After a more-than-stressful year of pandemic life and with warm temps popping up in most places, it’s time for a spring/summer skincare routine revamp!
3 CBD Skin care Tips for a Spring Glow-up
Exfoliate on the reg
A Spring skincare revamp isn’t just about your face. Exfoliating from head to toe can get your skin ready to wear that perfect summer *lewk*. Renew CBD Sugar Scrub not only smells amazing but feels just as great. I keep the large version of it in my shower and use it on my arms, legs, chest, and booty probably 2x a week. The sugar gets rid of any dead skin and the CBD helps calm any redness or irritation. I’m left with fresh, polished, and soft skin. Renew definitely helps me feel ready to throw on even the teeniest bikini.
Use a CBD mask 1-2x a week
My favorite mask in the warmer months is a homemade one. I always stay stocked with Kush Queen’s bare CBD tincture to ingest but you can also use it in combination with a few other natural ingredients for a face mask that will help even skin tone and keep you glowing.
What you’ll need:
½ teaspoon lemon juice
Bare CBD tincture (any mg dose)
2 teaspoons raw honey
Start by mixing the lemon and honey, add about 5-10 drops of bare CBD Tincture, and mix. Layer it on your face for a good 15 minutes! It may not look pretty but your skin will be thanking you afterwards.
CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory that will help calm any dry irritated skin and the combo of lemon and honey will help lighten sun spots and scarring leaving you glowing.
Moisturize and use SPF!
While most of us probably haven’t been wearing makeup in the last year (thanks masks), I find myself wearing even less, if any, once the temps heat up. I rely on having my skin in tip top shape so I don’t feel the need to wear foundation.
Defynt CBD skin serum is one Kush Queen product I’m constantly needing to refill because I use it day and night. The effective ingredient list is awesome for all skin types, even the most sensitive. I love this serum because it’s light yet effective and in summer months, when I don’t typically use as heavy of a moisturizer as I would in the winter. The hyaluronic acid plumps my skin while the CBD works its anti-inflammation magic.
Once I let my Defynt sink into my skin, I apply my favorite face SPF and I’m ready to head out into the sun! With the risk of sounding like your mom, don’t underestimate how important protecting your skin is. We stan SPF!
I hope some of these tips help keep your skin in tip top condition especially during the change of seasons. It’s important to listen to your skin and if something that has worked in the past isn’t any longer, it may be time to switch it up. Remember CBD is your skincare friend.
It’s Olivia, founder of Kush Queen here! Today we are going to dig into the minor cannabinoid, CBN, and why we choose to bring CBN Gummies to our Gummies Rx product line.
If you didn’t know, my family and I created Kush Queen products to help me treat my bipolar disorder. From a young age, I’ve dealt with various modes of mania like high energy and the reduced need for sleep. When I was 18 years old, the first thing I found the cannabis plant to help me with was sleep. That was the real turn point in my journey to discovering the benefits of specific major and minor cannabinoids, especially CBN.
My Journey To Better Sleep
A decade ago, there were no cannabis gummies or CBD ingestibles, like literally none. So, like most people trying to use cannabis for sleep, I would have to smoke every single night before bed. Over time, smoking nightly just didn’t work.
Like the cannabis industry's evolution, I had my journey in unlocking the power of specific delivery methods. Once I discovered edibles, it was over for my nightly smoking routine. My dear friend, Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC as most of us refer to it, in the form of an edible became my nightly routine. I would eat chocolate or gummies to get to sleep and stay asleep every night. But if I’m being honest, I always struggled with my dose, either too much or too little, never just right so I could sleep and not wake up feeling high.
When we ingest a cannabis edible, a very sophisticated process occurs in our body. The Delta 9 THC is converted into 11 hydroxy in your liver. During this conversion the molecule’s potency increases. So, even though I was an old pro I frequently woke up feeling high and groggy. Nailing my dose was a big problem with THC edibles, even after 11 years of cannabis use.
Then I Learned About CBN
There was always a rumor that CBN could help people sleep better than THC. When I was a budtender, people would come in looking for yellowed or decayed weed. Why? Well, aging cannabis was reportedly high in CBN. The decay was a sign of this lesser-known cannabinoid or minor cannabinoid, CBN being present.
Back then accessing CBN was the problem, you couldn’t easily access CBN or consume cannabis that was grown specifically to highlight its properties.
Why We Created CBN Gummies
With the recent growth of the cannabis and hemp markets, CBN has become more accessible. Once reliable access opened up, the Kush Queen team knew we had to explore this molecule.
