Don’t worry this isn’t our list of CBD wellness predictions for the new year or the old new year/new you talk. 2019 was a tough year for a lot of us (an understatement for some). Let’s learn from it as we prepare to usher in the new decade.
I was trying to think of what this year might look like, a stock market graph with some hella intense peaks and valleys, Gollum, an abominable snowman?! Undeniably, this year was mythical, the highs were some of those pure joy moments while the lows felt like they might break us. But damn we’ve grown, chosen higher paths, gotten focused and have no doubts the new decade will be what we make it.
Let’s give 2019 a moment of silence! Bye. Felecia.
The Power of Reflection
One of the most powerful things to do at the end of the year is reflect. Reflection can be the growth element tool we need to process and adapt from what’s happened to us, our emotions and our path.
This is our reflection and what we’ve learned throughout the
cycles of 2019.
Get To Know Yourself
In the truest sense. Take time to understand exactly who you are, what you want and where your boundaries lie. We are living in a time where things can quickly get hectic and there is always other people’s lives and drama to get swept up in.
On the flip side, examine where you need to grow. It’s easy to forget that we do have [some] control in how our life gets shaped. Only you can alter the path that you take.
This year some of us had to turn inward and check-in. We
faced the hard facts and got life coaches, quit toxic jobs, took our health and
wellness more seriously, had bad hair for an extended amount of time and did
things that scared the shit out of us. In every situation, we are all better
for taking those leaps, working through the discomfort and giving our truest
self a chance to shine through.
Lean In and Go For It
Real talk, it can be scary but if you can trust yourself, you can do it. As a collective, we took major strides in bringing Kush Queen closer to mainstream this year. Everything involved in doing so was high stakes, level-up type projects that were a real test for our team.
The night before BeautyCon La kicked-off was filled with what-ifs, triple and double-checks with how to present our cannabis and wellness company at a mainstream beauty and make-up conference. And you know what? Kush Queen was so well received! The crowd was curious about CBD wellness, loved our CBD 101 kits and engaging with our team.
Before taking that leap our team was focused, we leaned in together, did the work and succeed when we went for it!
Health and CBD Wellness, First
Our bodies are so good to us, it’s easy to forget how to
be good to them on a daily basis. I’ll be the first to admit in 2019, I let my
health go. Even in the worst of times, giving our bodies the time,
love/attention, and fuel it needs will only benefit us in the long term.
Kush Queen is committed to daily wellness. Our CBD health and wellness products are geared to
nourish your body in different ways. The targeted effects and CBD dose of each
product seamlessly blends in with everyday rituals.
Here are our daily CBD wellness favorites:
Bäre CBD Tincture – Every morning. Bare is the BEST for your daily dose of anti-inflammation. For my mom, it makes people easier to deal with and dulls out her arthritis pain. Win/win.
MELT CBD Lotion – This is our most appropriately named product. Everyday aches and pains melt away with this combo of CBD and targeted essential oils. I don’t leave home without MELT.
GummiesRX – In 2020 night-time chill out is a must. GummiesRx is the wellness tool for transitioning from your high activity days to getting the rest your body needs.
We’re dedicating the new decade and new year to wellness
in all senses of the word! When you hear from Kush Queen in 2020, know that we
are coming from a place of love, positive energy, CBD wellness, and inclusion!
We love you.
The past 4 years of Kush Queen have been an incredible journey of love, growth, perseverance, and of course, CBD. Waking up every day to share our passion in a rapidly growing market, we have experienced our highest highs and some courage-required lows. But I can attest to every second being worth it.
Take a read through our reflections and a photo scroll through memory lane!
What a Year for CBD Momentum and Market Conditions
2019 will always be a historic year for CBD. With the Farm Bill passing in the Senate and the House in early December 2018, the new year promised to be an exciting growth year for CBD.
At the time, Kush Queen was experiencing incredible growth. Our team was evolving, constantly improving and making production adjustments to ensure we are creating the same high-quality CBD experience with every single handmade product.
Mid-summer, payment processing in the CBD industry came crashing down. Many in the industry went months with no ability to accept payments online and had to face tough decisions to keep their business afloat.
Through the grit and determination of our team and the patience and loyalty of our customers, Kush Queen made it through that chapter. As a small business innovating in a rapidly expanding industry we cannot say thank you enough to our customers, fans, friends, and family for the support. For example, on the eve of our first big mainstream event, one of our lows transformed right into one of the highest highs – BeautyCon LA.
Kush Queen Is Visibility, Wellness, and Innovation
In the same spirit of getting our dream up and running like Amazon, Google, and Disney, we started Kush Queen in our family garage. The Kush Queen brand was born out of our sister company, The Crystal Cult. The Kush Queen was a vape that turned into the beginning of a community. So many kush queens were out there but the cannabis industry’s male slated products left room for a newcomer with a different vision.
Kush Queen grew out of a community of like-minded individuals wanting to create a different type of space – a creative outlet for cannabis-derived health and wellness.
Our vision is to create a space for anyone to gain access to high-quality health and wellness products made from the healing cannabis plant.
It takes a village, including you! We are a small, family-operated business. We’ve got a tight-knit crew of people that all believe in a dream of making things better. From CBD to our workplace vibe, the Kush Queen team is dedicated to one another and making the best CBD products on the market. We’re savages but like the kind you want to invite over to sesh with and meet your mom! With every challenge we face, we turn inward, use our products, innovate and move forward!
