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. 

Kush Queen's Complete Mini Collection of Bath bombs

 

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.

Follow us for more blissed-out pairings and latest Kush Queen products.

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!!

Kush Queen model ponders the benefits of CBD infused bath bombs

Like, seriously, what's not to 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.

Glamour Shot of Kush Queen CBD bath bomb Love Potion No. 9

Above: Kush Queen's Love Potion No. 9 CBD Bath Bomb

There Are Tons of Varieties

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. 

 Kush Queen CBD Bath Bomb fizzes during bathtime

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. 

Kush Queen Love CBD Bath Bomb rests on a cloud

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.  

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.

Bath-time with Kush Queen Awaken CBD Bath Bomb

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. 

There’s nothing I love more than getting to use a product before we launch it. The excitement I feel is like I'm in on a secret or getting to sit in the front row of a roller coaster. Enter, the Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb expanding to feature 100mg and 200mg doses!

Secretly, I’ve been testing out the higher doses of Black Magic CBD Bath Bombs and using the deep black color to ground myself as we enter my favorite seasons, soaking season and hallo-wellness!

The History Of Our Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb

I am fresh out of a self-care Sunday bath with our new 200mg Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb. The moody black waters bring me back to the summer of 2017 when we began our quest to create a non- staining black cannabis bath worthy of Kush Queen. There were many stained tubs, hands, duds, and fails before we landed on our Black Magic formula. A formula that resulted in a beautiful deep, black bath that wouldn’t require you to work after relaxation!

Model laying in a tub holding a 100mg Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb

Black Magic was created as a seasonal, limited edition bath bomb but our community had other ideas. Once the 25mg Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb arrived it sort of never left. 

In preparation for the high dose launch, we scrolled through years of photos and found SO many Black Magic CBD baths. Black Magic is one of my favorite bath bombs we make at Kush Queen, don't tell the other bath bombs.

As the undisputed QUEEN of bathing, I love the Relax essential oil blend with lavender, chamomile, and frankincense and the dark moody waters make me feel like a witch goddess. 

Black Magic Is Available In 100mg and 200mg CBD Bath Bombs

Now, we are offering Black Magic in 100mg and 200mg as part of our 2020 hallo-wellness celebration. 

Over the years, one of the repeat community requests we hear is, will Black Magic ever expand to feature high doses? We heard you and black magic in higher doses is here to stay!

Model soaking in Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb in a white tub.

Our Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb is the perfect way to celebrate and welcome in the new season in a safe way that also doubles as a tool for healing. 

There is nothing better than stepping out of the tub feeling like you got a full body massage and seeing the last of the black waters run down the drain. I call it ultimate relaxation. 

Experience The Power of Black Color Therapy and CBD

There are a lot of preconceived notions about the color black. Most of us know the obvious that black is an achromatic color, which translates into without color. black is the representation of complete absorption of all light, which is where its power begins. 

In color therapy, sometimes called color healing, black is known to absorb negative energies and is commonly associated with protection. White Lotus Magazine reminds us, “black represents calmness, rest, and renewal. It carries energies of potential for growth and new possibilities.” 

Model fully submerged in Black Magic CBD Bath with only their face showing out of the water.

 

Combining the power of using black in color therapy with the CBD takes your self-care into the realm of deep spiritual healing. A 30-minute soak with a Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb will create an environment for grounding and increased awareness of your immediate reality.  

Bathing In Black Magic - How To Choose Your Dose

Try the 100mg if you are new to CBD baths or a seasoned pro with the 25mg Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb. 

Try the 200mg CBD Black Magic if you are super sore, stressed, or needing sleep. 

If you need even MORE CBD, we like to pair any dose of Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb with a dropper of bäre Daily Wellness CBD Tincture or Gummies Rx pre or post bathing. 

Conclusion

In 2020, there is no limit to the amount of self-care, grounding, CBD, and focusing on our immediate reality. Join us as welcome in soaking season and celebrate hallo-wellness with a Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb.

