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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 inflammation 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 or inflammation. 
  • 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! 

The top 3 customer favorites are Relieve, Relax, and Sleep

 

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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 inflammation, 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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You’ve heard about CBD Gummies and decided to give them a try, 20 minutes later this is the third post you have open and still you aren’t sure what’s going to help. Just like any wellness product, choosing the right CBD gummy is personal and can take a little research to ensure you are getting a quality gummy. 

This post is going to share 3 benefits you need to know about CBD gummies and help you narrow down your options based on how you feel.

CBD Gummies - What You Need to Know 

By now, you know what CBD Gummies are supposed to do. Here are 3 benefits that gummies offer outside of helping with everyday symptoms like nervous energy, muscle aches, and overall inflammation. 

  1. THE easiest delivery method. CBD gummies are a quick, simple way to take your daily CBD. Time and location do not matter with this delivery method. Gummies can easily be added to a work travel bag to help deal with any unexpected events and are also small enough to fit perfectly in your everyday purse. 
  2. No guess dosing. High-quality CBD gummies should list the total mg/bottle and the total mg/gummy on the bottle and/or packaging. When choosing a CBD gummy make sure to understand how much CBD or other cannabis molecules you are ingesting with each piece. Ultimately, this will help you determine what the best dose is for your body and needs.   
  3. Taste. When you get into higher doses, the natural hemp oil taste can be a factor that turns some people away. CBD Gummies with delicious, natural flavoring can turn your daily dose into a gourmet chew that you look forward to as a daily treat!

How to find your “Happy Dose” 

If you’re new to CBD Gummies or getting ready to try a new dose or different cannabis molecules like CBG or CBN, we recommend starting with 1 gummy at a time! We know it may seem small, but every 15 minutes you can check in with yourself to see if you have reached your desired level of relief. If you feel an additional dose will get you closer to your desired level of relief, take 1 more gummy, and continue to monitor how you feel. 

It’s important to note that what might be your “happy dose” in one scenario may differ from others. For example, taking 2 gummies in the morning and only 1 before bed may be just what you need. 

Once you’ve found the perfect dose, write it down so you can enjoy the perfect amount of CBD Gummies to bring you relief when you need it most! 

Kush Queen CBD Gummies Rx 750mg shown in it's bottle with a pink and orange background.

Kush Queen CBD Gummies: Which One Is Right For You?

For Newbies and Taking the Edge Off

What Should I Use?

Reach for a bottle of 375mg Gummies RX if you are new to taking CBD daily or want to curb nerves during the day without feeling groggy.

When Should I Take CBD Gummies?

To support your endocannabinoid system, we recommend using our 375mg Gummies RX in the morning to kickstart your day. With 12.5mg CBD in each piece, this dose is also ideal for users seeking relief at any point of their day with a flavorful pick me up.  

If you have never tried CBD Gummies, check out this first timer’s experience with Kush Queen CBD Gummies Rx. This review walks you through the first 4 days of using CBD gummies from a perspective that deals with motivation, walking up in the night, and being annoyed at work. 

For Mood and Energy

What Should I Use?

Looking for a daytime boost with a side of CBD and CBG? Our new Gummies RX Bliss is made with CBG and makes you feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to conquer anything. 

When Should I Take These CBG & CBD Gummies?

Referred to as the “Mother” of all cannabinoids, CBG is thought to help regulate mood thanks to its ability to boost anandamide, the body’s native “bliss” molecule. This blue raspberry gummy with 15mg CBG and 15mg CBD has been reported to welcome an uplifting or positive boost in mood.

Kush Queen CBG Gummies Rx Bliss shown in it's teal blue bottle against a pink background.

For Muscle Relief

What Should I Use?

For aches that won’t go away or active muscle recovery, the 750mg Gummies RX is ideal for a higher dose of CBD that will relax and relieve.

When Should I Take These CBD Gummies?

At 25mg CBD per piece, these gummies are great to enjoy in the morning for a blanket of relief and relaxation all over your body. For those active bodies, this is a great gummy to take before or after a workout to support muscle recovery and decrease your downtime so you can stay in motion. 

For Getting To Sleep and Staying Asleep

What Should I Use?

Sleep doesn’t come easy for all of us, and for those who struggle with getting to a state where they can count sheep, the Sleep Gummies RX is a must!

When Should I Take These CBN & CBD Gummies?

Partnered with another new minor cannabinoid, Gummies RX Sleep combines the power of 15mg CBN and 15mg CBD ideal to consume 30-60 minutes before bedtime! Thanks to CBN, these gummies are perfect for those seeking sedating and sleep-inducing effects without feeling groggy in the morning. 

Kush Queen's CBD Gummies Rx Sleep shown in its dark blue bottle against a pink background.

Conclusion

Kush Queen CBD Gummies are as diverse as our customers to offer a wide range of relief. We love this discrete and effective ingestible because now there are more options to choose the happy dose and cannabinoid best for you! 

There is so much beauty in cannabinoids found in cannabis, you can count on Kush Queen to deliver a high-quality CBD gummy you can trust. 

 

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Live events, festivals, and in-person social gatherings have been canceled for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean that 4/20/2020 has gone up in smoke. It just means that you’ll have to get creative about how you celebrate the holiday, and we’re here to help! 

It’s a bummer that we can’t make the trek to San Francisco for the annual smoke out and that sharing a joint with friends is a no-go this year. Take a minute to honor how you’re feeling and decide what direction you want to take your 420 in. You still have time to make 4/20/2020 an epic day, after all, this will be a 420 we’ll all remember for years to come.  

20 Ideas for making 4/20 Plans During Quarantine Times 

A Whole-Plant Holiday

If you don’t want to inhale smoke for health reasons, think of other ways you can incorporate the plant into your holiday. 420 isn’t just about smoking, vaping, or even getting high, it’s about celebrating cannabis and all of its components. 

