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Hemp flowers, leaves, seed, seed oil and protein are used for food, medicine, fuel, biomaterials, paper, clothing and more.
Hemp is a fast-growing environmentally friendly plant. In contrast to cotton, hemp requires 50% less water and needs half the amount of land to produce the same amount of fibre.
While hemp and marijuana come from the same plant family, they’re two distinct species. Farmers raise marijuana for its psychoactive components, while hemp is used for food, fuel, biomaterials, paper, clothing, and more. Today, industrial hemp can be legally grown in all Australian states and territories.
The difference between the two is in the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) they contain. Marijuana has higher levels of this compound, which is responsible for causing the sensation of euphoria by stimulating the brain to release dopamine.
Beauty & Skin
What makes hemp skin and body care products better than conventional products?
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Oil is derived exclusively from the seeds of the hemp plant. It is made by cold-pressing hemp seeds, which do not contain any tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD).
Hemp oil and skin disorders
Research indicates that the omega-3s and omega-6s in hemp oil may be effective in treating a number of skin conditions, including:
Unfiltered Hemp Seed Oil (cannabis sativa seed) and Hemp Seed Powder
Hemp Seed Oil and Powder provide an all-round nutrients banquet for the skin to feast upon. Jam-packed full of linoleic acid, GLA, polyunsaturated lipids, anti-oxidants, vitamins E and A, essential minerals, and with a 3:1 ratio of omega 6-3 fatty acids, this oil is bound to work wonders on your skin.
Being non-comedogenic, and with super anti-inflammatory properties, Unfiltered Hemp Seed Oil/Hemp Seed Powder is ideal for use on and to treat skin prone to irritation and inflammation, since it contains the correct compounds to alleviate redness, promote healing, and regulate oil production, while keeping the skin and pores clean and hydrated.
Unfiltered Hemp Seed Oil/Hemp Seed Powder is wonderfully beneficial for the general health and upkeep of your skin. It will assist in tightening, toning and firming the skin as well as shrinking pores, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and assisting in preventing signs of aging developing, all the while leaving your skin with a fresh, healthy youthful glow.
Hemp is used to make a variety of commercial and industrial products, including rope, textiles, clothing, shoes, food, paper, bioplastics, insulation, and biofuel.
It’s an excellent crop for carbon sequestration and it can be used to make a strong and pest-resistant building material called hempcrete that continues to absorb carbon dioxide as it cures.
Thermoset compression molding (from Hemp) is currently producing car panels and other parts for several global auto manufacturers.
Hemp has been used to clean up contaminated sites – its large root system has been used to mop up things like gold, lead, cadmium and nickel from the soil.
Hemp seeds are edible and highly nutritious. They have a high concentration of fibre. Fatty acids are nutrients that are important for heart and skin health.
Hemp was once praised to have thousands of different potential applications, there seemed to be no limit on how and where hemp could be used.