Save 5 dollars when you purchase both 100mg and 200mg Black Magic CBD Bath Bombs with code: BMAGIC 

 

Shop Kush Queen's Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb

 

 

Curious about using CBD as a wellness tool? Today, Verita from our customer service team shares how she went from trying THC in college to using a variety of cannabinoids as part of her daily wellness routine.  

You will learn about: 

  • Verita’s CBD wellness toolkit
  • Why people use a variety of cannabinoids 

Like Most, I Tried Cannabis In College

I was a 22-year-old college student looking for relief between my aches and pains as a former college athlete, alongside mental health aide as I was grieving the loss of my mother when I heard about using cannabis for more than recreation. 

Full disclosure, I was not thrilled about cannabis when I first tried it recreationally. Mainly, because the cannabis I consumed were heavy strains that quickly made me tired and increased my appetite almost too much! 

Today, I enjoy many cannabinoids and balance my cannabis products with quality CBN, CBG, and CBD wellness-focused products. 

How I Slowly Got Into Cannabinoid Wellness

After losing my mother, grief affected my appetite, sleep quality, and social interest, so much so that I was trying different tools to help me work through that period, including cannabis. I decided to medicate at night which translated into getting a quality meal in and making sure my insomnia did not always win!

Then I had the chance to move to Portland, OR after graduation where legal cannabis exists. In Portland, I took my cannabis education to the next level by researching lots of strains and trying different products! 

My process of finding what worked in different environments was simple. I would log my experiences in my phone so when I found a strain or product that I enjoyed, I could keep it in my toolkit consistently. 

Documenting my experiences is how I found my favorite cannabis strain of all time - Dutch Treat! I also experimented with different consumption methods to learn how cannabis affects my body and provides relief - mind, body, and soul! 

Gummies Rx Full Spec 750mg being held by a beautiful model in purple light.

CBD Wellness Gives Me A Variety Of Tools

When I moved to California in 2017, I discovered Kush Queen at a cannabis event. My mind was blown by the thoughtful scientific approach of Kush Queen products. Kush Queen's nanotechnology, the process of shrinking cannabinoids to a size smaller than a pore was something new for me. I was too excited to try the beautifully branded topical products! 

I immediately fell in love with the bath bombs and experienced one of the most memorable nights of sleep ever using a Sleep 1:1 cannabis bath bomb! The Soaked CBD Shower Gel quickly became my favorite product because I appreciated the immediate relief I could experience in my shower and the energizing citrus scent! 

Focused CBD Wellness Tools 

I got to a point where I wanted to begin focusing my energy on taking care of myself in all aspects of health. The main focus was to give my mental health some extra love. 

While I will always love Kush Queen's topical products I got curious and wanted to do a deep dive into Kush Queen ingestibles. For me, this was an easy way to add CBD to my daily wellness regimen. 

Kush Queen Bare CBD tincture is not only my favorite, but many of my family members appreciate the taste and effectiveness this tincture provides as well! Adding CBD tincture to our daily wellness regimen has helped my family and our furry loved ones with sleepless nights, taking the edge off, and body aches. 

My CBD Wellness Toolkit

⟶ For Aches Throughout the Day - Alice & Olivia Lotion

⟶ For a Morning Wakeup Call - Soaked CBD Shower Gel

⟶ For a Mood Boost - Bliss CBG: CBD GummiesRX

⟶ For Post-Workout Soreness - Melt CBD Relief Lotion

⟶ For a Good Night Sleep - Bare CBD Tincture 1000mg

⟶ Favorite Bath Bomb - Relax 1:1 Cannabis Bath Bomb

⟶ Furbaby Go-To - Woof Queen Bath Bombs

Conclusion

Today, I have a consistent hemp CBD wellness regimen that allows me to heal myself using products I trust and love. While I still enjoy cannabis products with THC, my hemp CBD products are a necessity in my overall health routine!

From my daily ingestibles to my handy topicals for aches, I'm grateful to have Kush Queen on my plant medicine journey. 

 

 Shop Kush Queen CBD Products

There’s no better time to incorporate CBD into your daily wellness routine. If the first six months of 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to do the hard work of learning what our body and mind need under the MOST trying circumstances. 

