Arctic Buffalo 2021 Gift Guide

Arctic Buffalo 2021 Gift Guide

Happy holidays Buffs! With the holidays coming so soon, we wanted to share our 2021 gift guide. Below are customer favorites throughout the year of 2021. These products are guaranteed to bring smiles. Want in on a secret? Depending on your giftees size, almost every gift option on this list is under $40. 😄 Happy holidays and happy shopping!
This simple, appeasing design makes it hard to go wrong when gifting these cool and classy tunnels. 🖤 They have quite literally been described as “perfect”. These beautiful tunnels are definitely a staple and made from high-quality brass to show your giftee how special they are to you.  
You simply cannot go wrong gifting our clear glass plugs this holiday season. 🎄 Let your giftee show off their amazing ears with this pair of clear glass plugs. Smooth, simple and comfortable is the way to go this holiday season.  
The black acrylic rose plugs are dainty yet gothic and interesting yet simple. Just like your giftee, possibly? The detail of the acrylic 3D rose is impeccable and resembles a real black rose. 🌹 These plugs are like a bouquet of roses, but better. 
Our smoke black glass plugs are perfect for an edgy giftee who likes to keep things mysterious. 💨 This glass pair of plugs puts dark beauty on display while remaining neutral enough to be worn with anything. They are gonna love a pair of plugs that matches their vibe! 
Our onyx tunnels have an appearance like black silk. They are a luxurious yet simple statement piece. Customers have described them as very comfortable and their go-to pair! Your giftee will feel like a million bucks in this comfortable pair of high-quality onyx tunnels.  
These were a recent addition to the Arctic Buffalo silicone collection and have skyrocketed to a customer favorite in no time. They are affordable yet thoughtful and the deep blue color is rich and luxurious, making this gift option hard not to love. Help your giftee rid the winter blues 🥶 with these beautiful matte dark blue silicone plugs!
It really doesn’t get any cuter than these little guys. This is the perfect gift for your summer-loving giftee who is ready to have the warm weather back! These jellyfish friends will get them through the winter by reminding them of warm beaches and oceans. 
Our snake skin jasper plugs are red hot! They are often referred to as “stunning” by our customers. The unique color variation of this stone is not seen often, which makes them so special. The stone is unaltered from its natural form, so these would be great for your nature-loving giftee! Empower your giftee by reminding them to channel the prestige and determination of the snake. 🐍 
Bloodwood is a distinct-colored wood because of its reddish tint. The compact wood makes them a durable pair of wood plugs for your giftee who loves the beauty of nature. Wood is great for the winter because it is lightweight and the material doesn’t get cold in the winter air like glass or stone might. A beautiful yet practical gift for your friend, coworker or loved one.  
Our final gift recommendation of 2021 truly is a BEAUTY. Only gift this to your loved one if you want to absolutely knock them off their feet! These dazzling hangers have the perfect twinkle for the winter season and the holidays. This pair of hangers has been a top seller for years and is sure to bring a smile to your giftees face. 
We know if you’re on our site and have made it this far, your giftee is very unique and special. It can be especially hard when shopping for plugs and knowing what materials and styles to purchase for someone else. If your friend or loved one is an Arctic Buffalo lover, but you just don’t feel confident choosing a pair for them, send an eGift card instead. They will be more than happy to surf our site and pick out something extra special out for themselves. When in doubt, gift card it out! 
December 10, 2021 — Taylor Newgard
Stretching Balm: A MUST

Stretching Balm: A MUST

This month we are bringing extra love and attention to our aftercare stretching balm from GaugeGear. A lot of you have said this is a MUST when stretching your piercings. Based on experience, this balm will leave you asking “how did I stretch without it?!” Our stretching balm smells good, it feels good and it’s cheap!! But those are just a few things we love about this concoction. Let’s dive in to all the benefits this jojoba-based balm has for your piercings, stretched or not.

1. Can help fight infection

Jojoba, myrrh and tea tree oil bring the magic to maintaining clean-smelling ears. Research suggests these oils can fight off bacteria and fungi to keep your ears from smelling bad. Jojoba can help speed up the healing process and fights smelly bacteria. Myrrh oil has antiseptic properties that can fight off disease-causing microorganisms that may lead to infection, and tea tree oil is added to help keep your wound clean and may prevent infection

2. Can repair skin and reduce swelling and scarring

A few ingredients work together to repair damaged skin. Stretching your piercings tears tissue, which can cause inflammation and scarring. Wheat germ oil works to reduce scarring, while jojoba oil and tea tree oil work to repair your skin while you are stretching. Research suggests tea tree oil can reduce inflammation while jojoba oil can promote new cell growth 

3. Can soothe irritation

Relieve those itchy ears! Sweet almond oil is the magic ingredient that works to reduce dryness, soreness and irritation. Bee’s wax is included in this balm to condition your skin and seal all these wonderful, natural ingredients into your happy lobes
If you haven’t added our stretching balm to your cart yet, this is your sign! Make your life easier and your ears happier. Add our GaugeGear stretching balm to your daily routine today. Your ears will thank you! 
Our stretching balm pairs great with our stretching plugs. Pop your next size in with ease as you size up to your goal! 

What you've had to say:

Cheyenne S - Dallas, TX
"I love this stretching balm! Its so great for stretching and its an awesome aftercare routine for ear/septum stretching. Would 100% recommend. You won’t be disappointed!" 6/11/21
Elisa G. - Bridgewater, NJ
"This is the only thing i’ve tried that COMPLETELY gets rid of that “smell” (if you know what I mean). I loved using this while stretching and still use it now to keep moisturized. Amazing product" 5/21/21
James M - Spring Hill, FL
"It is a very good product. Helped me heal nicely" 11/6/20
Erica C - Toronto, ON
"very easy to stretch with! I have sensitive skin and this works great for me :) thank u!!" 5/21/21
Have any tips to help out other fellow stretchers? Our community would love to hear from you! Share in the comments below. ⬇️
July 02, 2021 — Taylor Newgard
NEW SIZES UP TO 36 MM: Steel Stretching Plugs

NEW SIZES UP TO 36 MM: Steel Stretching Plugs

You’ve heard all the rave about our single flare glass plugs being the greatest thing to happen since sliced bread. 🍞 But let’s give a shoutout to the single flare stainless steel plugs that ALSO come in 1mm increments. Not only that, but we now carry them in sizes up to 36mm!! That’s not even the best part. Keep an eye out, because COMING SOON we will carry our steel single flare plugs up to 38mm! 👀 You heard that right...we’re here to help you size up BIG with the best stretching method out there. 
Let’s talk about the ear stretching process and why you should incorporate these single flare stainless steel plugs into your stretching routine if you’re trying to size up. We won’t stop there; We will also give you testimonials of people in the #buffcommunity who have used these single flare stainless steel plugs and everything they loved about them. 👥 Now, let’s talk about all the hype and top reasons you need these on your stretching journey. 💥        

1) Single Flare Style

Single flared ear plugs only have a flare on one side, which makes insertion and removal extremely easy. This is important when you’re trying to size up because you may be dealing with some inflammation or irritated skin, which causes your stretched hole to be tighter around the plug than it would be fully healed. All our single flare plugs come with an o-ring included to keep each piece in place, so you don’t have to worry about the plug sliding around. The single flare style makes sizing up simple! 🤗 

If you need extra o-rings check out our o-ring collection to get packs of 10 for only $1.75!


