HEMP

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Hemp, now I know some people’s reactions will be a bit touchy. But this is the 21st Century. Hemp is an amazing plant!
There is plenty of controversy about this plant, whether it should or shouldn’t be legal. In my opinion, it should be legal. And I will go onto those reasons later.
Yes, hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species. Although Hemp can’t get you ‘high’. Instead, hemp has been known for its industrial and environmental uses and benefits throughout history.

Hemp has so many uses! Here is a mind map to show you what parts of the plant gets used for what:

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Hemp is actually one of the most widely utilized and diverse industrial crops in the world. Its fibers are considered the longest and most durable of all natural fibers, and it can even be grown without deadly herbicides and pesticides.

Hemp is an incredibly sustainable renewable resource that can be grown in many climates and conditions around the world. With that being said, there are many environmental benefits by using this sustainable plant.

The edible seeds contain about 30 percent oil and are a source of protein, fibre, and magnesium.

One ounce (28 grams) of hemp seeds contains about:

  • 161 calories
  • 3.3 grams carbohydrates
  • 9.2 grams protein
  • 12.3 grams fat
  • 2 grams fiber
  • 2.8 milligrams manganese (140 percent DV)
  • 15.4 milligrams vitamin E (77 percent DV)
  • 300 milligrams magnesium (75 percent DV)
  • 405 milligrams phosphorus (41 percent DV)
  • 5 milligrams zinc (34 percent DV)
  • 3.9 milligrams iron (22 percent DV)
  • 0.1 milligram copper (7 percent DV)

The reasons for me bringing up the topic of ‘Hemp’, is because I can see the huge potential of this plant and want to spread the word. Giving more information on it, to people that may not know much about it. There are plenty of websites and videos to watch, that will give you much more in-depth info.

Natural Living Ideas have a wonderful article about the ways in which you can use hemp seed oil to help with your health. Including areas like: reducing inflammation, healing skin conditions, beautiful hair.

Hemp in my eyes, could save the world. And i’m not the only one. Obviously large powerful, money orientated companies will stop most of these things from starting up as it would loose them this greed. But let’s see if this changes (or has to change) soon shall we.

I’ve been making some hemp oil cosmetic products, and giving them to friends and family to see their results with it. All have been really positive so far. Adding Cocoa butter with some samples giving them a beautiful smell. Also including essential oils into the mix, helping out with different emotional issues people might be having. I’ll be making proper labelling and packaging for them soon, to start selling.

If you’re at all in the hemp business, give me a buzz! Would love to hear what you’re doing with it!

Hope everyone is having a wondering week!

Lots of Love x

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