In honor of National CBD Day on August 8th, we are digging into why CBD makes sense as part of your wellness routine and sharing our four favorite daily wellness products.

The Wellness Continuum

The Global Health Institute defines wellness as "the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health." Yes, please!

If you think of wellness as a continuum from illness to optimal wellbeing, the concept of applying wellness to daily life is proactive, preventive, and driven by self-responsibility. 

That concept lays the firm foundation for adding CBD into our daily wellness practices - proactive and routine.

How Does CBD Impact Wellness?

CBD has many therapeutic benefits from easing nerves to reducing puffiness throughout the body, all of which can be considered preventative care. 

But CBD and the other 100+ cannabinoids' ability to support your endocannabinoid system (ECS) is its direct connection to wellness and maintaining homeostasis throughout your body. 

Dr. Ashley Jordan Ferira, brings up a great point by asking "remember in Biology class when you learned the 10-12 physiological systems of the human body? Cardiovascular, circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, integumentary, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, urinary/excretory. See what’s missing?…the endocannabinoid system.” 

She goes on to perfectly describe your ECS as a “fancy thermostat or master regulator for your body.” “The ECS is critical in achieving homeostasis by regulating a wide variety of physiological processes.” 

When you think about what your ECS regulates, it is most of your body: central and peripheral nervous systems, immune system, and most organs, tissues, and glands spanning critical functions of physiology, behavior, immunology, and metabolism. 

Having your ECS functioning in tip top shape positively affects all body systems.

Supporting Wellness Through Your Endocannabinoid System

When using wellness as a tool to support overall health through your endocannabinoid system, you have different therapeutic levers at your disposal. Here are a few of the most common levers. 

  • Eating a well-balanced diet of whole foods
  • Exercising regularly
  • Stress-reducing activities such as practicing mindfulness and deep breathing
  • Cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, CBN, and THC

You can use CBD and other cannabinoids to nourish your endocannabinoid system. When trying to achieve or maintain wellness, keeping your ECS in optimal form is ideal. 

Daily intake of cannabinoids is something you can easily add to your morning or nightly routines to support wellness.

Our Favorite Daily CBD Wellness Tools 

The Classic 

bäre CBD Tincture

A tincture is undeniably the first delivery method people think of when it comes to CBD. 

Our hypoallergenic formula, two ingredient tincture comes in 500mg-5000mg CBD options giving you control over the dose depending on your needs. Each bottle comes with an easy to use dropper and includes a dosing guide.

Tinctures deliver the epitome of CBD as an ingested dose that will feed your endocannabinoid system and assist in creating equilibrium in your body. 

Soaked CBD Shower Gel in water mist and sunshine!

You Have To Do This Anyway

Soaked CBD Shower Gel

If you are low maintenance and do not like adding new steps to your routine, we recommend Soaked CBD shower gel. You have to clean your body at some point, right!?  

Our Soaked CBD shower gel contains transdermal CBD. A few pumps into your loofah or hand will create a rich lather with citrus notes that melt away aches and invigorate the mind. 

Tons of Kush Queens use Soaked as a face wash and even shampoo. Soaked CBD shower gel has so many benefits from soreness to sunburn relief. Don’t forget that your skin is your largest organ and an undervalued tool for daily wellness. 

CBG+CBD Gummies Rx Bliss spilling out of the bottle against a pink background.

The Bliss We Crave

Gummies Rx Bliss CBG+CBD 900mg

Welcome to the world of minor cannabinoids. Meet Gummies RX Bliss, our CBG & CBD gummy. CBG, or cannabigerol, is a non-psychoactive minor cannabinoid that is a precursor to all other cannabinoids.

CBG, often referred to as the “mother” of all cannabinoids, delivers uplifting euphoric feelings. When paired with CBD, expect to be blissed out. Can I get a yes, please?!

Kush Queen's Kingdm Cosmetics CBD Primer shown with its box against a blue background.

The Innovator

KINGDM CBD Primer

Maybe you're an old pro with CBD tinctures and CBD topicals, but have you ever tried CBD cosmetics? 

