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The Fay Farm Review | Hemp Skin Care

We’ve been on a hunt to find natural and healthy body care products during the past month, when we ran into The Fay Farm – a boutique natural body care…

We’ve been on a hunt to find natural and healthy body care products during the past month, when we ran into The Fay Farm – a boutique natural body care brand based out of Whidbey Island, Washington. Being a hemp based product was an added bonus considering all the nutritional benefits that hemp oil has to offer.


The Fay Farm Hemp Healing Skin Care Products

After some consideration, we decided to try out three of their products – the Healing Hemp Lotion, the Healing Hemp Salve, and the Healing Hemp Serum. Before I dive into reviewing these products, I’d like to provide some background on the Fay Farm because I think their story is quite unique.

STORY OF FAY FARM

The Fay Farm was started by Stacy Anderson and Michael Yocco, two individuals who decided to uproot their city life in the Bay Area to pursue a healthier and more balanced life in the beautiful state of Washington. Wanting to transition to a farm life, they found their calling in Whidbey Island, a small island right off the coast of Washington. Here, they have created a small farm, where they actually get several of the ingredients that go into their body care products. From their passion for hemp, they created a product line that preserves and/or heals your skin. Their products can treat skin conditions ranging from basic dry skin to more serious conditions, such as Psoriasis, Eczema, Ichthyosis, Contact Dermatitis, itching skin, and burn care.

THE HEALING HEMP LOTION

I decided to try out the Healing Hemp Lotion, since you can’t ever have too much lotion! Gotta keep your skin nourished and protected, right? The Fay Farm describes the Hemp Lotion as

Free of any harmful chemicals, such as parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and alcohol, our Healing Hemp Lotion feels gentle on the skin and soaks in quickly. It feels like mousse!

The Fay Farm Healing Hemp Lotion

And after trying it for a few weeks now, I’d have to agree with its description on how gentle and smooth it feels. My two favorite aspects about this lotion is its texture and smell. The lotion doesn’t feel too oily like many of the conventional products in stores, but rather feels refreshing after you put it on. In terms of smell, it doesn’t have a very strong scent. It has a light herb-like smell that is very pleasant while applying.

The Fay Farm Healing Hemp Lotion Ingredients

In terms of ingredients, The Fay Farms really is selective in using only organic ingredients. As you can see in the picture, it uses a combination of Hemp, Argan, and Grapeseed oil. If you aren’t sure of the nutritional benefits of hemp oil, check out our Hemp Oil page to learn more. In short, hemp oil offers an amazing balance of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and amino acids that makes it one of the best natural oils available.

THE HEALING HEMP SALVE

The Fay Farm describes the Hemp Salve as:

Healing Hemp Salve is our most popular and effective salve for healing those who suffer from eczema, psoriasis, ichthyosis, burns, and bug bites to calm skin down, heal and rejuvenate skin

At first, I was hesitant of getting the hemp salve as I don’t have any major skin conditions. It’s also not winter time so I don’t necessarily have that dry of a skin. But I figured it’ll be useful some way so I just grabbed one. I’ll have to say, I am grateful that I did!!

Unexpectedly, I realized one day that the summer mosquitoes were coming out. I have an energetic puppy, so I have to take her to the dog park every day to let her burn off some of that energy. One day, shortly after I got the hemp salve, I came back and realized I was bit all over my leg! I don’t know if the Texas mosquitoes are just worse, but these bites were itching me like crazy.

The Fay Farm Healing Hemp Salve

So I quickly pulled out the salve and started to apply it on my leg, and wow, wasn’t that a game changer! It was pretty amazing how quickly the salve took effect and started to calm down the irritation.

Even just for bug bites, there’s a couple reasons I would recommend the Healing Hemp Salve over conventional bug bite creams.

  • It uses natural oil and ingredients rather than a chemical ingredient. As the Fay Farm puts it – “Hemp oil is proven to be one of the best healing and cell regenerative oils”
  • It smells 10X better. It has this herb scent that even smells soothing.

THE HEALING HEMP SERUM

Modeled after the Healing Hemp Salve, the Serum is packed with some added benefits. As the Fay Farm puts it:

Hemp Serum contains all the herbs and essential oils found in our Salve, but with the Omega-3 and -9 fatty acids found in Argan oil

The Fay Farm Healing Hemp Serum

Similar to their other products, the Serum is only made with organic materials. But compared to their other two products, I found it harder to find a useful application for the serum. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a great product with amazing ingredients. But the hemp serum is a more useful application for those experiencing some type of skin condition, such as “psoriasis on the scalp, eczema on the face, as well as sebborheic dermatitis on the face”.

