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Of all industries, ours understands the importance of being “green” more than most! Thankfully, more and more opportunities are arising for us to smoke and toke while remaining environmentally friendly. If it’s from the earth, we should be able to enjoy it without hurting the earth. And we can!
Today we’re featuring a water pipe from the hillsides of Maui, Hawaii. I think we all know that Hawaiians have mastered the art of relaxation, and Hawaii was named the happiest state in America this year. Maybe the Maui Wowie Bootube has something to do with that?
The Maui Wowie Bootube is a bamBOO tube – made of black bamboo harvested from largest certified organic black bamboo farm in the western hemisphere. Maui Wowie calls it a 100% sustainable “Living Glass” water pipe and the only fully sustainable organic water pipe on the market. Maui Wowie did their research to discover this variety of black bamboo is naturally resistant to mold, mildew, cracking and water damage, making it an ideal choice for smoking.
The “green” aspect of the Bootube doesn’t end with the bamboo. Maui hand-harvested, organic beeswax seals the inside of the Bootube, and hempseed oil is used to finish the outside. You’ll find no inorganic, toxic or GMO materials in the Bootube. The bowl is crafted with standard clear milled glass-on-glass, but this can be upgraded with your choice of ten different bowls and customized branding.
We at The Glass House join Maui Wowie in encouraging you to burn green! Interested in the Bootube? Stop by and see us!
Feel free to share the ways you’ve found to keep your smoking friendly to the environment on our Facebook page or in the comment section below!
Many of our featured products so far have been vaporizers of all kinds, including portable, tabletop, essential oil, raw plant, etc. Today we’re moving on to water pipes – specifically, a brand called Scientific Inhalations (SI) located in Grass Valley (get it? get it?), California.
Water pipes are a great investment for those who enjoy prefer smoking to vaping and want something a little healthier, smoother and more potent than less filtered smoking methods. Water pipes also require less product than other traditional smoking methods, so if you smoke on the reg, you’ll reap the benefits in your wallet as well!
SI pieces are individually hand blown in the United States by professional glass blowers using high quality German joints and Simex or Schott glass, making them both elegant and durable. Straight pipes are available, which come with a downstem, bowl and five different color options for the lip and base band. SI also offers custom pipes, which come with a downstem hand-crafted custom splash guard and bowl. No two of their custom pipes will be exactly the same.
While SI’s custom and straight pipes are a great buy, McFinn’s water pipe, especially McFinn’s Triple-Filtered, is their real treasure. McFinn’s Triple-Filtered is perfect for those looking for the healthiest possible smoke, as it utilizes a special filtering system with Virgin Coconut Carbon. Virgin Coconut Carbon is used for air purification and absorption of odorous or colored substances, so it removes many of the impurities from the smoking process to give you a smoother, cleaner hit. Smoke is also pulled through organic cotton during McFinn’s filtration process, eliminating the synthetic chemicals present in conventional cotton.
McFinn’s standard version comes with a splash guard, standard filter, downstem, bowl and tube of Activated Virgin Coconut Carbon. The Triple-Filtered also includes a tube Organic Cotton and pictures to assist with the removal of used carbon and cotton.
As always, we’re here to help you find the pipe that works best for your needs. We love SI and we think you will too! Feel free to stop by either of our locations, visit our Facebook page or leave a comment in the section below!
We can’t lie – at the Glass House, we have a soft spot for herbs. And concentrates. And oils of all kinds. But we don’t discriminate! Nicotine lovers, The Glass House is a place for you too. We carry a variety of electronic cigarettes, including (but not limited to) Max Vapor products, the Ego-T, the E-Pine, the Blade, True Vapor products and Lush Vapor e-juices. If you already own an e-cigarette, we carry all replacement parts and all the e-juice you’ll need. If you’re just beginning your venture into the world of e-cigs, our starter packs are $35 and include a free 10ml liquid.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Why should you even consider an e-cigarette? Plenty of folks pick up e-cigs as a step to quitting cigarettes altogether or to simply enjoy a healthier smoke. Depending on the e-juice, e-cigarettes can provide the same amount of nicotine as a conventional cigarette – but they eliminate combustion. This in turn eliminates the toxins that can cause lung disease and cancer later in life.
