At Kush Queen, when it comes to the perception of cannabis, our POV has always been the same — it’s a plant. Oh, and that it’s a plant with numerous wellness benefits that can help people of any age treat everyday ailments like aching muscles, nervous energy, and sleep issues. 

If you are reading this article, you probably fall into one of three categories: you are either Gen Z, a millennial, or a Mom who was curious enough to get the tea on what the kids are doing. 

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It's 2022, and parents want to know what we're thinking about cannabis and wellness. A lot of us have been using cannabis since high school, but have we all broached the subject with our Mom? Not exactly. But Mom is cool and curious, so it’s up to us to educate her and give her the power of using cannabinoids.

Let’s Break Down This Conversation Into 4 Focus Areas

Planning this conversion around wellness, science, policy, and history makes it easy to bring up, state the facts, and make it about helping them feel better. After all, that's what we want, right!?

Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Rest assured that you are coming from a place of education once you share the information in this post, and if they don’t want to see the greener side of things, then that’s ok too! 

Just let them know you’ll continue to say, "you’d probably feel better with a little Mary Jane"! 

Model momma enjoys Kush Queen's CBD Chews

 

Start Low and Slow, Finding Wellness In The Middle Ground

Yes, we apply the same concept of taking edibles with how to talk to parents about cannabis. Most of their understanding of cannabis breaks down into 2 categories - using “pot” to get so stoned you're out doing crazy things with some dude in a dorm room (insert devil emoji) or it pertains to medical cannabis for cancer patients. 

In today’s modern cannabis market, we have the warm, welcoming middle ground of using cannabis as a daily wellness tool. 

Model holds Kush Queen's GummiesRX CBD Chews Collection 

Now, you can choose from a range of effects and delivery methods that are accessible to just about anyone. Just thinking about the Kush Queen product line, we have CBD bath bombsDelta-8 THC infused gummiesrelief lotions, and vegan-friendly skincare products. That’s a far cry from ripping hits from a giant bong!

Kush Queen products use the benefits of cannabis in a way that helps people of any demographic access this plant without having to fit into either the stoner character or be in need of serious medical level attention. 

Model holding KINGDM Cosmetics FOTO BLUR Primer

 

Times Have Changed And Our Favorite Plant Has Real Support

The modern-day cannabis industry has come a long way from some guys making weed brownies in their apartment with no dosage guidelines or buying a dime bag with no knowledge of what you were smoking. We’ve all been there, and thankfully, we aren’t any longer!

Kush Queen Premium Hemp Collection

We know legal cannabis has a ton of downsides, LIKE A TON, but a few of the good things to come from it include testing and the use of technology to understand the benefits of individual cannabinoids, strain-specific qualities, and ratio products that have come from standardization processes.

Plus, we're starting to see more research around using cannabis to treat specific issues by isolating individual cannabinoids to highlight their benefits and unique properties. 

An array of Kush Queen CBD 200mg Bath Bombs

Although CBD and hemp industries are not regulated by any government body, you can find quality products from companies that focus on transparency like Kush Queen, which self-governs using the same guidelines as legal markets. 

Blow Mom’s Mind, Introduce Her To THCv

Through the power of scientific research, over 140 different cannabinoids have been identified — that’s way more than just THC and CBD. 

One, in particular, is THCv, an exciting minor cannabinoid that has known benefits of boosting energy levels, curbing the appetite, and increasing focus. That’s right Mom, no munchies, no spacing out! (This is the part where you give Mom a bottle of Kush Queen Bare+ THCv and CBD tincture and challenge them to a 30-day experience effects test.)

Model momma consumes Kush Queen Bare+ CBD:THCv TinctureKush Queen Bare+ CBD:THCv Tincture

Policy and History, Where Did These Negative Opinions Form?

Why do parents generally have a negative opinion of cannabis? Reefer Madness. 
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"Reefer Madness" poster courtesy of Retro AdArchives / Alamy Stock Photo

Our friends over at Jane Street perfectly sum up this crucial part of your conversation

"In the early 20th century, reefer madness was used to demonize the cannabis plant and its perceived users — mainly African Americans and Latin Americans. Prohibition was due in large part to institutional racism. Then in the 1960s, Nixon used prohibition to criminalize his major political enemies: African Americans and peaceniks." 

The article also quotes Nixon's domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman saying "We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course, we did." The leaders of our nation, folks. Sadly, not much has changed. 

