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Tips for the new season of self-care

  • Sep 25, 2020
  • Ru Johnson

We said good-bye this week to both a watershed and unceremonious season of heat. On one hand, we experienced what felt like the longest, hottest summer ever; on the other, the season changed to fall in the blink of an eye. It’s hard to pinpoint the changes our bodies and minds go through while the world is turning, but the twists and turns of life eventually catch up to us — and that can mean aches and pains

Turning to natural healing components is the way to go because your body actually knows how to heal itself; sometimes we just need a little boost from Mother Nature. Enter Green Bee Deep Calm Massage & Body Oil. While we certainly encourage its use in massages and other healing techniques, you can use this body oil for a variety of ailments. Read on...

Green Bee Botanicals Massage and Body Oil - vintage

Featuring full-spectrum cannabis grown on small farms in Northern California and a healing mix of organics — olive oil, vitamin E, calendula, chamomile, rosemary, lavender, comfrey, and more — our Deep Calm oil relieves pain and...

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Quick! Think of everything you learned about skin in grade school. You may remember it has three layers: 1) the epidermis on the outside, 2) the dermis on the inside (hello hair, oil, and sweat glands), and 3) the hypodermis underneath it all.

 

Many of us don’t think of our skin as this massive organ, but it’s our largest organ and our body’s first line of protection, so it’s important to care for it as tenderly as we do our hearts and minds. In reality, most of us think of our skin in terms of how we look. Anti-aging creams and promises of forever “younger skin” have been the topic of conversation since the dawn of marketing and messaging. Like us, you’ve probably tried a lifetime of products looking for the Holy Grail of skin elixirs.

 

Through this lot of trial and error it hopefully occurs to the seeker that Mother Nature has the answers and the remedy is simpler than we think. It turns out the body can heal itself safely and naturally using plants in thoughtfully and scientifically crafted formulas. Cue Green Bee.

 

You don’t have to look...

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Did you know the human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that interacts with the compounds found in cannabis? And that your body creates cannabinoids?
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What’s in Your Skincare May Shock You

  • May 07, 2020
  • Kim Howard

And the safest place to buy it might, too. 

Photo courtesy of White Pine Pictures.

Did you know that toxic contaminants are routinely found in skincare products, even some that are labeled green, natural, clean, or organic? Decades of scientific research studies linking cosmetics to carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, irritants and allergens have been kept out of the public eye. 

That’s changing. An eye-opening new documentary, Toxic Beauty, is now available on Amazon and Apple TV. Toronto Star reporter Christine Sismondo says of the film, “Powerful, alarming, and will almost certainly send at least a few people straight to their bathrooms to dump the contents of their makeup bags.” Go watch it. It will blow your mind. 

Documentary film Toxic Beauty

 

Last year, the Personal Care Products Council — the lobbyist that represents the $250 billion global cosmetics industry — crushed California’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, a bill that would have banned 20 toxic ingredients from cosmetics, including asbestos,...

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How clean is your 'clean' skincare?

  • Jan 07, 2020
  • Kim Howard
Most of us who care about the health of our skin and our bodies know by now that a lot of mainstream brands use harmful chemicals and ingredients that are not good for us. But an informal poll of friends suggests that the majority still don’t know that cosmetics companies are legally allowed to put almost anything in their products, safe or not...