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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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Feel like you're being transported to a remote island while yourAwakenbath 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.
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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Though the 'shower versus bath' debate has been going strong for generations, Kush Queen is here to explain why baths are (and will always be) unequivocally superior.
Baths are better for many reasons. Not only do they provide deep muscle relaxation and pain relief, but they're also a sweet escape from reality. Baths cultivate a peaceful space we can retreat to where books get devoured, music plays uninterrupted, and favorite foods are enjoyed in peace... praise ganja!!
Like, seriously, what'snotto love about a CBD bath bomb?!
CBD bath bombs are a great addition to your self-care routine. These wonderfully infused bath bombs can help you truly make the most out of your bath time ritual. The non-intoxicating CBD intensifies muscle relaxation and can simultaneously help your mind and body to unwind more easily.
Read on to learn some awesome benefits of CBD-infused bath bombs and to get some 'inspo' on which ones you should try.
Much like all other bath bombs, CBD-infused ones come in a lot of different varieties. Kush Queen offers some that are tailor-made to promote rest and better sleep. We also have options to revamp and revitalize your skin and others that'll make you feel more energetic and engaged.
The effect isn't the only factor to consider when purchasing a bath bomb. Aromatherapy is a common reason people use these quality products. Choose a scent that makes you feel better than before, such as citrus, florals, coffee, or peppermint. As we always say, the nose knows.
If you're unsure about which color or scent is best for you, get a mini bath bomb variety pack and test out the multiple types of bath bombs we offer.
They're Easy to Use
CBD is generally pretty easy to use, but bath bombs take convenience to a whole new level. There is no need to decipher complex instructions as you would with a tincture or an edible; in this case, you simply put a bath bomb in the tub and let it work its magic.
Because our bath bombs already come with the appropriate amount of CBD infused in them, you don't need to worry about perfecting your dosage either. Instead, sit back and watch as the colors move throughout the water and enjoy the therapeutic scent as it hits your nose.
They Magnify Healing Effects
Baths are incredibly healing no matter the circumstances. Stretching and moving in water provides strength through resistance. Plus, baths can help you breathe better and potentially improve both your brain and nervous system.
Certain studies suggest that baths can help your heart and make you more immune to diseases, but these are not 100% proven as fact.
It's undeniable, however, that baths feel good and benefit your muscles, joints, and bones. Additionally, since hot water opens pathways that provide more oxygen to your brain, aromatherapy from bath bomb scents is likely very effective.
They Provide a Spa-Like Experience
Spas are intended to relax both your mind and body, and that's what CBD bath bombs do. Head-to-toe relaxation leads to less anxiety, and less anxiety leads to overall better mental and physical health.
Also, since these products are a true luxury, Kush Queen CBD bath bombs will make you feel like all types of high-class royalty from home. (It's giving a glowing Riri amidst the hustle and bustle of NYC).
Best of all, each bath bomb that we offer is price-comparable with other high-quality bath and body companies. Since these other companies don't let you reap the benefits of CBD infusion, this is a huge benefit.
They May Heal Muscle Pain
Did you know that clinical studies have suggested that CBD indirectly improves the immune system's response to pain? CBD eliminates negative hormones and the proliferation of T-cells within the body. The CB1 and CB2 receptors in your natural body are strengthened and help to reduce muscle and joint pain.
CBD bath bombs will prove especially effective at this because they immerse your entire body in CBD. Unlike with a tincture or edible, you will be surrounded by its healing properties. This helps to promote your holistic health in all areas of the body.
They Can Benefit Your Skin
Regular bath bombs can benefit your skin in general because of the essential oils infused within them. These oils nourish, moisturize, and revitalize your skin to keep it smooth and comfortable. CBD bath bombs also incorporate basic essential oils in addition to cannabis, so they retain these benefits. However, like the other properties of baths, CBD magnifies these effects.
A 2020 study suggests that there is therapeutic potential for CBD to help those with skin disorders become healthier. It also is likely proactive in keeping healthy skin moist and preventing problems further down the line.
While the overall topical benefits are still being studied, you should 100% try it to see if it works for you. Many users cite that there's a lot of truth to this research, proclaiming how CBD makes their skin feel revitalized and nourished. Since bath bombs touch all of your skin, this is a great way to try it out.
Get Relaxing CBD Bath Bombs Today
While there are tons of ways you can relax, the only thing that can compete with a hot bath is a dose of CBD. Luckily, you don't need to choose between the two!
Now that you know why CBD bath bombs are an amazing choice, it's time to start shopping. Browse our online shop to find the perfect bath bombs for your next bath time ritual.
We're committed to helping you have the R&R that you crave, and we look forward to working with you soon.
CBD lube may seem like a novelty, but it does so much more than kick up the heat in the bedroom.