To this day black individuals are 3.7 times more likely to be arrested for cannabis than white people, even though studies show equal rates of cannabis consumption between both demographics. Again, it's an evil agenda and system based on racism.  

Prepackaged eighths of Kush Queen premium hemp flower and prerolls pre-sesh

Ultimately, only you know if/when there is a right time to talk to your Mom about incorporating cannabis into her lifestyle. If you choose to swipe right on getting Mom elevated, honesty and authenticity are your best friends. Share the healing truth about this miraculous plant, and be open about your own personal relationship with it.

Sending flowers to all the canna-mommas! Happy Mother's Day <3

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We can’t get enough of the Kush Queen #SoakandToke and believe it or not, there is a method to the canna-madness. 

In case you missed it in our previous post, a Kush Queen 'Soak and Toke' combines dual delivery methods of consumption to help achieve an ideal effect. We're all about using cannabis to find our feelings this season. 

Model smokes Kush Queen hemp flower

 

Many people chop cannabis up to just getting high, but when you really know the plant, you can actually create different types of experiences. Gone are the days when you simply feel stoned.

Luckily, Kush Queen's new hemp CBD and Delta 8 flower pair perfectly with our customer's favorite award-winning cannabis and CBD-infused bath bombs and topicals. 

Lemon Octane CBD and Soaked Shower Gel


Kush Queen's Prepackaged Eighth of Lemon Octane CBD Flower

 

Pair the Lemon Octane CBD with our citrus shower gel Soaked; it's a spring-inspired combo that will uplift your body and mind. This strain's terpenes and fruity profile will give you a burst of energy. Our Lemon Octane CBD is a strain made from Lemon Snow CBG and Bubba Kush 66 and is high in CBG, the mother of all cannabinoids

Kush Queen's Soaked CBD Shower Gel

 

Think of this as the quintessential Sativa pairing, perfect for mornings or a mid-afternoon pick me up. Enjoy it in a pre-roll or pack it in a bowl with our pre-packed eighths. You’ll feel an elevated mood because of all the citrus terpenes and deep body chill. Use our Soaked shower gel as a bubble bath or shower gel. 'Shower joint' is now the new shower beer

 

Sour Space Candy and 1:1 Relax Bath Bomb

Kush Queen Sour Space Candy CBD + ∆8 Pre-Roll

 

This particular pairing is for those in search of the ultimate high. Sour Space Candy (SSC for short) is a Delta 8 strain, meaning it will definitely get you elevated. The origin of SSC is rooted in the genetics of Sour Tsunami, one of the first cultivars bred for high CBD. 

Kush Queen Relax 1:1 CBD & Delta 8 THC Bath Bomb

 

This hybrid strain has a delicious terpene profile that we've paired with our Relax 1:1 bath bomb infused with Delta 8 and CBD. If you really want to melt away, finish with a foot massage using our Kush Queen CBD-infused pain relief lotion Melt

Hawaiian Haze and CBD Awaken Bath Bomb


Model holds a Kush Queen Hawaiian Haze CBD + ∆8 Pre-Roll

 

Now, if you're looking for a pick-me-up or need to get rid of a nasty hangover, this pairing will lift your spirits way, way up. 

Our Hawaiian Haze Delta 8 and our CBD Awaken bath bomb is a delightful pairing of sweet terpenes and energizing essential oils that will leave you with the cerebral buzz you need to take on your day. 

Kush Queen Awaken CBD Bath Bomb

 

Feel like you're being transported to a remote island while your Awaken bath bomb softly fizzes in the background. 

While the genetics of Hawaiian Haze remains a mystery, cannabis folklore says it was created using mineral-rich volcanic soil in Aloha State, Hawaii. We suggest putting on some Riri or The Beach Boys while you soak, and you can thank us later. 

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When it comes to cannabis, it's all about finding what works best for you. And that can mean using multiple delivery methods for the best possible outcome. Basically, the more the merrier when it's time for cannabis and self-care.

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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.

    Woman exfoliating skin with scrub

  • 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!

    Kush Queen founder Olivia Alexander

    Conclusion

    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

    Stay glowing, queens! 

    If you’re lucky enough to dodge the common skin issues most of us face in the winter months, I envy you. However, if you’re like me and have struggled with dry, tight, inflamed, and even flakey skin, keep reading. 

