Hi, it's Olivia Alexander here, founder of Kush Queen. I pretty much live and breathe our brand. But when I'm not at HQ working, I'm usually on the interwebs, and lately, I have been doing a ton of podcasting.
I really enjoy podcasting because it allows for long-form content, and let's be real, I love to talk. Naturally, conversations around cannabis, being a female CEO in the space, and my other personal interests, like psychedelics, all came up. I wanted to share some of my latest interviews with you for your listening pleasure, and hey, maybe you'll fall in love with one of these podcasts and binge some episodes (like I have done many times).
Kendalls World | Mindset | Spirituality | Travel
I sat down with Kendall Furman, content creator and social media influencer dedicated to exploring travel, wellness, and more on Kendall's World.
In my episode of Kendall's World, we chat about all the healing benefits this plant offers. Furman isn't as experienced with cannabis, and she can't seem to find the right type of high, so I obviously dive into the complexity and uniqueness of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). I also teach her about endogenous cannabinoids and the myths surrounding cannabis.
Furman is an engaging host and even has video episodes on her Spotify. Her favorite new Kush Queen product is our CBG-infused Diamond Hands Gummies (which she's been raving about on her IG stories). Thanks, boo!
From Pot To Popular
Rosie Mattio is an acclaimed and accomplished woman in cannabis. Mattio is the founder of Mattio Communications, a powerhouse cannabis PR agency based in New York City. In addition to lifestyle and cannabis, the firm is also interested in working with brands from another emerging market, psychedelics.
On this industry-focused podcast, From Pot to Popular, we discuss what it's like to be a woman in cannabis, why representation in this industry matters, and why small businesses really, really matter (especially in cannabis).
While you're at it, check out this amazing byline by Mattio, on "Why 2022 will be a defining year for women in cannabis".
That Budtender Podcast
Finally, I stopped by That Budtender Podcast for some serious girl talk and Seth Rogan slander. Hosted by cannabis journalist and Kush Queen ally, Bianca Blanche, listening to just one episode will have you craving a full sesh with the ex-budtender.
As a former budtender myself, fun fact: we actually got our start at the same dispensary but different years, Blanche and I give a well-deserved nod to the OG days of cannabis. Trust us, a lot has changed since then.
On my episode of That Budtender Podcast, we're getting a little stoney and speaking from the heart. We go over why I hate celebrity-driven cannabis brands, my experience consuming entheogen plants for my mental health, and dealing with the anti-cannabis tyrants at Instagram and TikTok.
There’s truly such an endless world available of podcasts and conversations. From Thirdwave to The True Beauty Brooklyn Podcast, I have over 16 hours of content on this playlist. I also have a bunch of exciting interviews coming up, so make sure to check them out. Not so much for me, but for the incredible women behind these amazing podcasts, especially if you're interested in learning more about women entrepreneurship, wellness, cannabis, and other psychedelics.
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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.
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"!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.)
Policy and History, Where Did These Negative Opinions Form?
Why do parents generally have a negative opinion of cannabis? Reefer Madness.
"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.
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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Quickly following the creation of our award-winning CBD bath bombs, the Kush Queen Soak & Tokewas born thanks to some innovative team members at headquarters.
At Kush Queen, we don’t just spend our time perfecting our handmade cannabinoid products; we also perfect their use in our own daily lives. This dynamic relationship with our CBD and THC products allows our team to create wellness offerings that can extend a deeper connection between our consumers and this plant. You might call this R & D; we call it our favorite part of the job! You might also be asking yourself, what is "soaking and toking"? And is it even for you?
Take it from the experts, a relaxing combo of Kush Queen's ultra-premium, indoor-grown hemp flower, and infused bath bombs is an opulent example of self-care at its finest. But before we dive into the experience of a Soak & Toke, do you know where the term "toke" comes from?
A Touch of 'Toke' History
Enter Alice B. Toklas. An American writer of the early 20th century, Toklas openly shared a recipe for hashish brownies in her memoir-style recipe book. That notorious recipe solidified Toklas in cannabis history and gave us the shorthand for toke.