Here are some alternatives to smoking up:

  1. Edibles - An excellent alternative to smoking and still a classic delivery method are edibles. These can be made at home by first using flower to make cannabutter or infusing with a tincture. Just be careful and follow The Golden Rules of Edibles: Start low, go slow. You can always eat more, but you can’t eat less (this is mainly for THC or otherwise psychoactive edibles).
  2. Gummies - A no-hassle option that doesn’t run the risk of getting you too high but will keep your mood lifted is Kush Queen Bliss Rx Gummies with 15 mg CBD + 15mg CBG per piece. Also available in CBD for daily wellness, and CBD:CBN for sleep.
  3. Tinctures - Can be taken orally or added to food or drinks. Try Bare CBD Wellness Tincture in potency ranging from 500mg CBD to 5000mg CBD. The only ingredients are olive oil and full-spectrum hemp extract, so choose your adventure when infusing. 
  4. Transdermal Topicals - Soak in or rub on your cannabis this 420. The Kush Queen X Alice + Olivia Self-Care Collection has a transdermal CBD bubble bath and CBD body lotion that’ll get into your system through your skin. Drop the A+O 200mg CBD bath bomb in the tub and add a little bubble bath for a custom full-body topical 4/20 bath.
  5. Dry Pull - This is where you “puff” on a joint without lighting it to get a taste for the terpene profile. We’ve seen this done at infused dinners where the food and cannabis pairings were based on complementary scent and taste. If you have a few strains on hand, think about pairing their flavor profiles with some of your favorite snacks and try to determine if the flavors enhance one another. 

Celebrate 420 Your Way

Celebrating the day indoors by yourself doesn’t have to be boring. Take a few minutes to plan some entertaining activities and add a festive spin into the mix. If your job is essential and you find yourself overworked, carve out a little time to do something soothing for yourself. Either way, make sure to do things that make you feel good and keep your vibes high!

Pick your favorite way to consume the plant and check out these fun ways to partake in 4/2020 by yourself but in high spirits:

  1. Grind Up Some Self-Care + Roll It Up with a Sprinkle of Self-Indulgence - Our 4/2020 gift guide walks you through a super lit spa day with an ultra-potent 1000mg CBD Bath Bomb, our Renew CBD Sugar Scrub, and Defynt CBD Face Serum. Serve yourself a mocktail or tea infused with tincture to top it off. 
  2. Laughter is the Best Medicine - Watch a classic stoner comedy or stream your favorite comedian’s stand up special. 
  3. Repurpose Something - Make cute masks using fabric you already own and online tutorials. They make great gifts and are required in some public places. 
  4. Get Crafty - Transform that boring T-shirt into a one of a kind piece with a tie-dye kit. You can even use bleach that you have at home if you don’t have time for a kit.
  5. Expand Your Mind - Dive into that cannabis content you’ve been curious about. Whether it’s a documentary on weed culture, a book by a cannabis pioneer, or your favorite brand’s blog (oh, hey there!), take some time to educate yourself about the plant.

Bäre CBD Tincture shown with cannabis nuggs.

Let’s Get Silly

What else do you do when you and your friends can’t go anywhere and your original 4/20 plans are busted? Put on your favorite weed swag and gather ‘round for a virtual sesh via Zoom or other video conferencing app. 

Take this time to have a much needed moment of play and enjoy the people who love weed as much as you do from afar. Play games that help you connect while sharing your mutual love of cannabis. 

Here are some ideas to get your virtual sesh started:

  1. Take a Zelfie - Whip up a mocktail or roll up a joint and use the grid feature on Zoom to virtually pass or cheers the person in the square next to you and take a screenshot to commemorate your virtual gathering. Don’t forget you can dry pull if you want to partake without combustion.
  2. Stoned Storytime - Tell your friends the story about the first time you got high, your weed favorite story, or a funny story about smoking with someone in your chat.  
  3. Show + Tell Stash Edition - Show off your stash. To add an element of friendly competition, vote for whose is the dankest.
  4. Baked Baker Competition - Have each person bake an item chosen from Pinterest and show it off à la Nailed It (can be infused or not). 
  5. Guessing Game - Get a jar and place an indeterminate amount of weed or joints or gummies in it and ask everyone in your chat to guess how much/how many pieces are in the jar. 

Stay Connected whilst Social Distancing

If you’re bummed out about the state of the world and no amount of weed can help, try doing something for someone else or connecting with others in a meaningful way.

  1. Send Bae some cannabis via a delivery service if available, in your area. Order your love a special cannabis gift box as you would on Valentine’s Day and delight their quarantined little heart. 
  2. We’re still sending care packages to Frontline Fighters, like medical workers, grocery store staff, budtenders, postal workers/delivery drivers, anyone whose job places them in potential danger. Nominate someone and tell us why they need a Kush Queen care package, it’ll be a much-needed gift for them and a huge vibe booster for you.
  3. If you’re feeling isolated, go through your contacts and send everyone you know who loves weed a “Happy 420” message. It’ll spark dialogue with others and remind you that you aren’t the only one stuck inside or otherwise not having the day you envisioned. 
  4. Put something helpful into the world by sharing a good blog post, article, or meme with someone or on social media. It can be an original that you create or something you came across that helped boost your morale.
  5. Donate to a shelter, food bank, or person you know who needs it if you have the means. If you can’t spare any cash, see how you can support a cause by calling a public official’s office, writing a letter, or volunteering your time. 

Kush Queen CEO Olivia Alexander celebrating 420.

The Bright Side of History

4/20 has come a long way. What began as an unofficial holiday for the stigmatized who smoked cannabis, has transformed into an international day of reverence for the liberation of the plant. 

