As part of our ongoing "Getting to Know Your Local Businesses"
series, this week we sat down with with Aundrea Santos, franchise owner of CBD American Shaman of Kingwood.
Tell us a bit about your business: What does your business offer, and how long have you been around?
Our business brings wellness to the world through ultra-concentrated terpene rich CBD oil derived from all natural, high quality industrial hemp. It is legal in all 50 states and is 100% Organic, 100% THC Free, Gluten Free, Non GMO Hemp and has no heavy metals or insecticides. All of our products are batch tested using Ultra Performance Convergence Chromatography. We opened this past May and our corporate affiliate offers the highest quality, full spectrum cannibidiol on the market.
How did you decide to get involved in this line of work?In 2016, I was involved in a very bad accident with an 18-wheeler and spent 8 months in rehab. I already had a pacemaker before the accident and couldn’t take anything for pain; I can only have natural remedies. I visited a CBD American Shaman location on Highway 6. By the time I arrived there, I would have a migraine headache. I would drink the CBD hemp oil in water and within 20 minutes my migraine would disappear and the pain in my neck calmed down. This product literally changed my life!
In December last year, I looked into the franchise, bought in after my review with my friend and business partner, and then went in February to Kansas City for store training. I was very impressed. It took a bit to find a location with an open-minded landlord. It’s truly been the best decision that I’ve made!
Tell us a couple things you are proud of about your business. What are you known for? What separates you from the competition?
I’m most proud when someone walks into my store and finds relief in 15-20 minutes from their chronic pain. I’ve had visitors walk in who have had ongoing inflammation and pain after knee surgery and who have applied a CBD-enriched cream sample in my store. They become so excited when they see their pain disappear within such a short period of time.
I’m honored to be in a position to help people feel better naturally. I’m helping those in pain the same way I was helped! For me, it’s not about the money; however, I do need to pay my bills. If someone leaves my shop better than how they came in, that’s the best reward.
What is your favorite part of running this business?
I enjoy sitting down with customers in our little living room and discussing what’s bothering them. The store is setup to feel like you’re coming over to someone’s house.
Education is key when it comes to the use of CBD oils. I ask my customers about their medications and take the time to really listen to their needs. I advise them to check with their doctor, especially if the are on a blood pressure med because CBD may cause their pressure to drop too low while taking blood pressure meds. However, using a topical cream with CBD is an alternative for those with concerns.
Many of our customers especially like our new bath salt product with CBD mixed in that comes in three different scents: Eucalyptus, Citrus Orange and Lavender.
Who is your ideal customer/client? Who do you serve best?
Our ideal customer is anyone who wants to enhance their body’s ability to maintain balance and manage physical and emotional stress by taking or using a CBD enriched product.
Our products are also known to have many therapeutic properties and are particularly effective for maintaining focus, offering pain management, relieving inflammation and helping with the recovery from multiple conditions. Whether you use our full spectrum Hemp Oil, Vape, Capsules, Edibles, Topical Serums or Skin Care, you will notice a difference in a short period of time.
Current research studies are also being conducted to find out how effective CBD can treat epilepsy and osteoarthritis in dogs. I’ve even partnered with Honest Paws, an all natural organic company, to offer joint support soft chews for older dogs, a soft chew calming aid for all ages of dogs and a creamy peanut butter treat for dogs (which can also be consumed by humans).
Is there any other information you'd like your potential customers/clients to know about your business?
Our Water Soluble supplement is a very convenient way to ingest your daily dose of CBD. More bioavailable than oil, Water Soluble may be added to any drink.
Those who mention this article can receive a 10% discount off their total in-store purchase. I also sponsor special promotions periodically on Kingwood.com, like our recent Father’s Day Giveaway in which a lucky winner received a $150 home depot gift card. I also offer discounts to seniors who are on a fixed income.
To learn more about CBD oil and its benefits, purchase products online or join our mailing list for special offers, visit our website
. To read reviews from our customers, learn about our upcoming special events or send me a message, visit our Facebook page
How do you see your business growing and improving over the next couple of years?
I will continue to grow my business with the support of our neighbors. I do want to get to the point where we are holding classes and giving people the opportunity to get their questions answered in a class setting.
To learn more about CBD American Shaman of Kingwood, visit our profile at Kingwood.com