CONCLUSION

For both those who are looking for natural (and organic) body care products and those who are suffering some type of skin condition, I would recommend you to check out the Fay Farm’s products. They have 20+ products to help you improve and heal your skin. If you have any specific questions regarding their products, reach out to our team at [email protected]


The Fay Farm Hemp Product Review



Every other week, Ministry of Hemp personally reviews a unique hemp product to share the benefits and interesting aspects of the application of hemp. We share our honest thoughts and opinions, with the goal to help guide your next hemp purchase.

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Hippie Butter Review | Hemp Seed Butters

During the past week, we had the opportunity to try Hippie Butter’s Hemp Seed Butter products. Hippie Butter offers two different types of seed butter: The Gourmet Hemp Seed Butter…

During the past week, we had the opportunity to try Hippie Butter’s Hemp Seed Butter products. Hippie Butter offers two different types of seed butter: The Gourmet Hemp Seed Butter (original flavor) and The Cacao Hemp Seed Butter (chocolate flavor). So we’ll break this review down for each of those products.

Hippie Butter Hemp Seed Butter Products

Hippie Butter’s Gourmet Hemp Seed Butter and Cacao Hemp Seed Butter

The Gourmet Hemp Seed Butter

PRESENTATION & TEXTURE

Honestly, when I first opened the bottle, I wasn’t sure what to think. The content was green with a consistency similar to that of peanut butter. It wasn’t the most appealing color to be honest. As their website puts it, the Gourmet Hemp Seed Butter is “the finely ground and pressed form of the Hemp Seed. It has a green tinge to it due to its healthy chlorophyll content.”

TASTE

The gourmet hemp butter has a very natural taste that you will find strangely addicting. Since its just a grounded version of hemp seeds, the unique nutty flavor of hemp seeds is even more accented. It might taste a bit “different” or “too unique” at first, but this taste really grows on you. If you want to add some sweetness to this nutty flavor, I found adding some honey or cinnamon to be really effective.

The Cacao Hemp Seed Butter


Hippie Butter's Cacao Hemp Butter
PRESENTATION & TEXTURE

The Cacao Hemp Butter definitely has a more appealing look than the Gourmet – as you would assume since it is chocolate flavored. The butter is reddish brown with white hulled hemp seeds visible throughout. The consistency is a bit harder than the Gourmet hemp butter. After putting it in the refrigerator, the butter got a bit harder, so it didn’t really “spread” on my toast. But, honestly, it wasn’t too hard using a knife to get the butter out of the jar.

TASTE

Hippie Butter really did an amazing job on the flavor of the Cacao Hemp Butter. With a dark chocolate and nutty taste, the Cacao Hemp Butter really makes you crave more. The chocolate isn’t too sweet, as the nutty flavor counterbalances the sweetness. So the sweetness will never feel like you had “too much”. Since it is chocolate flavored, there was no need for me to add anything else to the butter. Honestly, it’s like a much healthier version of a Nutella.

WAYS TO EAT THE HEMP SEED BUTTERS


Spreading Cacao Hemp Butter on Apples

Spreading Gourmet Hemp Butter on Bread

I tried out the hemp seed butters in several different ways for the next couple days. I toasted some bread and made myself a hemp seed butter sandwich, cut up some apples and dipped them in the hemp butter, and I also just grabbed a spoon and ate a spoonful of it as a snack. I’m sure there’s plenty of other ways you could eat it as a snack – spreading it across some crackers, mixing it with your smoothie, etc.

Personally, for the Gourmet Hemp Seed Butter, I enjoyed spreading it on my apples the most. The sweetness of an apple really blended well with the nutty flavor of the original hemp seed flavor. For the Cacao Hemp Butter, I loved spreading it on a toast and enjoying it as a late night snack. It really satisfies all your “sweet tooth” cravings at night, and is a much healthier alternative!

NUTRITION


Gourmet Hemp Butter Nutrition Facts
What I really LOVED about the hemp butters was the dietary effects that I noticed in the past few weeks that I’ve been eating them. As Hippie Butter describes on their website, hemp seed butters “offer virtually perfect nutrition”. It packs 11g of protein per serving while also packing the exact proportion of amino acids found in other sources of protein such as milk, eggs, meat, and soy. Setting these descriptive language aside, what I noticed most is how long hemp seed butter keeps you full for. After adding hemp seed butter to my breakfast (by either spreading it on my toast or apple), I’ve noticed that I don’t get hungry as quickly. I can last until lunch without having a snack. I also have felt a lot more energized throughout the day after adding hemp seed butter to my diet.

