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        Hemp seed butter

        Earth’s Most Sustainable Resource

        What is Hemp?

        The hemp plant is an amazing species with over 60,000 uses that is often misunderstood due to its relation to the marijuana plant. Unlike marijuana, hemp does not contain significant levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the compound that causes the intoxicating effects. Rather, hemp has high levels of CBD, which has no psychoactive properties and contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties when applied on the skin. The hemp plant originates from Central Asia, and it was earth’s largest agricultural crop for 3000 years! It was so important to ancient Chinese culture that this plant was considered sacred, with hemp cultivation techniques being covered in ancient confucian texts. Hemp eventually spread to Europe in the middle ages, and it is now widely grown across North America, Asia, Europe and North and South America.

        What is hemp’s environmental impact?

        Hemp is often called Earth’s most sustainable natural resource. It is multipurpose, as it can be used to make paper, clothes, skincare products and food using the edible seed which is a source of fiber, protein and magnesium. The production cycle of hemp is low, allowing for large amounts to be produced in a short period of time. It is a carbon negative plant, and it is actually more effective than trees at capturing and storing carbon from the atmosphere, capturing carbon at twice the rate of forests. While conventional agriculture emits large amounts of carbon, hemp farms do the opposite, helping recycle carbon from the atmosphere while producing more usable fiber in the same amount of land. Hemp also requires little water to grow and improves soil health by replenishing the earth with nutrients. It is biodegradable too!

        So what is Hemp Butter?

        Hemp butter is made from the oil of the hemp seed and it contains high levels of vitamin E as well as omega fatty acids 3 and 6.

        Vitamin E is an essential nutrient that acts as an antioxidant and protects cells from damage throughout the body. It is found naturally in our sebum, or “skin oil”, and it creates a natural barrier to keep the skin moisturized. Our natural skin oil declines with age, and it can be depleted due UV light from sun exposure or tanning beds. Applying vitamin E to the skin prevents the skin from losing moisture, protects the skin cells from damage, makes the skin more soft and may reduce sun damage (while it is not a replacement for sunscreen)!

        Omega-3 and omega-6 are essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce on its own and are obtained from external sources such as food. Hemp contains both of these acids, which play crucial roles in normal skin function and appearance.Omega 6s have a role in the structural integrity and barrier function in the skin, while both 3 and 6 influence the inflammatory response in the skin, which explains how hemp butter can fight against the skin’s response to sun damage.

        Hemp butter is said to have properties that can boost the immune system, soothe the skin and improve the appearance of the skin. It is highly moisturizing and packed with vitamins and all 4 essential fatty acids. It is also edible, making it the perfect ingredient for lip balm. moisturizers, and more. While many cosmetic brands use harmful chemicals in their products, hemp butter is a natural product we are proud to use due to its sustainability for the earth and benefits for the body.

        Some of our all-natural DIY kits contain hemp butter as one of their ingredients. Shop our products to learn more!