    3 CBD Skincare Tips To Keep Your Skin Nourished and Glowing

    My winter skincare routine has changed over the years, especially since I’ve moved from climate to climate. I grew up on the east coast and lived in NYC for many years, moved to inland Los Angeles, and now live right by the beach. 

    With all that change, I’ve had to adapt my routine. As a makeup artist, I’ve noticed that changing up skincare routines based on seasons or moving to a new area isn't something my clients always think about. Whether you’re moving or the weather is just getting colder or dryer where you live, your skincare routine might need a makeover. 

    Here are a few steps in my current winter routine to help you jazz up yours. 

    1. Moisturize right when you get out of the shower

    When your skin is exposed to the steam from your shower, your pores open and stay open for a few minutes after you get out. This is when your skin can best accept products like serums and moisturizers. 

    Right after lightly patting my face dry, I use 3-4 pumps of Kush Queen’s Defynt CBD Skin Serum all over my face and neck. The combination of hyaluronic acid, CBD, and other vitamins help me retain moisture and keep my redness in check daily. I wait about a minute for the serum to sink into my skin and follow up with a cream moisturizer that is a bit thicker texture than what I might use in the summer months. 

    Kush Queen Defynt CBD Skin Serum

    2. Use a CBD mask 1-2x a week

    My favorite mask in the winter months is a homemade one. I always stay stocked with Kush Queen’s bäre CBD tincture to ingest but you can also use it in combination with a few other natural ingredients for a moisture-rich face mask! 

    What you’ll need: 

    Start by mashing half of the ripe avocado in a bowl, add about 5-10 drops of bare CBD Tincture, and drop in a teaspoon of Manuka honey. Mix this up and layer it on your face for a good 15 minutes. It may not look pretty but your skin will be thanking you afterward.

    CBD can help calm your dry irritated skin and it’s no secret that avocado’s fatty acids will provide some heavy-duty moisture. The combo of CBD and Manuka honey's antibacterial and antimicrobial properties deliver 2x the plant-based benefits to help acne and flaking skin heal faster.

    CBD Skincare Mask Winter Edition featuring CBD tincture, Avocado, Honey

    3. Don’t forget about your body skincare!

    My face isn’t the only part of my body that suffers from dry skin in the winter months. I try to keep the rest of my skin moisturized (especially my arms and legs) so I don’t turn into a scaly snake.

    While I’m in the shower, I use Kush Queen’s Renew CBD Sugar Scrub to exfoliate my body. I love this scrub because not only does it smell heavenly, the combination of CBD and Jojoba oil polishes my skin and keeps it moisturized, unlike some other scrubs that can dry you out. Along with the sugar base, dead skin is removed and your skin will feel fresher than ever when you get out of the shower.

    I follow this up by using my Kush Queen x Alice & Olivia CBD Body Lotion all over to lock in that moisture. Again, like your face, the lotion is more effective if you use it when your pores are open fresh out of the shower!

    Kush Queen Renew CBD Sugar Scrub

    Conclusion

    I hope some of these tips help keep your skin in tip-top condition during the winter months. It’s important to listen to your skin; 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. 

    Stay glowing, queens!

     

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    Shop our best selling CBD gift ideas that won’t break the bank. This holiday season, giving the gift of wellness and staying within your budget are both possible! 

    These Kush Queen CBD products are all under $30! Perfect for gifting a little self-care moment and guaranteed to arrive at your doorstep quickly. 

    CBD Bath Bombs - All Blends, All Doses

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    Most Kush Queen CBD Bath Bombs come in under $30, which gives you tons of options when it comes to gifting! Our original five blends come in 3 CBD dose options (25mg, 100mg, 200mg), making it easy to build a targeted combo pack or themed gift set.  

    Here are some of our favorite CBD bath bomb combos for gifting.

    The Day and Night Duo, $28.99

    Sleep CBD Bath Bomb 100mg, Awaken CBD 25mg

    You Need Some R&R, $28.99

    Relieve CBD Bath Bomb 25mg, Relax CBD Bath Bomb 100mg

    Witchy Wind Down, $28.99

    Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb 25mg, Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb 100mg    

    Be Well, Stay Well, $28.99

    Shield For Immunity CBD Bath Bomb, Citrus CBD Bath Bomb 25mg

    Holiday Peppermint Latte, $29.99 

    Cafe Latte CBD Bath Bomb 25mg, Holiday Peppermint CBD Bath Bomb 200mg

    If you want to gift a single bath bomb packed with full-body relief, go with a high dose CBD bath bomb (200mg); here are our all-time community best sellers.  