Our KINGDM Foto Blur CBD primer is a true innovator to the CBD beauty category. With the summer heat cranking up, keep your makeup in place and deliver a dose of CBD at the same time. 

Do you deal with maskne? Pump a dose of KINGDM Foto Blur and spread it on your skin. The CBD and vitamin E formula will work to improve your skin while you wear it! 

Conclusion

It’s time to get your CBD wellness dialed in so your body can be fully nourished through these trying times. Take the time to learn about your endocannabinoid system and build a wellness routine around your everyday needs. 

Shop Kush Queen’s National CBD Day celebration sale and test out the different tools as you work through the rest of this year!

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This year marks the second National CBD Day. Officially launched in 2019 by cbdMD, a CBD company based in North Carolina, this pseudo-holiday has as many critics as supporters. Full disclosure, Kush Queen is participating in this year’s National CBD Day.

Our hot take? We recognize that National CBD Day began as 1 part marketing ploy and 1 part CBD awareness builder. This year is a reclaim moment, we’re here to make National CBD Day our own, and we’re celebrating with some tea, wellness, and sales. 

To kick things off, let’s unpack National CBD Day.

1. Social Justice and The Lack Of It

In 2019 Kush Queen CEO Olivia Alexander shared the tweet, “First, they put millions of people in jail for cannabis. Now, they have a National CBD day. HMMM, ok.” 

If National CBD Day is about spreading awareness of the cannabinoid, we expect brands to bring awareness to all sides of the industry. Especially the disparity between the past and present attitude on legal cannabinoids, lack of diverse representation within the industry, and supporting the greater community. 

You can study up on what CBD and cannabis brands are doing to support the social justice movement on Cannaclusive’s Accountability List

2. The Need for Transparency within the CBD Industry

CBD has been on a meteoric rise to mainstream access. Despite being able to buy CBD everywhere from gas stations to high-end hotels, many people don’t understand how to evaluate what they are putting into their bodies when it comes to cannabinoids.

When buying CBD, always check for COAs (Certificate of Analysis), look for the type of cannabinoids used in products, and understand how the CBD is processed. 

Companies that care about transparency will have information readily available about their lab testing, sourcing, and processing. 

You can find Kush Queen’s lab tests and learn more about the CBD we use at kushqueen.shop.

3. The Truth About The CBD Industry

CBD hit the market as a hot new active ingredient that so many industries could use along with the promise of a natural over-the-counter cure-all and a very loose public connection to cannabis. 

Do brands take advantage of that? 100% 

Are consumers buying products that have no real connection to wellness? Absolutely. 

As a company that sells CBD products, we want you to feel empowered with the facts to make decisions on whole-plant cannabis wellness rather than just blindly following the industry’s lead of adding CBD to everything and labeling it wellness or self-care. 

Kush Queen Awaken CBD Bath Bomb, Defynt CBD Skin Serum, and Gummies RX on a colorful summer backdrop.

Conclusion

Kush Queen is committed to you. The two most important things at Kush Queen are the products and the people that use them.

Transparency, a significant element of the Kush Queen Promise, guides our process in sourcing the hemp CBD utilized in Kush Queen products, our commitment to education, and social responsibility. 

Stay well! Stay educated!

 

This is a call for doing the highest good with what you have. 

This is a call for self-care and community care.

This is a call for action.

This is a call for trust. 

Pride season 2020 is as close as we are going to get to reliving Stonewall. Our communities are calling out for solidarity and the leaders of every activist movement since then believe that we have everything we need to continue their transformative work. 

We cannot let our communities fight alone. Kush Queen believes that communities hold the power for dismantling inequalities. We’ve experienced this progress first hand. 

Join us in the shared movement of creating equality.     

Kush Queen's Pride Edition CBD Bath Bomb in packaging, being bit by a model.

Why Does Kush Queen Celebrate Pride?

The Kush Queen brand essence We Are Our Community is our guide post, our ultimate truth if we are being vulnerable. Kush Queen started with listening to our community and recognizing the lack of representation in cannabis. Our brand promise ethos starts with we will always treat all individuals with care and respect and promise to use our passion for cannabis to help shape normalization and usage for everyone.