The reasons why CBD lube works are multifaceted, much like the people who use it. Just about anyone can benefit from a product that makes sex and masturbation more pleasurable, but CBD lube is an absolute game changer for people who experience:
Pain resulting from sexual trauma
Pain caused by conditions like vaginismus, endometriosis, and childbirth
Decreased libido or sexual desire due to hormonal changes or medications
Dryness experienced post-menopause or after radiation treatments
Tension or an inability to relax, especially related to the pelvic floor
CBD lube works by creating a pathway to more enjoyable sexual contact. This concept goes beyond a novelty or trendy sex product and truly becomes a tool for healing.
What’s on the Inside Counts For CBD Lube To Really Work
Of course, what’s in the lube matters tremendously, especially for those in need of sexual healing. Kush Queen CBD lube is water-based, making it safe for use with latex and silicone, so whether you’re embarking on solo-play or engaging with a partner, you can enjoy the benefits of CBD lube without the hassle or worry.
Unlike many CBD lubes on the market, Kush Queen CBD Lube isactually a lubricant and not an oil-based formulainfused with CBD. Each ingredient is paraben-free and was carefully selected for its safety and efficacy, resulting in a product that’s inclusive to all.
The CBD we use is broken down into nanoparticles that are 2,000 times smaller than pores, which allows for rapid absorption and increased bioavailability. The topical application of CBD allows the cannabinoids to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) and is the key mechanism behind why CBD lube works for such a wide spectrum of needs.
Why CBD Lube Works for So Many Folx
The reason why Kush Queen’s Ignite works wonders on so many bodies is its ability to trigger multiple physical reactions through localized application and the CBD’s interaction with the ECS.
It’s no secret that genital arousal is characterized by blood flow to the region resulting in erect and swollen genitalia and increased sensitivity. As a vasodilator, CBD works to relax the muscles of the arteries allowing blood to flow through with more ease. The results are increased arousal, an increased depth and frequency of climax, and a diminishment of pain and tension.
Relaxation is another effect that adds to why our lube works so well for so many. When we explore our sexuality or engage with partners, self-conscious or non-sexual thoughts may arise, distracting from the experience. The inability to get out of our heads and into the moment limits our ability to be in our bodies and present with the sensations were experiencing. The topical application of CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system to ease tension in the body and relax muscles, allowing comfort to pave the way for pleasure.
Verified buyers ofKush Queen CBD Lubereport results ranging from intensified orgasms in healthy womxn to “penis hugs” from happy husbands and renewed sexual satisfaction for post-menopausal womxn to pain-free intercourse for the first time ever, a wide spectrum of people are discovering how and why CBD lube works for their intimate needs.
Choose Pleasure, Choose You
Simply putting into practice the intention of increasing pleasure for yourself and/or your partner will have a positive effect on your sex life. By putting pleasure first and making the extra effort you send the signal to yourself that enjoyable sex is a priority. After all, it is your birthright.
When viewed through the lens of compassion for sufferers of painful sex, people dealing with reproductive dysfunction, and those experiencing hormonal changes or mental conditions that result in decreased sexual desire and satisfaction, the use of CBD in the bedroom can be seen as therapeutic.
Decreased tension and sensations that anchor you to the present moment work synergistically to alter the experience of sex for the better.
How empowering to be able to reconnect with your sexuality after feeling disconnected from it and from yourself with a little help from Kush Queen CBD Lube.
Satisfy Your Curiosity
If you’ve read through this entire blog, then your intrigue with CBD lube must be peaking by now. Take the plunge into pleasure and order your bottle of Ignite today!
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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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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June is always such a wonderful month—warmer weather, summer barbecues, and celebrating Pride month. When Pride rolls around, everything seems to be covered in rainbows, and it always makes me happy to see people celebrating who they are. Plus, many companies, including Kush Queen,rainbow-fy their productsand actually donate portions of people’s purchases to LGBTQ+ organizations such asTransLifeline. It’s just such a wonderful way to spread love and joy.
Parades and celebrations often take us outdoors, and what better way to enjoy hot-weather foods and ice-cold beverages than at a barbecue with your dearest friends? I had to give up my grill when I moved from a house to an apartment, so I’ve been trying to find delicious indoor options that anyone with an oven can make. This week, I’ve settled on a recipe that’s super easy but crazy-delicious, and will hopefully remind you of all the summery, rainbow-filled joy that June brings.
CBD Butter Makes Everything Better, Trust Me On This
This week’s Rainbow Roasted Veggie recipe with garlic-herb butter usesKush Queen bäre Daily Wellness CBD oil, but you can also use thishomemade CBD cannabutterinstead. I recommend adding the oil or cannabutter to the garlic-herb portion of the recipe, which will ensure maximum potency of CBD, rather than roasting the veggies with the oil.
