July is an exciting month for both Hemp enthusiasts and beauty enthusiasts as it marks the celebration of National Hemp Month. During this celebration each July, we have the opportunity to delve into the wonders of Hemp and explore its remarkable potential for enhancing our beauty routines. From skincare to haircare, incorporating Hemp-based products into our daily regimens can nourish and revitalize our bodies while promoting sustainability and environmental consciousness.
Let’s discover the beauty of Hemp and explore a variety of ways to incorporate this versatile plant into our beauty routines. Join us as we celebrate National Hemp Month this July and unlock the secrets to a more radiant and sustainable approach to beauty.
What is Hemp?
The Hemp plant, known as cannabis sativa, is a versatile and sustainable plant that has been cultivated for thousands of years. While often associated with its cousin, Marijuana, Hemp contains minimal levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. Instead, Hemp is valued for its numerous practical applications and health benefits.
Hemp finds wide usage in various industries, including clothing, shoes, textiles, food production, biofuel, paper manufacturing, and the production of biodegradable plastics
Hemp seeds are small nutty-flavored powerhouses, are highly nutritious, and are packed with protein, fiber, and essential fatty acids. They can be consumed whole, added to smoothies, or sprinkled on top of salads and cereals. Extracted from the seeds, the Hemp seed oil is a prized byproduct with remarkable skincare properties.
Rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, Hemp Seed Oil nourishes and hydrates the skin, making it a popular ingredient in skincare products. This multi-purpose plant offers a range of benefits and its byproducts, such as Hemp seeds and Hemp seed oil, have gained recognition for their nutritional value and contributions to the beauty industry.
Ways to Incorporate Hemp into Your Wellness Routine
Start Your Day With a Hemp Seed Smoothie
Boost your daily smoothie with the nutritional power of Hemp seeds. Blend your favorite fruits, vegetables, and a tablespoon or two of hemp seeds for an extra dose of omega fatty acids, protein, and fiber. Hemp seeds add a nutty flavor to your smoothie while providing essential nutrients for healthy skin and overall well-being.
Boost Your Body Lotion
Elevate your body care routine by incorporating a few drops of Hemp Seed Oil into your favorite lotion or cream, and notice a remarkable transformation in your skin's hydration and protection. Hemp seed oil serves as an exceptional carrier oil, allowing you to unleash the power of essential oils while providing an additional boost of nourishment. By infusing your lotion or cream with Hemp seed oil, you're delivering a potent dose of hydration, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants directly to your skin. This dynamic combination helps reinforce your skin's natural moisture barrier, keeping it plump, smooth, and resilient. Alternatively, if you prefer a hassle-free option, you can opt for a body cream already enhanced with Hemp seed oil, such as our luxurious Nourishing Body Cream.
Nurture Your Nails
When it comes to achieving healthy and beautiful nails, Hemp Seed Oil is here to save the day. Its rich composition of omega fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals works wonders in nourishing and strengthening your cuticles and nails. This oil's moisturizing properties help combat dryness and prevent brittle nails and ragged cuticles. By gently massaging a few drops of hemp seed oil onto your cuticles and nails, you provide them with a nourishing treat that promotes hydration and encourages healthy growth.
Supplement Your Skincare
We absolutely adore incorporating a few drops of Hemp seed oil into our beloved toners, such as our refreshing Sea Tonic, as it works wonders in rebalancing the skin. For those with oily or acne-prone skin, hemp seed oil is an absolute game-changer. Its lightweight consistency and "dry" oil nature makes it ideal for oily skin types. With approximately 60% linoleic acid content, Hemp seed oil helps regulate sebum production, reducing the likelihood of pesky breakouts.
Sensitive skin? No problem! Hemp Seed Oil is a true champion for those with delicate and reactive skin. It possesses soothing properties that can alleviate the appearance of redness and irritation, providing much-needed relief. Additionally, Its nourishing properties tackle the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while also addressing concerns related to the look of loss of elasticity and sagging.
Master Your Mane
Feel like indulging in a little DIY? Try making your own hair mask! This Hemp oil, Avocado, and Coconut oil hair mask deeply conditions and nourishes the scalp while also coating strands in fatty acids, therefore protecting them from environmental damage and promoting shine. Made mostly of standard kitchen ingredients, it's refreshingly simple, cheap, and lightweight enough to indulge your mane with it once a week.
DIY Hair Mask
1/2 Avocado, mashed
1/2 teaspoon Hemp Seed Oil
1/2 teaspoon Coconut Oil
Apply a generous amount to your hair, coating strands from root to end, and rinse after 30 minutes.
As we celebrate National Hemp Month in July, it's an opportune time to explore the incredible benefits of Hemp in our beauty routines. What are your favorite ways to use Hemp? Let us know in the comments!