As Pride season kicks off, it's time to celebrate the shared history of cannabis and the LGBTQIA+ community and remember how the path to legalization started. It's time to do the work our brand promise beautifully lays out. 

In most states, Cannabis is being considered an essential during widespread pandemic closures. We know the beginning of the progress we experience today was started by marginalized LGBTQIA+ communities. 

1980s LGBTQIA+ activist and change leaders’ fight for liberation and the HIV/AIDS movement led to what we know as modern cannabis legalization. We would not have this progress without the work of these overlooked communities’ organizing and grass-roots efforts. These communities understood the power of coming together for the collective good to increase equality for suffering individuals.

By celebrating Pride, it’s our hope to honor the activists’ spirit and keep their passion for cannabis access alive, shape normalization and reverse inequalities.

Kush Queen's Full Spectrum CBD Gummies with KQ's CMO.

How Does Kush Queen Celebrate Pride?    

Self-Care and Community Care

We can all get wrapped up in fighting for rights, gaining representation, or simply become exhausted from having to explain ourselves that we often forget to practice self-care and community care. 

Not because we don’t want it or know that we need to take care of ourselves, but because it's sometimes a radical act. 

Saying no to the extra email or endless social scrolling so you can take a before bed soak and sit with your feelings or pushing yourself through the “I don’t want to” self talk to get that workout in because you know giving your mind a rest is necessary is not always easy. 

To us “self-care is self-preservation,” and when we are called to be in “brave spaces rather than safe spaces,” taking care is a must. 

Audre’s Lorde’s thoughts on self-care remind us that these acts are not indulgent but radical when applying them to daily life. And also reminds us to rely on our communities for support. We cannot do this work alone.

In turn, community care becomes a functioning part of filling our cups and helping fulfill others as well. We thrive when self-care and community care become fully functional.

Kush Queen's Pride 2020 Community Partner

Asylum Connect logo

We believe in, understand and trust the power of community. Our concept of community led us to Asylum Connect our 2020 community partner. 

Asylum Connect is the first and only digital resource for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and other persecuted LGBTQ+ people. Asylum Connect connects people with affirming communities that can help with essential needs including: medical, mental health, housing, transportation, translation, educational and employment services.

Everyday, Asylum Connect, a community-led non-profit uses digital spaces to facilitate the safe navigation of people fleeing persecution due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.  

Kush Queen's Pride Glitter CBD Bath Bomb being held close to the camera.

How does Kush Queen support our Pride community partner?

This year, we decided to take a different approach on how we support our community partners. 

As a cannabis company, we’ve been turned away and asked not to make public statements about supporting organizations. This “hi, we’ll take your money but don’t promote it” attitude influenced us to stop our support at donations. Even though over the past three years we have donated $30,000.00 between TransLife Line, Born This Way Foundation, Be You TiFul Foundation, and Operation Beagle Freedom; simply donating money is not enough.   

Kush Queen is committing $25K in cash and in kind donations during the course of the rest of 2020 to our partner. In addition to monetary donations, we will be using our platform to promote Asylum Connect on our social media, email marketing and websites. 

With a community of over 264,000 people, amplifying Asylum Connect’s mission, goals and active campaigns will be a focus point of Kush Queen's Pride messaging throughout this year.

An Invitation To Conscious Capitalism

We believe in the power of elevating humanity through business. When you purchase Pride products from Kush Queen you are empowering positive change for LGBTQIA+ community through Asylum Connect.

Our north star in conscious capitalism is to serve, align and integrate the interests of our community. Join us on this journey of evolving capitalism into a form of good. 

Happy Pride to all communities! Kush Queen using this time to honor the shared history of cannabis and standing against social injustice. 

Meet The 2020 Pride Collection 

Your Pride 2020 moment is here in activism, glitter, and CBD! 