To Soak & Toke? Or Not to Soak & Toke? It's Really Not Even a Question...
There's a myriad of reasons to smoke cannabis in a cannabis bath, aside from being luxurious af. Ultimately, your skin is your biggest organ, and you want to tend to it accordingly. The cannabis bath bomb is a full-body topical experience that has you fully covered (literally).
Kush Queen cannabinoid-infused bath bombs allow you to feel the entourage effect, a medley of healing properties from cannabinoids and terpenes working together. Plus, soaking in hot water allows your pores to open up and absorb the cannabis compounds and essential oils profoundly, creating a lush full-body experience.
But here's the thing, the cannabinoids in our bath bombs don't cross the blood-brain barrier because due to the molecule size - they are too big. Unlike our topical cannabinoid products labeled transdermal, which will cross the blood-brain barrier and have the possibility of delivering more mind than body effects.
How to Bathe like Weed Royalty
Maybe you're looking to take your bath effects even higher. That's where another delivery system comes in. Sure, you could pop a gummy, but most edibles take longer to hit than your bath will take. By smoking a pre-roll while you soak, you get an instant delivery of cannabinoids, which is why smoking is often the most beloved and popular way of cannabis consumption.
A soak and toke is an incredibly simple yet impactful ritual with cannabis. Let’s look into this deep mind and body practice that could elevate your next moment of self-care.
The first step to a proper Kush Queen 'Soak & Toke' is choosing one of our handmade bath bombs to use. Our bath bombs include: Relax, Relive, Sleep, Love, Awaken, Black Magic, and Immunity.
Draw your bath and add any additions you like, such as a bubble bath (make sure the scent pairs with the bath bomb), crystals, music, candlelight, or even a beverage.
Start smoking once submerged in the tub. Our newly released Kush Queen hemp flower is the perfect pairing with your Kush Queen infused-bath bomb. Kush Queen's cultivar options include Lemon Octane, Pink Panther, Hawaiian Haze, and Sour Space Candy, for a range of complex tasting notes and effects.
Soak for 40 minutes and light up between 10 to 15 minutes in your bath.
Extra Tips from the Experts at Kush Queen
The key to a successful soak and toke is preparation.
Make sure you remove the bath bomb seal with scissors while your water runs.
Always check the temperature while you're waiting for your bath to fill. No one likes a tub that's too hot or too cold.
Prepare your cannabis beforehand. There's nothing worse than a soggy nug or wasted pre-roll.
Keep a small hand towel nearby, a lighter, and an ashtray (no one wants to soak in ash).
If you're toking on a Kush Queen pre-roll, make sure to keep it in the glass container until you're ready.
Combine other modalities like crystals, music, or starlight to finish off the perfect vibration.
Combining both a topical and oral delivery method is a way to take your bath deeper and your mind higher. We encourage you to experiment with the different infused-bath bomb and flower options available to create your own favorite pairings.
Learn more about our bath bombs and how you can experience your own Kush Queen Soak & Toke!
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 aches 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 inRELIEVE. 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
Do you have a CBD Post Workout Routine?
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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 ourOriginal Bare CBD Tinctureoffers 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 ownCBD 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 yourBare Daily Wellness dropsto 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 yourCBD tincturewith 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 thisCannabutter 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 ofKush Queens Bare Daily Wellnessand 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 yourCBD oilto 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 ofBare Daily Wellness CBD oilinto 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 ofKush 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 thisCBD Whipped Creamrecipe 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 ofBare Daily Wellnesswith 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 ofCBD oilinto 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 ofBare Tinctureto 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 yourCBD oiland 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 yourCBD tinctureand pulse again for a few more seconds until fully blended. You can also top with thisCBD whipped Creamfor 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-inspiredCBD 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 upKush 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!
Don’t forget to follow and tag @kushqueenshop & @kushqueenco in your Instagram posts and stories.