All of our product testing surrounded one question: would CBN be able to be better than THC for sleep?
Once we made our first batch of CBN gummies, we entered a serious phase of testing. You know I was first in line!
With every single new product concept, I always battle the question, is this placebo, or is this a consistent targeted effect? But night after night, I got the best sleep of my life and the most life-changing part is that I had no hangover like with traditional THC edibles.
After taking Gummies Rx Sleep CBD and CBN gummies, I wake in the morning feeling well-rested. Ok, so that is my experience, what about others?
Our beta testers reported similar results. We even experimented with asking some to take it during the day. Would CBN have the ability to make us sleepy mid-day? It did and it's not advised to take when you need to be functioning and alert.
For Me, Sleeping Well Equals Being Well
Sleep is the foundation of my wellness. Without sleep, I am simply a moody mess. I get sick easier, I get angry easier, and science supports why. So many major things go down when we sleep and the cannabis plant has always been the plant to take me to my best slumber.
Now that we have the innovation and science to bring you our CBN gummies, it feels like we are truly harnessing the power of the plant.
When I was first introduced to Kush Queen, I thought they were just going to be my new favorite bath bomb company! Only because I had NO idea I was hitting the CBD topicals motherload at Kush Queen!
As a former college athlete, I’m very familiar with topical products to aid sore muscles and aches after game day! So when I had the opportunity to share the light, effective Melt CBD Lotion with my family, I didn’t hesitate! Today, I’m going to walk you through the various ways my family uses Melt CBD Lotion to get everyday relief from aches and pains.
VINCENT - Retired USMC Veteran
Sharing Melt with my father was a true bonding experience, especially when he got jealous that I found Kush Queen first, lol! As a sufferer of a neck injury from his time in the Marine Corps, along with osteoarthritis in both knees and hands, my father has added Melt to his daily shower routine and confidently boasts about being a “Kush Queen!”
HOW DAD USES MELT: every morning after taking a shower my father applies Melt to both of his knees, shoulders & wrists. When working with a nurse aid a few times a week, he also receives a neck, shoulder, and foot massage where his aid will kindly apply Melt as the final step after helping my father stretch and massage his muscles!
STEPHANIE - Art Studio Director & Entrepreneur
My partner, Stephanie, had no choice but to become a part of the Kush Queen family when we started dating! Working as an artist and art teacher, she has added Melt not only to her wellness routine, but also her business routine to relieve tension she experiences when painting with students, and on her works of art.
HOW STEPH USES MELT: after class during the weekdays, my partner will massage Melt into the palm of her hand and wrist to soothe tension and stress from using various art tools. Using a tennis ball or softball on a table, she will then apply pressure to different parts of the palm of her hand that we can’t massage deeply with our hands alone.
LYNN - Registered Nurse & USN Veteran
Growing up, I always bonded with my aunt over our love of sports and social personalities! On top of being an athlete, she also served in the Navy and uses CBD products today on old injuries and recovered surgery locations. Melt supports my aunt by day when spending long hours on her feet as a registered nurse to geriatric Veterans on the frontline.
HOW MY AUNT USES MELT: after showering in the morning, my aunt uses Melt as a preventative pain relief treatment on her neck, shoulder, and ankles to give her a boost. At the end of her long days, she likes to apply Melt to her feet, ankles, and calves to melt away tension built up from standing while caring for patients! She always remarks on how Melt really does melt away her daily tension.
VERITA - KQ Customer Service & Entrepreneur
In 2017, I started to use Melt as a non-negotiable post-recovery tool while I started to dive into powerlifting because it helped me fight pain & inflammation after working out. This allowed my recovery time to shorten and made consecutive workouts more bearable in the early weeks because I didn’t lose range of motion from stiff muscles.
HOW I USE MELT: I religiously shower with Soaked Transdermal Shower Gel every morning and follow up with Melt as a spot treatment on my neck, lower back, and right ankle which I had surgery on from a softball injury when I was younger. Throughout my day, I reach for Melt as needed to subside any soreness, tension, or inflammation I experience while sitting at my desk. Goodbye neck and lower back soreness from working on a computer all day!
In the beginning, did I think a CBD lotion would make such an impact on the people in my life? No way! I’m always impressed by the versatility and effectiveness this lotion has from older generations to younger active people! I have also found this product has been easiest for me to introduce CBD newcomers to a daily wellness product.
Running low on your CBD Topicals? Stock up this week using code SINKIN to save 30% OFF any of our topicals. They are perfect gifts, travel toiletries and a great add to your routine as you make your way outside!
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.