Pride Szn Relax Glitter CBD Bath Bomb, 100mg CBD

Pride Szn BIG LUBE ENERGY, 250mg CBD

Pride Szn Gummies Rx, 750mg Full Spectrum

Conclusion

Inspired by the shared history of LGBTQ+ and cannabis movements, Kush Queen’s 2020 Pride Collection combines the power of self-care and community care.

Shop the collection and support Asylum Connect's goal in helping LGBTQ+ asylum seekers get connected to a community that can help them.

 

Shop Kush Queen's Pride Collection

 

CBD Bath Bombs are a great way to unwind, relax, and get a nourishing dose of CBD. I’m sure you can agree that soaking in a CBD bath sounds nice, but how do CBD bath bombs work? 

Here is the answer:

CBD bath bombs create a full-body topical experience for your largest organ to soak in and absorb the CBD. 

Skin, your body’s largest organ, makes up about 16% of your body mass and is a powerful tool for absorbing cannabinoids and balancing your endocannabinoid system. As you soak in the tub, your body absorbs the essential oils and the CBD, like a sponge. A CBD bath bomb is a full-body topical application that allows for unparalleled all-over relief. These powerful molecules work together with your endocannabinoid system creating a synergistic effect that relaxes your entire body.

Beautiful Relax CBD Bath Bomb radiating its soft blue color.

A Full Body CBD Bath Bomb Experience

When you factor in the warm water, soaking with a CBD bath bomb causes our body temperature to increase and blood vessels to dilate. This improves circulation, pumping more nutrients and oxygen throughout our bodies while displacing toxins in areas of weaker flow.    

Soaking the entire body in CBD is so different from a localized application or any oral delivery method. The full-body application is why CBD bath bombs create a relaxing effect for so many people. 

Think of it this way: After a long day, if you wash your hands, your hands will be clean and will feel nice. But the rest of your body will still feel gritty. However, if you were to take a nice hot shower, your whole body would feel refreshed. 

The same is true for soaking your whole body in CBD. You feel the overall effect of your body absorbing the CBD, which delivers head to toe relaxation. 

What Are CBD Bath Bombs Good For? 

  • Creating the most relaxing bath. If you already like taking baths, a CBD bath bomb is a must-try.  
  • Easing into bed after a long day. Our Sleep 100mg CBD bath bomb will transport your body from the high function demands of the day straight into a slumber party for one. 
  • Giving your body a break after an unmanageable event. Our bodies hold stress and over time, these stressors can present in a variety of ways. CBD bath bombs can deliver the relief you’ve been craving. 
  • Taking the edge off after a stressful situation. Sometimes a long soak and a little me time coupled with a high dose CBD bath bomb are as good as a therapy session. 
  • Recovery from long workouts. To reduce swelling and release muscle tension, you’ll want to give this Kush Queen CBD bath bomb blend a try. 
CBD Bath Bombs dissolving a bright blur and green color.

Choosing the Right Dose For Your CBD Bath Bomb

Most high-quality CBD Bath Bombs will offer different doses of CBD to let you choose the strength. Our original 7 blends of Kush Queen CBD Bath Bombs come in 3 doses: 25mg, 100mg, and 200mg of CBD. The right dose for you will depend on what’s going on with your body and mind at the time. 

We recommend choosing the 25mg CBD Bath Bomb if you:

  • Have never tried a CBD bath bomb.
  • Want to get your day started with a CBD bath.
  • Already take a high daily dose of CBD.  

We recommend choosing the 100mg CBD Bath Bomb if you:

  • Have trouble getting to sleep.
  • Had an extra hard workout. 
  • Like using CBD daily and want to up your dose. 
  • You didn’t feel the body high from the 25mg CBD Bath Bomb. 
  • Indulging in a self-care day. 

We recommend choosing the 200mg CBD Bath Bomb if you are:

  • Trying to take the edge off and induce relaxation. 
  • Working to fight off an infection. 
  • Recovering from an injury or trauma.
  • Detoxing or rebooting your body.

Conclusion

CBD bath bombs offer an overlooked but superior delivery method for a full body application of CBD. Give one of our CBD Bath Bombs a try today! 

