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 makingthe best CBD productson 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 EditionChampagne Collectionis a perfect gift from You, to You.
Ourlimited edition holidayset 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, ease stress and improve their skin—CBD can help Mom.
Your mom will be talking to about your gift year-round when you give herDefynt 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, the25mg SleepCBD Bath Bomb is perfect for her. For a mom who suffers from insomnia or just can’t sleep through the night, gift the200mgSleep 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 the100mg Sleep CBD Bath Bombso 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 our200mg 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 ourMelt 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 RX350mg 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 gelhas 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 these750mg GummiesRXgummies. 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 Collectionis 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 every day issues 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!
Ourblack magic bath bombis like giving your BFF a deep tissue massage for $12.99! ThisCBD Bath Bombis 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 ofRefinery 29’s Beauty InnovatorAward 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 theRelief 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 severe 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 withBäre500mg 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 and Flu Season Prep – Get My 5 Tips For Staying Healthy
Flu season is upon us, there is no denying it! It’s that time of year where a cough and sneeze can send me into deep panic. I’ve been on the fence for years about the flu shot. Do I? Don’t I? It’s kind of crazy that it depends on who you ask. In my current CBD and flu season immune-boosting preparation routine, I stick to the basics.
Here’s a walk through of my immune system boosting routine to ward off colds, flu and other ailments. In my CBD consumption diary you can see what a typical week looks like for me during this time of year.
CBD is My Go To For Immune System Support
One thing is for sure, CBD helps keep myimmune system strongAF. Back when I was on a lot of pharmaceuticals, my immune system was compromised because the medications were affecting my white blood cell count.
This made me prone to catching everything including the dreaded flu. After two bad flu seasons where I was completely taken out for two weeks at a time, I developed a serious CBD and flu season regimen. I am happy to report *knocks on wood* that I have been able to avoid getting the flu for the last two years.
In regards to using CBD in this setting, one of the biggest things I think people miss when it comes to this time of year is that you have to up your daily dose. In the words of Drake “ALL THE WAY UP!”
My CBD and Flu Season 5 Step Prep Breakdown
Serious Hand Washing– This step is surprising always overlooked. If you are out in public, be mindful of regularlywashingscrubbing your hands. I try to go by the 45 second rule and get everything from palms to fingernails.
Essential Oils– It’s no secret I believe in and love using essential oils. Every Kush Queen product is based on targeted effects delivered by essential oils for a variety of uses. My go-to for this time of year is theShield for Immunityblend which is inspired by the 15th-century legend of four thieves.
Baths– Submerging your body in warm water hasmultiple health benefitsthat go well beyond leisure. You’ll find me taking a bath almost every day this time of year.
Vitamins– Having a good balance of minerals and vitamins is crucial to giving your immune system the fuel it needs to fight off infection. I’m not known for having the most balanced diet so I cover the necessities with daily vitamins.
CBD Loading– Think carb loading like before a workout but with CBD. I up my daily dose and use a mix of delivery methods when I’m trying to keep my immune system healthy.
CBD is so much more than making great products to me, it’s also about how you use it within your daily life. So many of us now have access to CBD, but don’t know how much to use. Here’s a week inside my CBD infused life to give you insight into how the cannabinoid works for me!
Olivia Alexander’s CBDConsumption Diary
Sunday November 3, 2019 – A Stay At Home Day 6:15am
My little cloud son,Reggiewakes me up early. After I feed him I dose my coffee with our1000mg Bäre Tincture. One dropper is 33mg of CBD. I also pop in my vitamin gummies as I start my Sunday.
I did chores all day so I am feeling pretty gross and in need of a hot shower! I jump in the shower and use mySoaked shower gel. The rich lather and bright tangie scent invigorate me for the rest of the afternoon. I’m feeling refreshed!
I have 2Gummies RXbefore bed with my nightly edible for sleep. Each CBD gummy is 25mg bringing my dose to 50mg.
Total Daily Consumption – Approx. 100mg of CBD
Monday November 4, 2019 – Typical Workday
After my morning Shower withSoaked, I lather up my face inDefynt. Then follow it up with our alice and olivia x kush queen collabCBD body lotion. Monday morning’s call for a triple threat treatment, chill on the inside means chill on the outside!
A bunch of Monday crap (no need to sugar coat) comes my way and I find myself feeling super stressed. Stress is a KILLER to your immune system and increases your risk of getting the flu. Running a business is non-stop problem solving and adapting, so I keep a 1000mg Bäre in my purse at all times. When I feel stress coming on, I have 2 droppers of1000mg Bärefor a 60mg dose of CBD.
A day like today calls for a high dose CBD bath bomb! I soak in our100mg Shield For Immunity CBD bath bomb. This bath contains a mix of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils known to boost the immune system. The cinnamon really gets me every time and I feel so deeply relaxed, I head straight to bed.
Total Daily Consumption – Approx. 220mg of CBD
Tuesday November 5, 2019 – Work From Home Day
It’s an early morning with my puppy son and I slept wrong. My neck is KILLING ME. For me that means a topical and oral approach. First I applyMelt CBDLotion to my neck. Then, I take 5, 25mgCBD GummiesRx.
I’m not feeling so great, so I decide to work from home today. Acknowledging that my pain has reached a more serious level, I medicate with THC.
My energy is low and the bed is calling my name. I rub my body down with alice and olivia x kush queen cbd body lotion and the lavender helps ease my mind and drift to sleep.
Total Daily Consumption – Approx. 180mg of CBD, 164mg of THC
Wednesday November 6, 2019 – Crazy But Typical Workday
Full transparency here! I had a crazy day at the office and forgot to log my consumption. I know I had 2 CBD gummies in the morning.
