Hemp is the latest super plant and it has been thrown into the spotlight for a number of reasons. We're sleeping in it. People are eating it in different forms from powders, to whole seeds, to spreads. People are using it as a wellbeing supplement to help with an array of issues, in the form of drops or capsules. And now everyone is trying to get it on their skin!
Does Hemp Seed Oil have psychoactive properties?
Unfortunately, the amazing properties of Hemp Seeds have been slow on the uptake due the confusing connection to the Cannabis Sativa Plant that contains high levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC – the stuff that gets you high and is currently illegal without a prescription in Australia).
The Hemp Seeds that we use in Australia for food, health and skincare are all from the Hemp Plant that contains less than 0.3% THC and is non psychoactive! We can only process the seeds of the plant, and the process of extraction is similar to that of olive oil.
Hemp and the environment
Hemp plants are eco friendly and amazing for the environment. This is because they are one of the fastest growing plants on earth. They absorb more carbon dioxide than most other plants, they nourish the soil instead of depleting it, and they require less water to thrive. So not just a super plant to use for our wellbeing but also a super plant for the environment.
No pesticides are used to grow Hemp which means there are no nasty toxins going into your food, capsules or skincare. You know that your product is not only plant based but free of the pesticides and toxins that can be used to grow some vegan and plant-based products. Hemp Seed are also grown in Australia meaning that we can keep jobs local and support our Aussie farmers.
The benefits of Hemp Seed oil for your skin, face and even facial hair
Hemp Seed Oil is one of the most nourishing ingredients for your skin. And at the moment, one of the greatest nourishing and rehydrating ingredients in the world of skin care. However, not enough people know about it. Whilst still relatively new to usage in skin care, Hemp Seed Oil is fast becoming known as an incredibly beneficial oil due to its high levels of fatty acids. This gives it wonderful moisturising properties.
Hemp Seed Oil wont clog your pores, which makes it suitable for all skin types including oily and acne prone skin. It allows skin to breathe while delivering very welcome doses of Vitamins A, D and E which your skin LOVES. These can help protect your skin from free radicals while keeping it healthy, clean and glowing.
Hemp Seed Oil is also a great source of Omega 6 (also known as GLA - Gamma Linolenic Acid) which is a vital ingredient in skin care. It has a positive multi effect of moisturising and nourishing the skin, while calming any inflammation and helping to reduce the signs of ageing. It also contains Omega 3 and Omega 9, and together they help to rebalance your skins natural oil levels, without being “oily”. Yes, oil based skincare helps balance your natural and healthy oil levels. Which helps to prevent acne and breakouts, while leaving your skin looking balanced, clean and healthy.
Oleic acid is also found in Hemp Seed Oil. Oleic acid is something that can’t be produced by your body, but as a natural component, it can help dry skin feel more hydrated, and it can also benefit sensitive or irritated skin.
If knowing how great Hemp Seed Oil is for the skin wasn’t enough, just WAIT until you hear how good it is for your beard!
Hemp Seed Oil is high in Vitamin E, which makes it a great natural conditioner for your skin and hair. As you rub it into your skin it increases blood circulation and it deeply penetrates the hair shaft giving it a smoother and healthier appearance. It helps prevent water loss and keeps more moisture in the beard, hair and skin, leaving you looking healthier, plumper and more nourished at every turn.
Hemp Seed Oil has also been suggested to stimulate hair growth by penetrating into the skin and hair easily. Not only does it assist with the growth, but it also provides intense nourishment while assisting in keratin production to promote thicker, stronger, and healthier hair.
Introducing Hemp Co Australia
Hemp Co. Australia is a wonderful female-owned, Melbourne-based company which is dedicated to bringing you natural, plant-based products with ingredients that actually work for your skin without causing harm to our planet. So why not add hemp to your skincare routine, just like you have your sleep routine? Take 15% off your first Hemp Co Australia order with code CALVICO and try hemp skincare for yourself. Shop hemp-based skincare here.