Thank You For Supporting Our Small Business
Our passion for this plant and its power to transform lives keeps us motivated! Thank you for believing in our dream. It is with gratitude we operate every day from the heart and it is our privilege to have you as part of our family.
The irony of small business Saturday is that it was started by a corporation. A corporation that will not do business with CBD companies. The irony is really so 2019.
And with that, we pour some CBD on it! Stock up on CBD with the holiday sale going on now.
Follow our lead and make this holiday season the most chill you’ve ever experienced. The Ultimate Kush Queen CBD Gift Guide will navigate you through gifts for just about anyone in your life!
It’s the most wonderful time of year when we eat, drink, shop, and spread joy. And at the same time, we also run ourselves ragged with events, to-do lists and trying to make the most of the holiday season. On top of that, it’s flu season, its sugar season, and not only is it the most wonderful, but also one of the busiest times of the year.
The KQ team is here to make gifting easy and meaningful with our first annual Kush Queen CBD Gift Guide!
Why should you gift CBD, anyway?
Gifting CBD is a truly powerful experience for both the giver and receiver. Giving the gift of CBD to a friend or loved one is more than giving them a cool product, it’s a wellness experience. CBD has the power to transform someone’s daily routine into less pain, better sleep or better skin. From daily self-care to a better night’s rest, The Ultimate Kush Queen CBD Gift Guide has it all.
We put together a list of Kush Queen CBD wellness and beauty products to make your holiday shopping easy as pie. It’s not just the holidays and the start to a new year, it’s the birth of a new decade.
First Things First, Let’s Take Care of Y-O-U
There’s nothing selfish about self-care. Be your own Santa and treat yourself to a little something under the tree—we co-sign!
If you are seriously splurging this holiday season, these two CBD products won’t break the bank and will help you recover from this crazy time of year.
If you want to splurge on yourself this year the 2019 Limited Edition Champagne Collection is a perfect gift from You, to You.
Our limited edition holiday set includes a 100mg CBD Champagne bath bomb, a 150mg Champagne bubble bath, and a 1000mg CBD Champagne tincture. If you are looking to create a moment this holiday season, the Champagne collection is it.
Trust us – Moms want to try CBD this Holiday Season
Sometimes we forget that moms are just like us! All they want is to get sleep better, relieve anxiety, ease stress and improve their skin—CBD can help Mom.
Your mom will be talking to about your gift year-round when you give her Defynt Skin Serum. The antiserum is packed with vitamins, hyaluronic acid, 250mg of transdermal CBD, and a host of ingredients that will leave her skin glowing.
It seems like ALL moms need more sleep and we’ve got something for every level of sleep deprivation. For those mamas who just need help getting a better night’s rest, the 25mg Sleep CBD Bath Bomb is perfect for her. For a mom who suffers from insomnia or just can’t sleep through the night, gift the 200mg Sleep CBD Bath Bomb to give her a dreamy night of shut-eye. And for the Goldilocks moms who needs all the rest she can get to make her family run like clockwork, give her the 100mg Sleep CBD Bath Bomb so she can drift off as soon as her head hits the pillow.
If your dad’s an old pro with the cannabis plant, you’ll want to grab him our 200mg Relieve CBD Bath Bomb. He will not believe the pain-relieving power of 200mg of CBD and essential oils in a full-body soak. You’ll make a pro-bath taker out of Pops with this gift.
If he’s new to the CBD game, gift him our Melt 2oz 100mg CBD Relief Lotion. Tell him to put it where it hurts or ask mom to rub it on his shoulders after a busy week. He’ll feel the power of the nanotechnology CBD and essential oils and become a CBD evangelist in no time.
If you’re looking to gift your dad with daily wellness, we suggest Gummies RX 350mg CBD gummies. The delicious taste comes from our small batch handmade approach to CBD gummies. The dose will hit him just the right way so that he feels better, but not high.
Show your know-it-all brother the high tech side of CBD. Soaked CBD shower gel has transdermal nanotechnology that allows the CBD to absorb directly into your bloodstream. Your brother will not only be impressed with the technology, but he’ll also love the way CBD elevates his daily shower. The citrus notes and CBD will boost his mood to the point that he won’t even seem like your brother anymore!
Everyone loves a CBD gummy, especially the small-batch handmade gummies from Kush Queen. Your brother will be hooked on Kush Queen CBD from these 750mg GummiesRX gummies. From athletes to stressed out banker bros, CBD gummies offer an easy delivery method for daily consumption.
Its cuffing season, so we know you need to grab a gift for your BAE. They will love our CBD water-based lubricant with 30mg nano CBD. Nano CBD is broken down to a particle size so small it can absorb through your skin and into your bloodstream. It’ll increase blood flow to the area and you’ll never use a lubricant without CBD again!
The Love Collection is the perfect gift set for your BAE if you’ve got a little more money to spend. At $69.69 (we couldn’t help ourselves) it includes 2, Love 25mg CBD bath bombs and 1 water-based CBD lubricant. They’ll be so blissed out that they won’t even realize this gift is a gift for you, too!
Education Moment – Drive home the point to them that all grands should be dropping oral CBD every day to help fight inflammation and feed their endocannabinoid system. For under $50 you can gift your grand and educate them on the CBD molecule and their endocannabinoid system. You’ll become their trusted guide to CBD healing, which will spread throughout their sewing circles and bridge clubs!