We still have a long way to go, but if we look to the past for guidance--regarding both cannabis and the current state of our world--we can create a more unified and accessible future for the collective. 

Enter Kush Queen's 420 Cash Giveaway

To celebrate this once in a lifetime event with our Kush Queen family so we're gifting EIGHT lucky people something special - $420 OF COLD HARD CASH!

During this unpredictable time, we want to celebrate by giving back to those who inspire us and support us daily. Enter yourself or nominate a friend.

Contest is open through 4/20/2020 at midnight.

Remember: it's crucial we all stay safe and practice social distancing to flatten the curve, do your part and be mindful when choosing how to celebrate the epic 04/20/2020!

Stay safe, be well, and have the best 4/20/2020! Share how you’re celebrating and tag us on Instagram @kushqueenshop

 

The Kush Queen family is deeply saddened by the untimely loss of Charlotte Figi. Her legacy has impacted cannabis medicine forever, and without a doubt, has saved many lives. We send our sincerest condolences to the Figi family and Charlotte’s loved ones.

This blog is dedicated to Charlotte.

Have you checked in with how you’re feeling? 

If you’re anything like me, your answer can change from moment to moment. Everything is up in the air and there’s no end in sight. Nothing feels normal anymore.

And no matter who you are or where you land on the privilege spectrum, we’ve all experienced a great deal of change and loss in a very short time.

I think we can all agree on that. 

As a cannabis company, Kush Queen is grateful to be considered an essential business, and personally, I know I am tremendously privileged to have a job that allows me to WFH. Given my good fortune and experience in dealing with my own grief, I knew it was time to draw from my past and help where I can. 

To help our community cope with what’s happening, we’ll be exploring the various types of loss, how grief shows up, and what you can do to heal and move forward in spite of Covid-19.

What We’ve Lost - Coping with Covid-19

We’re experiencing multiple forms of loss and grief, both personally and collectively. Just in the last month, we’ve lost:

  • Our sense of safety, security, and abundance
  • The ability to manage our health, especially those with existing health conditions
  • Loved ones diagnosed with Covid-19
  • Faith in our government and health care systems (if you had any to begin with)
  • Jobs, businesses, livelihoods, routines
  • Physical human connection
  • Freedom to mobilize, gather and celebrate or mourn with our communities in person

The list goes on and on. All we can do is comply with safety measures and do our best to take care of ourselves and our families. One way to do the latter is by taking the time to understand what we’re experiencing.

Charlotte Figi, walks with Mom on a sunny day.

Types of Loss and Grief

Did you know that there are over 40 types of grief/loss? We often think of death when we hear the word grief, but many other life events can cause us to grieve.

You might already be going through one or more of these types of loss:

  • Collective Grief - when a large group of people grieve the same event or person
  • Ambiguous Loss - things like loss of future, loss of abilities, or loss of something intangible (think invisible illness, financial loss, cancelled plans, loss of opportunity)
  • Anticipatory Loss - knowing a loss is coming, but not knowing when 
  • Disenfranchised Loss - when your loss isn’t validated or carries a stigma; loss of older population, loss of detained or incarcerated loved ones (loss can be caused by the incarceration or detainment), loss due to overdose or suicide 
  • Cumulative Grief and Secondary Loss - when a new loss triggers grief from a past experience, or an additional loss stemming from a primary loss (the death of a partner leading to the loss of social connections that they maintained)

You can see how our current state of sheltering-in-place, being quarantined or isolated, confronting existential dread, and facing shortages of essentials and medical supplies can create multiple levels of loss that we may not even be aware of or think to acknowledge as grief when starting to cope with Covid-19. 

How Grief Shows Up

Grief doesn’t always show up the way we might expect it to. We can thank our culture of emotion avoidance for our lack of understanding grief and loss and how they affect us. Grief, especially of the unresolved or unacknowledged variety, affects how we behave, how we feel emotionally, and how our bodies work. 

Grief Is A Holistic Experience

On the behavioral level, major loss can trigger low energy and extended periods of stagnation and boredom. It may also appear as junk food bingeing, seeking relief from substances, or unhelpful addictive behaviors, further causing us to feel lethargic, apathetic, and numb. 

Emotionally, sadness isn’t the only way feelings of grief show up. Left unexamined, grief may trigger anger, fear, hopelessness, and overwhelm. As you can see, it can be very easy to overlook grief as an underlying cause of these feelings if we don’t explore what may be triggering them to begin with.

Facing loss and anticipating it can make us feel anxious and stressed, which can lead to restlessness and trouble sleeping. These states of distress are physiological responses, meaning the body reacts to what is happening in the mind. 

How to Shift Into Healing

It’s important to acknowledge that no two people grieve the same, nor does grief show up the same way for the same person every time they experience it. Take it from someone who lost both parents to illness by the age of 23.

Furthermore, not all remedies will help everyone, but there are a number of ways to switch out of melancholy and into hope. 

Move It to Lose It

If you’re stuck in a low vibe state, the easiest way to shift that is to get up and move! 

  • Take a walk in your neighborhood (with protective gear, as recommended by your local authorities)
  • Find a yoga or workout video online to boost your endorphin and endocannabinoid production 
  • Do some jumping jacks, accept a push-up challenge, or dance to your favorite DJ (many are playing live sets from their living rooms or remote locations to pass the time--DJs get bored, too!)

Quarantine, but Make it Mindful

Doing something mindful can help pull you out of a negative spiral.

