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  • 7th Floor Vapes Summer SideKick Survival Guide

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    While summer doesn’t “officially” begin in 2017 until June 21st, we consider summer to have arrived when the temperatures warm up and college breaks begin. So, don’t even start with all that equinox nonsense. IT’S GETTING WARMER, OKAY?

    With that in mind, it’s time for your Ultimate Summer SideKick Survival Guide brought to you by your friendly neighborhood 7th Floor Vapes. Here are 5 tips to help you survive the summer with your SideKick.

    1. Own a SideKick

    This one may sound a BIT like a “gimme,” but a crucial first step to surviving the summer with your SideKick is to actually own a SideKick. With 6 different color choices, replaceable and rechargeable batteries, our innovative Vortex cooling chamber, and a myriad of wordplay possibilities (i.e. “Sup, ladies? Have you met my SideKick?”), this handheld wonder is the last portable vaporizer you’ll ever buy. Don’t have one? Well, click here to buy one. Go ahead, we’ll wait. You need this.

    2. Protect Your SideKick

    In the words of Gandalf the Grey, “Is it secret? Is it safe?” The secret part is up to you. But you should definitely keep your handy dandy portable vaporizer safe from the world of summer. Besides the tin storage box that came with it, our SideKick Vaporizer Storage Bag is a sweet accessory to have around. This TARDIS-esque embroidered Chambray bag is bigger on the inside! It holds your SideKick, up to 6 spare batteries, a cleaning brush, and a ton of other stuff. Plus, it totally matches your shoes.

    3. Speaking of Batteries…

    Keep that puppy ready to rock! While enjoying a nice beach day, an evening of skee-ball, an afternoon of LARPing, a sampling of hard cheeses, or a drive-in theater screening of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, there’s no greater buzzkill than dead batteries. Keep your rig ready to rock with a few spare batteries or our car charger to keep your SideKick running through your summer fun. Also, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is a real movie. Like, somebody had to walk out of that editing room and say with a straight face, “Okay Steve, the movie is done.” You should watch it. Or don’t. Whatever.

    4. Speaking of Santa Claus Conquering Martians…

    Accessories! SideKick mouthpiece? SideKick bubbler mouthpiece? CUSTOM SideKick bubbler mouthpiece? Check, check, and CHECK. We’ve got the accessories you need to make your summer vaping a breeze. Pun intended. Our glass artisans at the Elev8 glass lab pump out some seriously awesome glass accessories for each one of the vapes in the 7th Floor Family.

    We’ve got a ton of other goodies to round out your vaping experience – from our Duff Jar and glass jars, to our character picks and high-quality grinders. And don’t even get me started on our Dime Bags, Sharice.

    5. Keep It Clean, Jelly Bean

    Let’s paint a picture. You’re on the playground, spending most of your days. Chillin’ out maxin’, relaxin’ all cool. Maybe shooting some b-ball. When a couple of guys, who are up to no good, start making trouble in your neighborhood. Your mom gets scared. Your aunt and uncle get called. It’s a bad day, right?

    Now, what if b-ball is a metaphor for your vape, and those couple of guys were really grease drippings from a delicious meat lover’s pizza and a filthy internal screen that you forgot to clean? Well, you can keep your mom from getting scared by making sure your SideKick is clean. We’re big fans of the Agent Orange and Formula 710 cleaners. And you can pick up replacement screen assemblies, screwdrivers, and any other extra parts for your SideKick here.

    The moral of the story? The world is your oyster. Survive the summer in 7th Floor style with your SideKick portable vaporizer – the ultimate portable vape for the ultimate flavor!

    Click here to learn more about Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

  • 6 Essential Oils Your Mom Will Love (Seriously)

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    Rick-rolling you? This close to Mother’s Day? OF COURSE we wouldn’t do that to you. This really is a 7th Floor Vapes Overlord-Certified Blog Post all about 6 essential oils your mom (or your mother figure) will totally love.

    If you’ve ever bent near a plumeria bush and taken in its gentle, tropical scent … then you’re already well acquainted with essential oils. The same compounds that give our favorite plants and herbs their scent can be harnessed from the organic material. Then, we can put it into little glass bottles and enjoy the scent of eucalyptus wherever we go. Without actually having to lug around a whole eucalyptus tree. It’s terribly convenient.