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This month Kush Queen headed to Beauty Con for the first time, and it was a beautiful success! We had an amazing time and are so happy to finally be debuting our Kingdm Cosmetics line, chatting about why Kush Queen CBD is different and sharing all that REAL CBD BEAUTY has to offer!
Are you ready to add CBD to your beauty routine? Check out the very first product from our Kingdm Cosmetics line,Foto Blur CBD Primer. It is officially LIVE on our website and we are so excited for you to try it!
If you missed out on Beauty Con this year, here is a little sneak peak into what went down.
THE VIBE– Kush Queen CBD Booth
We had a great time sharing Kush Queen CBD at BeautyCon LA!
THE DEBUT OF KINGDM COSMETICS
TheKingdm Foto Blur 250 mg CBD Primeruses Kush Queen’s exclusive patent-pending Amplifi™ nanotechnology, a process that creates CBD molecules as small as 25nm in size, which is 2,000 times smaller than pores, allowing the product to fully absorb so that the high levels of CBD can work deep into the skin. The unique formulation gives the primer a silky, serum-like texture that is super spreadable and lightweight, blurring pores and creating a smooth, perfected canvas for makeup application. Our formula doesn’t dry during wear, so your skin stays moisturized throughout the day. Use it before your makeup, but after skincare. KINGDM helps reduce redness, prevents breakouts, and leaves your skin velvety soft. We hope you’ll try it, we know you’ll love it! This is only the beginning!
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CBD lube is having a moment right now, and rightfully so. Known to stimulate arousal and increase the intensity and frequency of orgasms, CBD lube is becoming a bedside staple for self-exploration and deepening intimacy with partners.
There are a number of intimate products containing CBD online and in retail stores, which makes it hard to know which one to choose. This blog will explore Kush Queen’sIgnite CBD Infused Lubricantin-depth and help you make informed decisions when stepping into the world of CBD lube.
Oil vs. Water-Based Lube
We are all unique beings with ever-changing needs and desires. The exploration of our sexuality is a personal journey that continuously evolves throughout our entire lives, regardless of age. The products and toys you use during intercourse and masturbation should be taken into account when selecting a CBD lube.
Do you use latex condoms? What about silicone toys? If the answer to either question was yes, then choose a water-based lube like Kush Queen’s Ignite CBD lube. Oil-based intimacy products can cause silicone toys to breakdown and latex condoms to tear–increasing the risk of STIs and unwanted pregnancies. Certain oils can alsothrow off the vaginas pH levelsand cause yeast infections.
Some oil-based intimacy products aren’t even actual lube. They’re simply infused oils, more like traditional topicals. Ignite uses ingredientscommonly found in lubricants, none of which are harmful or toxic.
What’s Inside CBD Lube (really) Counts
Each ingredient in Ignite was selected with safety and effectiveness in mind. The formula is free of parabens, glycerin, and petrochemicals and doesn’t stain. Hemp-derived CBD oil is modified using Amplifi Nanotechnology, which converts the CBD molecules into nano-particles that are tiny enough to absorb into the bloodstream through the skin.
The CBD molecules in oil-based lubricants are larger and absorb much slower, often taking effect 20 minutes or longer after application. Using nano-CBD not only allows the formula to be water-based, but it also allows the onset of Ignite’s effects to happen rapidly, in under a minute for most people.
The effects of Ignite can be likened to feeling “warmed up” almost immediately after applying it to the vagina, clitoris, and/or rectum, even before foreplay or masturbation begins. Cannabis is a vasodilator, which stimulates blood flow when applied to these areas, causing a heightened sensation. The tissues in the vagina and the anal cavity are highly absorbent and highly sensitive. This increased blood flow and sensitivity makes CBD lube the perfect recipe for mind-blowing orgasms and heightened pleasure without the use of hormones.