  • Breathe. Take deep breaths and try directing your breath to your belly to avoid short shallow breaths, which can cause the physiological responses you’re trying to avoid.
  • Try orienting yourself to your surroundings if breathing doesn’t work or is labored due to illness. 
    • Observe the items that occupy the space you’re in
    • Pick a feature to notice about them, like their colors (the blue towel, the rose gold frame, the yellow lampshade)
    • Do this for at least 5 items 
    • Check in with yourself to see how you’re feeling 
  • Explore the world of guided meditations online. YouTube has plenty, like this one by Ram Dass or you can use an app like Calm or Headspace. Do it in the bath with our 200mg Relax bath bomb to elevate your mediation with mood boosting essential oils and a full body dose of CBD
  • Kush Queen Gummies Rx can help boost your mood and ward off worry. Bliss is a 1:1 ratio of 15mg CBD and 15mg CBG for energy and euphoria or the original CBD Gummies Rx to curb anxiety. 

Let It Out then Let It Go

Getting thoughts and feelings onto paper makes them concrete and easier to examine. Even speaking them can make them less daunting.

  • Write your thoughts into a journal. If you can’t express yourself in words, make it a piece of art. Anything goes as long as it’s helpful to your state of mind
  • Pen a letter to yourself, either in your present state or a younger/older version of yourself or someone else entirely
  • Text our KQ Hawtline (anonymously) at 213-298-9111 to get anything you need off your chest. Feel free to vent, crack a joke, complain about your quarantine partner, or mourn a loss. We’re here to hear you out. 
  • Phone a friend. Or host a Zoom chat with family. When you do, be sure to share how you feel. The most surprising thing about all of this is how much we’re all feeling similar emotions. Trust me on this one.

Charlotte Figi sits with her namesake strain.

Giving IS Receiving when Grieving

Another way to shift your vibe away from loss or an impending sense of dread is by shifting your attention to others. 

  • Give thanks those giving their all by nominating a Frontline Hero for a Kush Queen care package. It’s the least we can do to help the people we all rely on.
  • Be helpful to your community--share your resources with your neighbors, help them shop for groceries, or simply share tips on navigating the pandemic. This is a time to come together. 
  • Send some love to someone who’s struggling and get a gift from us for being so thoughtful with our Gift One Get One bath bomb sale.

Conclusion

We've only begun to scrape the surface of understanding grief, but I hope it helps put things into perspective for you. Want more blogs on this topic? Text the Hawtline at 213-298-9111 and let us know!

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, I contemplated if we should even celebrate 4/20 at all. It’s a strange time and the rate at which the world is changing we never know what tomorrow will bring. What would have been a month-long celebration has turned into telling the Kush Queen story; one of fear, courage, commitment, and the plant we can't imagine living without. 

This post will continue to be updated, if this is your first time here, start at the top :) see you at the bottom. 

The Power of Being Seen

The greatest lesson I’ve learned along the journey of Kush Queen is the priceless value of being seen. This plant has allowed me to be seen and to pass it on and see others. When you experience the act of seeing others, you cannot lose. Since cannabis is an emerging industry people are worried about compliance, funding, and marketing their product. All of those things are important, but importantly are the people who use the product. 

Other than the 18-35 year old white male stoner, most people’s cannabis experience has been invisible, not unlike their narrative. At Kush Queen, we see all types of people with differing beliefs and life paths seeing themselves and that’s what we’re here for. 

Joy Brunson modeling for Kush Queen CBD Bath Bombs, shown in a tub full of bath bombs.

Part 1

Cannabis Is Vital

A few weeks ago, California deemed cannabis as essential and I could not imagine getting through this pandemic without cannabis, it's more than essential to me it's vital.

I have been self-isolating for weeks now, our team has been working via Zoom with our WFH team. A few of our brave employees continue to help ship orders and keep our products on the shelves of California dispensaries. Our small team has maintained and made me extremely proud on all fronts. They have continued to care for each other, the products, and our customers despite living in a crisis. They have shown something that I believe we all need to have right now, something that I believe my purpose led me to discover in myself through Kush Queen: courage. 

Kush Queen Cannabis Was Born

It’s not every day that people start companies with $0 and pipe dreams, yet that's how it all started. From our family kitchen and garage, we developed our first CBD products. At the time, our business was called The Crystal Cult where we made Swarovski crystal vape pens. Even though we experienced early success, something was missing. We wanted to create a more accessible wellness-focused products and share our family’s passion for cannabis. 

Our namesake, Kush Queen was born from a community favorite vape - The Kush Queen and our unwavering commitment to our community has never changed. You guide us.

The first sold batch of Kush Queen CBD Bath Bombs.

The Flagship - Cannabis Bath Bombs

At this time, I had been working in the cannabis industry for a while and didn’t see many topical cannabis products that spoke to me. Weird textures, dense oils, the wellness element was missing and I kept thinking, where is the intersection of Lush-like quality and cannabis. 

That thought track led to what you experience today with Kush Queen Bath Bombs. Since day one, my mom and I worked and reworked the blends and processes until they were high-quality and potent. And like any good mother-daughter team, my mom would not allow me to take credit for the formulations of our flagship product, cannabis-infused bath bombs. I can admit it, she did all the heavy lifting.

The two most important elements we wanted to use in our formulas were high-quality ingredients and the entourage effect. Those two qualities will always be found in Kush Queen Bath Bombs.

One Part Fear, Three Parts Courage

It’s one thing to make something that you love and a completely different experience to sell it. I will never forget the first few sales because they were truly unnerving and exhilarating.

From the products to the marketing I was constantly making a creative statement and putting my view of what I thought cannabis could be for people out there. Naysayers? I’ve heard it all from I’m ruining my life to I’m going to hell BUT I believed deep down in my soul and heart that what I had to say mattered. That a cannabis brand from my perspective would be a vital part of the movement towards legalization, the social acceptance of cannabis globally, and hopefully eventually the end of the war on drugs. 

Over the years, we’ve faced every type of shut down from selling CBD online to violating Instagram’s TOS policies and legal weed. Another hill would be climbed, all would be well and then POOF, at any given moment we would be shut down. 