    Aside from the perfect preservation of its scent, a plant’s essential oil also contains many or all the compounds in the plant that we use for medicinal, detoxifying, relaxation, or general health purposes. Let’s run through six essential oils that will make your mummy dearest smile on Mother’s Day.


    1. Lime Essential Oil

    Known around the globe as half of the Sprite flavors and a garnish for fajitas, limes have a distinct smell and taste. Lime is a member of the citrus family. And just like the rest of the squad, limes contain high concentrations of limonene – a hydrocarbon compound that’s great for cleansing and purification. Adding a drop of lime essential oil to mom’s water will add a refreshing, stimulating burst of flavor. Or, Mom could diffuse a little lime in the aroma top of her Super Surfer. Just throwin’ that out there.


    2. Wintergreen Essential Oil

    We know what you’re thinking – “But 7th Floor Vapes blog-writing overlord, it’s not even winter!” Yes, you’re right. But in the immortal words of Eddard Stark, “Winter will be here again in a few months probs.” The solution to a lack of winter? Wintergreen, of course! This essential oil comes from the wintergreen shrub found in the rural mountains of Nepal. You’re familiar with wintergreen from gum, candies, toothpaste, and retirement homes. But what you may NOT know about wintergreen essential oil is that it’s great as a massage oil after exercise or working around the house. One note of caution, though. A little dab’ll do ya.


    3. Eucalyptus Essential Oil

    Have you ever seen a stressed-out koala? We haven’t either. That’s because there’s no such thing as a stressed-out koala. And THAT’S because this favorite food of adorable Aussie bears not only helps to cleanse the air (and even surfaces), it’s also great for relaxation. After a long day of work or chastising you about your college grades, Mom can add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to her bath and enjoy a clear, refreshed mind.


    4. Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

    Since we got winter covered already, if your Mom is more of an autumn, cinnamon bark essential oil may be her favorite. We get this fragrant spice from the cinnamon tree, which actually grows to 45 feet high. Besides being a natural insect repellent, a apple pie additive, and the name of a really confusing DC comics character, cinnamon also has a whole bunch of health benefits. Mom can add a couple drops of cinnamon bark essential oil to her tea to soothe a sore throat. Or, she could diffuse it in her Silver Surfer Vaporizer to help boost her immune system. Which, in turn, is a great way to bribe her for more pies.


    5. Sweet Fennel Essential Oil

    Ahhhh. Sweet, sweet fennel. This ultra-versatile herb finds a use in Gujarati cuisine, Chinese five-spice powder, German salads, and fennel seeds are even the primary flavor component in the Italian sausage on your delicious meat lover’s pizza. So, yeah…fennel’s been around the culinary block. But it’s also been a health staple since the days of ancient Rome. Sweet fennel essential oil can help promote healthy digestion, support a healthy respiratory system, and even improve circulation. Mom will love it like she loves to remind you to put on a jacket when it’s nippy out.


    6. Ginger Essential Oil

    Sourced from Madagascar, you say? Can be used for more than just a sushi garnish? Also describes the world’s most attractive beards? Why, yes! Ginger is basically awesome. You know it’s an unique little kitchen spice. But did you know that ginger also aids in digestion? In fact, ginger essential oil can even help you with carsickness. So, if you’re taking Mom on a little road trip this Mother’s Day, she can place a drop of ginger essential oil in her hands and inhale it to keep from getting the Nissan Nausea. We just made that up, but it would be a terrible name for a car. Unless the car only had three wheels, but 4 places for wheels. Digressing…


    Of course, these are just OUR favorite essential oils for Mother’s Day and beyond. What other super-thoughtful gift could you get your super-mom? A Super Surfer Vaporizer! We know she’ll love it.

    Or, you could get your mom THIS for Mother’s Day.

    Click Here to Browse Our Selections of Essential Oils.

    Until next time, Ride the Wave!

