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Looking for accurate, science-based, and thoughtfully curated information about the health benefits of plant-based skincare and wellness remedies made from plants and healing herbs, including cannabis? From understanding CBD to  Skincare, beauty tips, radical self care. We got you. 


My skincare product label has a Prop 65 warning. Should I worry?
While well-intentioned, California's Prop 65 — officially “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986” — has led to unintended consequences, especially when it comes to products made with the cannabis plant, including Green Bee Botanicals skincare.    We appreciate this law; it's meant to inform California consumers about ...

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Best serum for dry skin
Cannabis skincare helps dryness, oiliness, itch, pimples, inflammation, and more – but how can it do all those things at once? 🤔⁠ Cannabis brings balance to skin. Topical cannabis with phytocannabinoids such as THC, CBD, and CBG is a natural way to nourish your skin and protect it from damage. There ...

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5 Best Remedies for Summer Skin: Soothing Sunburn and Sun Damage
Photo by Ruben Ramirez   Summer is here, and we hope you’re enjoying the fresh air and sunshine as much as we are. But with sun exposure comes the risk of skin damage, so it’s important to be equipped with everything you need to keep your skin healthy.  So, besides ...

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The one reason cannabis skincare is so effective
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? Some of you know and some of you may have never heard of the ECS before because it was discovered only recently, but we assure you ...

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What is CBD – and how is hemp different from cannabis?
Cannabis Sativa is a plant that we call cannabis, or marijuana. Hemp is actually the exact same plant. Within that plant, the flowers secrete oils, that are rich in the active compounds of what we think of as cannabis. Two of the most well known molecules are THC, is the ...

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Terpene spotlight: terpinolene
One of the compounds in cannabis is also found in spices like cumin, and fruit like apples – who would have thought it? What do those things have in common, is the a compound called a terpene. Terpenes, like myrcene found in cannabis and apples, are the scent molecules and active ...

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What is maskne – and how to treat and prevent mask acne?
Everyone at Green Bee wears masks 😷 (and regularly washes them) and we hope you do too, as it's a simple, effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But #maskne: it’s a thing, and it’s a real problem for mask-wearers these days.⁠ Masks can cause facial redness, irritation, itching, clogged pores, ...

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Skincare regimen for dad (and men)
Father's Day – hardest holidays to shop for! Whether you're celebrating your dad, grandad, catdad, plantdad, or any other type of dad man (especially #hipsterdad) in your life, they deserve some self-care love, too.Cannabis skincare is for everyone, so get the dads in your life something their stressed-out skin will love. ...

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Resources for learning about systemic racism, and things you can do
As we process these horrific acts of racism, systemic inequality, and the hopelessness of the current political climate, we reflect on the part Green Bee Botanicals can play. Allyship and anti-racism is active, daily work — racism and white supremacy is everyone’s problem, and we acknowledge our role. So we want to ...

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How to Use a Face Serum and What It Does for Your Skin
Face serums are highly potent formulations that deliver a concentrated amount of active ingredients to your skin. Using a plant-based serum is like giving your skin a megadose of nourishing, botanical goodness.  There are two important reasons to use a face serum, particularly one that contains phytocannabinoids from cannabis: 1. ...

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Easy peasy cannabis delivery guide
Never ordered from a dispensary? Here's how it works. Hint: it's super easy! In states where cannabis is legal, you can get it delivered straight to your home from your favorite dispensary. If you’ve never had cannabis products delivered before, the process is simple; you just need to know about a ...

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What’s in Your Skincare May Shock You
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 ...

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Why use cannabis on your skin? Here’s the science
Cannabis is an incredible plant that is used in healing modalities, body care products, and skincare products. We’ve barely begun to scratch the surface of the amazing things cannabis can do — which is why we love it so much. Cannabis in skincare is a natural way to nourish your ...

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Terpene spotlight: humulene
Crack open a frothy can of ... humulene? The heady scent of hops is also an active ingredient found in cannabis. What's in that scent? A terpene called humulene. Terpenes, like humulene, are the scent molecules and active ingredients found in cannabis, as well as other plant botanicals like beer hops. ...

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Terpene spotlight: limonene
Tangy, sharp, fresh, clean – lemons have an intoxicating scent. What's in that scent? A terpene called limonene. Terpenes, like limonene, are the scent molecules and active ingredients found in cannabis, as well as other plant botanicals, like lemons and citrus. It's what makes some cannabis smell like citrus. And we adore it. ...

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Do cannabis topicals get you high?
Cannabis, when used topically, will not get you high. All of our products are made for topical use only and when used on the skin are non-psychoactive. There are two reasons for this:   Skin is an extremely effective barrier. It is built to keep out invading pathogens and toxins and to ...

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Terpene spotlight: Pinene
Mmmm, the scent of pine needles. holiday wreaths, walks in the redwoods – Pacific Northwest in a scent. What's in that scent? A terpene called pinene. Terpenes, like pinene, are the scent molecules and active ingredients found in cannabis, as well as other plant botanicals. And we adore it. What are terpenes? ...

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How clean is your 'clean' skincare?
Beautiful skin is a reflection of good health, and happiness is the new sexy. Photo by Eye for Ebony.   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 ...

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Terpene spotlight: Linalool
We love linalool. It is the scent of lavender, a deep, floral, flowerbomb. Linalool is a scent molecule and active ingredient found in cannabis. And we adore it.  What are terpenes? They are the "essential oils" of the cannabis plant, created in the same glands that produce cannabinoids like the active ingredients THC and CBD. Terpenes are what make ...

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Green Bee Botanicals is an Emerald Cup winner!
The Emerald Cup is a legendary cannabis competition, one of the best in the world. And over 16 years, the event has kept on growing. Over the crisp December weekend, 700+ contest entries, 300 cannabis brands, 160+ speakers, 100+ educational sessions & podcasts, and 20+ music acts came together to celebrate the industry. New products ...

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Terpene spotlight: Myrcene
Lemongrass, thyme, mangoes ... and cannabis? What do those things have in common? The terpene compound called myrcene. Terpenes, like myrcene, are the scent molecules and active ingredients found in cannabis, as well as other plant botanicals, like lemongrass.  What are terpenes? They are the "essential oils" of the cannabis plant, created in ...

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How to choose a serum for dry or oily skin
Skin serums are trending — for good reason — and come in many formulations. Some are water based, others oil based; some are made entirely of synthetic ingredients, others are 100% natural, and some are a mix of both. Many focus on a specific active ingredient, such as vitamin C ...

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Why I named it Green Bee Botanicals
I've been making my own plant-based remedies since I was a teenager, and I experimented with cannabis then too, but I didn't fully grasp just how healing the cannabis plant is until 2014 while doing research on plants that are good for our skin. I started doing R&D and developing cannabis-based skincare formulas for ...

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