With every bit of growth, my gratitude was frequently met with fear, because you never really knew if it all would come crashing down.   

We have weathered many storms personally and professionally from bank account shutdowns to my mom’s unexpected brain surgery. Through it, all Kush Queen has kept me going and I’ve always continued to get up despite feeling like quitting many times. 

Brene Brown sums it up well in Daring Greatly, “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” It wasn’t until recently that I realized what the journey of Kush Queen has taught me. Now I know it's courage. 

Join us in our ode to the journey and honoring what keeps us going during this epic month of 4/2020. Follow Kush Queen Shop and Kush Queen Co for weekly giveaways, LOLs and deets.

Part 2

Evolution and Innovation 

As the popularity of our cannabis infused bath bombs grew, so did our team and capabilities. During this time, Michael Sawyer, my fiancé and business partner, was working behind the scenes to create a scalable process for making cannabis oil water soluble and transdermal. 

This technology would eventually fuel the development of our nano topical products

Let’s take it back to 2017. Michael is passionate about infusing beverages of all kinds and understood the limitations to cannabis oil. After all, we are talking about actual oil. Even just 2 years ago, drinks on the market in California were dosed with THC and CBD oil which resulted in the cannabinoids floating on top of the liquid, pretty gross.  

Delivery Methods Are Key

More than the strange oil element, edibles were not a choice for a lot of people. You see, when you eat cannabis oil your body processes it through the stomach and liver. For the average person this process takes at least an hour, which often results in people being unable to get their dose right or consistent. Moreover, your liver converts the THC to 11-hydroxy-THC, which scientifically is a completely different, more potent molecule. 

At this point Michael has been in the lab non-stop. When he finally achieved his nano particle water soluble cannabis technology we knew Kush Queen would have more effective topicals and more freedom in formulas. 

I had long wondered why every cannabis infused topical was either a salve or oil. It was because the science tech didn’t exist and cannabis oil needed a carrier. With Michael’s nano technology, for Kush Queen that was no longer an issue.

The First Test - Getting High In The Shower

One night I was struggling to sleep and having lung problems at the same time so I couldn’t smoke. Michael was up to the challenge of trying to help me and dosed some nano THC into our body wash. I jumped in the shower and lathered up with excitement as I am always ecstatic to be his guinea pig. 

As I lifted my head up from drying off my lower body, I felt it hit. I was high...from a shower gel. You cannot imagine my excitement as I walked in the bedroom baked like a fresh cookie. Red eyes and giggly, Michael was ecstatic - it really worked. 15 minutes later, I was asleep. 

Development began on Kush Queen Topicals

The next day we started working on what would be our cannabis infused nano topicals: Soaked Shower Gel, Melt Relief Lotion, and Kush Queen Lubricant. 

I had been using cannabis topicals for about 10+ years at this point and knew all the things I disliked: coconut oil in everything, people selling infused oil as a lube, salve blends that didn’t work on my pain. And most importantly the fact that so many of these products were not actually delivering the cannabis directly into my bloodstream. 

We knew the ingredients had to be clean and we wanted to use doses that could really transform your daily bathroom experience. 

Soaked CBD Shower Gel was the first to be born. A lightweight, clean body wash with a transdermal dose of CBD. Scented with citrus, parbean, phthalate, and free of any harmful ingredients. 

Melt CBD Pain Lotion was the second of the Kush Queen nano topicals family, an instant hit because of its organic icy hot feel. Melt doesn’t just take the pain away, it helps it stay away. 

Kush Queen Lubricant was a response to the most popular cannabis lubricant on the market being coconut oil based and not an actual lubricant. That lube took 1 hour plus to work and was not latex safe (ew). Creating an inclusive lube for the v, the b, and the p, that was latex free, toy-safe and made with the most sensitive skin in mind was our goal. Fast forward 2 years and KQ Lube is now our number 2 best selling product.

Sometimes You’re A Little Early

At this point, our excitement around launching Kush Queen topicals is high. We go to market and realize the topicals category is a joke to the cannabis industry. Looking back on the experience, 2 things came into play here. It was 2017, the wellness element and importance of delivery methods in cannabis was nowhere near what it is today and second, most people that had tried topicals had the same unsatisfying experiences we had.

 That’s when the Kush Queen promise was created. Given we had an uphill battle to convince people that our topicals really worked and were better for your body, we wanted to be transparent and educate our community on why and how our topicals were effective. On all product packaging and product pages, we inform the community about our nano tech and how Kush Queen ensures all of our products have the best delivery method possible for quick absorption.   

 When it comes down to it, we understand and take the responsibility of being innovative in the cannabis industry. 

You can rely on the Kush Queen promise - All products are handmade in the USA, we never test on animals, we always disclose the full ingredients list and type of cannabis, we will continue to seek innovation in all aspects of our company, and most important to us, we are committed to using our platform and voice for the highest good. 

Part 3

Over the last 4 weeks, Kush Queen has grown in ways we could have never imagined when starting this company. Within weeks of reaching our fourth birthday, we are exactly where we want to be, sharing our vision of daily wellness with our community. 

Given the times, living with this new shared perspective for a little over a month really got us reflecting, tuning in and connecting with Kush Queens everywhere. Part 3 of our story shares the lessons we’ve learned along the way. 

You, Our Community Shares Our Vision

Kush Queen started with a vision to create a space for all types of people in cannabis, in particular, those who didn’t feel like they had a place. Over the last 4 years, we’ve grown into a community of over 22,000 with a shared view of using cannabis in everyday wellness.    

The Kush Queen Promise

Mid-last year, we committed to bringing the Kush Queen promise to life in every aspect of our company. With each promise, we want you to know that we are real people on the other side of the products that we love so so much. 