  • Why a Cheap Vaporizer Isn’t Worth the Money

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    You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase that, “you get what you paid for.” And unless you’re a professional cat burglar who is getting what someone else paid for, this phrase usually holds true … even in the world of vaporizers. With the public perception changing for good, and with companies exploding onto the marketplace, competition for your vaporizer dollars has never been stiffer.

    Unfortunately, many new or first-time vape owners get duped by slick advertising and sub-par construction. A cheap vaporizer can lead to poor performance, dissatisfying vape experiences, and even mechanical problems like overheating and battery leakage.

    The fact of the matter is … that just like you can’t build a Dodge Charger on a lawnmower budget, you just can’t make a quality vaporizer with poorly-constructed parts. If you’re opting for a cheap vaporizer to save some money, it may end up costing you more in the long-run. Here’s why:

    Temperature Control

    As you may have read in some of our other blog posts, every vaporizing material has its own ideal vaporization temperature. And while vaporizers like our Silver Surfer have an adjustable temperature knob for precise control over the heat in the chamber, a cheap vaporizer may skip on this feature and just run at a single temperature.

    The problem? You may burn through your stash much more quickly than you needed to. Overheating or under-heating the material in the chamber can mean that you’re missing out on some of the benefits of the vapor. This means it could take much more of the plant material than normal to achieve your desired effects. Even if you got a smokin’ good deal (pun intended) on a vape, if you’re losing dollars in vape material, you’re no better off than when you started.

    Cheap Vaporizer vs. Quality Construction

    Your vaporizer’s overall construction plays a vital role in its ability to produce vapor and provide a comfortable, safe experience. And in our world, it’s all about the vapor path – um, the path that the vapor takes. We probably didn’t need to explain that.

    Our SideKick portable vaporizer, for instance, boasts one of the most innovative vapor paths in the world. Not only does our SideKick come with a hand-blown glass mouthpiece that connects into the unit to extend the vapor path as it comes to your lips, it also includes our unique Vortex Vapor system. This spiral-shaped insert can be removed from your SideKick, cooled in your fridge or freezer, and replaced back in to the unit. Then, as vapor passes through it, not only is the distance the vapor travels increased, it also cools to the touch. This means a smooth, pure, clean vape that’s full of flavor.

    While it all comes down to personal preference, a cheap vaporizer can lead to a harsh or even unpleasant vape. If you don’t enjoy it, you won’t use it. And that’s just money down the drain. It’s true that all vaporizers have their upsides and downsides, but be sure to do some research as to which vaporizer is best for you and your lifestyle. This blog post is a great place to start.

    Versatility in a vaporizer is also a key point to consider. As your tastes change and evolve, it’s important that your vaporizer grows with you. A good general rule of thumb is that it’s better to have additional features in your vape and not need them, than it is to need additional features in your vape and not have them.

    Reputable Companies

    As we mentioned above, vaporizing is becoming more and more popular as we delve deeper into the 21st Century. As you shop for a vape, be sure you choose a manufacturer who stands by their product with support and warranties against defects in workmanship. Good or bad, a company earns its reputation. Even if it means saving for an extra few weeks before pulling the trigger on a new vape, the wait will be worth it.

    At 7th Floor Vapes, we’ve been innovating in the vaporizer industry for more than 15 years. We’re committed to making the best vaporizers in the universe!

    Click here to learn more about our complete line of vaporizers.

    Until next time, Ride the Wave!

  • #Vapetiquette - Group Vaping

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    Near the end of 1982, while the Internet as we know it was just a little newborn baby, some genius coined the term “netiquette,” to describe the unwritten, but implied rules for human behavior and interaction across the web. While we’ve pretty much broken every rule of netiquette that ever existed, there are still a few glimmers of hope for humanity.

    From holding the door for the next person as you’re walking in to 7-11, to giving up your seat at the bus stop for an elderly person to take a load off, to attending birthday parties for your friends’ children who are under the age of 5, to the venerated traditions of the “puff, puff, pass” phenomenon, we’ve still got this humanity thing locked down.

    So, how does vaping fit into helping the world spin as it should? Well, if it’s party time, you need to practice good vapetiquette, which is a word we totally just made up. Seriously, Microsoft Word is freaking out so hard right now. Vapetiquette. That’s right. Add to dictionary.