I chose red bell pepper, carrot, yellow crookneck squash, broccoli, and red cabbage to make my veggie rainbow, but there’s so much colorful produce to choose from! I considered adding a few more kinds of vegetables, like kabocha squash and green beans, but I ran out of space on my baking sheet. Also, make sure the veggies are chopped to be similar sizes to ensure even roasting.
Toss your veggies in a bowl with a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil. If you’re interested in a hint of barbecue grill flavor, add a few dashes of liquid smoke to your oil. I love the mesquite wood flavor, though, admittedly, liquid smoke just isn’t quite the same as a classic charcoal grill. Spread them out on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Squash and peppers will cook faster than broccoli and carrots, so check in on your oven periodically to make sure nothing’s too blackened. I, however, enjoy a little crispiness to my roasted veggies, so a few burnt edges make me happy.
How simple was that? But wait, we’re not done yet! Time for the best part:
Garlic butter! I could coat everything in garlic butter and I’d be the happiest camper. I melted 1 tbsp. unsalted butter with a spoonful of minced garlic, dried parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper. After mixing, I added two droppers ofKush Queen CBD oil. If you prefer, you can melt CBD cannabutter into the butter mixture instead of the oil, and the flavor won’t be overwhelming when combined with the garlicky deliciousness.
This recipe makes approximately two servings, so if you’re serving a crowd, feel free to double and triple the ingredients. Make sure you spread the veggies out onto multiple baking sheets, or even roast one sheet at a time if your oven temperature is inconsistent. Piling too many vegetables on top of each other will cause uneven cooking and it’s awkward when a third of your food is burned and the other two-thirds are mushy.
Toss the veggies with the garlic butter, and you’re good to go! I’ve made this recipe three times since I initially wrote this, that’s how much I love it. Rainbows, veggies, summer vibes, and Kush Queen? Please and thank you.
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As a still relatively young millennial, I have some thoughts on the state of womanhood. For as much progress as we’ve made in being seen as independent and free-thinking humans; like letting our arm hair grow out and not smiling in every damn photo, there still seem to be more products than ever promising us that by using it we’ll somehow feel freer. Unfortunately, I hadn’t had much luck in finding that ideal product, until now. And I’ll tell you early on, that that product isKush Queen’s Defynt CBD Skin Serum.
Made with 100mg CBD, this serum is like applying a 60-minute meditation session directly to your face. Talk about a #lifehack, am I right! But let me back up a little bit and explain why you need this serum in your life.
I recently turned the big 3-0. If I’m being honest I was terrified. I had so many assumptions about what being thirty would mean. Wasn’t I supposed to have it all together by thirty? The perfect guy, the perfect job, a house with multiple rooms, a cute dog and an Instagram worthy proposal on the way? Well, I do have a great boyfriend, but the rest are just ideas that have gotten as far as my Pinterest boards. I spent the last month of being twenty-nine stressing out! I was always concerned about where I thought I should be and then upset with myself for not checking my privilege and getting down in the first place. Oh, it was a vicious cycle.
As I’m sure you know stress plays a very big part in how our skin reacts. I don’t say this to be annoying, but I’ve always had pretty good skin. Thank my long-ago African ancestors for that, but during that time my stress was causing some irritation on my skin. I was so dry my lips began to crack, I had the darkest under-eye circles, and generally looked consistently exhausted.
I knew I needed to make a change. I needed to treat my skin better. That’s when I decided to try out theDefynt Anti-Serum. Now, I’m not a product junky by nature, I still use the same Origins face wash that I first discovered in high school. Hey, if it isn’t broke why fix it right? So needless to say I was a bit skeptical that this new product would do much for me now.
I got up the next morning ready to try out the serum. I washed my face (using my Origins thank you very much), toned with Dr. Thayers witch hazel and applied a dime-sized amount of theDefynt Serumto my face. Within a few moments, I could instantly see my puffy eyes calm down. It was like my face opened up and smiled after months of neglect.
What I didn’t expect was how calming the CBD skin serum made me feel. I woke up with a slight headache and after applying the serum my headache cleared up and I felt like I could actually get my day started on a positive note. I made sure to apply a light moisturizing sunscreen after the serum to lock in all the goodness.
I’ve been using theDefynt Anti-Serumfor a month now and not only has the overall puffiness of my skin gone down, but I’m less grumpy in the morning. Added bonus according to my boyfriend!
So hey, maybe I don’t have it all figured out. But now that I’m safely and deeply into my 30th year of life, I’ve realized that adulthood is what you make it. There are no rules, there are no standards. I live my life to make me happy, and that now includes taking good care of my skin.
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