Our black magic bath bomb is like giving your BFF a deep tissue massage for $12.99! This CBD Bath Bomb is the perfect bath to gift your BFF because it’s sexy black, dosed with 25mg CBD, packed with organic essential oils, and won’t stain their tub. They’ll love you 4EVA for giving them a product that provides a full-body topical experience without the price tag of a spa visit!
Give your glam BFF the gift of CBD beauty, Kingdm Foto Blur CBD Primer, winner of Refinery 29’s Beauty Innovator Award for best primer. They’ll love you for giving them our pore blurring, skin softening primer that’ll work for their skin while providing and solid foundation for their make-up.
If you’re shopping for your BFF who deals with pain, they’ll love the Relief Collection, The perfect combo for that BFF in pain, The Relief Collection includes 3 Relieve 25mg CBD Bath Bombs and 1 2oz 100mg CBD Melt Relief Lotion. From monthly periods to those with chronic pain, this power combo is packed with CBD and essential oils that make it the ultimate CBD gift set.
Your fur baby has an endocannabinoid system too. Stuff their stocking with treats that will help maximize their wellness with CBD. These products are pawfect pet CBD products to gift your furry loved ones.
Coat a treato with Bäre 500mg CBD tincture or drop it onto their food daily for a hypoallergenic dose of CBD pawfect for your pooch or kitten.
Shop Small, Shop Smart with the Kush Queen CBD Gift Guide
We hope the Kush Queen CBD Gift Guide has made it easier for you to shop for the ones you love.
When you gift Kush Queen CBD you’re not just gifting CBD, you’re supporting a women-founded small business with handmade products. You’re gifting your family and friends products made by our family and friends. It’s truly a gift that keeps on giving.
CBD lube may seem like a novelty, but it does so much more than kick up the heat in the bedroom.
The reasons why CBD lube works are multifaceted, much like the people who use it. Just about anyone can benefit from a product that makes sex and masturbation more pleasurable, but CBD lube is an absolute game changer for people who experience:
Pain resulting from sexual trauma
Pain caused by conditions like vaginismus, endometriosis, and childbirth
Decreased libido or sexual desire due to hormonal changes or medications
Dryness experienced post-menopause or after radiation/cancer treatments
Tension or an inability to relax, especially related to the pelvic floor
CBD lube works by creating a pathway to more enjoyable sexual contact. This concept goes beyond a novelty or trendy sex product and truly becomes a tool for healing.
What’s on the Inside Counts For CBD Lube To Really Work
Of course, what’s in the lube matters tremendously, especially for those in need of sexual healing. Kush Queen CBD lube, Ignite, is water-based, making it safe for use with latex and silicone, so whether you’re embarking on solo-play or engaging with a partner, you can enjoy the benefits of CBD lube without the hassle or worry.
Unlike many CBD lubes on the market, Kush Queen CBD Lube is actually a lubricant and not an oil-based formula infused with CBD. Each ingredient is paraben-free and was carefully selected for its safety and efficacy, resulting in a product that’s inclusive to all.
The CBD in Ignite is broken down into nanoparticles that are 2,000 times smaller than pores, which allows for rapid absorption and increased bioavailability. The topical application of CBD allows the cannabinoids to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) and is the key mechanism behind why CBD lube works for such a wide spectrum of needs.
Why CBD Lube Works for So Many Folx
The reason why Kush Queen’s Ignite works wonders on so many bodies is its ability to trigger multiple physical reactions through localized application and the CBD’s interaction with the ECS.
It’s no secret that genital arousal is characterized by blood flow to the region resulting in erect and swollen genitalia and increased sensitivity. As a vasodilator, CBD works to relax the muscles of the arteries allowing blood to flow through with more ease. The results are increased arousal, an increased depth and frequency of climax, and a diminishment of pain and tension.
Relaxation is another effect that adds to why our lube works so well for so many. When we explore our sexuality or engage with partners, self-conscious or non-sexual thoughts may arise, distracting from the experience. The inability to get out of our heads and into the moment limits our ability to be in our bodies and present with the sensations were experiencing. The topical application of CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system to ease tension in the body and relax muscles, allowing comfort to pave the way for pleasure.
Verified buyers of Kush Queen CBD Lube report results ranging from intensified orgasms in healthy womxn to “penis hugs” from happy husbands and renewed sexual satisfaction for post-menopausal womxn to pain-free intercourse for the first time ever, a wide spectrum of people are discovering how and why CBD lube works for their intimate needs.
Choose Pleasure, Choose You
Simply putting into practice the intention of increasing pleasure for yourself and/or your partner will have a positive effect on your sex life. By putting pleasure first and making the extra effort you send the signal to yourself that enjoyable sex is a priority. After all, it is your birthright.
When viewed through the lense of compassion for sufferers of painful sex, people dealing with reproductive dysfunction, and those experiencing hormonal changes or mental conditions that result in decreased sexual desire and satisfaction, the use of CBD in the bedroom can be seen as therapeutic.
Decreased tension and sensations that anchor you to the present moment work synergistically to alter the experience of sex for the better.
How empowering to be able to reconnect with your sexuality after feeling disconnected from it and from yourself with a little help from Kush Queen CBD Lube.