Photo: Paula D.

2) 316L Stainless Steel Material

Surgical stainless steel is a material that is stretching approved by Arctic Buffalo. We want you to have the best experience possible with our company and products, so we are here to be completely transparent with you when it comes to everything stretching. A material like steel is a primal option when stretching, because it minimizes the risk of prolonging an infection when irritation occurs. All our single flare stainless steel plugs are made of high quality 316L stainless steel, so you don’t have to worry about what is in contact with your ears! Not to mention, steel is an extremely durable material, so these will not be easily dented or damaged. 🔗 

Shop all of our steel products here!


3) Machined Steel

The 316L stainless steel that these stretching plugs are made from is an extremely high-quality and durable steel. There is more room for inconsistencies when items are handmade, like our stretching glass. Our steel plugs are made with machinery, so the sizes are more consistentWhen you are working to size up, a small difference in sizing can make a big difference in the fit the plug will have in your ears, especially when you have stubborn ones. With the stainless steel single flare plugs, there is less of a concern that the sizes may not be exactly perfect.  


4) Sizing in 1mm Increments

Arctic Buffalo is unique because we offer sizing in 1mm increments. This is probably THE most important reason to use our stretching plugs when sizing up. ‼️ The more slowly you stretch, the healthier your ears will be. Skipping sizes when stretching may cause more ripping to the skin than actual stretching, which will cause your earlobe to be thinner than it would be if you took your time. If your earlobe is too thin, it will be hard to reach the larger sizes. If you’re not looking to stretch super large and want to let your piercing eventually go back to a smaller size, the damage from skipping sizes will make it much harder to get back to that non-stretched look. Human skin only has a certain amount of elasticity, so going too big too fast is enough to cause damage to the elasticity of your ears.🚫 

Check out our stretching guide for all the details on the best ways to stretch and what to avoid when sizing up!



 Testimonials ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“These are perfect. They fit very comfortably without allergic reaction. They have not changed colors nor caused any discomfort whatsoever. I recommend them for stretching as I had no pain stretching with them. They are the ones I wear to work most days.” -Alice S 

“Simple, well constructed, stylish, and the rounded ends are easy to stretch with!” -Amanda K 

“These are amazing! Just what I was looking for! They have some weight to them without being bulky - perfect for stretching!” -Madeline 

“I usually wear glass plugs (I find them more comfortable in my metal-sensitive ears), but sometimes the size tolerances are a little off. The weight and precise sizing of these steel plugs were exactly what I needed to size up.” -Dana R. 

“These are so awesome! I was wearing acrylic plugs before I got these and even at a small size (8g) my ears would start to get itchy here and there and I’d find ear shmoo on them whenever I took them out to clean. I’ve been wearing these for a few days now and they are so comfortable! They look like they might be a bit wider than my acrylics too but they slid right in. Plus they are great for work. No more wearing my hair down lol” -Taryn 

“Best plugs to put in after stretching BY FAR! I’ve tried to look for a heavy set of plugs like these forever, finally found them here! 5/5 or 10/10 whatever you’d like these are the best to use for stretching to the next size up. Now just waiting to get a pair of 0g.” -Danny Z. 

“My order came in 2 days earlier then expected! The weight of the stainless steel plugs really does help with the whole stretching process.” -Darian M. 


Gallery 📸


Top Row (Left to Right): Nicholas B., Wendy S., Gabrielle H.

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Jasper K., Darian M., Hillary C.

Click HERE to see the full customer gallery on our website!

As you can see, there are many benefits to using our stainless steel single flare plugs to reach your goal size. 🥳 We are here to assist you in your ear stretching journey and do everything possible to get you to your ideal size! While the single flare glass plugs are another great option, the weight and larger sizing options of the stainless steel has been very beneficial for people. We currently carry the single flare glass up to 28mm and the single flare stainless steel plugs up to 36mm (soon to be 38mm). ⚠️ If you’re reading this...this is your sign to size up in a sleek and stylish way with our stainless steel single flare plugs! ⚠️ You will LOVE stretching the AB way. For best results pair the stretching plugs with our GaugeGear Stretching Balm and they will slide right in! 
Comment below what you have used to size up! 💬 What has worked and what hasn’t? Share with the #buffcommunity so stretchers, new and old, can have a stretching journey filled with support to reach their goals! 📣 
COMING SOON: Single flare stainless steel plugs in up to 38mm 


May 25, 2021 — Amanda Pyle
Arctic Buffalo Stretching Scientists: Hear their Stories

Arctic Buffalo Stretching Scientists: Hear their Stories

 Spring has officially sprung! ☀️ Happy May everyone! We want to use our May blog to celebrate you and your stretching journeys. We wouldn’t be here without you, and we are SO appreciative of each and every one of you! Whether you are reading this to celebrate a fellow buff’s journey, or to get some insight on how to keep stretching, our May blog of personal stories and journeys is a great place to explore. 💻
Our stretching plugs have helped so many people reach their goals because of the "half-sizes" we carry. Thousands of stretchers use these plugs to successfully size up. The most common practice is ordering them in every size up to your goal size, and gradually moving from one pair to the next, as your ears are ready. A HUGE thanks to Sergio, Charice, Nicole, Breanna, Karlie, Neal and so many of you for reaching out to us and sharing your stories. 🖊

Meet Sergio

"I enjoy music and crafting. 🎧 Just recently bought a penny board ( nickel ) called THE ZOMBIE and customized it. 🛹 Also i picked up another hobby during this pandemic and started collecting crystals and stones. 🔮"

Sergio's Stretching Story

"When I started. I had tappers and tunnels that were surgical steal. The hardest part was to understand when my ears were ready for the next stretch. At some point I ended up ditching the tappers and using the tape method. I have had lots to learn through out the journey and when I was at my goal size I decided to continue the journey to a new goal of 1inch ( 25mm ) instead of going back to using tape I saw artic Buffalo having these glass plugs in single mm increments of each size! I decided to but From 20 to 25. I am at 23 right now and just the other day I was able to fit the 24 but decided another week before actually leaving them in.. using the glass plugs have made it much easier to stretch! I would highly recommend stretching with artic buffalo's glass Plugs HANDS DOWN!"

Meet Charice

"I work as a Nurse & I enjoy Music 🎶, Basketball 🏀, Hair, Makeup Fashion 💄& Buying different jewelry for me multiple ear Piercings! I travel often with my Daughters to watch their Basketball Games. I used to do my Friends Makeup whenever I had spare time before Covid, but had to stop due to the Virus. I love to try different makeup brands! My Daughters are always telling me I should upload Makeup & Plug reviews on my YouTube Channel 📹, lol. Between work & Basketball events, I’m trying to find time to do so. You may see me some time in the future on YouTube! 🥰"

Charice's Stretching Story

"When I first started stretching, I purchased a steel kit from Amazon (I didn’t know better). Once I reached 10g, I realized Arctic Buffalo had Single Flare Glass Plugs. I thought to myself that this seems like a better & safer way to stretch. So I purchased my Glass plugs from 8g-16mm (5/8) & my journey was smooth sailing! I honestly didn’t have any issues at all. I waited 3-4 months between stretches & I got to my goal size with ease. I am apart of a Facebook group that’s all about body modification & stretching is a big part of that group. I share my journey with the group & I am constantly referring newbies to the stretching game to Arctic Buffalo’s site to use their single flare glass plugs for stretching. I am now stretching my Conch & I am using nothing else but their glass plugs. I swear by AB SF Glass plugs! I am so happy I found them so early on in my stretching journey!"

