Hookah / Shisha Tobacco Leaves - Make Your Own Shisha Tobacco


MYO / RYO Shisha and Hookah Tobacco From Whole Leaf Tobacco Making your own Hookah / Shisha Tobacco can be a very rewarding hobby that allows smokers to not only create their own amazing flavors, but also to ensure and verify the integrity of the final product. To make shisha tobacco at home, all you will need are tobacco leaves (lighter colored virginia flue cureds are most common), molasses (unsulphered) or inexpensive honey, glycerin, and flavorings.

Below is a general guide to making your own shisha tobacco along with a video of the process being done at home. Note that the video was not made by Leaf Only and the shisha being made varies slightly from most name brand shisha tobaccos.

General Steps to Making Your Own Shisha


To get started, browse our catalog of leaves below and start experimenting! Use the categories sidebar to narrow your results.




$339.99

The largest and most powerful shredder we carry. Great for shisha, but can be used for all purposes. 



$16.99 / lb

The Canadian Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco Leaf is commonly used in hookah, pipe, and cigarette tobacco blends. It has a wonderful smooth smoke with a great robust flavor.  



$21.99 / lb

This Organic Canadian Virginia Flue Cured leaf has a  yellow color, and arrives with a heavenly fresh, unmistakable aroma - bringing back memories of the tobacco leaf before the mainstream commercial usage of today.

Certified Organic.



$305.99

Powermatic S electric tobacco shredding machine. Designed for personal use, this machine will provide many pounds of fine roll your own made from whole leaf tobacco if taken care of properly.



$119.99

This purpose built tobacco shredding machine is built out of solid steel, and cuts to a 0.8mm strand thickness. Built with brass bushings designed to have increased resistance to wear, as well as adjustable stainless steel combs. This machine can operated manually, or automatically with the use of a 6mm socket.



$16.99 / lb

Our Sweet Brightleaf Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a smooth, slightly sweet tobacco leaf. The Brightleaf Flue Cured are some of the best Virginia tobaccos we've tried and they come carrying a wonderful flue cured aroma.  



$39.99

Affordable manual whole leaf  tobacco shredder. Features stainless steel construction and table clamp.



$16.99 / lb

Our Smooth Brightleaf Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a slightly smoother, fuller tasting leaf. The Brightleaf Flue Cured are some of the best Virginia tobaccos we've tried and they come carrying a wonderful flue cured aroma.  



$5.49

Flavor your own tobacco leaf blend with custom tobacco flavorings to give them a unique, and personalized taste.



$20.99 / lb

This Organic American Virginia Flue Cured leaf has a darker, more reddish/orange color, and packs a bit more of a full flavor that most American tobacco blends are famous for. This leaf carries a more robust yet still unmistakably fresh smell.

Certified Organic.



$5.49

Flavor your own tobacco leaf blend with custom tobacco flavorings to give them a unique, and personalized taste.



$18.99 / lb

Mainly used to make cigarette tobacco leaf blends a bit stronger, the Aged Burley Whole Leaf Tobacco is also used for cigar filler, pipe blends, and chewing tobacco leaf. These tobacco leaves arrive with an amazingly fresh, but chocolatey (aged) aroma. 



$5.49

Flavor your own tobacco leaf blend with custom tobacco flavorings to give them a unique, and personalized taste.



$5.99

Flavor your own tobacco leaf blend with custom tobacco flavorings to give them a unique, and personalized taste.



$2.99

An upright variety with more leaves than most varieties. Is taller than most varieties on the market and cures a golden color. Great for cigarettes, and one of the largest producers.



$2.99

A fine commercial strain that is used for its hardiness and smooth flavor. A must for cigarette making. This plant grows fast and is a high yield producer. It is recommended to leave 14 leaves on the plant while pruning.



$2.99

A very light gold leaf when curing, it makes an excellent smoking tobacco. It grows to a height of 6-7 feet tall. The light green leaves are from 14" to 18" wide and 24" to 30" long, and turn a light yellow when ripe. The plants produce an average of 18 leaves per plant, with yields averaging 3 oz of dried leaf per plant. Matures in 55 days.



$2.99

A very mild tobacco leaf for cigarettes and pipes. It averages 6' in height with 18-20 leaves per plant. It reaches maturity when blooms appear at 55 days. The light green leaves average 12" wide by 24" long and become a light yellow/green when ripe. Leaves began to ripen as the plant reaches bloom. Air cures easily to a light golden brown with yields averaging 3 oz of dried leaf per plant.



$139.99

The Tabletop Fine Cut Shredder - Plus edition is an ehanced version of the Tabletop Fine Cut Shredder with added features to increase ease of use and longevity of the machine. 



$16.99 / lb

Our 2012 USA Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a smooth, full flavored tobacco leaf. This leaf arrives with your standard cigarette tobacco smell and produces a smoke similar to a Marlboro.



$16.99 / lb

Our 2013 USA Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a smooth, full flavored tobacco leaf. This leaf arrives with your standard cigarette tobacco smell and produces a smoke similar to a Marlboro.



$15.99 / lb

Lower quality, scrap consistency version of our Organic Canadian Virginia Flue Cured

Certified Organic.



$14.99 / lb

Lower quality, scrap consistency version of our Organic American Virginia Flue Cured

Certified Organic.



$9.99 / lb

A mix of scrap consitency Virginia Flue Cured leaves including Canadian, American, Brightleaf and more!



$9.99 / lb

A mix of our American Virginia Flue Cured scrap consistency leaves. 



$7.99 / lb

A mix of all scrap consitency leaves. Can contain scraps from all leaf varieties.



$2.99

A pack of 5 individual Water Pillows portable humidifying pouches. 



$2.99

This variety originated in Kentucky. It has relatively large leaves of medium body that cures out a deep, rich brown color. Can be fire cured or air cured depending on application.



$2.99

This Turkish tobacco is among the best money can buy. Originating in the Samsun region of Turkey, along the Black Sea, this tobacco is renowned for its unique rich flavor. This plant has smaller leaves than other strains, but a very distinctive aroma. An excellent Turkish blend or unique by itself. 



$2.99

The Connecticut Valley is a major source of some of the world's finest wrapper leaves. This golden colored wrapper tobacco is highly regarded and praised by many cigar makers and connoisseurs. Connecticut Shade originated from a strain of Cuban seed, is shade-grown under huge tents of cheesecloth or greenhouse shade netting to protect the delicate leaf.