This month Kush Queen headed to Beauty Con for the first time, and it was a beautiful success! We had an amazing time and are so happy to finally be debuting our Kingdm Cosmetics line, chatting about why Kush Queen CBD is different and sharing all that REAL CBD BEAUTY has to offer!

Are you ready to add CBD to your beauty routine? Check out the very first product from our Kingdm Cosmetics line, Foto Blur CBD Primer . It is officially LIVE on our website and we are so excited for you to try it!

If you missed out on Beauty Con this year, here is a little sneak peak into what went down.

THE VIBE – Kush Queen CBD Booth

BeautyCon Booth display of hemp plants on wall inside triangular white & gold hanging flower vases.
LA BeautyCon 2019 Kush Queen Booth
BeautyCon guest shows off cannabis inspired henna as they reach out entangling fingers in hemp plants.
Kush Queen CBD 101 Kit featuring mini bath bomb and sample packet of Melt pain lotion, Soaked body wash, Defyn skin serum, & Foto Blur KINGDM Primer.
Sign that reads "CBD & Chill."
Sign reads "Kush Queen CBD 101 Free Sample, Insta @KushQueenShop
LA BeautyCon 2019 Booth Wall reading "Real CBD Beauty."
Kush Queen CBD Booth at LA BeautyCon 2019

THE TEAM

Raquel Lee, Pacific Northwest Lead for Kush Queen
Chance Usey, Team Member for Kush Queen
Ben Mervis, Team Member for Kush Queen
Michael Sawyer, Chief Engineer of Kush Queen
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Verita Richardson, Audience Development Coordinator for Kush Queen
Tiff Whitmore, CMO for Kush Queen

We had a great time sharing Kush Queen CBD at BeautyCon LA!

Lauren Urasek, Creative Marketing Director for Kush Queen
Back of denim jacket reading "Kush Queen"

THE QUEEN

Olivia Alexander, founder and CEO of Kush Queen, pictured holding CBD 101 Kit.
Owner & Founder of Kush Queen, Olivia Alexander, shows off tattoo on forearm reading "Kush Queen."
Olivia Alexander seen chatting with LA BeautyCon guests.
Olivia Alexander at LA BeautyCon 2019 in Kush Queen booth.
Kush Queen Founder, Olivia Alexander, pictured at booth during first exhibition of hemp brands at BeautyCon.
Olivia Alexander, Kush Queen owner, at BeautyCon.
Olivia Alexander posing in front of complete Kush Queen booth.
Kush Queen booth at LA BeautyCon 2019.

THE PRODUCTS

Product Display of Kush Queen CBD Products at BeautyCon.
CBD Ignite Lubricant and Defynt Anti-Aging Skin Serum featured.
CBD 101 Kits pictured in black geometric bowl with black "Real CBD Beauty" stickers.
Signature CBD Kush Queen bath bombs on display at LA BeautyCon 2019.
All products in CBD 101 Kit displayed including mini bath bomb, Soaked body wash, Melt pain lotion, Defynt skin serum, and Foto Blur CBD primer.
Signature Kush Queen bath tub filled with 25mg Kush Queen hemp bath bombs.
BeautyCon guest holding black bottle of Defynt anti-aging skin serum.
BeautyCon 2019 guest uses 16oz. 200mg Melt Pain Relief Lotion by Kush Queen.
Defynt CBD skin serum featured in black geometric glass cube.
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THE PEOPLE

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THE DEBUT OF KINGDM COSMETICS

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The Kingdm Foto Blur 250 mg CBD Primer uses Kush Queen’s exclusive patent-pending Amplifi™ nanotechnology, a process that creates CBD molecules as small as 25nm in size, which is 2,000 times smaller than pores, allowing the product to fully absorb so that the high levels of CBD can work deep into the skin. The unique formulation gives the primer a silky, serum-like texture that is super spreadable and lightweight, blurring pores and creating a smooth, perfected canvas for makeup application. Our formula doesn’t dry during wear, so your skin stays moisturized throughout the day. Use it before your makeup, but after skincare. KINGDM helps reduce redness, prevents breakouts, and leaves your skin velvety soft. We hope you’ll try it, we know you’ll love it! This is only the beginning!


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By: Olivia Alexander

It’s been a long journey since we formulated our first bath bomb and CBD has exploded on a national level. Some that use Kush Queen products have experience with the plant, others have never even tried a CBD product before. The two most important things at Kush Queen are the products and the people that use them. Being transparent is a part of that commitment, so I wanted to break down the entire process from soil to the time it arrives to your door. As the CEO of Kush Queen, I use our products daily. Its the daily exposure to cannabinoids that helps me achieve homeostasis in my body. Every ingredient is important to me because I use the products every single day.

At Kush Queen, we make the products, but long before we compound our bath bombs and lotions our CBD has to be grown and extracted. The life of hemp begins with a seed. We source our hemp from Oregon, where the soil is rich with nutrients and the climate allows a full growing season. Some hemp in other parts of the country is grown on land where tobacco was previously grown (and sprayed with endless pesticides). The health of the soil, nutrients, and climate all matter. Once the seeds are planted, the plants then grow and flower, the entire process takes around six months (generally planting in late spring and harvesting in the fall). The way a farmer cares for its plants is important. Genetically modified nutrients and pesticides could be introduced to the plant if the farmer does not carefully follow natural or organic practices. Once the plant is fully grown, its time to harvest it.