    Group Vaping 101 – Don’t Be Gross

    While your SideKick portable vaporizer is perfect for grabbing a little vape on the go, desktop vaporizers like the Super Surfer are definitely the best choice for a group setting. Whether you go with the whip assembly or a bag (the Super Surfer is capable of filling up to even a 10-foot bag), it bears mentioning that you and your comrades will be sharing the same mouthpiece during your vape session.

    Now, it’s true that sharing is caring, but that doesn’t count for viruses or other microbial goodies. If you’re dealing with the sniffles or with a cold sore outbreak, skip the desktop pass-around and enjoy a vape from your own SideKick.

    If you’re in good health and confident in your ability not to spread any cooties (keep in mind that circle, circle, dot, dot vaccinations expire the first time you make a car insurance payment), partake! But be conscious of your mouthpiece technique. Nobody wants to go next after you’ve tickled your tonsils with the mouthpiece.


    Group Vaping 102 – Puff, Puff, Pass

    It’s easy to get excited when you’re enjoying a little group time. However, manners must prevail. Fight the urge to take a giant, bogarting, Snoop Dogg lung-full. You can always refill that chamber, but wounds inflicted in the heat of group vaping take many moons to heal.

    Oh, and for goodness sake, pass to the left. ALWAYS PASS TO THE LEFT.


    Group Vaping 103 – Don’t Be That Guy

    You know what we mean. THAT guy. Like your cousin Eric who, despite having money for an Apple Watch, inexplicably never has money for his half of the delicious meat lover’s pizza you just ordered. We’re working through that.

    Anyway, if you’re headed to a group vape session, be sure and have something to bring to the table – refreshing drinks, tempting nachos, season one of The Wire on Blu-ray, a deck of cards to play rummy, or even some extra vaporizing material. If your host is insisting on providing all the good stuff, make a mental note to bring something extra for the next time. Pitching in for a good time will almost always mean you get an invitation for the next group vaping sesh.

    If you’re not on the group vape train yet, but you’re thinking it sounds awesome (it is), check out our Super Surfer vaporizer. Impress your squad with the world’s most versatile vape!

    Click here to learn more about the Super Surfer.

    Until next time, Ride the Wave!

  • Why You’re Extra Lucky to Be Around for This St. Patrick’s Day

    With that token greeting card day and our favorite marmot-themed holiday bygone, our attentions shift to that greenest, luckiest, booziest, most culturally-appropriating holiday of the year – St. Patrick’s Day. While you’ll find a detailed history of St. Patrick’s Day elsewhere in other dark corners of the Internet, we’re counting ourselves lucky this year that vaporizing is finally a thing.

    Besides being much better for you than smoking (you can read more about that in this blog post), vaporizing your favorite oils, herbs, and dried plant materials allows you to reap all their health benefits without damaging side-effects. Also, in our opinion, vaporizing is WAY better than these … let’s call them “alternative” … methods of ingestion, application, and inhalation. Here are some things you’re lucky aren’t still things.

     

    1. The Tobacco Enema

    No, we that wasn’t an autocorrect fail. Go back and read it again. Yep, it says, “tobacco enema.” This crazy contraption from the 1770s was used to blow tobacco smoke up the nose, into the mouth or, in more extreme cases, right up the keister. A page from the Royal Human Society 1774 explained that the Tobacco Resuscitator could even be used to revive people who were dead. Though, we suspect that tobacco’s stimulant qualities do have their limits.

    Lucky for you, our Sidekick Portable Vaporizer holds up to ¼ gram of your favorite dried herbs. So you can enjoy your favorite plant materials wherever you want. And it comes with absolutely no attachments for that other thing. Also, no resurrection powers. But it does have replaceable batteries.

     

    2. The Urine Cocktail

    Throughout history, many cultures prized urine for its ability to cure all sorts of diseases – from headaches, to sleeplessness, and even as a remedy for body odor. The breaking point? SCIENCE, of course. We feel bad for the panel of doctors who actually busted this myth. But besides smelling like the underside of a bridge or maybe helping with the rare jellyfish scenario, the consensus about urine is, “Yeah, don’t drink that.”

