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Why we believe in 100% ingredient transparency in cosmetics

Clean skincare is a hot buzzword at the moment. But what does it mean, really? For us, it means putting only good things into our products, like plants. No fillers, artificial fragrance or colorants and definitely no expedient-but-bad-for-humans-and-the-planet ingredients.  For us it also means testing. All our products are tested and proven free of pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants commonly found in mainstream cosmetics.  We believe in ingredient transparency One thing that concerns Bridget May, our founder and formulator, is that many companies, even the "good ones" like Dr. Hauschka, put "fragrance" on their ingredients list. This is often a way for a manufacturer to get around telling you about preservatives they use. Bridget would prefer they were more transparent about it. Using  proper preservatives is essential,...

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I’m a Bee-Liever: Testimonials and Customer Profiles

Customer Profile 1: Robin Kincade, 60 Happy Friday! We’re profiling real customers who exude joy and confidence and who use and love Green Bee Botanicals — our true Bee-Lievers. Are you a Bee-Liever? Drop us a line and tell us why you love Green Bee for a chance to be featured. Kicking off the series is badass boss lady Robin Kincade of Kincade Productions in San Francisco. Profiling Robin gives us the chance to support another women-owned business, which we do every chance we get. Follow her on Instagram at @kincadeproductions. Robin is an independent film producer of 30 years who broke into the business on her own starting at her local ABC TV station up in Humboldt County. She’s worked with everyone...

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10 silver linings in a fu****-up year

10 silver linings in a fu****-up year While the strike of midnight tonight isn’t going to magically erase all traces of miserable, tragic 2020, we’ve never been happier to welcome in a new year.  Being the Everlasting Gobstopper optimists that we are, though, as we were putting together our Year-in-Review, we found ourselves focusing on the silver linings. Here are 10 amazing things Green Bee Botanicals is grateful for from the past 12 months:   1. YOU!  Holy new-year-kransekage cake, Batman — we wouldn’t still be standing were it not for you, our true Bee-lievers. Thank you for going the extra mile to buy our products from cannabis dispensaries and delivery services — we know the process isn’t always as simple...

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Why Stressing Out Often Leads to Breaking Out

...or dry skin, or eczema and psoriasis flare-ups...and what you can do about it.   Earlier this month the New York Times published a great piece called This Is Your Skin on Stress. If you missed it (#TL;DR), the short version is that the brain and the skin — two of our most vital organs — are intricately intertwined, and emotions triggered in the brain affect our skin.  Embarrassed? Our skin blushes. Angry? Our skin flushes. Stressed? Hello acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea or dryness. So how exactly does stress affect your skin? “Much of the skin-psyche connection comes down to the overproduction of cortisol, the primary stress hormone, and its effect on the skin barrier,” writes Jessica DeFino.  Too much...

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The Green Bee Botanicals Cannabis Holiday Gift Guide

List of some of our favorite cannabis products and brands, mostly small and women-owned, some queer-owned, all amazing. From delicious cannabis-infused teas, chocolates and drinks, to yummy gummies, pre-rolled herbal blends, cannabis accessories and wellness products, this Green Bee Botanicals holiday gift round-up is sure to make your gift giving highly enjoyable.

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