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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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This is a sappy love post to all moms and what being a mom means to us. Throughout our lives we’ve known all different types of moms; every one of them does life, loves, parents, celebrates, and relaxes in their way. Our ode to moms highlight some of our favorite moms, don’t worry we won’t drop any names. 

Moms We Love At Kush Queen

You already know our mom is our favorite mom, but we got love for a lot of moms. By no means is this an extensive list of moms, think of these moms as the neighborhood moms, the characters that gave us our start.

The Stoner Mom

Some would argue the stoner mom is the most lit and the most chill. But what she needs to be appreciated for is her level-headed advice, owning her self-care and snacks. We all know moms who smoke and we know the stigma they face from society. Shonitria Anthony created Blunt Blowin Mama to address that exact notion. She says it best with “weed was my form of self-care before I became a mom, and that hasn't changed one bit now that I am a mom.” You can read more from Shonitria in Why Moms Should Smoke Weed.

If you know a mom who smokes or pours CBD oil on everything, give her some empowerment this Mother’s Day by letting her know you stand with her form of self-care

Flower vase, mama bear coffee mug and Kush Queen CBD Bath Bomb sitting on a wooden bath tray.

First Time Moms 

New moms have our heart. There is nothing like growing a human inside of you, truly there is nothing like it. The first months after giving birth, moms have a lot going on mentally, physically, and emotionally. We want to tell first-time moms three things 1) Don’t be too hard on yourself! Is your baby loved? Are you doing the best you can? Then you are doing perfect! 2) You are still you. Yeah, a lot has changed over the last few months but you will feel like yourself again. 3) Get support! This might be the most important one. The phrase “it takes a village” really hits home once your little one is running around. 

Let’s hold space for first time or moms that have recently given birth. Check-in with them by sending a little care package that asks how they are doing. Trust me when I say it will mean the world!

Your Mom/Friend

As you get older, a beautiful thing can happen when your relationship with your mom morphs into a friendship. It's hard to imagine that moms still want to be friends considering all of the $hit we put them through during high-school and college but then again, a mom’s love is like no other. My mom has become one of my closest confidants but don’t get it twisted, she still steps in with “the look” when needed. I would say our relationship is two parts mom, 1 part friend. 

Take a look at the relationship between you and your mother. Is it more of the perfect duo or guide/philosopher? 

Regardless of where you and your mom fall on the friendship spectrum, letting her know that you appreciate her support and unwarranted fashion advice. Moms of grown-ups (ish) love dedicated time. Set up something low key and fun this Mother’s Day to let mom know you care. 

Dear Mom you were right card shown with a CBD Bath Bomb and gift bag.

Moms That Are No Longer With Us

Appreciation holidays can be the worst if you’ve lost a parent. It’s an awkward feeling that traps you somewhere between reminiscing and wishing more than anything that they were still here. Our love song to moms that have passed on is Louis Tomlinson’s Two of Us, he captures the sentiments of a lost love perfectly. 

There is no right way to deal with loss on days when it's front and center. Give yourself space to hold feelings that you might typically push down. Honor what’s lost and what was had if you can. 

The Moms Who Step In

If you’re lucky, then you’ve known the special mom-types who come to our rescue throughout life, gracing us with nurturing energy and taking us under their wing. It’s like they have an overflow of maternal love to give and can’t help but act as the mama bear each of us needs sometimes. 

There’s the work-mom who shows you the ropes around the office and makes you feel supported. Then there’s the aunt or godmother who treated you like her own and could always tell when something was up with you, even when you didn’t. And there’s the friend’s mom who’s everyone’s mom—she embraces all of her kids' friends like they’re her own because she knows the value of chosen family.

Each of these moms holds a special place in our lives and deserve to be celebrated on Mother’s Day, so send them some love and let them know what they mean to you. 

Conclusion

No matter what your relationship looks like with your mom, hold space for it this Mother’s Day. There is no such thing as the perfect mom, just appreciation for the moms in our life.

Check out our top picks for gifting mom self-careCBD beauty, or a daily dose to take the edge off.   

 

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