    Lucky for you this St. Patrick’s Day season, the Super Surfer Vaporizer comes with an aromatherapy dish that will let you enjoy your favorite melts or oils. So, if you smell a little ripe from too many burpees, or from hitting the taco truck a little hard, you can buy some shower time away from your date with a sweet-smelling apartment.

     

    3. The Ketchup Cure-All

    This one … just … wow. You may not know that this tomato-based, love-it-or-hate-it condiment went from being considered poisonous in the early 1800s, to being marketed as medicine in the 1830s. After a published paper claimed that tomatoes could treat digestive problems, Dr. Archibald Miles began travelling from town to town, selling his American Hygiene Pill. The problem was, “Dr. Miles” was really just, “Mr. Miles,” and his “Hygiene Pill” was really just, “dried tomatoes.”

    After crossing paths with another so-called doctor, Miles retired to his lab and formulated the all-new “Dr. Miles’ Compound Extract of Tomato.” This cure-all (that was actually straight-up ketchup) was said to remedy everything from jaundice and coughs, to rheumatism and indigestion. Some patients were even ordered to consume more than 1½ cups of ketchup each day. And while that, alone, might be the most unappetizing sentence we’ve ever written, we are VERY interested in checking out the pile of fries that would accompany that much ketchup. But, we digress.

    Lucky for you, our flagship Silver Surfer Vaporizer features an innovative whip connection angle which keeps your herbs in the wand (where they belong), and reduces the stress on your glass. So, you’ll be in the perfect position to vaporize some peppermint for that tummy ache. And vaporizing with the Silver Surfer means you won’t have to eat 12oz. of ketchup. See? Just … wow.

    Of all the blessings that come with being born after the end of the 19th Century, we feel especially lucky this St. Patrick’s Day that we can enjoy all our favorite plants and herbs without having to do anything weird. Also, the 21st Century has cake pops.

    But the luck doesn’t stop with delicious, frosted confections. You can also rack up some serious savings this month with our March Mania (which sounds a lot like the name of that basketball event that happens in March but is reasonably and legally distinct from said event) Sale.

    Click here to shop the sale.

  • The Best Herbs for Respiratory Health This Winter

    Unlike your abs because you haven’t been hitting the gym lately, your respiratory system is constantly at work. And if you live in high-altitude areas like we do, your respiratory system is doing serious work. Whether you’re awake, asleep, or somewhere in between browsing Facebook, your lungs are hard at work pulling vital oxygen into your system.

    As the days of the year tick by and the temperatures drop, your immune system gets a bit more compromised. Because your body is busy using energy to keep you warm and alert, your respiratory system may not be able to filter out all the bacteria, dust, spores, viruses, and other pollutants you happen to come across.

    Unless you’re still living in Vault 111, your system is pretty much under constant attack from outside irritants. With that in mind, you should give your respiratory system a little boost this winter with these super-tough herbs.

     

    1. Peppermint.

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    For most people, winter is marked when the Pumpkin Spice everything makes its full transition to peppermint everything. This is an especially popular herb in wintertime recipes for good reason. Peppermint contains menthol, which not only soothes sore throats but also relaxes the muscles of your respiratory tract to encourage better breathing. Along with its antihistamine effects, peppermint also makes a great, natural decongestant. Plus, peppermint has the added bonus of being delicious.

     

    2. Oregano.

    When Sal over at Villapiano’s Pizza is sprinkling a little extra oregano on your meat lover’s slice, he’s actually doing you a big favor. Oregano contains a ton of nutrients, vitamins, and other trace minerals that act as a booster to your immune system. Not only does it help support good overall immune health, oregano is also great for clearing the way for airflow through your nasal passages. Whether in an essential oil or in dried form, oregano is one of those “super-herbs” that you should always keep on hand.

     

    3. Plantain Leaves.

    If you’re familiar with Shakespeare’s comedy “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” you know that when Costard hurts his shin, it’s plantain (not Tylenol) he cries out for. That’s because even as far back as the 1500s, plantains have been prized for their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic properties. When it comes to your respiratory system, plantain leaves can work their magic to help relieve a cough, a tickle in your throat, or just about any other lung irritation – especially irritation caused by dry air.

