As part of our ongoing "Getting to Know Your Local Businesses"
series, we sat down this week with Carolanne Norris, owner of Simply Green Kitchen.
Simply Green Kitchen was founded on the belief that plants should be tried before pills! And it was founded in my kitchen and yes, I test everything on my friends, family, and furry babies!
A year ago, I enrolled in a program to become a certified medicinal marijuana and CBD practitioner. I was immensely interested in trying plants before pills to treat common ailments. Good enough for the ancient sage herbalists in California… Good enough for me!
How I got here...
While on a trip to Colorado, I visited a dispensary. This is just after marijuana was legalized. The owner heard me asking questions to an employee and pulled me aside to share her wealth of knowledge. Frankly, it sounded too good to be true.
My husband and I purchased a few products and left. However, I couldn't stop thinking about my conversation which led me down many a rabbit hole on the Internet. While we were rebuilding our home from the Harvey flood, my husband and I used CBD cream on our aching backs and other joints. Surprisingly, we both agreed that it worked! Then, I shared our bottle with a family member who also found needed relief.
But I’m skeptical by nature...
truly made me a believer was when I received a chemical burn on my
hands. A margarita burn is legit. Google it! I added CBD oil to Eucerin
and my hands finally began healing. I literally have no scarring.
doctor who examined my hands right after the incident suggested a
series of laser treatments once the skin had healed. But with CBD oil,
Enter pets into the equation...
We have a Golden Retriever named Bodhi Miller (the kids are obsessed with the Winter Olympics) that is deathly afraid of thunder/fireworks/car trips/the sound of the lawnmower.
I made him homemade dog treats with CBD to help relax him through all of these highly traumatic events! And guess what, y’all? They worked!
My elderly rescue Lab mix had reached the point that she couldn’t jump in the truck to help my husband drive. After a CBD cookie treat a day, she can be his co-pilot again.
CBD treats work wonders for pets that are traumatized by fireworks, and I hear so many great testimonies from my customers that they don't have to worry about the Fourth of July anymore. We have treats for both cats and dogs, according to their weight.
Back to today...
Simply Green Kitchen became an LLC in November 2020. The same pet treats that I give my scaredy-cat Golden
Retriever and antique rescue Lab, I sell to other furry friend’s parents. Overwhelmingly, I hear, “Carolanne, they work!” There’s a bit of awe in their voice and I love it.
We haven’t been in business for a year yet, and I’ve already hired my kids to help keep up with demand. My 12-year-old is the head chef and mathematician. He’s constantly running formulas in his head to help improve our efficiency.
My 15-year-old takes care of my social media and advertising. If you clicked on this, it’s because of her and my new found friends at Kingwood.com.
The future looks bright...
I’m attending continuing education classes to make sure that I am on the cutting edge of CBD research and how it can benefit you and your fur babies. I love that my clientele includes both the doggy mom/dad and the doggy. Talk about living the dream.
To learn more about Simply Green Kitchen and their CBD products, visit their profile on Kingwood.com. To view tips and practical advice for using Simply Green Kitchen's products, visit their Facebook page. To place an order online for pick-up, visit their website.