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.
The Life of Kush Queen CBD
At Kush Queen, all of our products are handmade, 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. Once the seeds are planted, the plants are nurtured to grow and flower, the entire process takes around six months, generally planting in late spring and harvesting in the fall. Once the plant is fully grown, it’s time to harvest it.
Soil and Organic Farming Practices
The health of the soil, nutrients, and climate are all essential to the quality of CBD produced. In addition to the soil, the way farmers care for the hemp plants is equally as important to us. At Kush Queen, we partner with farms that do not use any genetically modified nutrients or pesticides on the plants.
Our Hemp Is Solvent Free
Once the hemp is harvested, it’s in a stage called ‘biomass.’ This is the part of the process where the hemp is extracted from the physical plant. Kush Queen products 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 phases that contain different concentrations of molecules to create the different types of finished extracts used in Kush Queen products.
Kush Queen’s Magic Ingredient
Once the hemp is processed into finished oil or CBD isolate, it arrives at our Kush Queen facility. This is when hemp becomes the magical ingredient in our products. Some of our products contain CBD in its oil form, while others are converted to our patent-pending water-based form. We use this water-based CBD because it allows CBD to penetrate through the dermis of the skin and we aren’t relying only on oil-based formulations. This way the CBD absorbs right into your bloodstream, so the bioavailability of the CBD is much improved.
Handmade with Care and Precision
The Kush Queen team creates each product by hand, carefully weighing out each amount of CBD for our batches, making each product with an accurate dose. We combine CBD with other ingredients that we source with the same care as we do our hemp. Our production team compounds all products in our facilities, not just with attention to the formulas, but with the shared passion of the products that we all love and use daily.
Most Kush Queen products take on average, 3-5 days to make; including compounding, drying, filling, labeling, packaging, lab testing, and quality control. At any given time, our founder, Olivia Alexander, will personally pull samples off the line and use them. She is always looking for the same fizz in the bath bombs from our original batches of 12 and checks products like Melt to ensure the consistency in appearance, texture, and scent.