Meet Nicole

"In my free time I love playing video games and streaming! 🎮 I recently got a brand new gaming PC to get my gaming career going as far as being a content creator in the near future.  I also play acoustic guitar and the cajon drum 🥁 as well when I want to make music or just play covers of the songs I love so much.  When it comes down to relaxing for the night, I play with my dog Molly! She is an American Pitbull Terrier and I love her with all my heart. 🐾"

Nicole's Stretching Story

"So back in 2015 I started stretching my ears, It was an exciting time for me but also scary because of the stories I heard about blowouts. I was so excited yet impatient, when it came to my 4g stretch that’s when I got my first blowout it was quiet honestly traumatizing for me but I knew it was my fault. I took time to just let my ears heal and I’d so salt water soaks every night along with using jojoba organic oil to massage my lobes. I’ve always used surgical steel tapers and tunnels for all my smaller stretches never arylic because it is extremely bad for your ears. When it came to officially taking my stretching more seriously, I started doing 1MM each stretch so I wouldn’t damage my ears which is definitely a timely process since usually people do 2 sizes bigger each stretch, but to get to where I’m at now I started using Arctic Buffalo’s glass stretching plugs since they have any size you can think of and it has made this stretching journey so much easier for me and painless!"

Meet Breanna

"I’m currently an assistant manager at a clothing store, as well as a sales associate at another. I’m working on figuring out what I want to make my career. I was originally going to go into piercing, but COVID lockdowns have made it difficult to secure an apprenticeship at my local reputable piercing shop. I love gardening, specifically carnivorous plants. 🌱 I’ve got a collection of consoles and a PC I use to play video games 🕹 (super excited for Resident Evil 8 to come out)! I’ve recently gotten really into hiking, I find waterfalls super peaceful! When I’m not too busy, I like to make candles and wax melts! 🕯 Lastly, I love collecting antiques and oddities. My two headed duckling is one of my favourites! 🦆"

Breanna's Stretching Story

"I knew I wanted to stretch my ears since I was around ten. I know that’s a bit odd, but I’ve wanted to be modified for a long time! I started stretching with tapers, but soon learned that the route to a healthy and happy ear is usually with glass plugs and I’ve had no problems since the switch! I’ve got a whole case full of the Single Flare Black Glass Plugs from Arctic Buffalo starting from teeny tiny sizes, and I couldn’t be happier with the way my ears are turning out! I know for some people it’s just stretched ears, but it’s really a pretty big part of my self-identity now and I wouldn’t take them out for anyone. Being modified helped me a lot with my anxiety in terms of being who I want to be and looking how I want to look despite what people think. Ten year old me would be proud and I’m glad to be a part of the modified community. Arctic Buffalo has made my stretching journey safe, affordable, fashionable and painless with quality plugs in every millimetre increment!"

Shop: Yellow Cat Eye Single Flare Plugs

Shop: Single Flare Black Glass Plugs

Meet Karlie

Karlie's Stretching Story

"I started stretching my ears when I was 16 years old and at first I went pretty fast. As I got older I learned about the risks of jumping sizes and stretching too quickly, and one of my ears got some minor damage from a big jump (I believe it was either 0g or 00g). For a while I didn’t think I would be able to stretch my ears anymore beyond that, but luckily it wasn’t too serious. I never had a goal size really, but I knew I wanted my ears to be big enough that one can tell they’re stretched. Because I was planning to be in a professional career, I still wanted my stretched ears to be somewhat discrete depending on the jewelry. My go-to plugs have always been stone plugs for that reason, as well as the comfort. I invested in a variety of stone plugs from Arctic Buffalo back in college so I could slowly and naturally continue stretching my ears by the weight of the stone material. I love the beautiful, organic selection of Arctic Buffalo’s stones, and my favorite stone I always get in every size is rose quartz. Whether I end up staying at 5/8” (which I have absolutely loved this size for the past couple of years) or someday go just a little bigger, I’ll always come back to Arctic Buffalo to treat myself to cute and comfortable jewelry!"

Shop: Rose Quartz Plugs

Meet Neal

"I'm a food nerd I got my degree in culinary arts. 🍴 I work as a cook at a restaurant called Blue ridge kitchen in sebastopol california and have aspiration of becoming a chef. 🍝 When I am able I volunteer cook for older folks and families who were displaced by the fires in the area with a group called sonoma family meal. 🚒 I have two kids. Spend alot of free time getting tattoos, I'm a nerd for adventure time and video games. 👾"

Neal's Stretching Story

"Started stretching in 2007 aggressively with tapers and weights. All those things hurt alot. I find if I just wear my Arctic Buffalo glass plugs and be patient they stretch on their own. Being patient when stretching has been what works for me, let your body adjust and heal. I usually prefer water based lotions I use lubriderm and size up during or after showers helps. Best advice I can give is be patient while stretching, maintain good hygiene, moisturize and hydration. Sleep with your plugs in if you want to stretch, if you want to maintain your size take them out at night."


Shop: Ebony Wood Double Flare Tunnels

Shop: Single Flare Glass Plugs

  Now that you have heard what works for some of our other buffs, here's an Arctic Buffalo wrap up! 

1) Never skip sizes! - We provide the 1mm increments for a reason 😉 

2) Massage your lobes! - Massaging your lobes after your shower increases blood circulation and can help improve elasticity 🚿 

3) Sea salt soaks! - Clean your ears at least once, preferably twice, daily with 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt dissolved in warm water 🌊 

4) Take your vitamins! - Vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin E, B-complex, antioxidants, and Echinacea can help the skin heal faster 💊 

5) Do NOT use organic materials to stretch! - You should only stretch with surgical steel, titanium or glass...never use wood, bone, horn, silicone or acrylic materials! 🚫 

6) Use lubricants! Lubricants like jojoba oil or vitamin E oil, and GaugeGear stretching balm help the jewelry slide right in 👂🏾 

Arctic Buffalo is very proud to provide a stretching method that has worked for so many of you. We have all fallen in love with the 1mm increments of our stretching plugsallowing us to slowly stretch our ears, causing less damage to our skin. The smaller stretches also help speed up the healing time between stretches and reduce the risk of a blowout! Whether you’re stuck and having a hard time moving up to the next size, experiencing a blowout, or just need some advice, the Arctic Buffalo community is here for you! 
Make sure you also check out our single flare stainless steel plugs! These are another great option for stretching your ears because of the high-quality 316L stainless steel material. 🔗 We also carry these in the 1mm increment sizing to allow your stretching journey to be smooth sailing. Our glass currently stops at 28mm, but our single flare stainless steel plugs go up to 34mm and soon to be, 38mm! Everyone is different when it comes to what works and what doesn't when stretching their ears, so try a few different options and choose what is the best option for you! This is your personal journey so listen to YOUR body when sizing up. 
Stretching is difficult and takes patience, dedication and self-control to not rush the process. What's your stretching story? Do you have a goal size? How are you going to get there? Got tips and tricks for those struggling? Questions or concerns yourself? 🤔 Post them below and let's talk stretching!! Use this page to give advice, ask questions, or merely meet people on a similar journey as you. You’re never alone in the #buffcommunity! 💬💙
April 30, 2021 — Amanda Pyle
Spring Cleaning and Wood Oiling

