Fall is one of our favorite seasons, and the scents of the season just feel warm and cozy. From pumpkin to apple, see our favorite fall scented products of the moment!
From candles to bath bombs to deodorant, it seems like everyone wants in on the Pumpkin Spice Latte trend. These PSL-inspired treats are calorie free, so there’s no guilt. If you like fall as much as we do, you have to scroll through the gallery to see our top picks for fall. First of all, to get in the mood, you’ll need to decorate. I love getting in the spirit but there are SO many holidays that I don’t like spending a fortune.
Creativity is the root of everything—and I mean EVERYTHING. Our bodies, planet Earth, the Universe and everything in it are all physical manifestations of creation. To express one’s self is creative by nature; hence, we are all creative.
Some tap into their creative energy with ease—the artists of our world; others need a little help getting their juices flowing. Some struggle with creative block, procrastination or staying focused (me); others have a craft they love practicing but spending long hours in flow-state can lead to aches and pains from repetitive movement and crinkled postures (also me). From the novice to the seasoned artist, everyone needs a boost from time to time.
There are countless remedies for getting out of a slump and into flow-state, and easing the physical effects of an extended creative sesh. Clear off your workspace and try this ritual for creativity using Kush Queen’s CBD Lit Kit and their Melt Pain Relief Lotion.
To start the creative process, massage some Melt Pain Relief Lotion into your neck, shoulders, hands, and feet to loosen up while the minty smell invigorates and awakens the senses. As the CBD absorbs into the skin, move a quick yoga flow to get rid of any stagnant energy in the body. If you like brainstorming high, grind up a nice Jack Herer or some Tangie, pack it into a Kush Queen cone and proceed to get lit! The psychoactive effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are known to spawn new thought patterns and expand consciousness—perfect for artistic endeavors of all sorts. While the high is peaking, get as much down on paper as you can without worrying about form or technicalities—that comes next.
Once the ideas are out of your head and in tangible form, it’s time to switch into focus-mode. Go for a short walk to get some fresh air and eat the CBD-infused milk chocolate. Apply more Melt to your hands and begin the editing process—cutting and pasting, sketching, rewriting, scrapping and starting over. The clear-headedness from the chocolate makes these tasks less daunting and more satisfying, boosting endorphins and invoking new creative thoughts. Creativity breeds creativity!
When you’re pleased with your work and can edit no more, it’s time to hit save, put the supplies away, and show yourself some love with a soothing bath fit for a Kush Queen! As the tub fills with warm water, light up another cone, find some nice meditation music, lower yourself into the water and let the Relax bath bomb fizzle away. To round out the ritual, spend the next 30-45 minutes soaking up the CBD, essential oils, and gratitude for creativity and cannabis.
Whether you’re a writer, graffiti artist, comedian, musician, or whatever, take this ritual and adapt it for your creative process. And don’t forget to share it with us!
As we sit on the tarmac at Kahului Airport, about to head back to LA from a magical week in Hawaii, I think to myself, what a great time to write my first blog!
There’s something so powerful about traveling. Removing myself from the routine is a powerful tool for my self-care. As a ritualistic person, It’s necessary to get out of my environment to self-reflect, connect with nature, and plan for the future. With the holiday season on the horizon, I had to sneak away before a hectic end to 2018.
Early Sunday morning, we jetted off to Maui. I packed my favorite bikinis, flats, and of course my favorite Kush Queen products: Soaked shower gel, Melt, and a few bath bombs. A girls gotta have options, you know.
As soon as we landed, we knew our first stop was Secret Beach, a beautiful little-hidden spot in Wailea. There’s something about the beach, the sand under my toes and the ocean salt that immediately makes me feel renewed.
After a couple of hours at the beach, we checked into Andaz Maui. We were warmly greeted and handed an ice cold lavender lemonade while we checked in. We arrived only 48 hours after Hurricane Lane had hit, so Maui was unusually quiet.
Since Andaz Maui is a green resort, there was no bathtub, so I decided to lather up with Soaked after a few hours in the sun. I love using Soaked as a shampoo when my scalp is feeling itchy or dry after being in the ocean.
