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  • The Health Benefits of Vaping Lavender

    Long before Lavender Brown from House Gryffindor joined Dumbledore’s Army, and long before lavender was unfairly labelled as the color “Soap” in the Crayola palette (seriously, look that up), the flowering plant lavender was used the world over for religious and medicinal purposes. In fact, ancient texts indicate that lavender oil has been used by humans for more than 2,500 years.

    One of the first names for lavender was the Greek word “naardus,” after the Syrian city of Naarda; where lavender was grown and pressed into oil for use in medicine and cooking. As if it wasn’t versatile enough, the Romans even used lavender as an addition to their baths.

    Fast-forward to the 21st Century. Though we’re still using it in bath bombs, the health benefits of lavender are front and center as its ancient healing properties meet modern vaping technology. Here are some of the possible health benefits of vaping lavender:

     

    1. Lavender is a Great Stress Reliever.

    Those Romans were onto something with their ancient lavender bath bombs. Studies have shown that using lavender before bedtime can even help you relax and promote a good night’s sleep. In fact, one published study found that lavender immediately helped men and women who suffered from insomnia.

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    2. Lavender Can Help with Headaches.despair-513529_1280

    Though many people apply lavender essential oils directly to their temples for relief from tension headaches or migraines, vaping lavender can be even more effective in relieving your headache symptoms. The European Journal of Neurology found that inhaling lavender for just 15 minutes could bring significant relief from migraines. This is a great reason to keep your SideKick Portable Vaporizer by your side and packed with up to ¼ gram of dried lavender (and some peppermint for good measure).

    Ah, the sweet scent of relief. Pun intended. Don’t judge.

     

    3. Lavender Has Awesome Antioxidant Properties.

    Without getting too sciency, the miracle of human life involves some pretty intricate chemical processes. Probably the most common microbiological risk factor for nearly every human disease involves the presence of free radicals in the body. These toxins and pollutants can be introduced via your environment or even the food you’re eating. Now, that sounds super-scary, but your body does a boss job of releasing nifty little enzymes called “antioxidants” to banish free radicals from your system.

    However, if your body’s free radical burden is great enough (due to a compromised immune system or your Cheetos and Mountain Dew Code Red diet), your body can have a tough time producing those antioxidants. The solution? Put down the Cheetos and pick up some lavender. Researchers in China found that lavender gives you a Gretzky-esque slap shot assist in producing three of your body’s biggest, baddest antioxidants – catalase, superoxide dismutate, and glutathione.

    So besides smelling awesome and helping to round up Blast-Ended Skrewts in a Hogwarts Care of Magical Creatures class, lavender can go a long way to promote healthy sleep, relieve headache symptoms, and protect your body from disease.

    With the ultra-versatile Super Surfer Vaporizer from 7th Floor Vapes, you can vape dried lavender, diffuse your favorite lavender essential oils, or even enjoy lavender wax melts as you step into your Gryffindor pajamas and settle in for sweet dreams.

    Click here for more information on the Super Surfer Vaporizer.

  • Is Vaporizing Only Good for Herbs?

    Just in case you’ve been off-planet or living in a remote wilderness and you’re not sure what vaporizing actually is, here’s the 10-cent rundown: vaporizers use a heating element to heat organic materials to an optimum temperature for vapor release of the materials essential compounds. How’s vaporizing any different than smoking? For starters, with vaporization, there’s no fire. Which, in turn, means no combustion and no unnecessary loss of organic materials. There’s also the added bonus of no irritation to your throat, skin, or eyes.

    A common misconception is that vaporization is only for dried herbs (and one herb in particular). And while that was true at one point, vaporizing has come a long way, baby. The miracle of high-quality glass, ceramic heating elements, and convection has led to the advent of a new generation of vaporizers.

    The Super Surfer Vaporizer by 7th Floor Vapes, for example, is the world’s most versatile vape. With its impressive 24/7, 10+ year lifespan and its innovative engineering, your vaping experience doesn’t have to stop with just herbs. Here are some uses for the Super Surfer:

     

    1. Vaping Herbs

    Just to be clear, the Super Surfer doesn’t vape everything BUT dried herbs. It vaporizes everything AND dried herbs. The glass-on-glass design and the ceramic heating element mean that you’ll get all the purest, best-tasting flavor without any of the side effects of inferior vaporizers. And because there’s no flame involved, you don’t waste money burning herbs you can’t enjoy. There's probably a joke in there somewhere about money burning a hole in your pocket.