The taste is another benefit of using an electronic cigarette. Instead of smoking tobacco, e-cigarette users vape a liquid solution usually made of propylene glycol (PG) and/or vegetable glycerin (VG) mixed with concentrated flavors (and nicotine). These flavors include regular tobacco and menthol, but many e-juice makers like Lush Vapor also offer flavors as creative and delicious as Jolly Rancher, Orange Julius and Mountain Dew. Whatever flavor you’re after, you’re likely to find it!
With the variety of e-cigarettes on the market, you should have no trouble selecting one that fits your style. Some are almost identical to an actual cigarette, others look ultra-modern (like the sleek chrome finish of the Blade) and still others resemble a ballpoint pen and come in every color imaginable.
One thing we do NOT recommend is trying to vape essential oils or concentrates through your e-cigarette – unless you really know what you’re doing. Traditional vaporizers and even portable pen vaporizers are designed to provide enough heat to vape those materials, but e-cigarettes are not. Trust us on this one. We have plenty of vaporizers that vape essential oils, concentrates and raw plant beautifully, and we’re happy to show them to you!
Come by the shop to get the full array of e-cigarettes, e-liquids and replacement parts available. And don’t forget to let us know which products you prefer in the comment section below or on our Facebook page!
We’ve featured several pieces on the blog recently that are designed to vape just one thing – either essential oils or dry herbs. Today we’d like to tell you about the DaVinci Vaporizer, which can be used with essential oils, dry herbs or concentrates.
The DaVinci (yes, like Leonardo) is a portable vape about the size of a small cell phone that can be conveniently stored in a pocket or handbag. Although it may be compact, it certainly isn’t delicate – apparently the makers drop tested it six times from ten feet and the vape was still in tact. This kind of strength is important for certain people, like those who drop their cell phones on the ground all the time…you know who you are.
For power, the DaVinci features rechargeable lithium ion batteries. Battery life lasts about an hour and a half, and recharging can take three to four, but thankfully you can still vape while it charges. It comes with the following pieces:
- 1 Vaporizer
- 1 Cleaning Brush
- 1 110v-240v Wall Charger
- 1 Flexi Straw
- Pack of 3 Large Replacement Screens and6 small replacement screens
- 2 Oil Cans
- Instructional Manual, Quickstart Guide and Vaporizer Temperature Guide
- 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Using the DaVinci couldn’t be simpler. First, pack the vaporizer with herbs, or use the oil cans provided to pack it with oils or concentrates. The three buttons on the front turn the heater on or off and allow you to adjust the temperature based on what you’re vaporizing. It only takes a minute or two to heat up and you’re ready to vape away. Another nice bonus about the DaVinci is that it’s self-contained. No travel or accessory bag is necessary because it has a built-in storage compartment for its pieces.
So, if you’re looking for a convenient and compact vaporizer that will cover all your herb, oil and concentrate needs, the DaVinci just might be the one for you. Let us know your thoughts about the DaVinci or any of our other products by commenting below or visiting us on Facebook!
To follow up from our last post, hookahs are available here at The Glass House for rent or for purchase. Today, we want to discuss an accessory for the more health conscious hookah fans – the Xhale Steam Stones. Deemed “the next generation of hookah,” Xhale Steam Stones are tobacco-free and make vaporizing possible through a hookah, giving their users the best of both worlds – the opportunity to enjoy a hookah with friends and avoid the carcinogens that come with tobacco smoke.
But how is that possible, you ask? When you’re ready to enjoy your hookah, place the stones in your bowl and cover them with flavor syrup. The syrup comes in flavors similar to shisha – mint, guava, rose, cherry, bubble gum and a variety of mixes. Cover the bowl with foil as you would normally, and place your heated coals on top. After about two minutes, the intensity of the heat should subside and the stones should begin steaming. You’re ready to enjoy!
While the Xhale Steam Stones contain no tobacco, they do provide 0.05% nicotine to give you that lovely buzz.
At The Glass House, it’s not just our job to help you find the smoke that’s best for you, it’s our passion. So whether you crave smoke or an alternative, a portable piece or a desktop piece, glass or a vaporizer, come visit us in either one of our locations (Dallas and Lewisville) and talk through your options with us.
Have you used the Xhale Steam Stones? Help our readers out by telling us your experience in the comment section below or on our Facebook page!
