasses, vegetable glycerin, honey, tea leaves, and flavorings. It is a tobacco/nicotine-free product and thus is less harmful. However, hookah requires charcoal to heat up the herbal shisha flavor that produces smoke which contains some harmful substances like carbon mono oxide.

You can make thicker smoke clouds by combining ice and water. While adding water, fill the hookah base with ice. Make sure the water completely covers the down stem. Adding ice cubes to the hookah offers a fresh pleasant smoke and dense clouds.

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