     

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    2. Vaping Leaves and Flowers

    Because of the unique angle of the glass heater cover and wand, the Super Surfer allows you to vape leaves or flowers without the worry of them falling into the heating element. This opens up a whole new world (don’t you dare close your eyes) of organic options for your vape experience – spearmint, valerian, passion flower, catnip, lavender, and even lemon balm can be vaporized directly without first being pressed into essential oils. And speaking of oils…

     

    3. Diffusing Oils & Wax Melts

    The Super Surfer comes equipped with a high-quality glass Aroma Top. Meaning you can diffuse your favorite essential oils or wax melts as you enjoy aromatherapy. There’s no reason to cut your scent session short, either, as the Super Surfer is designed for rigorous 24/7 use. But the sweet-smelling perks don’t stop there. The innovative design of the Super Surfer actually allows you to vape and diffuse AT THE SAME TIME. What a time to be alive.

     

    4. Vaping with Bags

    One of the greatest features of the Super Surfer is its fan-driven forced air system with variable speed control. The forced air system allows for the use of a bag attachment that can fill even a 10ft. bag. This allows for the purest, cleanest vapor to be delivered evenly and consistently over the course of your vaporizing session. Perhaps the most important perk to this feature is that it allows anyone with weak lungs or even those with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) to enjoy the many benefits of vaporizing.

     

    With its impressive array of innovative features (we didn’t even get started on the LED mood lighting), and its incredible versatility, the Super Surfer is easily the best choice for the discerning vape user.

    Click here to learn more about the Super Surfer.

  • A Ceramic Heating Element and Why It’s Awesome

    If you’ve taken a moment (or maybe a few hours) to pour through the wide spread of portable handheld vaporizers on the market, you’ve probably seen your fair share of different heating options. Though it’s probably the most important part of a vaporizer, the heating element is also largely the most ignored. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Yeah, not so much.

    The heating element is the heart and soul of your vaporizer. If the heating element goes, the whole unit goes. And while some vaporizer users focus on fancy-schmancy aesthetics and wild accessories, vaporizer veterans are nuts about their heating elements. And the King of the Hill is the ceramic heating element.

     

    One Heating Element to Rule Them All

    So what’s a heating element? As the most integral part of your vaporizer, the heating element regulates the temperature of the air that catalyzes the active ingredients in your vaporizing material as the air passes through it. More simply, it heats your dried herbs, flowers, or essential oils to the perfect temperature in order to let you vape in all the good stuff. While there are many different kinds of heating elements, a ceramic heating element is the best way to go. Here’s why:

     

    Purity like Frodo

    Like the stalwart, heroic heart of Frodo Baggins, a ceramic heating element produces the purest vapors. How does this happen? Because you’re only getting the vapors that come from the material in the chamber, and not from any second-hand reactions from the heating element itself. After all, a lack of smoke and secondary material combustion is one of the many perks to vaporizing instead of smoking. A vaporizer that combusts just doesn’t make any sense.

    Also, a ceramic heating element has the highest melting point and boiling point of any other kind of heating element. So like Frodo staving off the evil call of Sauron, your ceramic heating element can handle heat upwards of 2800°F. That’s like a Mordor temperature.

     

    Longevity like Aragorn

    The quality of your heating element is directly tied to the longevity of your vaporizer. In other words, the Fellowship of the Vape is only as good as its sword-carrying Ranger. With that in mind, the ceramic heating element in our SideKick heating chamber has been engineered not only to hold up to ¼ gram of your favorite dried herbs, but it also boasts a 2,000-hour heater guarantee. That’s almost 5 and a half years of daily vaporizing for 1 hour each day. Just like Strider, your ceramic heating element is gonna keep on tickin’.

    The bottom line? A heating element is the most important part of your vaporizer. So it pays off to take a close look at what’s making your vaporizer tick. With a ceramic heating element, The Vortex heating chamber, digital temperature control, and a built-in stirring mechanism, the SideKick by 7th Floor Vapes is a great choice for your portable handheld vaporizer.

    Click here for more information on the SideKick.