  1. Handmade in the USA. All of our products are handmade in our Southern California facility. Our small team has production down to a science. Through the recent pandemic events, we’ve never been more proud of seeing the Kush Queen team work together, take care of one another and go the extra mile for customers. 
  2. Never test on animals. We think doggos should be running things anyway. Animals reign supreme at KQ HQ. 
  3. Transparency. We hope you can feel this when you choose our products. You knowing exactly what’s in each Kush Queen product is very important to us. We’ve also started sharing more behind the scenes of Kush Queen. We are a small womxn-owned, family-run company. Your support truly means the world to us. 
  4. Innovation. To us, that means relentless innovation with cannabis molecules. If you read Parts 1 and 2, you know that each of our product lines delivers some type of innovation from the delivery method to nano CBD. Constant improvement is our love language. 
  5. Social Responsibility. If innovation is our love language, social responsibility is our soapbox. We will never spot fighting for and supporting those facing inequalities. Kush Queen is committed to using our platform and our voice for the highest good. You will always be seen, represented and given space. 

What’s Next?

Innovation is leading us to the next chapter of Kush Queen, just like it always does. We are beyond excited to launch Kindgm THC Primer next week in California. Following the primer launch will be expanding Kingdm with an infused foundation. 

Last month, we delivered our first minor cannabinoid focused products with the expansion of Gummies Rx Bliss and Sleep. Look forward to more minor cannabinoid products. Our team was in the lab, as recently as last night testing new blends for effectiveness, potency and exploring benefits.

While a lot has changed since we first started, it's you and this amazing community of wellness-minded people that keep us going. 

We hope everyone stays safe and healthy throughout these challenging times. 

We love you! - Team KQ

  

 

Take Advantage of CBD Bath Bombs, Sans Tub

Being at home right now has us exploring all the ways we can use CBD Bath Bombs. If you live in New York or Los Angeles, chances are you only have a shower or a less than desirable tub situation. We’ve been there and we’re on a mission extend the #seriousbathersclub to baths of all sorts. 

Let’s walk through how to use our CBD Bath Bombs to unwind after a long day - WITHOUT A BATHTUB! 

The essential bathtub-less CBD Bath Bomb soak.

The Setup - You’ll Need 4 Things

Chances are you already have the needed items! 

  1. A Kush Queen CBD Bath Bomb. Take advantage of Shield for Immunity’s full body immune boosting properties or if you are soaking before bed, try a 200mg Sleep Bath Bomb to ease into a totally relaxed state.
  2. A Reusable Storage Bin. This can be any container you can comfortably soak your feet in. Try reusable storage bins from previous moves and turn them into foot tubs! These are perfect because you can soak up to your calves for more targeted lower body relief. 
  3. Three Bath Towels. 2 for proactive measures to make clean up easy and keep water off the floor and 1 for post-soak dry off.
  4. Water. Depending on the size of your bin and water source, think through how you are going to safely fill up the bin. We’ve had plenty of LOL moments not being able to carry the heavy, water-filled bin from the sink to our chosen soak spot. Take a sec and think this step through.

To kick this CBD Bath Bomb soak into a full blown self-care moment, grab a scrub and finishing lotion to seal everything up. You will not regret trying Renew CBD Sugar Scrub and Melt CBD Relief Lotion. These two in addition to the CBD Bath Bomb increase your total CBD intake and have different targeted effects.

Couple doing a CBD Bath Bomb foot soak in reusable bins.

The Essential Bathtub-less CBD Bath Bomb Soak

Location, Location, Location - Choose A Chill Spot

Before anything can get rolling, choose a soak spot that you find relaxing. Some ideas are looking out your favorite window, near a plant nook or in the living room with Netflix queued up. With your soak spot picked, lay down towels on the floor to make easy work of cleaning up. Don’t forget your dry-off towel.

Just Add Water

Similar to a full-body bath, start with a warm water base! Gauge the weight of your bin once it’s been filled with water, then choose if you want to fill up in your tub or use a pitcher to avoid the heavy transport part. 

Have old injuries? A taller soaking bin can be a great tool if you have past injuries, hardware from surgery or general inflammation. After a long day, this CBD bath bomb foot soak will deliver relief to these areas.

Add Your CBD Bath Bomb

Drop your CBD Bath Bomb into the bin and let it fully dissolve. Use this time to get the rest of your essentials; a book, headphones, snacks!

Depending on the dose of your bath bomb, you might want to break the cbd bath bomb up. Unwrap your cbd bath bomb from the shrink wrap and put it back into the holographic bag or use a close-able small bag. Use the back of a brush or a countertop to break your bath bomb apart. When it’s evenly divided you can toss it into your foot soak.

Soak Your Stress Away

For 20 to 30 minutes, your only to-do is soaking and breathing! It’s so nice to allow your mind to just...be without the noise! Give yourself grace, space, and freedom. Ask yourself what do you need in this moment or the moment you’re done with your bath bomb at least! 

The Finishing Touches

The cherry on top of a good foot soak is an exfoliation and lotion to seal in the goodness. Renew CBD Sugar Scrub delivers a soothing skin buff with less redness and irritation than we’ve experienced with others. 

To wrap everything up, do a self-massage from your calves to your toes with Melt Relief Lotion. Ahhhhh, now sit a minute and let the relief sink in. 

Olivia Alexander taking in the wonderful aroma of Kush Queen Bath Bombs.

The Benefits of Kush Queen CBD Self-Care

Aromatherapy

The essential oils in Kush Queen CBD Bath Bombs have the power to transport you to a different time. Even if scents are not your love language, the targeted effects of the unique blends create a full body experience that spans from your body’s biggest organ, the skin to the emotion related sense, smell. 

Dedicated Time

The essential bathtub-less soak gives you the freedom to make what you want out of your soak time. Soak solo or invite someone to soak with you and this turns into a spa-like environment where time pauses. 