Spring Cleaning and Wood Oiling

Springtime is here and we all know what that means...warmer weather, sunshine, flowers, fresh air, longer days, and of course spring cleaning. 🧼 While cleaning is no one's favorite thing in the world, spring cleaning is a great time for a fresh reset! Waking up in a clean home is the best feeling. We’re here to give you some spring cleaning tips to help make the process a little smoother this season! The best part is you probably already have most of the supplies you will need!  
In addition to cleaning your home, you also need to be cleaning your wood jewelry.
While we are currently in the spirit of spring cleaning, this is something that needs to be done year-round...especially with weather changes like we are about to see. 🌤 When was the last time you oiled your wood plugs, tunnels, or hangers? How did you do it? You would be surprised how many people are actually cleaning their wood accessories wrong, which can be harmful in the long run. But no worries, Arctic Buffalo is here to help!  
Below, we will give you the 411 on exactly how you should be oiling your wood plugs, the deets on what you should NOT be doing, and some tips and tricks for cleaning your home in the spirit of spring cleaning. What better way to start the spring season than with clean jewelry, clean ears, and a clean home? 

What to Avoid: Water and rubbing alcohol 

Before we get into the process of how to oil your wood jewelry, let’s first talk about what you should not be doing to clean your wood jewelry. The number one no-no when cleaning your plugs is using water or alcohol on them. 🚫 I know...water seems like the one product you can use on everything, but NOT your wood jewelry. This should stick in your head forever, because it is so peculiar that wood jewelry requires such unique care.  
We won’t bore you with too many details, but basically water, rubbing alcohol, or any products along those lines will damage the wood. The stripped moisture will cause the wood to dry out and leave discoloration, changing the overall appearance of the wood.  


🧼 Spring Cleaning: Rubbing alcohol 

Although you can’t use rubbing alcohol on your wood jewelry, there are areas where it can be put to good use. So, what should you use alcohol for regarding your spring cleaning? Rubbing alcohol is an awesome disinfectant! Mix one part water and one part rubbing alcohol for an eco-friendly homemade disinfectant. For this spring-cleaning task, use rubbing alcohol to clean the sinks! It seems odd to clean the sinks when water and soap go down the drain regularly, but you would be surprised at what gets caked up down there. Using rubbing alcohol and a dry cloth, you can buff your sinks to shiny perfection.  After that’s done, spray a little extra rubbing alcohol down the sink to kill any bacteria, break down resting gunk, and leave your sink in a shimmering condition.   



The Why Behind Oiling: Protection 

To put it simplythere are two main reasons why you should be oiling your plugs. Wood jewelry needs to be oiled to avoid cracking, and secondly, the oil acts as a barrier between the wood and your skin. Wood is a porous material, so it needs to be moisturized regularly in order to keep its natural composition. If the wood is not properly moisturized, it will start to dry out and eventually crack. When you oil your wood jewelry, you are creating a very thin barrier between the wood and your ear.  
This oil barrier can help to reduce the stretching and shrinking of your wood plugs from temperature changes, protect your ears, and keep your jewelry looking as good as new for as long as possible. This is especially important with season changes like we are about to see! The oil acts as a barrier to reduce bacteria. When wood is not oiled, the pores of the wood absorb whatever they are in contact with, which in this case is your ears. 🦠 


🧼 Spring Cleaning: Reduce bacteria in the home 

We use oil to reduce bacteria growth on our plugs. In the spirit of spring cleaning, let’s also reduce the bacteria in our homes. Did you know your kitchen is known to have more bacteria than your bathroom? The place where you prepare food and eat it! GROSS! If you want to reduce bacteria in your home, this is the place to start.  

Use three tablespoons of bleach in up to quart of water for the germ fighter you didn’t know you needed! Use an older white towel and this solution to wipe down highly touched areas, such as the fridge handles, light switches, sink knobs, microwave buttons, and kitchen surfaces. Tackling the kitchen will leave you feeling much cleaner through the entirety of your home. No one wants extra company living in their home rent free...especially when it’s germs! 



The Process 

Step 1: Prepare for the jewelry to be oiled 

Now that you understand the importance of oiling your wood jewelry, we’re going to explain how you do it properly. Before you begin, make sure to thoroughly wash your hands. Your hands need to be clean to avoid getting unwanted bacteria into the pores of the wood. Once your hands are clean, you are ready to go! First, use a cloth to wipe the piece of jewelry off. This will remove any dust or dead skin accumulated from the jewelry laying around that may be resting on the surface. 


🧼 Spring Cleaning: Dust your furniture 

Removing dust and debris in preparation of your jewelry to be oiled has us in the mood to remove dust and dead skin in our houseDid you know dust is a mix of skin cells, hair, clothing fibers, bacteria, dust mites, bits of dead bugs, soil particles, pollen, and microscopic specks of plastic?! That’s why it is important to keep up on your dusting. Haven’t been? No biggie, but now’s the time.  

To match this step of the oiling process, we think you should dust all your furniture. Allergies are already at an all-time high in the spring, so there’s no need to make it worse by breathing in dirt and dust. Don’t have a feather duster? You’re in luck. The best way to remove dust is just using a water-dampened cloth. This allows you to collect the dust and get rid of it, rather than just spreading it into the air with a feather duster. When dust gets back into the air, you end up just breathing it back in, which kind of defeats the whole purpose of dusting, right? Just make sure that the damp cloth doesn’t touch your freshly wiped jewelry. 😉 



Step 2: Massage the oil into your jewelry 

Next, you will want to grab a paper towel and the oil you are using. Many types of oil will work to moisturize your jewelry. Arctic Buffalo recommends using jojoba or vitamin E oil. Add a fingernail-sized drop of oil to the paper towel for larger sizes and half that amount for smaller sizes. Gently massage the oiled paper towel into the wood. The piece of jewelry should be completely covered but not saturated. You do not want your piece of jewelry to be soaking in oil, as it will expand after absorption. 


🧼 Spring CleaningClean your carpet 

We’re moisturizing our jewelry, so while we’re at it, let’s also moisturize our carpets...just a bit differently. This spring-cleaning task involves getting a little moisture into your carpet while deep cleaning it 
Making the cleaning solution is easy! Just mix one part vinegar with three parts water. This carpet solution not only deep cleans your carpets but acts as a disinfectant as well! Dip a scrub brush into the mixture and scrub-a-dub-dub away! 🧽 Just as you don’t want your wood jewelry saturated in oil, you don’t want your carpet saturated in the solution. Use just enough to clean, but not soak the carpet. After you’re done massaging the solution into the carpet fibers, you will want to use towels to absorb excess moisture. Let the carpet fully dry by aiming fans at your carpet for a few hours 
Deep cleaning the carpet is quite the task, but spring cleaning is the perfect time to just get it done. You will be happy you did when you’re feeling fresh carpet between your toes, seeing less dust, and smelling a new freshness in the air! 