  • Why You Need a Hempster Bag This Fall

    With the school year just around the corner, you’re probably on the hunt for some fresh accessories to get the study season started right. Unless you’re bad about procrastination, in which case you can just read this next blog post week. BUT…for those of us who are putting our noses to the “back-to-school” grindstone, it’s school shopping time. And what’s the granddaddy of all accessories? The ever-fashionable bag. Specifically, a hempster bag.

    What is hempster? Yeah, let’s go ahead and get this out of the way. Hempster isn’t some strange hemp/hamster hybrid, it’s actually a unique blend of hemp fibers and recycled polyester. Fibers from the sustainable (and fast-growing) hemp plant make hempster super-strong, while the recycled polyester provides a little extra flexibility. Here are a few reasons you need a hempster bag this fall:

     

    1. Hempster Bags Are Super Eco-Friendly

    Hemp really is a miraculous plant. Having been farmed for centuries both in the United States and abroad (founding father Thomas Jefferson had a hemp farm), hemp is an easy crop to raise. It grows fast, requires very little (if any) insecticide or pesticide, and hemp is one of the few crops that will actually leave its soil full of nutrients instead of dry and dead.

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    In addition to hemp, our one-of-a-kind Dime Bags also contain recycled polyester. Not only do polyester fibers provide extra flexibility to our hempster bags, they also save precious space in landfills. Floppy discs (remember those?), ropes, plastic bottles, Mylar balloons, carpets, and pretty much every article of clothing from the 1970s is made from polyester. So instead of your Uncle Phil’s plaid suit jacket taking up space at the dump, those recycled polyester fibers can serve a higher purpose by putting the “-ster” in “hempster,” and the “awesome” in your autumn accessories.

     

    2. Hempster Bags Are Super Tough

    Besides being weather-resistant, mold-resistant, and sustainable, hemp fibers are also super strong. One study found that 4μm hemp fibers had a tensile strength value of 4200GPa and a modulus value of 180GPa. For those of us who didn’t major in Physics, that means hemp is about 62% stronger than cotton in terms of tear strength and more than twice as strong in terms of tensile strength. Cotton, eat your fluffy white heart out.

    In terms of fabric weight to fabric strength, hempster is tough to beat. Because like hemp, the polyester fibers in hempster add an even greater measure of strength and durability – like a really buff hemp guy wearing a suit of polyester armor. We see a Halloween costume in your future...

     

    3. Hempster Bags Are Super Versatile

     

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    With features like velvet lining, heavy-duty padding, smell-proof and spill-proof pouches, and even bags that hold your skateboard, we have a Dime Bag to suit just about any lifestyle or activity. Though it had its awkward stage as rough-woven, scratchy, clichéd neo-hippie accessory, hempster has blossomed into a strong, independent fabric who don’t need no secondary purse for holding your stuff. (Seriously, our Dime Bags 18in Conversion Bag has six pockets.)

    You can’t go wrong with a hempster bag as your go-to accessory for the coming school year. With affordable options and a great selection of colors and styles, our collection of hempster Dime Bags is sure to please. Papa’s got a brand new bag? Yeah, we think so.

    Click here to learn more about Dime Bags from 7th Floor Vapes.

  • 5 Ways a Vaporizer Can Get You Through Your First Semester

    For centuries, we’ve been brewing teas, chopping salads, and rubbing dabs of essential oil on our bodies. But eating, drinking, and rubbing on the skin aren’t the only ways to take in all the vital compounds in your favorite herbs and flowers. In fact, each of those delivery methods pales in comparison to our personal favorite – vaporizing.

    “Wait, so I can vaporize my favorite herbs, flowers, and oils?”

    In the immortal words of Mr. Miyagi, “Of course, Daniel-San.”

    These 5 herbs and flowers could help you focus during a study session, get a good night’s sleep, or even help you digest that 3:00am gas station burrito you totally shouldn’t have eaten (but we’re totally not judging).

     

    1. Green Tea

    Hailed the world over for its anti-aging and antioxidant properties, green tea can also provide you with a boost in energy and focus while you’re dialing in to get your study on. While boiling water can damage some of the polyphenols and flavonol found in this delicious-tasting plant, vaporizing green tea leaves much more of the good stuff intact.