Satisfy Your Curiosity
If you’ve read through this entire blog, then your intrigue with CBD lube must be peaking by now. Take the plunge into pleasure and order your bottle of Ignite today!
Introducing Kush Queen 100mg and 200mg CBD Bath Bombs
That’s right, you asked for a high dose CBD bath bomb and we listened! In 2018, we introduced the Kush Queen Product Review System which turned out to be a game-changer for us. We don’t just want to make CBD health and wellness products we love, we want to make CBD products that YOU love and align with your needs! Day after day, the reviews poured in and one of the repeat customer requests was for high dose CBD bath bombs. It was clear that Kush Queen customers love our CBD bath bombs but you wanted and needed more CBD.
Mid-year, we put our lab team to work on our highest dose bath bombs EVER! With great excitement we introduce our 100mg and 200mg CBD bath bombs in our best selling blends Relax, Relieve, Sleep, Awaken, Love, and Citrus.
Why Should You Use A High Dose CBD Bath Bombs?
At this point, it’s safe to say that most people have heard about the benefits of using CBD. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to Martha Stewart’s dog is using some version of CBD to aid in daily wellness. And if you are reading this, we bet you are too!
When considering the switch from using a lower dose to a higher dose CBD bath bomb, ask yourself, “Why am using a CBD Bath Bomb?”
We recommend choosing the 100mg CBD Bath Bomb if you:
Have trouble getting to sleep.
Had an extra hard workout.
Like using CBD daily and want to up your dose.
You didn’t feel the body high from the 25mg CBD Bath Bomb.
Indulging in a self-care day.
We recommend choosing the 200mg CBD Bath Bomb if you:
Are trying to take the edge off and induce relaxation.
Working to fight off an infection or inflammation.
Recovering from an injury or trauma
Detoxing or rebooting your body
Some of us use CBD for muscle relaxation, while others use CBD to help with mental clarity. We suggest starting small and increasing your CBD dose over time.
What Makes Kush Queen High Dose CBD Bath Bombs the BEST CBD bath bombs?
Kush Queen CBD Bath Bombs Are Handmade and Fresh
Every Kush Queen CBD bath bomb is handmade in California by real humans. Each week, our production team makes small batches of our bath bombs by mixing, forming and packing them from start to finish at our facility. We keep our batch sizes small and cycle through on-hand inventory quickly to ensure that every CBD bath bomb is fresh and fizzy when you drop it in the tub.
One of our goals in developing our unique CBD bath bomb formula is for our bath bombs to contain minimal ingredients. So many bath bombs on the market can negatively affect a woman’s PH due to the numerous ‘non-clean’ ingredients. Being a womxn founded company, we wanted our bath bombs to be safe for the most sensitive of bodies.
All doses (25mg, 100mg, 200mg) of Kush Queen CBD bath bombs contain:
100% organic essential oils, type varies by bath bomb blend
Cannabidiol (CBD), mg amount varies per dose
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
When using any of our doses, you’ll feel and smell the difference in our CBD bath bombs. All of the ingredients work together to create an experience that you only get with Kush Queen CBD Bath Bombs.
Full Body CBD Topical
Our bath bombs work because we use targeted essential oils and CBD to create the entourage effect. Your skin is your biggest organ, so by submerging your body fully into the water your experiencing a full-body topical CBD application.
This experience is completely different from placing a relief lotion on a small localized pain point. With our high dose CBD bath bombs, your body is fully submerging in a 100mg or 200mg dose of CBD. And your body reacts like a sponge soaking up all the ingredient goodness Kush Queen CBD bath bombs offer which allows for more absorption of the CBD.
CBD bath bombs are our flagship product because of its superior delivery method.
Grab a higher dose CBD bath bomb and you’ll leave the tub feeling like you had a full body massage!
CBD is inarguably all the rage as you can access products nearly anywhere in person or online. Yet so many people don’t know or understand how to use CBD or why they should use Kush Queen products daily. My philosophy in regards to cannabinoids is preventative and consistent use. As an every day, multiple times a day user, I believe in keeping my endocannabinoid system nourished. Today’ I’m sharing a recap of my recent trip to New York for Fashion Week.
Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine the places and spaces Kush Queen would take me. One of those places is New York Fashion Week to celebrate the launch of our collaboration with alice+olivia. Fashion Week. New York. Kush Queen. I am still shook.
NYFW CBD Travel Diary
I use cannabis to live my life free from mood stabilizing pharmaceuticals which requires me to think through my life and plan ahead. Upcoming travel always means I up my daily dose and stay mindful of my sleep patterns. So much about any type of cannabis use is about finding what works for you by learning from others. Here are the notes from my NYFW travel diary.
The Pre-Game – Planning and Adjusting My CBD Dosing
Traveling and changing time zones can be one of the biggest triggers for me. Pre-flight and airport anxiety always creeps in 72-36 hours before take-off. A few years ago, I built out a CBD routine to ease into traveling. Trust me, you want to give this a shot if you share the same type of pre-travel feelings.
My pre-traveling CBD ritual includes:
2 Gummies RX, in the morning and at night the day before my flight. I also keep these with me at all times just in case I need to take the edge off mid travels.
A pre-flight CBD bath. I swell up on airplanes, so I use our new 200mg alice+olivia Bath Bomb to prep my body for the long flight and help ease my pre-flight stress.