Step 3: Finding the small areas 

When working with jewelry that hacarvings or small flares, it may be difficult to get the surface covered entirely. But it is very important to do so that no discoloration occurs on the wood. You want to make sure you are evenly oiling the entire surface, including every small groove or crevice. This is particularly important when working with single or double flared jewelry, because the flare is usually quite small. When working with small grooves, it is helpful to use a Q-tip to make sure you are getting to those hard-to-reach spots. Just dip the Q-tip in oil so that all the fibers are moisturized and use the Q-tip like a paint brush🖌 


🧼 Spring Cleaning: Vacuum out the couch 

Speaking of getting into small crevices, let’s talk about the crevices of your couch. We know all too well that our couch cracks love to swallow up coins, Cheetos and other unwanted Netflix partners. No one wants to run their hands through your 6-month-old crumbs, dirt, sticky change or wrappers while looking for their phone, keys, or your couch’s favorite, the TV remote🛋 We all know this couch. Don’t make this your couch! How much more enjoyable would it be to hang out on (or search through) a couch that you knew was clean underneath? We’re going to guess it’s pretty satisfying. So, for this spring-cleaning task, we’re vacuuming our couch cushions and every nook and cranny underneath.  


Step 4: Let your plugs dry 

Once you have the entire surface of the wood evenly covered, place it back on the paper towel to sit overnight. 🌙 Keep in mind that the wood should feel tacky immediately after you get done oiling. Your plugs will dry as the oil is fully absorbed. Avoid wearing the jewelry until the next morning or at least 8 hours, so that the oil can soak in properly. The next morning, you will want to brush off any paper towel fibers potentially resting on the plug, and you are good to go! 


🧼 Spring Cleaning: Fresh air and fragrance 

While your jewelry is drying, why not air out your house too? Opening windows in your home to get some fresh air is arguably the easiest and most satisfying way to freshen up your home. 🍃 Even if this is the only task from this blog you can get yourself to complete, it’s going to feel great when you do itIt’s more beneficial than you think! There are many surprising health benefits to having fresh air in your home.  
Fresh air is said to help clear your lungs and give you more energy and focus. While we aren’t doctors or scientistshere’s what we can sayThere truly is nothing more refreshing than springtime fresh air circling throughout your home after breathing in the same recycled air all winterOpen your windows, light your favorite candle and enjoy the blissful ambiance you have created.


When it comes to oiling your wood jewelry, there are many factors that come into play such as the climate you live in, how often you wear them, and the type of wood used. For a general rule of thumb, you should be oiling your jewelry at least once a month. For best results with wood products, make sure you are not wearing your wood jewelry for multiple days and nights in a row. With such a porous material, you need to allow the wood and your ears to breathe. Also note that wood should only be worn in healed ears. Behind every stretched ear is a routine to keep the ear healthy and looking awesome. Make sure you have a regimen for yours! 

Start the spring season with a clean home, clean jewelry and clean ears. Decluttering your life might be just the thing you need to spark a mental resetStart the new season off right in 2021 with these cleaning tips and tricks. Happy spring buffs! Warmer weather is ahead! 🌞 

Click here to check out our short video on how to oil!

April 02, 2021 — Amanda Pyle
Perfect Pairings that will Shamrock your World: Leprechaun’s Plug Picks + Celebratory Cocktails

Perfect Pairings that will Shamrock your World: Leprechaun’s Plug Picks + Celebratory Cocktails

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner 🍀 Whether you are Irish or not, we still think you should celebrate with delicious food and an ice-cold beer. Maybe you get creative with a green cocktail (or mocktail), and of course...avoid a pinch by wearing green. The “Kiss me, I’m Irish” shirt might have to stay put this year. Though we may not be celebrating the traditional way with big parades or bar crawls, we still need to do a little something for the day. What better way to celebrate than drinking green cocktails and getting yourself some new GREEN to wear? 
We could all use some Irish luck...and it’s your lucky day! We’ve put together a list of cocktail recipes that would be more than fitting for this green holiday. On top of that, you don’t even have to look for something to wear because we already did the searching for you. Here are some of our favorite green cocktails we found paired with the best green products on our site. We will start with more subtle green options and slowly work our way to full-blown shamrock mode. Mix and match any of these drinks with your favorite products for a fully festive St. Patrick’s Day. Just call Arctic Buffalo your holiday planner! 


Aventurine Plugs or Tunnels + Green Shimmer Liqueur 

Green Shimmer Liqueur: Did a leprechaun come up with this magically tasty cocktail? The shimmer of this cocktail almost makes it too beautiful to drink...but who are we kidding, we’re for sure going to be sipping on this cocktail on March 17th. Combine the ingredients in a glass, swirl the glitter, and you’re done. You’ve found the pot of gold with this cocktail! The secret ingredient is luster petal dust, which is edible and non-toxic. The best part is, you can really make this drink with whatever you want, and just add the dust for some twinkle! Here is our recommendation below, with the measurements for one shimmery shamrock drink 


  • Fruity white wine 
  • 1.5 oz. vodka 
  • 1-3 drops of green food coloring 
  • Simple syrup to taste 
  • Lime juice to taste 
  • Luster petal dust (to your desired shimmer) 

Perfect pairing: The shine of this stone resembles the shine of this drink, making for the perfect pairing! First on the list, we have the aventurine plugs or tunnels. Aventurine is a form of quartz and can range from light green to dark green. We love the idea of wearing this natural green stone on St. Patrick’s Day this year. The authenticity of the green coloring makes it seem like you just so happened to be wearing the perfect accessory for the day without even trying!  

Source: The Flavor Bender

Image Source: Webstaurant Store


Kambaba Jasper Keyhole Hangers + Irish Whiskey Green Sangria

 Irish Whiskey Green Sangria: The Irish Whiskey Green Sangria is light green and full of fruit. Beautiful and delicious. This fruity sangria has a touch of whiskey and will get you in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, without drinking something full of green food coloring. All you will need for this drink is fruit, lime juice, sugar, white wine, club soda, and of course, Irish Whiskey. Add it all to a pitcher, let sit for an hour, and enjoy your sangria! 


  • 1 green apple cubed 
  • 2 green pears sliced 
  • 2 kiwis (peeled and sliced) 
  • 1 cup of green grapes 
  • 2 large limes sliced 
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar 
  • 1 bottle of white wine 
  • ½ cup of Irish Whiskey 
  • ¼ cup of lime juice 
  • 1 cup of club soda 

Perfect pairing: To match the natural vibe of all the fruit in this delicious sangria, we have the kambaba jasper keyhole hangers. Kambaba Jasper is algae that has fossilized over time. That’s the coolest part about stone jewelry...each hanger is unique and distinctive in its own way, making whatever pair you get one-of-a-kind. If you’re looking to take part in the holiday without going over the top, these are the hangers for you. A perfectly understated St. Patrick’s Day look that will help you avoid a pinch while keeping it cool and subtle.  