    Relieve CBD Bath Bomb, 200mg 

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    Our all-time best-seller features a potent blend of essential oils to support the relief of sore muscles and aching bones while also lifting away stress. 

    Sleep CBD Bath Bomb, 200mg

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    The citrus reticulata and origanum majorana essential oils combined with lavender help relax the muscles and calm the mind. Get ready for intense relaxation and calming that make way for a good night’s sleep. 

    Relax CBD Bath Bomb, 200mg

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    A beautiful blend of lavender, chamomile, and frankincense come together to assist in the overall body and mind relief while << oh yeah! 5578b4920hhh7ca7 you found one! >> giving your immune system the healthy boost it needs.

    Gifting Tip: Our 25mg CBD bath bombs make the perfect stocking stuffers (they fit perfectly in the stocking tip)! 

    Renew CBD Sugar Scrub - Full Body CBD Skincare

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    Renew CBD Sugar scrub is great for all skin types AND gentle enough to use from head to toe. The organic sugar base, CBD, and jojoba oil work together to exfoliate, cleanse, and moisturize your whole body. Plus, it’s handmade with love right here in California! 

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    The Complete Mini Collection 

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    The Complete Mini CBD Collection is a great way to try our five original blends. The collection includes five 10mg CBD Bath Bombs. Perfect for finding your favorite bath bomb blend and foot soaks! 

    The Tea Collection

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    Soak in the benefits of tea and CBD, so soothing and vitamin-rich. This detox collection includes 1 Earl Grey CBD Bath Bomb, 1 Matcha Green Tea CBD Bath Bomb, and 1 Spiced Chai CBD Bath Bomb

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    Create the perfect zen bath for your doggo! With 10mg CBD, colloidal oatmeal for coat health, and essential oils for relaxation and relief, Kush Queen's Woof Queen CBD bath bombs are great for any pup, any size, and come in two blends: relax and relieve. 

    Conclusion 

    These CBD gifts are a great way to create a moment of self-care for your loved ones while keeping your budget in check! In 2020, the gift of wellness will not be overlooked by anyone on your list. 

    To get even more bang for your buck, sign up for our SMS list, you will be rewarded with savings! 

     

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    It’s the Hallo-wellness staycation you didn’t ask for, but 2020 is giving you! There is no better time to try CBD self-care or gift CBD to loved ones. Kush Queen CBD beauty and wellness products intelligently maximize your wellness and harness the power of the cannabis plant. 

    Celebrating Hallowellness With CBD Self Care

    So you won’t be hitting spooky parties or turning up for Halloween, this season calls for celebrating at home and why not add in some CBD self-care. There is no better time to unwind or take a CBD infused moment for yourself. Collectively we are feeling the WTF vibes of 2020 and our team cannot resist rubbing, pouring, and eating our favorite active ingredient (CBD) to make it a little bit better. So treat yo SELF or get some early holiday shopping done with our 31% off sale this Hallowellness weekend!

    Spooky Soaks with a High Dose CBD Bath Bomb

    With the first chills of fall hitting and flu season circling about, it’s time for soaking in long CBD baths. It’s also time to leave the 25mg CBD bath bombs behind and get comfy with our heavy hitters. Our higher doses, 100mg and 200mg, give you a body high perfect for a spooky night at home!

    Black Magic is the cult classic Kush Queen CBD bath bomb now available in 100mg CBD and 200mg CBD doses. The non-staining black waters will leave you feeling witchy and deeply relaxed, while our nourishing bath bomb formula will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. 

    Gummies Rx CBN Gummies In a Green Bowl

    CBD Gummies > Candy Any Day

    Your favorite Kush Queen CBD gummies are always available in 350mg and 750mg for the everyday dose, but have you checked out our minor cannabinoid gummies? These are no average gummies as we harness the power of minor cannabinoids CBG and CBN in Bliss and Sleep Gummies RX

    CBG gummies are perfect for the day and Sunday scaries! We formulate our CBN gummies for the amazing rest without the morning hangover of THC.

    Our line of Gummies Rx are staples you should have every day and as the holidays approach are the only way to seal your status as most fiya gifter. Do not take it from us though, read the reviews from our customers as they explore this perfect pair. 