I love the higher dose CBD bath bomb because it’s stronger than our regular doses. It’s like carb-loading before a long workout; I was about to be exposed to germs, plane air, and a time zone change. Plus, floating in the bath is always a time I take for myself to clear my mind and bring myself into the present before traveling.
Sunday, September 8, 2019 – The Day Before the alice + olivia Presentation
I arrived at our amazing brownstone in Brooklyn and notice my post-flight swelling wasn’t as bad as usual, must have been my pre-flight CBD bath bomb. I take a full dropper of Bäre before heading to dinner, which is about a 33.3mg dose of CBD. Ahhh – comfy shoes (check), cute outfit (check), mind at ease (check)!
(Late) Night Time
My fashion week looks arrived straight from the alice+olivia showroom. I popped a Gummies RX CBD gummy before getting fitted to keep my pre-show jitters from creeping in. After my fitting, I showered with our Soaked CBD shower gel and then lathered up in our alice+olivia CBD body lotion before heading to bed. No chance for bad sleep, aching feet or a restless mind to steal my slumber.
Monday, September 9, 2019 – alice + olivia presentation
A pre hair and makeup dose of CBD is always what I need. Anytime I am putting a full face of makeup on I wear our Defynt CBD Skin Serum and Kingdm CBD Primer under my make up. Many people ask why they should use CBD in their makeup routine?
The 3 main reasons to use CBD with your makeup routine:
CBD is a known anti-inflammatory
CBD is anti-bacterial
CBD helps reduce redness.
Arriving at the alice +olivia presentation is like a scene in a movie. Sophia Ritchie was posing on the carpet before me. Luckily, I had 4 CBD Gummies RX gummies in the car, which is a solid 50mg oral dose. The show is filled with incredible clothes and people; all of my senses were stimulated. What an incredible experience I will never forget.
Also seems like NYFW needs to pour some CBD on it more than anyone!
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
It’s our day off exploring in Brooklyn. I have never seen Dumbo, but love the history and charm of the area. We had a beer and bite and then we explored a shop nearby with CBD products. I decided to try a CBD beverage called Recess while we explore the area and trekked over the Brooklyn bridge. A light and refreshing taste in a cute can, but not sure if I would buy again.
My feet are ravaged from wearing heels the day before and then walking most of the city. I lather them up in Melt CBD Pain lotion before bed and put on some socks. I can instantly feel my feet cool and my pain fades away.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – Photoshoot Day
Back in hair and make up again for a photo shoot. I toss two droppers of Bäre CBD Tincture into my cappuccino. My makeup artist Lauren lays a velvety smooth layer of Kingdm CBD Primer on before she starts on my look for the shoot.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 – alice+olivia Collaboration Event Day
I was woken up by a problem in LA with our payroll. Outside of travel, my next biggest trigger as a business owner is the banking industry. At this point, for me, CBD isn’t enough, so I smoke a joint, take a deep breathe and assess possible solutions. Things get resolved relatively quickly given the time zone change. Now we start to prep for the alice+olivia collaboration launch event.
Time for the alice+olivia x Kush Queen Meatpacking CBD Mocktail party. I had about 4, 25mg CBD mocktails, so you could say I am feeling GOOD. Keep an eye out for our upcoming alice+olivia events in La and Aspen – you need to get your hands on these mocktails!
Friday, September 13, 2019 – Head Home
Too Early in the Morning
My flight was at 4:45! Yes, you read that right. I’m crazy and I am on an early AF flight back to LA. No one should be up this early. I can’t be nice. So I take 2 full droppers of Bäre and sleep the entire way back to LA.
Once I returned home, I had only 72 hours before I had to go to Hall of Flowers, a cannabis B2B show in Santa Rosa, CA. I also had to attend a wedding, so I could not and did not get sick. Sure, once I was home I ate 150mg of THC edibles and slept for 16 hours, but I didn’t catch anything.
I always rely on CBD to help me through these work benders. Cannabinoids deliver an equilibrium I feel in my body and I am grateful that I have it in my life to help me be my best self.
CBD is a great tool to help with traveling and non-stop work. As you read in my travel diary, I use Kush Queen products in a variety of ways, depending on what’s going on in my life. I start by thinking through my triggers and building my CBD routine out from there.
When Kush Queen decided to open itself up to Wholesale clients, we had no idea the effect it would have on us. We have been so inspired by the overwhelming number of small business owners who show up and support us, and the Kush Queen brand. We count ourselves lucky to have some powerful, educated, cannabis activists all over the country sharing our products with their customers. We just couldn’t resist sharing some of these hardworking entrepreneurs with you!
Today we are featuring one of our very first Wholesalers, My Green Room LLC out of North Carolina. Thanks to their fearless, passionate and kind-hearted leader, Joellyn Woodward, a brand new audience of people have been able to learn about and experience the benefits of CBD!
Joellyn, the owner of My Green Room, is a 10-year cancer survivor, Mother, Grandmother, and Newlywed!! Congrats are most definitely in order!! Besides her obvious love of all things Hemp, she enjoys NCAA Basketball, Krishna and bonfires. Her desire to help others has been life long, and it is no surprise that she found a way to do just that, every day, at her shop.