Source and Image Source: Sugar and Charm


Green Line Jasper Plugs + Boozy Lucky Charms Cereal Milkshake

Boozy Lucky Charms Cereal Milkshake: Feelin’ lucky? You should be. This drink concoction will change your life! It’s so dang tasty, you would never know there is booze in it. A light green boozy shake with Lucky Charms marshmallows on top? Nothing screams St. Patrick’s Day like this drink...and it’s oh so colorful! Start with a food processor to blend the marshmallows until they are a powdery consistency. Add that powder to a bowl of milk and let that sit for 30 minutes, so the milk can absorb all that sugary deliciousness. Once that has soaked, you’re ready to make your drinks! This drink recipe is sure to bring you some luck of the Irish.


  • 1 ½ cups of Lucky Charms marshmallows 
  • 2 cups milk 
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream 
  • 1/3 cup marshmallow vodka 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • A batch, or extra leftover marshmallow frosting 
  • Extra cereal for topping 

Perfect pairing: The very light green in this stone inspired us to match these plugs with the light green leprechaun shake. The green line jasper plugs have many different shades of green swirling through that range from dark green to mint green. While we can’t guarantee what the overall shade of green the pair you receive will be, we can guarantee they will be green! Our favorite earthy plugs. Showcase the beauty of mother nature by wearing the color that portrays it! Is mother nature responsible for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow too?! 🌈 

Source and Image Source: How Sweet Eats


Glow Green Thick Silicone Plugs + Cucumber Pineapple –Tequila Cooler 

Cucumber Pineapple-Tequila Cooler: This drink may not be fully green or made of Irish Whiskey...but it still works great for this holiday. The drink is closer to yellow in coloring, but once you throw in a fun green straw and a cucumber garnish, it works wonders for St. Paddy's Day. Blend the pineapple, limes, and cucumber, shake up your tequila, then add the agave and salt. So simple and so sweet! This will help you get your party pants on this holiday. 🤪 


  • 1 cup of fresh pineapple cubes 
  • 2 limes (skin removed) 
  • 1 seedless European cucumber (peeled), and extra cucumber for garnish 
  • 4 oz. silver tequila 
  • 1 ½ cups ice cubes (plus more for serving) 
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar 
  • Pinch of kosher salt 

Perfect pairing: We are pairing the glow green silicone plugs with this tequila drink. We're taking the classic St. Patty’s Day green and giving it a little twist by going full neon. The glow green silicone plugs are a fun option to spice up the holiday. We love this creative and lively take on a classic St. Patrick’s Day. Light up the holiday in these glow in the dark, neon green plugs! 

Source: Food Network

Image Source: Edamam


Matte Dark Green Thin Silicone Tunnels + Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita 

Frozen Mango Mojito-Rita: The dark green coloring of this refreshing cocktail could not suit this holiday better. Can’t decide between a margarita or a mojito? No, worries! This drink combines the two for a flavor that will make you and your taste buds dance this St. Paddy's Day. 😜 Even though it is frozen, it requires little to no prep time. A whopping 5 minutes is all! We can handle that! Throw everything in a blender, get it to the scrumptious slushy consistency you desire and enjoy! 



  • Flaky sea salt 
  • 1/3 cup (2.5 oz.) silver tequila 
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice 
  • ¼ cup frozen mango chunks 
  • 2 teaspoons honey, more or less to taste 
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for serving 
  • 1 cup ice 
  • Sparkling water for topping (optional) 

Perfect pairing: With no doubt, we had to pair this dark green frozen fantasy drink with our unique matte dark green thin silicone tunnels. If you’re looking for a darker green to wear this year, you need to check these out! The dark, rich green coloring is stunning, and the matte finish of the silicone makes these stand out from your typical pair of tunnels. These are the ideal option for spending St. Patrick’s Day at home because they’re not only a bada** and festive option for the day, but also extremely lightweight and comfortable! Let loose! 

Source and Image Source: Half Baked Harvest


Green Glass Keyhole Weight Hangers or Green Double Flare Glass Plugs + Green Dublin Cocktail

St. Patrick’s Day Green Dublin Cocktail: Bring the green Chicago river to you this St. Patrick’s Day with the green Dublin cocktail. It’s fun, it’s festive, and it’s a step up from green beer. The alcohol of choice in this drink? Well, Irish Whiskey of course. The prep time for this cocktail is only 5 minutes, which makes it taste that much better. After all, who wants to work on a holiday? Get your ingredients and a cocktail shaker, and you will be feelin’ good in no time. 😎 



  • 4 oz. Irish Whiskey 
  • 4 oz. white cranberry juice 
  • 2 oz. sour apple schnapps 
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish 
  • 1 green apple cut into thin slices

Perfect pairing: Here we have your classic St. Patrick’s Day green with a unique translucent aspect...just like the drink! If you’re looking to make a statement this holiday, go with the green glass keyhole weight hangers. They are sure to turn heads! If you’re wanting more of an understated look, then the green double flare glass plugs are for you. How festive!  

Source and Image Source: Culinary Ginger


Green with White Swirl Single Flare Glass Plugs + Key Lime Gimlet

Key Lime Gimlet: Lime is probably the most common flavor you think of when mixing up a cocktail that you want to be green. Lime is the perfect garnish for so many different drinks because of the delicious tart flavor that masks the taste of alcohol. This drink is so quick and easy, even you will be wondering how it tastes so damn good. All you need to do is mix the ingredients, chill, and lag time! Voila! 



  • 3 cups seltzer 
  • 1 cup gin 
  • ½ cup simple syrup 
  • ½ cup key lime juice 
  • Key lime slices, for serving 

Perfect pairing: The green with white swirl single flare glass plugs are the perfect key lime drink pairing and so f’ing cool. The tie-dye look is sure to lift your spirits on this holiday. The white swirled through the green really makes the green pop! No one will be asking you if you’re wearing green when you have these in, because it’s impossible not to notice how unique and spunky these are! 

Source and Image Source: Country Living


Metallic Green Double Flare Plugs + Spicy Cucumber Jalapeño Marg 

Spicy Cucumber Jalapeno Marg: Let’s spice up this St. Paddy's Day with the cucumber jalapeno marg! Who says tequila can’t be an Irish drink?! Today it is. Mix everything in a pitcher and let sit for an hour, so your margarita can absorb all the delicious flavors! Add some lime juice to the rim, dip in salt, and pour your fiery and fresh cocktail over ice. Garnish with a cucumber slice and jalapeno for the full effect. You will feel like a five-star bartender after making this drink!  



  • ½ cup tequila 
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice 
  • ¼ cup orange liqueur 
  • ¼ cup simple syrup 
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (halved and seeded) 
  • 4 thin slices of cucumber (or more to taste) 
  • 4 lime wedges 
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt 
  • Cucumber for garnish 
  • Ice (as needed) 

Perfect pairing: To match the fun twist on a classic Irish cocktail, we’re pairing this drink with our edgy metallic green double flare glass plugs. You’re wearing green like you’re supposed to but originating it with the metallic flair. Take that classic green and make it a wee bit more exciting! Post this green Irish cocktail with you in your Irish-inspired plugs and watch those reactions roll in. 😍 

Source and Image Source: All Recipes


 Green Cat Eye Plugs + Irish Flag Shot

Irish Flag Shot: You can’t get any more Irish than this Irish flag shot! This drink has a lot of character in a teeny tiny glass. The shot has the colors of the Irish flag and is full of booze to help you celebrate the Irish way...and the right way. 😉 To get the picture-perfect shot, you are going to need shot glasses, squeeze bottles (for better control), and a small spoon. You will want to submerge the tip of your small spoon into the bottom layer of crème de menthe, carefully pour the Baileys over the back of the spoon to where it sits on top of the crème de menthe. Rinse your spoon and repeat with the orange liqueur. Looks like a high-quality shooter, is simple to make, and tastes incredible! That’s how you do it on St. Paddy's Day! 



