Founder, KHUS+KHUS modern herbal fusion
Not your typical herbalist. More of a modern-day yippie of sorts. Kristi Blustein believes in plants and their ability to support growth, healing, and expansion of consciousness. Mainly because she’s used them on herself. She also practices and studies a lot of yoga, ayurvedic science, and plant medicine. In fact, she enjoyed them so much that she decided to spend 5 years and over 2,700 hours to study them under the guidance of some of the most renowned teachers in each field. Kristi started her Ayurvedic training at the Alandi Ashram in Boulder, Colorado, and completed her training at the California College of Ayurveda. She also studied at the American Institute of Vedic Science under the guidance of David Frawley and has had extensive aromatherapy training with master herbalist and aromatherapist, David Crow of Foracopeia. Thereafter, Kristi started looking for a way to share her vast knowledge of traditional herbalism and modernize it so everyone can tap into the power of plants but much more easily. She decided that the best way forward was to create a line of plant-based products formulated to help one move toward a more holistic lifestyle and balanced existence. She launched KHUS + KHUS in 2016. Her credentials include Ayurvedic Specialist, Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Aromatherapist, Herbalist, and Certified Yoga Teacher.
Relaxation is necessary in establishing balance. Make appointment with Mr.Tin (my body worker) as soon as I get back from my 7th trip to LA this year.
Relax + Breathe
Is always to serve others and share what I’ve learned on my own quest toward healing so that just maybe I can help someone else.
Go into every situation knowing your own power, wisdom, and worth. And be grounded in that realty and don’t let anyone project their lack of this understanding on you.
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City? Denver is a wonderful city with great weather and nice people. But what I love most is the food, lots of farm to table restaurants, they take great care in sourcing their food. I prefer high vibration food so it works for me and they are so passionate about it.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Any of the Avocado Toast with Matcha Latte at the Corner Beet
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – wake up, water with lemon, latte w/coconut milk, reading, meditation in this order
10:00 AM – My team comes in at 12, because I like my mornings for mediation, yoga, emails and answering interviews. Yoga at 10 usually.
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
This is tough because there are so many options, but I like the BFF fried rice at Green Seed in Denver Central Market of course I make it vegan as I don’t do pork.
7:00 PM – Usually closing out the day. I used to cook everyday but can’t say that happens every night now. So sometimes dinner prep or sometimes I’m at a Yoga class if I didn’t get a practice in earlier in the day followed by steam and sauna. Unless it’s a weekend then it’s a totally different every week.
11:00 PM – Usually in bed by this time, Netflix, I know exciting, right!
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Well this varies, basically my hydration goes as follows, room temp water, coconut latte, kombucha, water, and if towards the end of the week because in Colorado no one works on Fridays so on Thursday after work maybe a sazerac made with cognac my other favorite drink armagnac of course. But anyone who knows me, knows two is the limit.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?@thisorganicgirl because Lisa is so raw and real, make-up, no make up, dropping the kids off at school, hair in a top knot I love it. I think the best bloggers and instagrammers are the one that share openly and honestly. Favorite app Acorns, saving at least some of your money is always a good thing.
What should everyone try at least once?
Sacred Plant Ceremonies in the high desert, or in nature, I find them to be transformative. Not a substitute for daily meditation, but you can make much progress in terms of consciousness in relatively short period of time.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
On hikes in Indian Peaks Wilderness area it used to be by my house when I lived in the mountains above Boulder, but not too lost obviously.