How it Started
Joellyn didn’t choose to open her shop on a whim. After using cannabis to help with her Cancer, Chronic PTSD, Bipolar 1 and Chronic Panic Attacks, she knew she had to spread the word. She put in the time to learn about the plant and its benefits so that she could share her knowledge with others. She had dreamt of opening a Cannabis dispensary for years, but because of the Cannabis laws in North Carolina, it just didn’t seem possible. During a family vacation to Myrtle Beach, she stumbled upon a little shop selling CBD products and felt a rush of joy. She knew the time had come. Hemp was federally legal and she was ready to start selling! She did the research, found brands she believed in and by January of 2018 she was in business.
My Green Room started out selling at Craft Shows and Bike Rallies. Joellyn shared her favorite CBD products with a new audience and people took notice. After stumbling upon Kush Queens CBD Bath Bombs by a fluke chance in early 2018 she knew they would become a staple among her customers and has been carrying a variety of Kush Queen products ever since.
In the Summer of 2018, My Green Room officially opened their first brick and mortar shop. A 400 square foot spot in the back of a building. Less than 6 weeks later they were upgrading to a space double the size, right out front! On April 20th of 2019, they made yet another upgrade, this time to a 3,000 square foot facility! They are home to the first (and currently only) hemp smoking bar and lounge in the area. Their rapid growth is proof that people are falling in love with CBD, and there is no slowing down in sight.
It is important to note that running a CBD business is no easy feat. While hemp is federally legal there are still a number of roadblocks facing brand owners and retail shops. From having her merchant accounts shut down, her money withheld from her, her social media accounts being deleted, high percentage fees at every turn and pressure from local law enforcement, Joellyn has experienced many of the struggles first hand. Lucky for us, and for her loyal customers, she can’t be stopped! She rolls with the punches, bounces back stronger and continues to push forward. Why? Because she believes in and understands the value of what she and her team have to offer their community.
Not only has CBD allowed Joellyn herself to improve her mental health, quit tobacco and get off a variety of medications, but it has allowed her to help so many others do the same.
“Watching people start living a better quality of life makes all the spreadsheets worth it,” says Joellyn. My Green Room has helped 29 people (and counting) regain sobriety from hard drugs and pills. They have created jobs in a small and struggling county. Every day their team is educating people on the many ways CBD can improve lives. In turn, real peoples lives are being changed, for the better. Joellyn says “The best reward is hearing customer ‘s success stories.” That, right there, is the payoff.
For the Love of Kush Queen
When it comes to Kush Queen products Relieve, Melt and Defynt are among the favorites at My Green Room. Joellyn told us that Relieve was the first Kush Queen product she ever tried, she fell in love immediately and since using these products her skin feels healthier than ever! We freaking LOVE that!
When asked if she wanted to add a little something extra, Joellyn said this…
“Kush Queen is family. Being a female business owner, I look to the Queens as a model. KQ has extended us so much love, support and goes a million extra miles. With my husband needing a full liver transplant, the Kush Queens reached out to help. My dispensary would not be nearly as successful if not from the incredible guidance and support KQ extends to My Green Room.”
*We are Blushing*
Honestly, there are no words to truly say Thank You to Joellyn and the My Green Room team. They have stood by our brand through thick and thin. When we were overwhelmed and working hard to expand with the growing demand of CBD, they were patient, kind and understanding. This is why we are so grateful to Wholesalers like My Green Room. We hope that you will reach out and show them a little love as well!
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Last Friday I stepped outside and was instantly met with the first 90 plus degree day of summer. My edges curled back, my thigh gap got sticky and for me, that can only signal one thing. The beginning of golf season! Yes, you heard that right, golf. The sport that has generally been associated with rich old white men, is the sport that this little brown girl has been playing since she was 7. Growing up in the scorching Texas heat, and then playing for four years during college in Georgia, I’ve had my share of long achy nights trying to recover from carrying golf bags for 6 hours each day. I wish I had Kush Queen back then to help me with the stress of playing golf, as well as a CBD post workout routine to help with muscle soreness recovery.
3 Steps To My CBD Post Workout Recovery
It never fails that the morning after playing a round of golf I wake up feeling sore all over. The kind of soreness that makes you question why you ever choose to move your body in the first place. My neck is tight, my shoulders burn and my head hurts so badly I feel hungover. That’s when I know it’s time for my CBD post workout routine. Now that I’m an adult I’ve incorporated a routine for getting rid of soreness. This plan also works as a killer self-care routine after a stressful day of work or play!
Step 1: Add CBD to your morning smoothie
I’m a creature of habit and that extends to my food. I have the same smoothie every morning. I know that might sound monotonous but try it out for yourself, and I think you’ll understand why I’m so crazy about it.
1 cup of frozen Blueberries
1 frozen banana
2 tbs of nut butter (I prefer Justin’s Honey Almond Butter)
Dash of Cinnamon or to taste
1 tsp honey (or you can soak dates, just make sure they’re pliable before blending)
Blend until smooth. Not only will the smoothie help to give you nutrients to feed your depleted muscles, but adding CBD will help with the inflammation from your workout and relieve any stress you might have so that you can start your day in a more calm state of mind. Bonus!
Step 2: Take a morning bath. I know, crazy right?
Who says baths are just for the evening? There’s nothing more luxurious to me than taking a hot bath, lighting some candles and putting on a podcast at 10 am on a Saturday. Well, that is until you add in our next step. Since my back is feeling like it’s going to start tweaking, I reach for the Kush Queen CBD bath bomb in RELIEVE. With 25mg of Pure CBD and notes of Organic clove, birch, and rosemary, this bath bomb helps me create the spa of my dreams in the reality of my apartment.