  • 1 part crème de menthe 
  • 1 part Baileys Irish Cream 
  • 1 part Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur 

Perfect pairing: Of course, we had to pair the Irish flag shot with the most fitting pair of plugs we have for the occasion. The green cat eye plugs are the ideal green color for this holiday full of shamrocks, luck, and leprechauns. Perfectly green with a slight glimmer from the extremely smooth surface. On March 17th, these plugs will scream St. Patrick’s Day but any other day of the year, they’re just a radiant pair of beautiful green plugs that will make you feel like a boss! 

Source and Image Source: Homemade Hooplah


Green Foil Spiral Glass Plugs + Leprechaun Mimosas 

Leprechaun Mimosas: You can’t get an easier drink recipe with mimosas! Not to mention, they’re arguably the best daytime drink...and they go down so easily! All you need for this recipe is champagne, orange juice, and blue Curaçao. Fill your flute 1/3 of the way with orange juice, add a splash of the blue Curaçao, then fill your glass the rest of the way with champagne. Watch your drink turn to the perfect shade of green in seconds! 



  • 1 bottle chilled champagne 
  • 2–4 cups pulp-free orange juice 
  • 1 cup Blue Curaçao 

Perfect pairing: The perfect pairing for your sparkling wine is a set of the sparkling green foil spiral plugs. These are shimmery and beautiful! The green is the perfect match for a St. Paddy's Day green and the glitter inside elevates these to the next level. You can even see some gold glitter in these plugs...the pot of gold perhaps? We’ll never know. But what we do know, is that you will be stuntin’ in these plugs this St. Patrick’s Day.  

Source and Image Source: Happy Go Lucky

We are obsessed with all of these St. Patrick’s Day cocktails. Delicious recipes with a magical touch. They’re just a little bit of a step up from your usual green beer. Any of these are perfect for the holiday, it just comes down to personal preference of style flavor. You won’t catch yourself saying “Irish you were beer,” to these crazy cocktails!       

Green accessories are the way to go this St. Patrick’s Day, especially when spending it at home. They give you a green festive touch to help you avoid a pinch but are functional for LONG-term use after the holiday is over. Just like the drinks, these accessories meet the one requirement for the day: being green. Choose whatever pair suits you best because any of them will shamrock your world! 

We hope you feel lucky stumbling across these creative ideas of what you can wear and sip on this St. Patrick’s Day. We can’t wait to see what mixing and matching you come up with! If you don’t wear green and end up getting pinched...don’t say we didn’t try to help. 😉🍀 Have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day everyone! 

COMMENT on this blog and let us know what your favorite green product and favorite green drink were! 


March 04, 2021 — Amanda Pyle
Valentine's Day Gifts + Date Ideas

Valentine's Day Gifts + Date Ideas

Happy February Buffs! If you’re spending Valentine’s Day with a loved one or your friends this year, it may look a bit different than usual. It can be hard to get creative with date night ideas at home, especially when you want to make this day extra special. We are here to help you out! Below you’ll find creative and enjoyable date night ideas to spend with a few friends or a loved one. We’ve also got the perfect pair of plugs, tunnels and/or hangers to wear or gift on the big day. Mix and match any of these gifts and date ideas for the perfect Valentine’s Day in 2021           

1) Spicy Margs + Mexican Food Date Night

Our brass tunnels with garnet are SPICY! Make your loved one feel confident and sexy this Valentine’s day. What’s a good date night idea to pair with this gift? Nothing short of spicy. Get some jalapeños for spicy margs, blast your favorite songs, and have a dance party in the kitchen while making tacos. Tacos & margs + the person you love? Sign us up.  


Shop: Brass Tunnels with Garnet

2) Cozy Night in with Takeout + Games

Throw on some pjs, and enjoy a cozy night in with your loved one. Order takeout from their favorite place, make some delicious cocktails, set up a board game championship and laugh the night away. What better way to spend this Valentine’s Day than quality time with just the two of you? Of course, this date night would also work great with your friends! These plugs are the perfect gift option to accompany a game night, because they are cool and comfortable. Our black rose plugs are an edgy accessory that can be worn at all times. They match everything!! The marble glass plugs are the perfect, at home accessory for Valentine’s day with their alluring red swirls. You just CANNOT go wrong with this date night idea + gift combination.  


3) Delicious & Aesthetic Sushi Dinner + Fun Beers

Did someone say take out sushi and fun beers?! Sushi is always garnished so beautifully and will make for an aesthetic Valentine’s Day dinner with your loved one. Phone eats first right?! Try out a new beer and go to town on as many sushi rolls as you can eat! Pair your beautiful sushi dinner with a vase of their favorite flowers and have these flower brass weights in a box next to them. A stunning and special Valentine’s day gift. These hangers are an Arctic Buffalo favorite with their gorgeous charm and popularity on our site. Even after Valentine’s day is over, these hangers will be a reminder of that memorable quarantine Valentine’s Day in 2021.  


Shop: Five Point Flower Brass Ear Weights Hangers

4) Pasta Dish Date Night + Wine & Flowers

Red roses and Italian food? That’s a yes from us. Get all the ingredients to make your favorite Italian dish from scratch. What else will you need? A bottle of your loved one’s favorite red wine of course! Spend quality time taking on the recipe together or impress by preparing a homemade dish for them! Pour up two glasses of that wine, put your phones away for the evening and enjoy each other’s company in the kitchen. While at dinner, surprise them with these stunning, gold wrapped tunnels and red rose plugs. Two amazing accessory options they will be reaching for long after Valentine’s Day.  


Shop: Red Rose Plugs

Shop: Gold Wrapped Spiral Tunnels (coming soon)

5) Fancy Date Night with Seafood + Steaks + Cocktails

These brass hangers with copper orb are begging you to get fancy with your quarantine date night. We’re thinking seafood and steaks. After all, Valentine’s day only happens once a year, so go big or go home! Your special person will love these hangers, and they will love that YOU picked them out even more. Showing your partner appreciation and love is what Valentine’s Day is all about. Dress up in your best outfits and cook a fancy dinner with you partner. Set the mood by lighting some candles, making some cocktails, or sipping on your favorite wine while having a romantic dinner together. After dinner, it’s back into your pjs to spend the rest of your night playing cards or watching movies. These hangers are relatively lightweight, so your valentine won’t have to worry about taking them out after dinner! 


Shop: Brass Hangers with Copper Orb

We hope this date night guide sparked some creativity for a perfectly fitting Valentine's Day in 2021. Having trouble picking out exactly what they want? When in card it out. Shop our e-gift cards here!

Wanna help your fellow buffs out? Drop a date night idea in the comments below :)

February 03, 2021 — Amanda Pyle
Top 5 Products of 2020

Top 5 Products of 2020

As 2020 comes to a close and we head into 2021 with a fresh start, let’s take a minute for a 2020 recap with Arctic Buffalo. We want to share with you the top five products of 2020. Step up your jewelry game in 2021, and make it the year you achieve your dream size while wearing the hottest products on the market...and here they are.