The next morning we ventured to my all-time favorite spa at the Grand Wailea. If you have the privilege of visiting, it’s absolutely worth every penny. What makes the Grand Wailea spa so special is the hydrotherapy circuit that you get to enjoy before the treatments. Imagine a water park for adults, but instead of slides, it’s pools. I frolicked from hot tub to cold plunge pool and back to the hot tub for a few trips. I love dunking in the Ice cold plunge pool, which is great for improving circulation. I then spent 15 minutes in the eucalyptus-infused steam room.
After the steam, ice cold lavender towels are waiting as you float into the next area Inspired by a Japanese bath house. Then you enter the holy grail: an area of 5 essential oil baths inspired by Hawaii’s natural beauty. I love to meditate in each pool, visualizing abundance, peace, balance, and love into my life. Between each pool I like to sit for a few moments under the massaging waterfall jacuzzi, great for releasing tension in the head and neck area. Between the essential oils and sound of water, my mind is completely at ease. I find a deeper enjoyment of my treatments because of the hydrotherapy.
We woke up early the next morning to catch the ferry to Lana’i. I had never been before but heard it was one of the most incredible places in the world. I soon learned the hype was very real.
This tiny island is nothing like Maui. It feels so quaint and serene. I truly never have been to any place like Lana’i. More importantly, as we walked into our room, there she was: a gorgeous bathtub. I couldn’t wait to take a bath.
After another day of swimming until sunset in Manele Bay, I finally got my bath. I poured a little soaked in first so I could have some bubbles. Then I dropped in a Love 1:1 bath bomb. The essential oils filled the bathroom and I could feel my entire body relax.
The next day we woke up early to snorkel. I was so elated and was the first to jump off the boat. I saw a gorgeous Parrot Fish and schools of beautiful fish. We were in the water for about 20 minutes when a family started freaking out and screaming (the kind of screaming you don’t wanna hear when you’re in the middle of the ocean). They had been stung by something. We were told it was okay to keep swimming, but as I was getting myself back up onto the boat I felt it. A sharp sting on my right hand, then my left thigh. Ouch. What is that? As I flail around I see it is blue and string-like. Oh no! The captain tells me it’s a Portuguese Man of War. This venomous and dangerous animal looks more alien than anything you could imagine. Luckily they had an anti-venom serum ready for me and an ice cold beer. Feeling grateful that I had my melt in my beach bag, I lathered up my marks with it. The Portuguese Man of War leaves very distinct welts, so I had a great battle wound to show off.
When we got back, I soaked Into a mid-day bath to heal my wounds. Nothing like dropping in a relieve CBD bath bomb to cool and calm my skin. Relieve features a powerful blend of essential oils like camphor and black pepper. I saw an instant difference in the redness of the stings and it was no longer painful to the touch. I covered them with our Melt CBD pain lotion and tucked in for the best night of sleep.
The next morning we rented a Jeep to go off-roading. One of the best parts of Lanai’ is that it is so remote. We didn’t see people for hours as we drove down dirt trails to unmanned beaches. We visited shipwreck beach and then headed to Garden of the Gods. We drove through huge puddles and bounced around down to the most beautiful white beach I have ever seen. It was truly an incredible day full of laughs and adventure. As we drove back to the hotel, our Jeep was covered in layers of mud. Visual proof of the adventures we shared.
We had to get up early the next morning to return back home. I felt like I was floating from my days in Hawaii. As we descended into LAX I felt such immense gratitude for my experiences. Being in nature and having time to relax truly is the medicine for my soul. Traveling is such an incredible gift that has allowed me to come back recharged ready to end the year on a high note. As the holiday season approaches the days will get long, but I will close my eyes and think of being in paradise. I am Refreshed.
If you need us this Fall, we’ll be taking a mind-numbingly long bath. Beauty and wellness product purveyor Kush Queen recently released its Pumpkin Spice CBD Bath Bomb that manages to speak to several of our cozy interests. Made with 25 mg of cannabidiol, the bath bomb is an aromatic blend of ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom.
CBD is a legal form of cannabis that doesn’t carry the mind-altering effects produced by THC. Instead, CBD is used to subtly soothe anxiety, physical pain, and insomnia, among many other ailments. CBD is being used in beauty products increasingly more often, with sleeping masks, lip balms, and an array of other skincare products using the natural remedy.
This ultra soothing bath might be just the thing to keep you warm in the coming colder months. Check out the Pumpkin Spice CBD Bath Bomb ahead.
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