Step 3: Rub Melt on your aching muscles
After you finish soaking, treat your muscles to the cooling sensation of Kush Queen’s CBD Lotion, Melt. As soon as the Melt touches my skin I can feel my senses relaxing. Spoiler alert, after steps 1-3, my CBD post workout routine has me feeling like putty and so ready to dig into step 4.
Step 4: Stretch!
I’m a big believer in foam rolling. It hurts like hell, but once your muscles are nice and relaxed from your previous pampering, it feels like the perfect cherry on a day full of recovery. Stretching helps to keep your muscles loose and warmed up. It gives me an opportunity to breathe and clear my mind.
You don’t have to be a golfer to have a CBD post workout recovery routine. Try this out after your next crazy hard CrossFit or spin class. We ask a lot of our bodies and we need to make sure that we’re pouring love and healing back into it.
By: JS Brunson
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Hi, yes, I am talking about tea again, won’t you join me?
Honestly, coffee gets all the spotlight, but I am her to remind you that tea should not be overlooked. It can give you a gentle caffeine boost when needed, or it can lull you to sleep. It can be served hot, iced, dressed up like a fancy latte or turned into cookies. The herbal benefits alone should be inspiration enough to start incorporating tea into your life, and the versatility it has to offer is an added bonus.
Obviously here at Kush Queen, we like to find all the ways to add CBD to our day, so here I am. The ways in which to utilize tea, much like CBD are endless, and I found some tasty (and some unconventional) tea-inspired recipes that you should definitely add CBD to.
It is honestly as easy as adding a few droppers of Bare Daily Wellness to the recipe to achieve your desired dosage. Pay attention to serving size and then choose how many milligrams of CBD you would like per serving. Each dropper of our Original Bare CBD Tincture offers just over 16mg’s of CBD, so you can use that to determine how many droppers you will need.
After much research, thank you Pinterest, I have found 12 unique and enticing Tea-Inspired recipes that I think you should definitely try and definitely add CBD to. I was inspired by our very own CBD Bath Bomb Tea Collection, Obvi, so these recipes will be incorporating Matcha, Earl Grey, and Chai teas.
While green popcorn may seem a little strange, It sounds delicious! I would recommend adding your Bare Daily Wellness drops to the Matcha topping blend. And while this recipe calls for making stovetop popcorn, which if you can, probably tastes way better, but feel free to make the Matcha topping and toss with your favorite microwave popcorn option!
The green color of these cookies in 100% natural from the Matcha powder! SO fun! These would be great for a Halloween Party, St.Pattys day, or if we are being honest, a basic Tuesday. You will want to add in your CBD tincture with your butter and take it easy. Adding too much oil may alter the consistency of the cookies. I would recommend starting with 2-4 droppers for the recipe to see how they turn out. OR you can replace half the butter with this Cannabutter Recipe.
The citrus addition to this Matcha smoothie makes it bright and refreshing. While fall is just around the corner, the heat is still kicking, and this is a great way to cool down while enjoying a sweet treat and getting in loads of health benefits. You will want to blend all of the ingredients according to the recipe, THEN add in 1-2 droppers of Kush Queens Bare Daily Wellness and pulse for a few more seconds until fully incorporated. Pour it up and enjoy!
When you want all the goodness of a smoothie, but are in a spoon kind of mood, in comes the smoothie bowl. My favorite way to trick my brain into thinking I am eating ice cream. This recipe takes the goodness of Match and combines it with frozen bananas and avocado to bring you an ultra-creamy smoothie bowl experience. Top with Chia seeds for a health boost, and whatever fresh fruits, granola, and nuts you’re vibing with! You can add your CBD oil to this recipe by blending it into the smoothie, or by adding it to Granola if that is one of your chosen toppings.
Energy balls offer a foolproof way to add protein to your diet while also satisfying your sweet tooth. You can easily adapt the ingredients to your taste preference, but this Chai tea inspired version seems pretty near perfection. Add 4-6 droppers of Bare Daily Wellness CBD oil into this recipe with the wet ingredients and your energy balls will have 4-6mg of CBD each.
Oatmeal cookies remind me of my childhood. Each bite is packed with nostalgia. Adding in Chai Spices honestly feels like the universe merging my current self with my child self to remind me that we are the still the same person. Too deep for an oatmeal cookie recipe? I don’t think so. I recommend removing ½ tbsp of butter from this recipe and adding ½ tbsp of Kush Queens Bare Tincture.
When you need a quick and fulfilling breakfast, oatmeal has your back. Protein-packed and unbelievably adaptable. There is an oatmeal option for almost everyone! This oatmeal takes the smooth flavors of vanilla and spices it up with some Chai. It’s a comforting combination to start your day off right. I would recommend trying this CBD Whipped Cream recipe to top your oatmeal! You deserve a dessert for breakfast kind of day! I promise.
Pancakes are one of my ultimate comfort foods. Cake, for breakfast, duh! It always felt like I was getting away with something when I would sit down for a pancake breakfast growing up. As an adult, I have continued the tradition, proudly. These pancake stacks are a twist of the classic. Adding Chai Spices and Sweet Potato really switches up the vibe bringing you a pancake with a deeper depth of flavor. Include 2 Droppers of Bare Daily Wellness with the olive oil that already in this recipe. An easy peasy way to add some chill to your morning meal.