Aside from inducing more pleasure, CBD lube is widely used for managing discomfort experienced during intercourse. CBD has relaxing effects that help to ease tension and make sex more enjoyable. Womxn should not be inhibited from experiencing enjoyable sex and intimacy due to healthconditions, further adding to the undue burden of the feminine. The Kush Queen brand has always stood for feminism and inclusive values, and Ignite is just one of the many ways the brand elevates the collective while shutting down the patriarchy.
Take Pride in Your Pleasure
Access to medical cannabis would not have been possible had it not been for the activism of the LGBTQ+ community during the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s. The cannabis industry is standing on the shoulders of those who lost their loved ones, their health, and their lives at staggering rates.
To give back to the very community we all have to thank for their sacrifices, Kush Queen is donating 20% of sales from the2019 Pride Collectionto Trans Lifeline, a non-profit organization that provides support to transgendered individuals nationwide.
You can take pride in supporting a fantastic cause while taking your pleasure into your own hands (or your partner’s!) when you orderIgnite CBD Pride Editionwhile supplies last.
Make Pleasure a Priority
Now you have clarity on what CBD lube is and how it can be used to generate more pleasure in your life. Add Ignite to your arsenal of arousal tools and be empowered to make your pleasure a priority!
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Get Your Pre Summer Glo With 2 Amazing DIY CBD Tincture Face Masks
I love the summer. The heat, swimming pools are open, barbecuing yummy foods on the balcony – all of it. But my skin, on the other hand, may say otherwise. For whatever reason, the summer brings out the worst in my combination skin…and I mean the worst. My t-zone area is so greasy but at the same painfully dry – and let’s not mention the breakouts along my temples.
So being the self-titled “DIY Queen” I am, I mixed up a few masks with the help ofKush Queens Bare CBD Tincture!For the most part, these masks use ingredients that can easily be found around a kitchen and can be switched up depending on what your skin goals are!
This mask is perfect when your skin needs an extra boost of hydration. Especially if you’ve been spending a lot of time in the sun, the combo of fresh avocado + CBD will do your skin right!
Avocado is known for its healthy fats and those natural oils can deeply penetrate the skin to soften and nourish, preventing fine lines and texture. The addition of honey contributes to hydrating your skin without leaving it oily or irritated, which is ideal if you have sensitive skin. Finally, yogurt finishes this ultra-hydrating mask with its ability to plump and revitalize dull skin with it’s ingredient lactic acid. Lactic acid provides a gentle exfoliation which contributes to the glowing skin you’re about to have!
Mash the avocado as much as you can in a bowl then mix in the rest of the ingredients. Apply to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Warning: Your dog may try to lick your face. If you want to up the hydration in this mask, add in an extra dropper of bare.
ACV Clay Mask with Bäre CBD Tincture
For those that don’t know the power of raw apple cider vinegar or the “Aztec Clay” mask, you’re about to learn. Raw apple cider vinegar pops in every home remedy, from loc detoxes to acne fighting. It may alsohelp unclog pores and smooth skin texture. The clay mask, which you’ve probably seen every on Instagram and Youtube at some point – lives up the hype!
I swear I’m such a skeptic about anything, but I bought a jar of it last year around the holidays and I haven’t regretted once. The clay mask will reach down into your pores and rebuke the oil and trapped dirt. It’s also a great hair mask for all hair types. Just be mindful that it does not go down your sink without a fight, a lived and re-lived learned experience. But you can throw into the grass and it will act as a natural fertilizer – it’s the circle of life baybee *Kawhi Leonard voice.*
Enough apple cider vinegar to have a spreadable paste
Combine all ingredients in a non-metal bowl and mix with a non-metal spoon.* I like the consistency of a loose toothpaste, if that makes any sense. After getting it to your desired consistency, apply – once again careful not to use metal utensils. (* Bentonite Clay literallyabsorbs impurities and heavy toxins when applied, so if exposed to metal it will absorb the impurities from that and not from you!) Leave for 10-15 minutes, and rinse off with warm water. Yes, this dries very tight. Yes, your skin may be a little red for like 20-ish minutes afterward – but these are all momentary and will only reveal bouncy and refreshed skin.
