When I do any sort of ritual, I normally use these items in my smoke.
Dried Rose Petals
and Red sand, the last part is a bit harder to get for anyone who doesn't live near a red tinted area. I used to live in Sedona, and on my last trip there I took a few bags of red sand.
I have also started implementing Dried Saguaro fruits.
I use this smoke to start any ritual involving other. I use this to protect, and bless those taking part in the ritual.
When my old friends wanted to do astral projection, I would always use this to make sure they stayed safe on their "trips"
I have a few other herbal medicines that I use, but I will post those elsewhere.