Black Thick Silicone Tunnels

First up we have our black thick silicone tunnels. Our black silicone tunnels were worn on the mountains, on walks with the dog, on zoom calls and next to loved ones on the couch in 2020. They made their mark this year, and we are excited to see where you take them in 2021! These silicone tunnels are the perfect basic accessory for your collection. The thick flare makes this silicone set simple and comfortable yet bold and eye catching. We go crazy over the comfort of this pair. We never want to take them out!  Let’s see what some of our customers have had to say about this best seller.  

Matte Black Thin Silicone Tunnels

Next up, we have our matte black thin silicone tunnels!! These were a newcomer in 2020, and you guys LOVED them, making them a best seller on our site in less than six months! We needed a lot of comfort in 2020, and these were our go-to! These tunnels were hot hot hot in 2020 because of the matte color and comfort. We see them making a big appearance in 2021 as well! Here’s what some of you had to say about this matte favorite:

Onyx Plugs

Our staple Onyx Plugs were loved in 2020 because of their subtle yet glossy appearance that added FASHION to our stay-at-home-fits. Y'all raved about the weight and comfort of these plugs... and we're in complete agreement!! These. Are. Awesome. See what all the hype's about, get a pair for yourself and watch this onyx set put a smile on your face (and your wallet) in 2021! What's better than that!? Here is what some had to say about our onyx plugs this year: 

Onyx Tunnels

These onyx tunnels were EVERYTHING and more in 2020...and they won't be going anywhere in 2021. These are a staple accessory and we love them for their comfort and the sleek look of the onyx. From the grocery store to webcam gatherings, these added a little bit of luxury to 2020. Look good, feel good, and these tunnels did just that.

Black Screw Back Stainless Steel Tunnels

Lastly, arguably our hottest product of the year, our black screw back tunnels. It's hard to find a more reliable, staple accessory than these babies. Gorgeous AND lightweight?! Yup, sign us up. Unfortunately these will not be sticking around in 2021. But don't worry...another great pair of tunnels will be taking their place. Get them before they're gone, and be on the look out for our non-screw double flare coming in 2021!

As you can see, basic black accessories will never go out of style. We hope you enjoyed diving into what we were raving over in 2020 and will continue to love in 2021. Arctic Buffalo is not going anywhere, and we are excited to see ya'll rock our jewelry all across the world in 2021. The start of a new year is the best time to set some goals, and we are here to help YOU with the stretching ones!! Happy New Year!! Be on the look out for our next blog with the top products to look forward to in 2021!

January 08, 2021 — Amanda Pyle
Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

The Holidays are right around the corner! You might be stressed about getting all the presents you need in time. We’re here to help you out with some gift ideas! Who doesn’t love getting jewelry for Christmas? No matter what color or design, you can’t go wrong gifting high quality, stretched piercing accessories from Arctic Buffalo.  

Silicone Tunnels + White Brass Hangers with Blue Opal Center

Grab a pair of silicone tunnels in their favorite color for a comfortable accessory that can be worn day in and day out. Arctic Buffalo’s silicone accessories are known for the comfort they provide while being strong enough to maintain their proper, beautiful shape. Silicone is great when done right.
What could you pair these with you may ask? Lets get both ends of the spectrum. Silicone tunnels are affordable and great for a cozy night in, but let’s dress this gift up a bit with hangers. The white brass hangers with blue opal center would make a great pairing option and add a pop of blue to whatever color silicone tunnels you choose. They can loop these hangers through their silicone tunnels or wear them alone in their ears. Either way, these hangers will give your special person a boost of confidence. Look good, feel good! Safe to say you cannot go wrong with this gift combination! 

Stainless Steel Starter Kit 

If they have just started their ear stretching journey or won't stop vocally considering going up a few millimeters, show your support by surprising them with one of our stretching kits. We currently carry 3 kits, from beginner sizing to 5/8". These kits, made of stainless steel single flare plugs, will guide them to their desired size.  Safety always comes first with Arctic Buffalo, and that's why we include stretching balm within the kits to ensure ears are keeping clean and hydrated. Whoever you give this to will feel very loved and supported, and you will feel happy that you got to contribute such a helpful tool to their journey! 

Wood Accessory + Daily Conditioning Oil  

Our wood accessories are natural and beautiful. Wood is neutrally-toned, making it a staple set that can be worn anywhere. We carry wood jewelry in plugs, tunnels, and even hangers. We also have a wide variety of wood sources, so you are sure to find a gorgeous pair that suites your special person. We even have pairs that are mixed with other materials such as brass or shell for an added touch. Wood needs to be cared for in order to maintain its beauty and hydration. This allows for a perfect gift opportunity! Gift wood accessories with our Daily Conditioning Oil for a harmonious pair of presents.  

Rose Quartz Plugs + Stretching Balm + Plug Protector 

Help keep the jewelry you gift looking good as new by adding a suede plug protector bag. Plugs and tunnels fit great in these Arctic Buffalo plug bags, and we carry two different sizes for those with larger jewelry. The rose quartz plugs (pictured) are hands down one of our best sellers and would be great to gift inside of this plug bag! They are the perfect basic accessory with a sleek yet simple look. We have one additional item that will take this 3-part gift to the next level. Include our stretching balm to really impress your special someone, and help keep their ears healthy and hydrated. Not to mention, the balm is made entirely from natural ingredients. Who doesn’t love that? 

Hand Picked Selection + Gift Box 

Check out our hand picked selection of stone. Here, you will be able to choose the exact pair of stone plugs you will receive from the photos. This makes your gift just a little bit more personalized for the ones you care about most. It can also be great for those of us with a special someone on the pickier side (we've all got one). To make this gift even more special, get it wrapped in a gift box before delivery. You can add a gift box and even a personalized note with your order that we will put in the box. Your gift will come completely ready to go with just a few clicks from your end! 
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Gold Hinged CBR + Gold Screw Back Stainless Steel Tunnels 

The gold hinged captive bead ring and the gold screw back stainless steel tunnels are the perfect combination for anyone with multiple piercings. The gold color on both makes for a cohesive set. Gold jewelry is extremely neutral and goes with anything. The gold hinged captive bead ring can be used in multiple different piercing on their ear or face, and the gold screw back stainless steel tunnels are available in many different sizes. If someone has stretched ear piercings along with multiple other piercings, this is the combination they want to receive this year! 
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Arctic Buffalo Gift Card 

Last, but definitely not least, give someone special a gift card from Arctic Buffalo. If you are unsure of the style or preference someone may want, this is the option for you! You are able to show someone you care, and let them choose whatever they love personally from our website.
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As you can see, there are so many different options and combinations you can come up with to create the best gift for someone you care about. We hope you found the perfect gift this season through our gift guide, and if not, we hoped this helped to spark some ideas. Arctic Buffalo wishes you happy holidays and happy shopping! 
December 04, 2020 — Amanda Pyle
Ear weights have arrived!

Ear weights have arrived!

We now carry several sets of gorgeous brass ear weights to aid the stretching process.  Find them all here.

May 05, 2016 — D Z
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