So sit back, kick your feet up and let these simple CBD face masks do the work for you! Whether you skin needs hydration or deep pore cleansing, these two masks are easy to incorporate into your weekly routine.
Want to DIY your own CBD oil face mask? Shop Bare CBD Tincture below!
The solar plexus chakra, also known as the third chakra, is located behind the navel. It’s Sanskrit name,Manipura, means “illustrious gem” and is symbolized by a yellow 10 petaled circle with an upside-down triangle in its center. The last of the physical chakras, the solar plexus is home to our feelings of personal empowerment, control, and abundance. The “gut feeling” we often refer to, when our intuition communicates through our bodies, stems from this chakra.
Keeping this chakra in balance is key to feeling a sense of security, self-confidence, and self-assurance. The solar plexus is associated with the fire element and signifies our ability to take action and build momentum in our lives. The phrase “being fired up” is a nod to the sensation of heat in the solar plexus when we feel excitement and enthusiasm.
Imbalances in this area can manifest as lack of control and fear of being overpowered. Perfectionism, people-pleasing, and overactivity/being busy are often signs of a shrunken solar plexus. Obsession with gaining power, controlling behaviors, and an overinflated ego is associated with an enlarged third chakra.
As always, there is no single way to maintain balance in our lives, we can utilize a variety of alternative therapies to reach a homeostatic state.
Trust Your Gut
Based on its location with respect to the body, the stomach and digestive system are associated with this energy center. Issues with weight, gastrointestinal problems, and poor gut health are symptoms of an imbalanced solar plexus. Good nutrition is a tool for optimizing all chakras, especially the third. Foods that enhance the solar plexus are:
Citrus fruits (especially lemon)
Choosing fresh, organic foods when possible and avoiding processed foods, refined sugar, alcohol, nicotine, and animal by-products can help clear a blocked solar plexus.
Get Fired Up
Since the solar plexus is associated with the fire element, building heat in the body through movement increases clarity and balance in this area. Yoga poses, like Boat, Bow, and any Warrior pose, activate this energy center, while restorative poses like Child’s Pose and Corpse, or Savasana, help calm and soothe it.
Exercises that work the core, like Pilates and Barre, create fire energy in the solar plexus and strengthen more than just our abs–they increase our sense of self and personal mastery. Other heat building workouts, like High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and kickboxing, help build a sense of empowerment and self-confidence with practice and growth over time.
Scents of Empowerment
Targeted aromatherapy is a super simple way to bring the solar plexus into balance at home and on the go. Try these essential oils in a diffuser or DIY spray for third chakra healing:
If you want to clear your space and balance your energy, add the plant equivalents of the above essential oils to a sage bundle for smudging.
If you really want to create a vibe, there's a Kush Queen bath bomb for that! Our Citrus for Mood and Love for Passion bath bombs feature the ideal colors and scents to bring about a heat-inducing, sense-awakening soak. Choose a mantra, like “I Can” to meditate on whileplaying gentle musictargeted toward the solar plexus.
When choosing crystals for healing, finding stones that speak to you is most important. Above all, crystals are tools to help strengthen your intuition and relationship to self. Some stones to help balance the third chakra include:
Citrine: Associated with fire element; activates self-confidence; increases mental clarity and courage; acceptance of abundance
Green Calcite: Fire & water elements; grounds and focuses energy; promotes healthy gallbladder, liver, pancreas, and intestine; helps adjust to change
Gold Tiger’s Eye: Fire element; creates a sense of safety and protection; helps with remembering dreams and mental clarity; release jealousy and build self-confidence; invites blessing and good fortune
Pyrite: Fire & Earth elements; attracts abundance and wealth, promotes self-confidence; represents masculine energy, action oriented; keep this stone in your office or workspace
A healthy solar plexus is your best ally for slaying it at work and in life. I hope this blog helps you discover your power and build a practice that works in favor of your highest good. Namaste, Queens!
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