Specializing in CBD-infused personal care products, KB Pure Essentials have the honor of being Liberty Public Market’s
only cannabis vendor. Formed in 2013 by best friends Brooke Brun and Katie Moodie, KB began as a line of essential oils
sold at farmers markets. But it wasn’t until in 2015 when they began to incorporate CBD in their products that the company
really took off.
Brun, who’s had epilepsy since she was 13, was taking high doses of pharmaceuticals to control frequent seizures. But
when side effects of the medications, including anxiety and depression, set in, she decided it was time for a change. After
learning of the research being done with CBD for epileptic children, Brooke asked her friend Katie to make a batch of Rick
Simpson Oil. The results were incredible—she’s basically been seizure-free ever since, taking CBD and a reduced dosage of
meds that brought the side effects under control.
The partners soon began offering a wide variety of hand-crafted CBD wellness products for both people and animals (e.g.
lotions, deodorants, lip balms, shampoos) which they sell online and at farmers markets in the greater San Diego area—
including LPM, where they operate a “day vendors” table three days each weekend. Brun says she enjoys the “lively,
diverse crowd” at LPM—especially the tourists, some of whom she says become online customers after returning home.
You’ll find KB Pure Essentials at Liberty Public Market on Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.