     

    4. Eucalyptus.

    Eucalyptus is the greatest thing to come out of Australia since Russell Crowe. Or maybe we have that backwards. In any event, eucalyptus is a common ingredient in throat lozenges and oil diffusions for good reason. Natural eucalyptus contains this nifty little compound called cineole, which fights nasal congestion, soothes inflamed sinuses, eases coughs, and acts as an expectorant to help loosen mucus in your lungs. Plus, “eucalyptus” is super fun to say.

     

    DoterraGroupedWhether you’re packing your SideKick with up to a quarter gram of dried herbs, or you’re using the aromatherapy dish on your Super Surfer to diffuse oils, give your respiratory system a good boost this winter with these wonder-herbs.

    Click here for more information on our world class vaporizers.

  • How to Choose Your First Vaporizer

    Well, today’s the big day, slugger. You’re making the leap into the world of vaping, and we’re proud of you. With that decision out of the way, it’s time to make another – what vaporizer should be your first? That’s a major question. But don’t worry. We’ll be gentle.

    Navigating the choppy waters of the vaporizer ocean is quite a task for even the most seasoned vaping sailor. There are vaporizers that cost a kajillion dollars, and others that cost less than a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Some vapes are simple looking, while others look as if you’d need an engineering degree to operate them. Some vaporizers are only for dried herbs, and some only vaporize liquid. All of these, plus a bunch of other options, could leave you feeling confused. Not to fear, though. 7th Floor Vapes has your back.

    Let’s take a short walk through your personal needs, and then we can narrow down the perfect vaporizer for your lifestyle. Lie back, relax, and answer these questions:

     

    1. What Do You Want to Vaporize?

    It may sound like one of those “duh” questions, but the first step to choosing a vaporizer is to narrow down what you want to vape. While there are some exceptions, most vaporizers are designed to vaporizer either liquids (you may have heard this referred to as “e-juice,” but we’re not totally comfortable with that term), or dried herbs and plant material.

    This could potentially be an expensive lesson to learn, if you start with a unit that can only do one thing, but you later decide you want one that does the other thing. Be sure to check with the manufacturer of the vaporizer to determine what, exactly, you’re able to vape in each unit you’re considering.

    If you’re not sure which is right for you, you could go straight for the kill shot and get the Super Surfer Vaporizer. It’s basically the Swiss Army Knife of Vaporizers. Seriously, there’s even an aromatherapy attachment.

    After you figure out WHAT you want to vaporize, the next question to answer is…

     

    2. Where Do You Want to Vaporize?

    You may be thinking, “Wait, why does it matter where I want to enjoy my billowy clouds of sweet organic goodness? Aren’t all vaporizers the same?” Well, no. If you’ve already browsed around the Internet, you’ve probably seen three major styles of vaporizer – the Pen Vaporizer, the Hand-Held Vaporizer, and the Desktop Vaporizer. While they’re probably pretty self-explanatory, they’re all very different in terms of portability and design.

    The Super Surfer we mentioned earlier is a great example of a desktop vaporizer. Typically, a larger units have larger heating elements and larger chambers for holding vaping material. These are a great choice for you, if you’re interested in high-quality vaping around the house. Desktop units are also a great choice for medicinal purposes – those with COPD, or smokers with asthma.

    If you need a vaporizer that’s better on the go, then a unit like the SideKick Personal Vaporizer is the best choice for you. This vaporizer features a very generous ceramic heating chamber that holds up to ¼ gram of your favorite dried herbs. Plus, you can actually stir the bowl WHILE you’re vaping, instead of needing to stop and stir. This hand-held vaporizer provides the best balance between function and portability. And you’re all about balance, you cheeky little fox, you.

    So, now that we figured out the “what” and the “where” (which butted right up next to the “how” and the “when”), it’s time to address the “who” and the “why.”

     

    3. Who Will Be Vaping with You?

    This sounds a little weird, but it’s also an important question. If you’re interested in sharing a vape session with some of your closest friends, you’ll probably want to consider a vaporizer with a great battery life, or one that plugs directly in the wall. The SideKick we mentioned earlier has replaceable batteries. This way, you’ll never have to look like a lame when your vaporizer runs out of power and the party gets weird.