CONCLUSION

For those who are on the fence of trying any hemp seed products, I would recommend trying out Hippie Butter’s Hemp Seed Butters. They’re a great way to add hemp seeds to your diet and for you to fall in love with hemp! Below is my final summary of their hemp seed butter products:


Hippie Buter Hemp Seed Butter Review Graph





The Ministry of Hemp team personally reviews unique hemp brands and their products to share the benefits and interesting aspects of the application of hemp. We share our honest thoughts and opinions, with the goal to help guide your next hemp purchase.

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Hemp Essential Oil, the Queen of Essential Oils

People often confuse hemp essential oil with hemp oil. Although both oils come from the same plant, they are in fact very different. So, let’s clarify the difference. WHAT IS…

Hemp Essential Oil

People often confuse hemp essential oil with hemp oil. Although both oils come from the same plant, they are in fact very different.

So, let’s clarify the difference.

WHAT IS HEMP ESSENTIAL OIL?

Hemp seed oil comes from the seed, whereas essential oil comes from the upper leaves and flowers of the hemp plant

Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of hemp plant. The seeds are cold-pressed to produce an oil that is nutty and green in flavor. It’s commonly known as nature’s most nutritionally balanced oil.

Hemp essential oil, also known as cannabis essential oil, comes from the upper leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. The leaves and flowers are then steam distilled to capture the pure essence of the plant. Pale yellow to light green in color with a a highly concentrated therapeutic aroma. It takes over fifty pounds to make 1 ounce of hemp essential oil. It is also one of the most expensive oils in the world – and contains no THC or CBD.

HISTORY OF HEMP ESSENTIAL OIL

Hemp essential oil is not just a new fad. In fact it has been revered throughout history. But where did essential oils come from and who used them?

A deep connection and understanding between man and the earth was formed as early as the hunter-gatherer era. Realizing the effects that plants had on the body, hunter-gatherers learned that some plants brought on stupor, some lifted the spirit, others purged and, of course, some nourished the body.

Soon it became essential for the well-being of man to capture the aroma of plants to promote overall health. Not only on the physical level, but on an emotional and spiritual level as well.

Hemp’s essential oil was well known for its therapeutic abilities, helping to release stress and relax the body.

Leaves, bark, roots and other aromatic portions of botanicals were pressed, ground or soaked into fat. This infused the plants’ healing and therapeutic properties into the oil. This ultimately created chemical compounds that could be stored and used at will. There is even evidence of a crude steam distillation apparatus dating back as early as 300 B.C., as man began to fine tune the extraction process.

Traders would regularly travel long distances to bring these treasured aromatic oils to their homeland.

USING ESSENTIAL OIL FOR STRESS AND RELAXATION

Hemp, man’s oldest cultivated crop, was well known for its essential oil aroma and therapeutic abilities on the central nervous system. It was a key in helping to release stress and relax the body. Its warm, sweet scent played a part in Biblical times, being used as an ingredient in the holy anointing oil that also included myrrh, cassia, sweet cinnamon and olive oil.

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The Egyptians also used hemp and other essential oils for medicinal and spiritual purposes. The wealthiest Egyptians were afforded the extravagance of lavishing perfumed oils on their body. The Greeks and Romans enjoyed these precious oils in their luxurious baths as well.

During the 11th Century, steam distillation became common practice and essential oils were not only used for medicinal purposes throughout the world, but were also believed to help attain a higher frequency of spirituality.

By the 16th century, oils could be purchased at an “apothecary,” and many more essential oils were introduced for their healing properties.

Herbal medications and essential oils were still being used up until the Victorian Age, when they unfortunately were pushed to the side in favor of pharmaceutical drugs.

REVIVING HEMP ESSENTIAL OIL

We are bringing back Hemp, the Queen of essential oils and its earthy, peppery and faintly sweet scent

Recently however, we are bringing back the Queen of essential oils: the powerful aroma of hemp. Its earthy, peppery and faintly sweet scent is alluring and sensual; blending perfectly with other fragrances to perfect the art of aromatherapy.

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We invite you to discover a more relaxed balanced and peaceful way of being. Experience the incredible healing and therapeutic properties of hemp essential oil in our signature line of candles and essential oil blends.

 

ABOUT ALISON

Alison

Kushed founder, Alison Joy, began her love affair with candles in 2003, blending soy wax with essential oils from her kitchen in the one bedroom condo she shared with her seven year-old son. Her research led her to one of the more taboo essential oils, cannabis essential oil. It was here, in the combining of floral and other natural aromas with cannabis essential oil that she found the perfect prescription to relax her mind and soothe her soul.

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