Hemp Hemp Hooray!

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Hemp!

Hemp is a tall, thin, and a fibrous plant. It is a variety of the Cannabis Sativa family. Like its sister cannabis, it contains tetrahydrocannabinol or THC and although related, hemp has a very different and unique phytochemical composition. The difference is hemp has a very low dosage of THC, so low of a dose (less than 3%) that it cannot cause psychoactive effects but hemp does have a high concentration of cannabidiol or CBD. Hemp is also the oldest domesticated plant with its origin in China. Some carbon tests have showed pieces of hemp cloth dating back to 8,000 B.C.! 

What is hemp used for?
Did you know, hemp can fix contaminated soil? Its true! Hemp was grown at the Chernobyl bombing site during the late 1990's as an experiment along with other plants. During the experiment, members realized hemp and some plants were able to grow in metal laden soil and extract the metals and other contaminants from the soil by absorbing through the roots and storing it in their leaves without any harm to the plant.  Dr. Ilya Raskin coined the term  phytoremediation for this process. Amazing, right? There are so many other beneficial uses as well such as clothes, building materials, oil and fuel, animal feed and bedding, plastic (its even in your car), paper, jewelry, weed control, paint, and food! Hemp seeds have a near perfect fatty acid ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 (GLA) which helps lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, reduces arthritis pain and many other inflammation related issues. Nature is amazing!

Why we use hemp in our products
Hemp is beneficial inside the body as well as outside! Hemp is so diverse it allows use for all skin types. Hemp helps balance the driest of skin to the most oily skin type since it doesn't clog your pores. Instead, hemp will rejuvenate tired skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hemp actually helps to protect your skin from different environmental factors while giving skin a youthful glow. No need to worry about long term effects of continued use either, since hemp will balance out skin moisture over time. 

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