Oh Dear Lord. This cake looks ridiculous! Subtle and decadent at the same time. A perfect flavor pallet you can turn to year around. The addition of the figs really got me. I’m a fig girl for sure! While this may be a more labor-intensive recipe, it will be worth the effort. For this sweet treat, I would add 2-4 droppers of CBD oil into the frosting recipe with the butter.
Granola, like Earl Grey Tea, is incredibly versatile. It is simple to make, and easy to adapt to all tastes. You can then add it to parfaits, ice cream, smoothie bowls, serve it with milk, or enjoy it dry, fresh out of the oven. Those are just my personal favorite ways to enjoy granola, there are so many tasty uses for granola! Adding CBD to this recipe could not be easier! Just add 3-6 droppers of Bare Tincture to the mixture and toss well before baking.
This is an interesting flavor combination that really works. The smooth flavors of Earl Grey balance out the tart sweetness of the Blackberries. If you can get a hold of some fresh blackberries before they go out of season, I would definitely recommend stocking up! Just like with our Matcha Smoothie, you will want to fully blend your smoothie and THEN add your CBD oil and puls for a few more seconds until fully incorporated.
If you are looking for a splurge-worthy treat to keep you cool, look no further. Loaded with a sweet and smooth flavor, this thick and creamy recipe can easily be adapted for a dairy-free diet by replacing just a few ingredients. Just like with your smoothies, you will want to blend this recipe per the instructions, THEN add your CBD tincture and pulse again for a few more seconds until fully blended. You can also top with this CBD whipped Cream for added herbal benefits and even more decadence.
If you try any of these delicious tea-inspired recipes with our suggested CBD add-in, show us on the gram and don’t forget to credit the original recipe creator in your posts as well! The Tea-meets-CBD based possibilities are truly endless, so feel free to branch out and use some of these recipe techniques to create your own drinks and treats, packed with the herbal benefits that both tea and CBD have to offer you! And if you happen to prefer a simple cup of tea, milk & honey optional, well that’s okay too!
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I am most definitely a coffee person, but I do love me a good cup of tea. I take mine with milk and honey served up in my favorite Alice in Wonderland mug. It is an experience for me and has become part of my self-care routine. Drinking tea has so many benefits for our health and wellbeing, and every type of tea offers a little something special for you and your body to enjoy. You can sip for energy, sip for stress relief, sip for a good night’s sleep and even for your skin and organ health. That is a lot of benefits! So when I heard that Kush Queen launched a tea-inspired CBD Bath Bombs Collection, my heart fluttered. I can bathe in my tea too? Yes, Please!
But wait? Do I want to bathe in tea? Does it have any benefits as a topical or is it just for fun? These were some of the questions swimming through my mind, so I, of course, decided to do a little research. What did I learn? Bathing in your tea… highly recommended. Many of the properties in tea leaves also have amazing benefits for your skin and wellness. When paired with the already beneficial ingredients that make up Kush Queen CBD bath bombs – Like High-Quality CBD, Epsom Salt, Baking soda, and essential oils – the benefits are only increased!
So what are these benefits I speak of? I will get to that, but first I want to chat about Dry Brushing. If you have not heard of Dry Brushing, it is definitely something worth looking into. It is the simple act of using a natural fiber brush, preferably with a long handle, to massage the skin without moisture. Starting at your feet you will gently rub your skin clockwise in a circular motion, slowly working your way upward. Not only is this process relaxing, but it is a great way to prepare your body to receive maximum benefits from your bath time. It exfoliates the skin, increases blood flow, stimulates the lymph nodes, detoxes the body, and can even reduce the appearance of cellulite. Your skin will feel fresh and new before you submerge yourself into that tub sized cup of tea. Such a great way to take your self-care to the next level.
Matcha Tea actually contains chlorophyll which is a wonderful detoxifier and has been known to remove harmful toxins from the body as well as fight free radicals. Matcha may also assist in decreasing your body’s sebum production. This can help to treat and prevent body acne and may even add a layer of protection from harmful UV rays.
Earl Grey Tea contains Vitamins B1, B2, E and H, all known for their abilities to keep your skin feeling soft and smooth. You will also find Antioxidants in this tea which will keep your skin healthy and hydrated while fighting those pesky free radicals.
Chai Tea is my favorite tea, and not just because I’m basic! The cinnamon and Clove in your Chai tea (and Bath Bombs) can help to improve blood circulation which will reduce swelling and puffiness and give you a nice glowy complexion. This tea is also ultra-hydrating and may assist in reducing the signs of aging skin!
Pour yourself a cup of tea to enjoy while you soak. Your skin will receive all those amazing benefits from the inside out. (And you can feel really fancy while you do it).
A Spice Girls playlist may also enhance these benefits by filling you up with joy and empowerment vibes.
For those of you who prefer not to soak in the tub surrounded by loose tea, which I personally LOVE, that does not mean you can’t enjoy these Classy AF Bath Bombs! Grab yourself a large organza drawstring bag, place the bath bomb inside it, and add to your tub. You will get all the Bath Bomb goodness, but the bag will hold onto the tea leaves for you. Like a Tea Bag for your tub.
I hope that you found some helpful self-love inspiration here, and are excited to start your own tea inspired skin-care routine. However you choose to incorporate tea, your body will thank you for all those tasty benefits!
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