Full Body Relief

While hunkering down at home, 30 mins of dedicated time to do nothing but soak can change your mindset and boost your mood. From head to toe, you can feel stress and tension melt away. Give yourself permission to turn your brain off when soaking, unplug and enjoy the now of soaking in a warm CBD foot bath. 

Conclusion

Give a non-traditional CBD bath bomb soak a try! Shop our favorite blends: 100mg Relieve CBD Bath Bomb, 200mg Sleep CBD Bath Bomb, and Shield For Immunity

If you are ready for the full-monty version, grab a Renew Sugar Scrub and Melt CBD Lotion! The cooling effect of Melt delivers the finishing touch that will leave you looking forward to your next soak!

 

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As humans, I think it’s safe to say we’re all feeling the global impact of COVID19. People are getting sick. Others are panicking. Workers are getting laid off. Businesses have been forced to close or have done so voluntarily. Those who can are self-isolating to try and help flatten the curve. 

I personally was already experiencing tons of change recently. It was all positive and of my own accord and then BAM!!--Coronavirus interrupts my plans and any sense of control I thought I had. 

Like most millennials, I waver between anxiously reading updates and wondering what the future holds to seeking comic relief and positivity from memes and content online. I’m incredibly fortunate to have taken a new job at Kush Queen that allows me to work from home. This past week I began self-isolation and only leaving the house to walk my dogs and pick up essentials. 

Seeing as how none of us has any clue how long this will last, I needed to regroup in order to adapt to my new lifestyle. The good habits I’d built recently will have to be restructured to fit my present reality and modified to include more self-care. So I’m documenting what a day of self-care in isolation looks like with the help of Kush Queen.

Namaste Inside during the COVID quarantine and use CBD to get me through!

Focus Area - Mental Health

Quarantine Routine - Daily Mental Moment

Since I’m not getting up to go to an office anymore, I have extra time that I didn’t use to have in the mornings. I’m taking this moment to meditate, which I’ve struggled to do even in more certain times. This is where I take my first dose of Bare CBD Tincture to help my mind remain calm as I remember WTF is going on in the world right now. After I hold the tincture under my tongue for a minute or so, I begin breathing consciously through my nose and apply Melt Pain Relief lotion to my already tense shoulders, massaging any knots and tightness out. 

I sit in a comfortable position with my eyes closed and recite the Reiki ideals to ground myself before I begin breathing deeply in through the nose and out through the mouth. My mind wanders many times during this meditation, but I stick with it for a ten minute period that seems to last an eternity. Managing stress is so important during a health crisis like this and I take a moment to be grateful for this short pause before I dive into my day. 

Try This: Commit to sitting quietly for 2 minutes every other day. Build up the length and frequency of your meditations as you grow into this new practice

Movement and Wellness are two keys to staying healthy during the Covid-19 quarantine.

Focus Area: Physical Wellbeing

Quarantine Routine: Prioritize Exercise

Mid-morning I’m ready to move my body and expel the pent up energy that’s been building since this all started.

First I get out my foam roller and begin rolling out my back and legs to loosen up. On one of my recent Target runs, I picked up a weighted jump rope, so I go out on my patio and begin jumping to get my heart rate up. Gyms across the state are closed, but a plethora of workout videos are available online. Today I chose a live workout on YouTube led by a trainer I’ve worked with at F45 Hermosa Beach as part of a fitness challenge. I was really enjoying the community at the gym so doing this workout with a familiar face helps me feel more connected while I adapt to exercising at home. It’s a small way to boost my energy levels and release the endorphins and endocannabinoids my body needs to function at its best. 

Try This: Pick a time of day for movement and add it to your calendar! Treat it like an appointment and prioritize this moment for yourself.

Quarantine Like A Kush Queen means full body self care!

Focus Area: Personal Hygiene, Pain Relief

Quarantine Routine: Stay Germ and Pain-Free

After the class, I take a 25mg CBD Rx Gummy before I stretch and roll out again then head for the shower. Since my intention is to up my self-care to quarantine appropriate levels, I start by rinsing off then shutting off the flow of water so I can scrub down with Renew CBD Lavender Sugar Scrub. The smell transforms my bathroom into a luxurious spa while I buff my skin and soothe it with CBD and jojoba oil.

Before I finish showering, I apply a pump of our Transdermal Soaked CBD Shower Gel (found only in licensed CA dispensaries) and a pump of our Pure CBD Soaked into my hand and lather up, making sure the formula covers my whole body for a head-to-toe topical dose of nano THC and nano CBD. Soaked relieves pain, combats bacteria, and has an energizing and mood boosting citrus scent--exactly what I need right now. I let the formula penetrate my skin for about a minute before my final rinse. 

Functional workouts can be hard on my knees, so I bust out my jumbo 800mg CBD bottle of Melt and massage a full pump on each knee. The cooling sensation from the menthol and peppermint kicks in within seconds and soothes away any lasting soreness. My feet and shoulders also get a layer of Melt before I get dressed. After dressing, I follow the CDC protocol for hand washing and get on with my day. 

Try This: Make staying clean easy and enjoyable by keeping your hygiene products close to your pamper products. A little Melt on those raw, incessantly washed hands soothes like no other.

When big change hits, establishing a new normal is key.

Focus Area: Mindset & Environment

Quarantine Routine: Create Consistency

It may seem ideal to work from home in sweats, but I personally do better work when I get ready and put on clothes. Granted, it’s athleisure wear and a Kush Queen cropped hoodie, but a little goes a long way in times like these. My makeup routine is scaled back, but my CBD skincare regimen remains unchanged. A layer of Defynt goes on my face first, followed by a moisturizer, then CBD Foto Blur, and lastly an SPF 50 tinted moisturizer. Since I still go outside for walks it’s important to protect my skin from the sun and the elements.  