    Glowing Inside and Out With Kingdm Cosmetics

    With the election, maskne, and the pandemic going on nonstop, our reality is frightening enough. And with the change of seasons comes changes in our skin. CBD and cannabis have been used in beauty for thousands of years, and our CBD beauty line KINGDM Foto Blur Primer and KINGDM Foto Set bring it all together. Both are packed with 250mg transdermal CBD, so the molecule does not just sit on your skin, the CBD enters your bloodstream.

    You can still get beat to the gods and allow CBD to help fight the inflammation and free radicals in your skin. Our Kush Queen CBD pro tip: drop a dose of Bare CBD tincture before you do your make up. The broad-spectrum CBD dose will help you relax and glow while you create your lewk. 

    Kingdm Cosmetics CBD Primer and CBD Setting Spray

    Conclusion

    Remember that this time of year more is more when it comes to your CBD routine. Added stress, sleep disruptions, and the general state of things mean you need to up that dose. You can never have enough of our favorite plant-derived molecule. 

    There is nothing scary about celebrating your wellness this Halloween! 

    Happy Hallowellness from Kush Queen :D 

     

    Welcoming the newest addition to the Kush Queen fam, we present KINGDM Cosmetics Foto Set! Foto Set is an innovative setting spray that will not only keep you looking fresh all day but can actually improve your skin as you wear it. 

    1. Foto Set CBD Setting Spray Helps Ward Off Maskne

    Each bottle is packed with 250mg of CBD which can help reduce redness and prevent breakouts. Foto Set uses Kush Queen’s exclusive patent-pending Amplifi™ nanotechnology. This tech creates CBD molecules as small as 25 nano molecules in size, which is 2,000 times smaller than pores, allowing the product to fully absorb. Foto Sets unique formula paired with nanotechnology allows the CBD to work deep into the skin instead of just sitting on the surface. 

    Model applying Foto Set CBD Setting Spray on make up.

    2. Our Formula Is Safe For All Skin Types

    Paired best with KINGDM’s Foto Blur, Foto Set should be applied after makeup or your daily skincare routine if you are bare-faced. Mist 2-3 sprays 12 inches or so from your face to get full coverage from the spray. The formula is light, non-sticky, and fragrance free made with sensitive skin types in mind. You’ll instantly feel refreshed after spraying and we even encourage a midday mist for a refresh and extra boost of CBD, especially when it’s hot out or after a flight.

    3. Foto Set Is Versatile and Works For All Lewks

    When wearing Foto Set over makeup, it will help prevent caking, creasing, and melting for up to 12 hours. The formula is not meant to completely matte your makeup, but rather keep you glowing in all the right places while controlling shine. Whether you’re going full glam or prefer a more natural lewk, it is the perfect final step in your routine. If you love a multi-use product, you can also use Foto Set mixed with eyeshadow to create a long lasting eyeliner. Simply spray a makeup brush with Foto Set, saturate with your choice of shadow, and apply. Voila!

    Hand grabbing for Foto Set. Shown on a makeup tray with Foto Blur CBD Primer.

    Conclusion

    At Kush Queen, we are always striving to bring you high quality products you can’t live without and that work for everyone. That’s why Foto Set is vegan-friendly, paraben, fragrance, and phthalate free, made in the USA, and not tested on animals. 

    We hope you love the newest addition to our product fam as much as we do and stay tuned for the THC version at select dispensaries coming soon. 

     

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    As a makeup artist, I’ve learned the perfect *lewk* starts way before a drop of actual makeup goes on my skin. Growing up with acne and even worse, having cystic adult acne has made me prioritize my skincare routine. Here’s my simple-ish routine to keep my skin glowing head to toe.

    CBD Skin Care For Your Body

    Cleanse

    For my body care, I start in the shower with Kush Queen’s Soaked CBD shower gel almost every day. Not only does the amazing citrus-y scent wake me up but it cleanses my skin without drying it out and keeps me smelling FRESH. I’m honestly addicted to the scent and find myself missing it when I’m forced to use another cleanser!

    You might be thinking CBD in a shower gel, how does that work? Before I got into using CBD in my daily routines, I never understood why CBD made sense in skincare either.

    Here's the science: your skin is your largest organ and provides the largest surface area for cannabinoid exposure. In Soaked for example, Kush Queen's transdermal CBD particles travel through the lather onto your skin and fully absorb directly into your bloodstream creating the most bioavailable CBD experience.