Once the hemp is harvested, it’s what we call ‘bio mass’. This is the part of the process where the hemp is extracted from the physical plant. There are a number of ways you can remove the desired active molecules from the harvested plant, which is known as extraction. Alcohol, CO2, butane, even just water or heat and pressure are known methods used in cannabis extraction. We only use hemp extract that has been processed to the point where it is absolutely free of any residual solvents or is extracted through solvent-free methods.

Once the oil is extracted it goes through a process called chromatography. This process separates the oil into different phases that contain different concentrations of molecules in order to create different types of finished extracts.

Here’s a gallery of the hemp processing:

Our team creates each product by hand, carefully weighing out each amount of CBD for our batch, so your products are accurately dosed. We combine it with other ingredients that we source with the same care as we do our CBD. Our production team compounds each product in our facilities, not just with care to the forumulas, but with the shared passion of the products that we all love and use daily.

Most of our products take, on average, 3-5 days to make; including compounding, drying, filling, labeling, packaging, lab testing, and quality control. At any given time, I will personally pull samples off the line and use them. I am looking for the same fizz in the bath bomb from our original batches of 12. I’ll use Melt to soothe my aches after a long day to make sure it is consistent in appearance, texture, and scent.

Then our team ships them to your door or to one of our 750+ retail partners for you to enjoy. I hope this blog has given you some insight to how much work goes into your Kush Queen CBD products. Our brand is a labor of love and every product is a part of our journey and yours.


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I had bought tickets for Ariana Grande’s Sweetener tour when they first came out. My most diehard Ari fans live outside of San Jose, so we agreed that I would book the $75 roundtrip flight, and they would buy me dinner before the show.

It was supposed to be a nice 3-day getaway… and then our team decided to bring Kush Queen to Hall of Flowers in Santa Rosa… and then I had the opportunity to meet with a couple of our coolest NorCal dispensary partners… during the week after the tradeshow and concert.

I love getting out of LA and seeing other parts of California, and I knew I’d get to spend time with some of my favorite people during this trip, but my 3-day getaway quickly evolved into a 12-day working road trip with an Ariana Grande concert in the middle of it.

 

Whether I’m traveling for work, for pleasure, in-state or across the country; there are a few things I find absolutely essential to my comfort and happiness.

  1. Knowing where I’m going to spend the night

  2. Understanding the boundaries of my hosts regarding when/where/how I’ll use cannabis

  3. Planning to stay hydrated with minimal single-use plastic waste

  4. Comfort with constant carb consumption

I’m usually planning these things for 3-5 days of travel, maybe a whole week at most… but this 12-day trip would include 6 places to lay my head and 3 very different activities. Fortunately, my planning paid off and resulted in a GREAT trip – so here are just a few more details about how I prepare for traveling.

1. I’m not the type of person who can just “wing it” when it comes to sleep.

I’ve always been a firm believer in getting enough sleep, which is hard when one of my best friends is a classic “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” ‘type’ of person. I was recently affirmed on this via a Goop podcast (minute 18:30) where Emily Gagoski explained how even just one night of bad sleep – nevermind sustained lack of sleep – has the same effect on our bodies as being drunk.

6hrs/night or fewer for 2-weeks, and the typical person will be as impared as someone with .1% blood alcohol level.

So when planning a trip, I have no shame in asking my potential hosts questions about their home (if I’ve never been) – temperature, animals, linens – I can prepare for each if I know what I’m preparing for. The same can be said for cannabis restrictions, which brings me to…

2. I smoke so openly and privately at home, and sometimes forget what a luxury that is.

If you’re paying attention you know my favorite way to enjoy flower (high-CBD hemp flower, or cannabis) is by smoking it through a bong. And to be honest, I brought a bong with me on this trip because I knew we’d have some privacy at our AirBnB in Santa Rosa. But between hotels, friends’ city apartments, and a high fire risk mountainside, there had to be other solutions.

This is where a few things came in handy:

  1. Bare CBD Tincture

  2. High-potency vaporizer cartridge

  3. CBD Edibles (including Gummy RX and Big Pete’s Treats)

  4. THC Edibles (another shout out to Big Pete’s!)

3. Just like sleep, hydration is crucial to our health.

But I was also raised by parents who own a recycling-based company, so my hydration comes with a sincere effort to reduce the number of single-use plastics. If that doesn’t immediately resonate with you, I suggest reading/watching something that will tell you far more than I can.

To stay on topic though, here are a few of my tricky tricks for doing this while traveling. I bring:

  1. My reusable Starbucks-style cold cup, with metal for ease of consumption while driving

  2. One extra large insulated bottle for keeping a backstock of cold water

  3. A small mason jar with powdered electrolytes to help keep my energy and hydration up

  4. An extra metal straw, and cleaning tool

4. And lastly, as your resident #CarbInfluencer, I’m here to remind you that carbs are fuel; don’t let your body or your car run on empty!

My final advice is that once you open your heart and your stomach to carbs, there can sometimes be an overwhelming number of choices to make. Have no shame in adding some bakeries and restaurants to your “travel” bookmarks on Yelp or Google Maps. Some of my favorites on this trip included:

  1. this insane handmade French pastry with goat cheese from ALTA in Monterey

  2. every single pasta at Locanda in San Francisco

  3. orange + chocolate chip scone at Batter Bakery in San Francisco

  4. Classics: Whole Foods pizza and cookies – you can find a Whole Foods ANYWHERE and there are always reliable choices


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