This week b.Blunt sits down with Isabel Manimbo, Alyssa Diaz, and Ivy C., the dynamic trio behind Kannai, a CBD and Hemp Massage Candles company in Southern California.
These fabulous ladies are dedicated to creating something different within the cannabis industry by offering candles with therapeutic aroma that promotes balance of mind and body by releasing stress, relaxing the body and lifting the spirit.
Think spa candle, body balm and massage oil all in one with an energizing blend of essential oils to soothe sore muscles, relieve fatigue and help relieve stuffiness. All you do is light up the candle and use the melted CBD oil to massage away pain or inflammation.
Check out, Live “Orange & Gojiberry” (my favorite!), Relax “Lavender & Chamomile” and Chill “Green Tea & Lemongrass”.
How did you come up with the idea/concept for Kannai? What attracted you to the cannabis industry?
Isabel and Alyssa has been in the cannabis and beauty industry for a few years and wanted to come up with something on their own to contribute from their own minds and heart. They then texted me one day told me they wanted to do something/ come up something, together we brainstormed and came up with the idea of a massage candle infused with CBD and HEMP. What attracted us to the industry is that we have the opportunity to help someone’s day be a little easier by lessening any pain and aches that they may have.
Who is the team of women behind Kannai?
We have Alyssa Diaz “The Chef” aka The Mom who is a bad ass mom to her daughter. Isabel Manimbo “The Designer” the master mind of the eye catching and yet pleasing designs and images of KANNAI
And me Ivy C. “ The PR” the one who goes around making friends.
How would you describe your products to someone who’s new to cannabis?
KANNAI is a product that is multiple use, our candle line is a easy to use product that is infused with CBD for any inflammation or aches to your muscles and HEMP for moisturizing. The candles comes in 3 different scents LIVE which is the smell of gojiberry and oranges, to liven up your senses. RELAX that holds the smell of lavender and chamomile to get you in the mind set of relaxations. And CHILL the aroma of lemongrass and green tea to help just chill in the moment with yourself or others around with you.
What do people like most about your product? How does it make them feel?
From the feedback we were told the smells of each candles are amazing, the texture of the oils smooth and not greasy which a lot of people like a lot. BUT most of all that the CBD candles has helped everyone that has used it whether its from pains of arthritis, the burning sessions of eczema and the soreness of the hard workout you had a few days before.
What are you most popular products? Where can you buy Kannai candles?
All 3 scents are equally popular. You could buy the candles at https://www.kannai.store/
Where do you see your product line going next?
Into more stores with new scents that we are looking into conjuring up.
If you could invite three people, (dead or alive), to a dinner party, who would you invite and why?
Oprah of course!!! For obvious reasons LOL cause she OPRAH! The QUEEN!!! If you want to be at your high potential you have to be around someone who is already there to teach you how to get there, even if its at moments at a dinner table for one night.
Awkwafina cause she’s funny as heck! And we need someone to lighten up the mood! And what would a dinner be without Chrissy Teigen who can bring us all back to earth while laughing!
Where are you located? What’s the weed scene like there?
We are located in SoCal. Alyssa and Isabel representing the LA area and me (Ivy) representing the San Diego area. Rumors has it San Diego has a huge community a lot of companies are out here in San Diego.
How can you be reached?
Follow us on Instagram @kannai.co or on our website kannai.store