    Vape inducing meat lover's pizza Vape inducing meat lover's pizza

     

    Speaking of parties, the Silver Surfer Vaporizer is great for those. If you want to gather the squad, order in some pizza, and settle in for a vape session at the spot, it’s best to have a unit that relies on good ol’ fashioned AC current. Plus, with the Silver Surfer, you can customize your vaporizer to fit your unique style. AND …pause for effect… the Silver Surfer has a variable temperature control so everybody in the room can enjoy their own inhale speed (which may or may not be directly affected by the amount of meat lover’s pizza that was just consumed).

    By this point, you should have a pretty good idea of what sort of vaporizer best suits your needs. The final question is…

     

     

    4. Why Do You Want to Vape?

    Vaporizing has a wide appeal for a lot of different reasons. Some have a medical necessity for a bag-compatible vaporizer that can help “push” medicinal vapor into their lungs. Others may be conventional smokers who suffer from asthma who want the positive effects of herbs, but need a solution for reducing stress on their bronchioles. Still others may be looking for an alternative to harmful combustive smoking like cigarettes, joints, cigars, or pipes. And some may just be looking for a single unit that will do more than just vaporize “e-juice” (seriously, that’s almost as shudder-inducing as the word ‘moist’).

    While the old adage is true (typically, you do get what you pay for), you should decide what kind of financial investment you can afford to make into vaporizing. However, if you’re transitioning to a vape from smoking, you’ll DEFINITELY be saving money in the long run. Besides the cost of dried herbs, if you’re a pack-a-day smoker, a SideKick would pay for itself in a little more than 7 weeks.

    Another factor to consider is vaporizing accessories like cases, cleaning implements, and consumable parts. Most of the vaporizers from 7th Floor Vapes come with just about all the accessories you need for a great vaping experience right out of the box, but there are some incidentals you’ll need to factor in.

    Also, you should always buy new. Your creepy cousin Jake might have a “sick deal on a vape, bro,” and that eBay listing from Hong Kong MAY have an attractive price tag, and that Craigslist ad may not seem THAT sketchy, but it’s best to get a new unit directly from a reputable manufacturer. Besides being able to provide you with repair services as necessary, not much trumps a manufacturer’s warranty. Jake certainly can’t. He needs to get his life together.

    If you’ve made it this far, it’s time to let you blossom tiger lily. You can browse the entire catalog of high-end vaporizers at 7th Floor Vapes by clicking here.

    Until next time…

  • Super Surfer Temperature Setting Basics

    So, you did it. You made the jump and invested in the Mack Daddy of all vaporizers – The Super Surfer by 7th Floor Vapes. You now wield the mighty power of the world’s most versatile vape. However, with great power comes great responsibility, young Spider-Man.

    You already know that the Super Surfer boasts a taste-enhancing glass-on-glass design. You’re up to speed on the Super Surfer’s ceramic heating element that provides adjustable heating throughout the chamber. And you’re already aware that your Super Surfer can diffuse essential oils, heat your pumpkin spice wax melts for whole-house autumn-smelling goodness, as well as perfectly vaporize your favorite dried herbs and flowers. And now it’s time to go pro.

    Your Super Surfer is SUPER efficient when it comes to heating plant material, but in order to optimize your vaporizing experience, it’s important to keep temperatures in mind. While you should definitely experiment with your own herbal blends, here are some starting temperature points for some of the more popular herbs, roots, and flowers:

     

    Low Vaporizing Temperatures

    To put the following herbs and flowers on their best behavior, they should be vaporized at around 100°C to 125°C (212°F to 257°F).

    • Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
    • Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
    • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
    • Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
    • Maypop/Passionflower (Passiflora incarnate)
    • St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
    • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
    • Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)
    • Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis)

     

    Medium Vaporizing Temperatures

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    This list of green goodness is best heated to around 130°C to 175°C (266°F to 347°F).