    Exfoliate

    About once a week, I incorporate Kush Queen’s Renew CBD scrub into my body care routine. The dry scrub formula is a unique texture and I love it because it effectively exfoliates my skin without being too harsh. I think of Renew as more of a skin polisher since it removes dead skin and leaves me feeling super smooth. Again, the scent is really what hooked me. The lavender smell is intoxicating and makes me feel like a goddess post-shower.

    Moisturize

    Another after shower ritual I have is lathering up with the Kush Queen x A&O CBD body lotion. Especially now that it’s heating up in SoCal and my skin is getting a bit more sun, I need to make sure it stays hydrated. This creamy body lotion gets the job done and the CBD helps relax me from the outside in.

    Kush Queen's Soaked Shower Gel basking in the sunshine!

    CBD Skincare For Your Face

    Moving on to my mug, every morning and night, I also use Soaked CBD shower gel as a cleanser (makeup on or not). However, what follows after cleansing is a bit different depending on whether it’s morning or night!

    A.M. - Let’s Get Fresh and Protect

    Spoiler alert - this is the most involved. For daytime, post-cleansing, I will let my skin dry and then use a toner. Lately I’ve been feeling The Ordinary’s Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. It provides mild exfoliation and helps your skin’s natural radiance pop. Directly after toning, I press in KQ’s Defynt serum all over my face which is a great “all-purpose” serum for all skin types that helps with retaining moisture and smoothing fine lines. I follow up with Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Pink Moisturizer which is a perfectly light jelly-textured treatment that smells amazing and feels even better. 

    For sun protection, I layer on Dermalogica’s Invisible Physical Defense SPF which leaves your skin protected, smooth, and without any weird residue other SPF’s are known for. 

    Finally, my last step is using KINGDM’s Foto Blur CBD Primer which not only tames redness but leaves my pores blurred and smooths my skin. Kingdm also creates a perfect base for my makeup if I choose to wear any that day.

    The Kush Queen CBD Skincare trifecta of Defynt, Renew and Kingdm

    P.M. - Let's Hydrate

    Nighttime can be a bit more involved and my routine depends on the day and how my skin is feeling at that moment! I start again cleansing with Soaked to remove any makeup or dirt from the day. I then follow up by toning and using my Defynt serum. Every other day I use my custom Curology treatment cream to control acne and follow that with a heavier moisturizer or night mask. 

    Two of my nighttime favorites are Pacifica Beauty’s Wake Up Beautiful Mask and Dermalogica’s Sound Sleep Cocoon gel-cream. 

    Conclusion

    I add CBD to my skincare routine because it helps with puffiness, reduces redness, and has known anti-bacterial benefits all of which help my underlying issues. Turns out, I like it so much I now choose skincare products that have CBD as an ingredient. 

    Skincare routines are always going to be extremely personal so I urge you to sample different products and see what works best for you. Give CBD Skincare are try, my everyday must haves are Soaked CBD Shower Gel, Defynt CBD Skin Serum and Kingdm CBD Primer

     

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    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 why KINGDM Foto Blur CBD Primer uses 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 be a gummy or tincture because you consume the cannabinoids through your mouth. A CBD bath bomb uses 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 at Kush Queen, but the science 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. A new study on 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. Reduce Redness 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

    Foto Blur works pure magic on your face, but don’t take it from us, see what real users of Kingdm Foto Blur CBD Primer are saying!

    Kingdm Foto Blur CBD Primer Review
    Kingdm Foto Blur CBD Primer Review

    Let the CBD molecule work for your skin!

    The time has come to treat your skin right and add CBD under your makeup. KINGDM Foto Blur CBD Primer helps reduce redness, prevents breakouts, and leaves your skin velvety soft.

    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! 

    Bathe in the benefits of CBD and Matcha with Kush Queens CBD Bath Bombs

    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! 

    Photo: @quartermoonco for Kush Queen

    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. 

    Now back to those beautiful Kush Queen Tea Collection Bath Bomb Benefits! 

    Photo: @thiscannabislife for Kush Queen

    MATCHA CBD BATH BOMB

    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. 

    Photo: @thiscannabislife for Kush Queen

    EARL GREY CBD BATH BOMB

    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. 

    Photo: @thiscannabislife for Kush Queen

    CHAI TEA CBD BATH BOMB

    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! 

    Photo: @quartermoonco for Kush Queen

    PRO TIPS: 

    • 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. 

    Photo: @quartermoonco for Kush Queen

    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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