The hemp plant is an incredible natural resource, full of beneficial compounds and minerals including specifically cannabidiol (CBD), which is fast becoming the new it product on the beauty market. Companies are recognising the incredible proponents of CBD and have begun touting it as the “new super oil” for a great number of uses - from anti-ageing to skin nutrition, and has even been shown to effectively treat acne.
So what is it about hemp that people are only now cottoning on to?
Old Plant - New Tricks?
Throughout history, the cannabis plant has been used for all kinds of purposes. Our ancestors saw its potent therapeutic potential, using it for soothing skin, treating joint injuries, easing chronic pain, and is said to have been used in religious rituals for anointing those suffering from a diverse range of ailments.
So what’s in it?
For starters, the hemp plant as a whole is jam packed with an incredible amount of beneficial compounds. Every part of the plant can be utilised; from its nutrient, oil and mineral rich seeds, strong fibres of its stem used for textiles and building, to the resin-rich leaves and flowers of the plant; this plant has an infinite amount of uses. But topical application of hemp rich oils and body butters are now coming into the beauty market en mass. So let’s take a look at what’s inside this incredible plant that provides such therapeutic results.
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A Moisture-Rich Product for Dry Skin
To start with, hemp is rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid, both known for its fantastic moisturising components that help regenerate the skins outer protective layer; leaving it looking younger and feeling smoother. It also contains vitamin E and C, which keep free radicals within the body from attacking collagen and elastin; both integral for youthful and fresh looking skin. Vitamins A and D are also both integral for skin reparation and are found in relatively large amounts in the hemp plant, making it particularly beneficial for those suffering from skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Hemp oil is safe and easy to use orally and gives you a far more potent dose than you would get from eating raw hemp material alone. In saying that, there are plenty of reasons for eating the seeds of the hemp plant, which are naturally rich in CBD, essential oils, minerals, vitamins, and are heavily laden with beneficial proteins, integral to the maintenance of regular bodily functions.