Total Daily Consumption – Approx. 50mg of CBD
Thursday November 7, 2019 – Crazy But Typical Workday
For the second day in a row, my day took me over. I used to really get down on myself when this happened, but I’m practicing acknowledgment and acceptance.
I need a CBD bath. After sitting in traffic all day, my body and neck is a mess. So I draw a bath for one of our new high dose 200mg CBD Bath Bombs in theRelaxblend.
I forgot my morning dose of CBD, so I double up on my night dose. One full dropper of Bäre and 3, 25mg CBD GummiesRx put me right to sleep.
Total Daily Consumption – Approx. 300mg of CBD
Friday November 8, 2019 – Late Night
I realize I’ve been in contact with people that were sick so I add an emergen-C to my morning routine. In the shower, I scrub my entire body with ourRenew CBD Sugar scruband then I wear ourCBD primer Foto Blurunder my makeup for the day.
Today was looonnngggg. I got home way past my bedtime. When this happens, I have a mandatory before bed bath and then lather down with Melt CBD Lotion. I use a200mg Sleep CBD Bath Bomband the level of relaxation and ease I felt before bed is why I make Kush Queen CBD products!
I write this series to help people understand how I consume CBD. While we see lots of information about CBD in general or what pain points to use CBD for, most people (even daily users) are still trying to figure out how much CBD to take.
When it comes to CBD and Flu Season, I up my daily dose intake and check in with myself regularly. Stay healthy out there friends!
If I had to pick one Kush Queen CBD product to use during this time of year, it would hands down be our Shield for Immunity CBD Bath Bomb.
With the recent rise of CBD’s popularity, people think adding CBD to anything, especially CBD primer and makeup is just a trend. What most people don’t know is the science behind using CBD in makeup. All CBD use should start at the intersection of the delivery method and the cannabinoid receptors that naturally exist in your body. CBD is delivered to your body in the form of cannabinoids and when your body receives and processes cannabinoids, it nourishes your body’s endocannabinoid system. That’s when we experience the benefits of using CBD.
When it comes to using CBD in makeup the most important factor to consider is your skin which is one of the best delivery methods and the body’s largest organ. That’s whyKINGDM Foto Blur CBD Primeruses the surface of your face, aka skin as its delivery method.
Why should the CBD delivery method matter to you? Especially in CBD Makeup…
The delivery method is how cannabinoids are ingested into your body. For example, an oral delivery method could bea gummyortincturebecause you consume the cannabinoids through your mouth. ACBD bath bombuses a full body topical delivery method because you submerge yourself in the cannabinoids. When evaluating any CBD makeup product, it’s important to understand the delivery method to determine the potential effectiveness of the product. If the delivery method isn’t clear, chances are the cannabinoids (in most cases, CBD) won’t get into your body.
For example, CBD in mascara. How does the delivery method and your body’s cannabinoid receptors meet up? Don’t get us wrong, we love CBD and cannabinoids atKush Queen, but thescience has to be clear.
3 Reasons Using CBD Primer Under Your Makeup Is A Smart Move
As soon as you apply KINGDM Foto Blur CBD Primer, you’ll feel the silky formula soften your skin and see it mattify your pallet. And while that’s what everyone loves about our primer, let’s get into the benefits of having CBD as our star active ingredient.
1.CBD is Known Ease Puffiness
The number one reason to wear CBD Primer under your makeup is because CBD fights puffiness. We know the cause of most skin issues like acne is the results of irritated cells and we also know that wearing makeup all day can cause irritation. By placing CBD under your makeup you can help fight irritation and puffiness while wearing makeup.
2.CBD is Anti-Bacterial
Exposing our skin to bacteria from our hands, phones, and furry friends is happening at all times. Makeup complicates it even more and is why our full glam lewks are known to not be so great for our skin health. Anew studyon CBD as an anti-bacterial has been released by the Centre for Superbug Solutions at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland in Australia. Dr. Mark Blaskovich, Ph.D., senior research officer at the center says “The first thing we looked at is CBD’s ability to kill bacteria.” “In every case, CBD had a very similar potency to that of common antibiotics.”
3. ReduceRedness and Skin Impurities
Our patent-pending process creates a water-soluble nano CBD and also uses Vitamin E which has a host of known skin benefits. Plus, our nano CBD particle is 2,000 times smaller than your pores and absorbs directly into the bloodstream. This combination increases the bioavailability of the CBD in your body and in this case directly on your face. Kush Queen Customers have reported redness and skin impurities decrease.
Kingdm Foto Blur CBD Primer Features 250mg of Nano CBD
Our access to cannabis would not exist without the incredible men and women who fought for Proposition 215. Because of them, California would adopt its first medical cannabis legislation in 1996, opening the doors for AIDS patients and many others to gain access to plant medicine.
As a womxn-owned company, Kush Queen is dedicated to honoring the shared history of the LGBTQ+ communities and cannabis. We are committed to the pursuit of equality and fostering a more accepting world not just during pride season, but all year long.
20% of all pride collection sales will directly benefit Trans Lifeline; a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to critical needs with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Their vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.Celebrating the shared history of cannabis progress, and the LGBTQ+communities, Kush Queen presents our limited edition 2019 Pride Collection. Our access to cannabis would not exist without the incredible men and women who fought for Proposition 215. Because of them, California would adopt its first medical cannabis legislation in 1996, opening the doors for AIDS patients and many others to gain access to plant medicine.
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The Splash Magazine Health & Beauty Holiday Gift Guide 2018 featured Kush Queen Peppermint Latte CBD Bath Bomb.
We created our Limited Edition 25mg Peppermint Latte CBD Bath Bomb to help you celebrate this beautiful winter season while easing stress and soothing dry skin. Take in the warm and inviting scents of peppermint, as you drift away to a wintery wonderland.