    • Coffee (Coffea arabica)
    • Damiana (Turnera diffusa)
    • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
    • Ginkgo/Maidenhair (Ginkgo biloba)
    • Guarana (Paullinia cupana)
    • Mexican Tarragon (Tagetes lucida)
    • Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

     

    High Vaporizing Temperatures

    No, that’s not a play on words. These herbs, roots, and flowers will vaporize best at temperatures of around 180°C to 200°C (356°F to 392°F).

    • Aloe Vera (Aloe vera)
    • Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale)
    • Ginseng (Panax ginseng)
    • Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)
    • Hops (Humulus lupulus)
    • Kava Kava Root (Piper methysticum)
    • Kola Nut (Cola acuminate)
    • Maca Root (Lepidium meyenii)
    • Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)*
    • Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis)

     

    LEDLights

    As you experiment with different blends, you should also experiment with the 7 different colors and 11 different settings for the LED mood lights in your Super Surfer. Are you a “lavender with turquoise mood lights” kind of gal? Maybe you’re a “spearmint with pale blue mood lights” sort of fellow. Or, maybe you’re rocking a party of one with a “green tea and medium color flash” approach. Whatever your blend, and however you roll, your Super Surfer will serve you well for years to come.

    The world is your oyster, you vaporizing super star. Ride the wave!

     

    Click here for more information on the Super Surfer Vaporizer by 7th Floor Vapes.

     

     

     

    * = [Editor’s Note: This is a plant species. Please don’t attempt to vaporize your Lucky Charms.]

  • Why You Should Stop Smoking (and Start Vaping)

    In the timeline of human achievement, vaporizing technology is relatively new. Aromatherapy as whole, however, is definitely not. For centuries upon centuries, we’ve been heating herbs and plants and inhaling their inner goodness. But because of a lack of portable vaporizing technology through the millennia, we’ve also been stuffing those plants and herbs into little bits of paper, setting them on fire, and inhaling them THAT way.

    That’s right. We’re about to have “The Smoking Talk.” Because just like your Aunt Glenda, we care about your health. (But we don’t bake cookies nearly as well as she does.)

     

    Why Smoking Is Bad

    Besides a few definite, hopefully obvious, no-nos (castor plants, belladonna, water hemlock, and strychnine, to name a few), it could be argued that the overall medicinal effects of just about any dried herb are overwhelmingly positive. From tobacco, to marijuana, to a variety of other plants and herbs, each of these little bits of green goodness can have a positive effect upon your body and health. But seriously...don’t ever ingest castor plants, belladonna, water hemlock, or strychnine.

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    In the case of smoking, the material being smoked isn’t the issue so much as the delivery method is. Like the great big cartoon bear taught us, fire gives rise to smoke. And smoke is the archenemy of your respiratory system. Combusting dried herbs not only creates superheated air and chemicals, it also ruins most of the compounds in those herbs that produce the positive effects we mentioned.

    “So you’re saying smoking is bad because it produces smoke?” Well, yes. Besides the fact that tobacco smoking still kills more than six million people around the world each year, smoke inhalation unrelated to tobacco smoking accounts for more than 10,000 deaths each year in the US alone. In fact, the best case scenario for inhaling superheated air, chemicals, gases, and particles is irritation and thermal damage to your insides. The bottom line? Smoke and your lungs are a bad match.

     

    Why Vaporizing is Good

    The American Heart Association jumped on the vaporizing train way back in 2014 in a published study that found vaporizing caused no inflammatory response, no decrease in forced expiratory volume, and promoted healthier overall pulmonary function compared to smoking. Which is a fancy way of saying vaporizing is way better for your lungs and for your immune system.

    Because there’s no such thing as a basil cigarette or a lavender cigar, vaporizing also opens the door for inhaling plants and herbs beyond the mass-produced and mass-marketed materials produced by tobacco companies. With a portable vaporizer like the SideKick by 7th Floor Vapes, you can pack up to ¼ gram of your favorite dried herbs or plants into the chamber and enjoy all their benefits on the go.

    It’s the 21st Century. And technological developments have provided a new solution to the problem that created the necessity for smoking in the first place. Jump on the Vaporizer Train. You’ll be glad you did!

    Click here for more information on the SideKick Portable Vaporizer by 7th Floor Vapes.

  • 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.

    That’s lavender-eamy.

     

    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.

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