Happy fall, Sespe Community!
The transition into a chillier season is a great time to think about self care.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to another of our incredible vendors: Kikoko — a woman-owned California cannabis business that creates cannabis-infused honey and teas.
Kikoko shared a recipe for an at-home facial using one of their CBD-infused honey products, so, as your resident cannabis and skincare enthusiast I had to give it a try!
Here’s Kikoko’s recipe and instructions for their Honeyshot Antioxidant Glow facial:
Manuka honey has powerful antibacterial and antioxidant benefits. The brightening power of lemon juice and the calming effects of fresh lavender reveal smooth, glowing skin.
Freshly squeezed juice from a lemon (Sespe tip: use no more than a tablespoon of lemon juice)
1 tbsp lavender (Sespe tip: optional ingredient)
1 Kikoko HoneyShot CALM
Combine lemon juice, honey and lavender in a small bowl.
Apply mixture to clean skin. Let sit for 20 minutes.
Use warm water to remove mask and follow with your favorite skin moisturizer.
So does it work? With a few modifications, yes! First, I recommend using no more than a tablespoon of lemon juice to ensure your mask doesn’t get too watery — my juicy Ojai lemon made the recipe a bit more liquid than I would have liked. Second, definitely taste the honey before you mix your mask — it’s delicious! And third, I suggest skipping the lavender. It smells wonderful, but you’ll end up with purple flecks all over your face.
I’m definitely going to try additional Kikoko products in my skincare routine, I think one of the Kikoko HoneyShot CALM products mixed with a teaspoon of sugar would make a wonderful scrub. Honey contains potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties — making it fantastic for combating facial redness. Sugar is a natural source of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) — which helps clean out pores and encourage skin cell turnover.
The Honeyshot Antioxidant Glow facial is far from Kikoko’s only skincare recipe — I definitely want to try the Honeyshot Bee-Dazzle Turmeric Face Mask next!
And here’s some exciting news for Sespe customers interested in checking out Kikoko’s products: you can now try the new Kikoko Honeyshot Snooze (contains 1mg melatonin, 2mg CBN — the cannabinoid that makes you sleep — and 2mg of THC), or the Kikoko Honeyshot Focus (contains 6mg of CBD and 2mg of THC)! Check them out along with our regular assortment of Kikoko’s cannabis-infused teas and honey sticks!
PS: Now that I think about it, I’m going to have to try one of Kikoko’s teas paired with their delicious honey — I’ll report back!