Try This: Pick one routine task you did before COVID19 and make it non-negotiable. Take a shower, put on clothes, fix your hair--these small steps give you back a sense of normalcy when everything else feels so out of control.

Self live in self isolation is crucial.

Quarantine Routine: Come Home to Yourself

Focus Area: Stress Relief, Sexual Healing

My day of self-care wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t also make a night of it, so I draw a hot bath and soak with a 200mg CBD Love Bath Bomb for 30 minutes. The weight of the current crisis collects in my body throughout the day and I’m ready to let that go. I dry off and get in bed, my Kush Queen CBD Lube within arm’s reach. 

Having been single for quite some time now, I’m no stranger to taking care of my own sexual needs. But times like these make the escape of a good orgasm borderline therapeutic. Orgasms release hormones like oxytocin (the love hormone) and dopamine that improve mood and promote good sleep. Plus, they release physical tension, and heaven knows I’m carrying plenty of that right now. 

If I’m being honest, it’s not easy for me to focus on pleasure when my mind is overwhelmed, so having a tool to bring me into my body is essential right now. Kush Queen Lube is made with nano CBD, which kicks in immediately. I liken the effect of the lube to being about twenty minutes into amazing foreplay in about a minute. In fact, I find it hard to focus on anything else when my most sensitive sexual organ is stimulated so thoroughly. A few moments later the job is done and I’m ready to drift off blissfully to sleep.

Try This: Add pleasure to your nighttime routine. This can be a gentle foot or shoulder massage before bed with Melt or your favorite essential oil, if an explosive orgasm isn’t in the cards for you. 

One Day at a Time

None of us truly knows how long this situation will last, but I’m certain that whatever reality we return to will be much different than the one we knew just a few weeks ago.

That said, listen to your body, let your mind rest, and draw from the tools you have to help you stay positive and healthy during this global health crisis. 

You can still order Kush Queen online for the foreseeable future and we’ll be releasing content regularly to help build a community amongst our team, our customers, and our followers. 

Stay safe, be well, and look out for each other!

 

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Don’t worry this isn’t our list of CBD wellness predictions for the new year or the old new year/new you talk. 2019 was a tough year for a lot of us (an understatement for some). Let’s learn from it as we prepare to usher in the new decade.

I was trying to think of what this year might look like, a stock market graph with some hella intense peaks and valleys, Gollum, an abominable snowman?! Undeniably, this year was mythical, the highs were some of those pure joy moments while the lows felt like they might break us. But damn we’ve grown, chosen higher paths, gotten focused and have no doubts the new decade will be what we make it.

Let’s give 2019 a moment of silence! Bye. Felecia.

The Power of Reflection

Kush Queen model reflects on 2019 while holding CBD bath bombs.

One of the most powerful things to do at the end of the year is reflect. Reflection can be the growth element tool we need to process and adapt from what’s happened to us, our emotions and our path.

This is our reflection and what we’ve learned throughout the cycles of 2019.   

Get To Know Yourself

Kush Queen model taking a daily dose of CBD wellness with Bare.

In the truest sense. Take time to understand exactly who you are, what you want and where your boundaries lie. We are living in a time where things can quickly get hectic and there is always other people’s lives and drama to get swept up in.

On the flip side, examine where you need to grow. It’s easy to forget that we do have [some] control in how our life gets shaped. Only you can alter the path that you take.

This year some of us had to turn inward and check-in. We faced the hard facts and got life coaches, quit toxic jobs, took our health and wellness more seriously, had bad hair for an extended amount of time and did things that scared the shit out of us. In every situation, we are all better for taking those leaps, working through the discomfort and giving our truest self a chance to shine through.

Lean In and Go For It

Kush Queen CBD Gummies is a artistic circular photo.

Real talk, it can be scary but if you can trust yourself, you can do it. As a collective, we took major strides in bringing Kush Queen closer to mainstream this year. Everything involved in doing so was high stakes, level-up type projects that were a real test for our team.

The night before BeautyCon La kicked-off was filled with what-ifs, triple and double-checks with how to present our cannabis and wellness company at a mainstream beauty and make-up conference. And you know what? Kush Queen was so well received! The crowd was curious about CBD wellness, loved our CBD 101 kits and engaging with our team.

Before taking that leap our team was focused, we leaned in together, did the work and succeed when we went for it!

Health and CBD Wellness, First

Our bodies are so good to us, it’s easy to forget how to be good to them on a daily basis. I’ll be the first to admit in 2019, I let my health go. Even in the worst of times, giving our bodies the time, love/attention, and fuel it needs will only benefit us in the long term.

Kush Queen is committed to daily wellness. Our CBD health and wellness products are geared to nourish your body in different ways. The targeted effects and CBD dose of each product seamlessly blends in with everyday rituals.  

Here are our daily CBD wellness favorites:

  1. Bäre CBD Tincture – Every morning. Bare is the BEST for your daily dose of anti-inflammation. For my mom, it makes people easier to deal with and dulls out her arthritis pain. Win/win.
  2. MELT CBD Lotion – This is our most appropriately named product. Everyday aches and pains melt away with this combo of CBD and targeted essential oils. I don’t leave home without MELT.
  3. GummiesRX – In 2020 night-time chill out is a must. GummiesRx is the wellness tool for transitioning from your high activity days to getting the rest your body needs.

Conclusion

We’re dedicating the new decade and new year to wellness in all senses of the word! When you hear from Kush Queen in 2020, know that we are coming from a place of love, positive energy, CBD wellness, and inclusion! We love you.

When things get tough, trust yourself, lean in and know you have an entire team of people that are in your corner!

When things are going well, ENJOY THE RIDE! You don’t need permission to soak it all up and feel the joy of your hard work.

And when you feel like the wheels are falling off, pour some CBD on it and call it day! That’s our go-to!