     

    2. Lavender

    So if you spill a huge bottle of lavender oil all over your living room rug, are you very stressed or very relaxed? Thankfully, if you’re vaporizing this sweet-smelling plant, you’ll never have to find out. Lavender is commonly used in aromatherapy for its ability to keep you calm and relaxed. If you’re stressing about a test, pack your SideKick with up to a ¼ gram of lavender and exhale your stress away.

     

    3. Peppermint

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    The super-refreshing King of the Mint Family is a staple for vaporizer veterans. Not only does peppermint leave you feeling alert and focused, it can also aid digestion and relieve abdominal discomfort. Peppermint is also an age-old remedy from headaches. Wonder-plant? We definitely think so.

     

    4. Chamomile

    Because of its amazing ability to combat anxiety and help promote relaxing sleep, chamomile is a common ingredient in bed-time teas. But the calming, soothing qualities of these daisy-like plants can be enjoyed even more with your vaporizer. Try a pinch of eucalyptus or peppermint with your chamomile for a relaxing bed-time experience.

     

    5. Thyme

    This evergreen herb and superstar in the culinary world contains a whole bunch of a neat antiseptic compound called “thymol.” While the mystery of thymol’s name may never become unraveled, its ability to keep your lungs in good shape and improve your digestive health are no joke. Thyme also has anti-parasitic and anti-microbial properties, meaning it can help cleanse your system from harmful microbial colonies. And as an added benefit to your thyme vaporizing experience, you could say “It’s Thyme Time,” for a little bit of dad-joke satisfaction.

     

    Our Silver Surfer line of high-quality vaporizers are a great choice for your home or bedroom, and The SideKick by 7th Floor Vapes is the best choice for vaporizing your favorite dried flowers and herbs on-the-go.

    Click here to learn more about The SideKick by 7th Floor Vapes.

  • Vaporizing vs. Burning

    The health benefits of dried herbs, plants, and essential oils are no secret. Every day, millions of people around the globe turn to inhaling these natural sources of life-giving compounds over other methods of ingestion like eating, drinking, or injection. But not all methods of inhalation are created equal.

    In fact, the positive impacts of many plants, herbs, and oils can be effectively neutralized by the process of setting them on fire (combustion). More to the point, the effects of combustion can cause significant damage to the respiratory system – especially with regular use. While igniting herbs or plants is an easy way of reaching the temperature required to release the vital compounds in these plants and herbs, the smoke inhalation that comes with the process delivers dangerous carcinogens and can irritate the windpipe.

    The solution to avoiding irritation, exposure to harmful materials, and respiratory damage? Vaporization.

     

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    How Is Vaporizing Different?

    Like the process of combustion, a vaporizer heats your herbs, plants, or oils to an ideal temperature for the release of vital compounds. Unlike combustion, however, a vaporizer removes any water content and heats your herbs, plants, or oils without ever causing them to catch fire. So the vaporization process eliminates the potentially-harmful side effects of burning or smoking, while giving you access to more of the vital compounds in your herbs, plants, or oils. (We'll save all the nifty science and tech-speak for another time.)

     

    Other Benefits of Vaporizing

    In terms of positive health effects, delivery of vital compounds, and the relative speed at which your body will begin to absorb those compounds, vaporization is clearly the best choice. While you're inhaling natural compounds in an effort to improve some areas of your health, it doesn't make any sense to be inhaling harmful substances at the same time. Besides the health benefits, a vaporizer is much easier to maintain, and it can also save you money in the long-run.

    Using traditional combustion methods like smoking rolled herbs or pipes, you may find you’re having to use more of your herbs, plants, or oils to obtain your desired health effect. Not the case with vaporization. Because your vaporizer heats the material to its ideal temperature without unnecessarily destroying some or most of it through the process of combustion, you’ll use less material and get the same effects. Also, you’ll save money on consumables like rolling papers, ash trays, and different pipes that may wear out over time. Not to mention sparing your favorite new jacket from the stale smoke stench that caused you to banish your other coat to the back of the closet forever.

     

    The Bottom Line

    We won't take it as far as to say something so dramatic as, "Traditional smoking is SO 1900s," but the case for vaporizing vs. burning is an easy win for vaporizing. It's better for your lifestyle, better for your wallet, and most importantly - it's better for your health.

     

    Click here to learn more about our flagship vaporizer – The Silver Surfer.

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