We’ve featured a lot of vaporizers on the blog recently, but today we’d like to to switch gears and talk a little more about one of our glass options. An ancient Middle Eastern tradition, hookahs are gaining popularity here in the U.S as a social smoking choice, appearing as entertainment at parties and even as an alternative to going to the bar.
Hookahs are ornate water pipes designed for smoking shisha, a flavored tobacco mix with molasses and vegetable glycerol. Shisha comes in several different fruit and spice-based flavors, so it even appeals to folks who don’t typically enjoy tobacco.
We have been discussing a lot of portable vaporizers on our blog recently, and today we’d like to feature another type of vaporizer. This is the Da Buddha™ Herbal Vaporizer-Electric Candle made by 7th Floor, which is a super awesome group of people located at the foot of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, CO (a state who knows a little bit about this industry). 7th Floor is fully dedicated to making their customers happy. They are, in fact, their own customer, using all of their own products and perfecting them as they go along. So you can be sure this is a product backed fully by them – and us.
Da Buddha “rivals all vaporizers on the market in terms of potency, flavor and value,” claims 7th Floor on their website, and we urge you to do the field research yourself to see if what they say is true. We do have to agree that Da Buddha is “perfect Zen.” The way it’s put together with quality materials and through the daily and rigorous testing by the manufacturers, this vaporizer is truly a superior product.
Another thing about Da Buddha is that it is designed to save you money. Essentially by using it, you will vaporize 1/3 to 1/2 of what you currently smoke now. This is not bull, it’s real. Combustion destroys around 50%-60% of the active ingredients. Because vaporizing does not do this, it’s like having twice as much tobacco!
Call or visit us at The Glass House TX to get yours, or tell us about your experience with Da Buddha in the Comments section below.
Let’s get something out of the way first. This little gadget, the Embur lighter, may seem quite pricey at $250 for one unit. There are plenty of average smokers out there who will have no interest in this product and that’s fine. Most of our loyal customers, however, are more selective about their purchases. You know who you are – you stay on top of the current trends and may spend a few extra dollars on quality products that are designed to add overall value to your life. You adore Sheldon Black and other high end glass artists. You are excited to try out a seemingly “extravagant” item because you understand that the extra expense will be well worth it.
Now on to the Embur. It is a completely innovative product. It is superior from all butane/artificial flame lighters in both HEALTH and TASTE. It is completely portable, and can hold its charge for an entire day. How does it work? Charge it up and the wand heats rapidly through its custom designed ceramic heating element. It is a windproof and butane free source of ignition.
Stoner MacGyver from Denver Westword’s MMJ blog recently reviewed the Embur and this is what he had to say: “It’s like a mini Lightsaber with a 1,400 degree glowing orange tip to incinerate anything it touches, be it evil miniature droids or bowls of OG Kush.”
He adds: “Because you’re not sucking a flame down into the bowl and incinerating everything instantly, you get a much fuller flavor from a bowl of buds than you would with a lighter.” (Source: http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2013/01/stoner_macgyver_embur_cordless_flameless_lighter.php)
Call Brad @ The Glass House to find out more about the Embur, or order one for yourself. You discriminating smoker, you.
Once in awhile, a true miracle product comes along that actually makes you shake your head and say, “How did they do that?!” Grunge Off Super Soaker is one of these amazingly awesome must-haves. It seriously works. Watch the video below for a demonstration.
Grunge Off is a cleaning solution formulated exclusively for glass, more specifically – our beloved water pipes that have a habit of getting dirty and grungy way too quickly. Grunge Off is easy to use (no scrubbing necessary!), non-toxic, non-gritty, reusable, alcohol-free, biodegradable, recyclable, and earth-friendly. Oh, it deodorizes and sanitizes, too. Did we mention it is just plain awesome?
It seems like everything is getting smaller and more portable these days. Hey, we’re all for the “less is more” philosophy here at The Glass House. To that end, for today’s featured product, we present to you the “smoCan.”
What exactly is it? It is a small waterproof and dishwasher-safe aluminum canister with different compartments for pipe storage, a mini-Bic lighter, a screen/particle chamber, and built-in grinder. It is modular and expandable, and comes in five different colors (see below).
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