Ministry of Hemp

Ministry of Hemp

America's leading advocate for hemp

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73 Real Life Amazing Hemp Products To Try Today

How much do you know about hemp products? An article published in Popular Mechanics in 1938 claimed hemp as the New Billion-Dollar Crop. Claiming to have thousands of potential applications,…

How much do you know about hemp products?

An article published in Popular Mechanics in 1938 claimed hemp as the New Billion-Dollar Crop. Claiming to have thousands of potential applications, there seemed to be no limit on how and where hemp could be used.

Yet, not even a year after this publication, the government passed restrictions on hemp that essentially killed the entire industry. For the next 80 years, hemp and its history has largely been forgotten and misunderstood.

“American farmers are promised a new cash crop… and it will provide thousands of jobs for American workers throughout the land”

– Popular Mechanics in 1938

Sadly, today most of us don’t even know about hemp. We grew up never learning about it or even using it. The modern society never got the chance to experience the amazing quality and benefits that hemp brings. Many people mistakenly assume hemp as the same thing as marijuana (close, yet distinct, cousin). Others aren’t even aware of its existence.

So what is hemp and what can it do? To show the true potential of hemp, we’ve created an extensive, all-encompassing list of hemp products that exists today. Although some of these applications may not yet be fully commercialized, most of these items can be purchased online through various boutique brands. Many hemp advocates are fighting to offer customers high quality, eco-friendly hemp products that are superior to its conventional counterparts.

Check out our full list below and see what hemp has to offer. One thing that’s clear is that as more people start using hemp, its misconstrued stigma will more quickly disappear in the modern world. We hope you’ll try some. You’ll be surprised how awesome they are.

HEMP PRODUCTS LIST: CATEGORIES

Foods & Drinks

1. Hemp Seeds

Organic Hulled Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds are probably the most popular application of hemp because it’s so nutritious. Popular among vegetarians and athletes, hemp seeds are often compared to flax and chia seeds as superfoods. Here’s just a short list of some of its amazing health benefits:

  • One of the most nutritious foods available in nature.
  • Easily digested by the body.
  • Can sustain our dietary needs, even without consuming any other healthy food.
  • Contains essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6) – helps with immune system and cholesterol levels.
  • Helps heal those suffering from immune deficiency diseases.
  • A superior vegetarian source of protein.

Learn about the top hemp seed brands on Amazon

2. Hemp Seed Oil

hemp seed oil
While hemp offers different types of oil, hemp seed oilis the most common dietary application you will find. Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the plant itself. When the oil is unrefined, it is commonly considered “Nature’s most perfectly balanced oil”. Here’s why:

  • It contains a perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids.
  • Great source for Vitamin A & E.
  • Includes number of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc.
  • Has amazing skin care properties.
  • Promotes healthy hair and nails, while reducing inflammation.

Learn which brands sell hemp seed oil online: Top Hemp Seed Oil Brands Online

3. Protein Powder

Hemp protein is one of the most popular vegetarian protein powders among active athletes. Derived from hemp seeds, hemp protein promises an average of 15 grams of protein per serving – that is the highest vegan source of simple protein available!

Hemp protein is a great way to increase your daily protein intake, especially for those who are lactose intolerant or have difficulty digesting whey protein.

Top 6 Things To Consider Buying Hemp Seed Protein

4. Hemp Tea

Blending your teas with hemp seeds allows you to enjoy your favorite teas while adding hemp seeds’ amazing nutrition to your drink. Brands like Hemp Kettle Tea offer a variety of choices for its customers, as they offer mixtures such as Jasmine, Cardamom, and Holy Basil teas.

5. Energy Bars

ever bar hemp seed bar
Do you need an energy bar that’ll keep you stomach satisfied until your next meal? Hemp energy bars are know to use the highest quality ingredients that allows you to snack healthy. Brands like Ever Bar only use organic ingredients like hemp seeds, hemp protein powder, cranberry, blueberries to keep you going for hours!

6. Coffee

Hemp coffee beans are made from ground coffee beans + lightly roasted hemp seeds. The blend of toasted hemp seeds with roasted coffee beans offers a nutty tasting coffee while adding “a vibrational frequency not found in other worldwide coffees with considerably less caffeine and countless vitamins and minerals.”

7. Burgers

hemp seed burger
Ever tried vegetarian burger patties and thought they were tasteless and bland?

Hemp seed based veggie burgers are now offering a better solution.

Good Seed Burger developed protein-packed veggie burgers based off hemp seeds as the main ingredient. It also contains superfoods like chia seeds, wild-crafted seaweeds and sprouted beans & grains. Enjoy the savory, nutty flavor, the warm earthy complexity and the hit of mild spice.

8. Healthy Flavored Water

hemp2o hemp beverage
Hemp’s version of Vitamin Water – Hemp2O. This herbal water is packed with vitamins B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C and Omega 3. It contains all of the essential amino-acids which help support muscle growth and is low in saturated fats. Using only organic ingredients, Hemp2O has antioxidant properties, fatty acids, and is completely gluten-free!

See where you can get one near you: Store Finder

9. Hemp Seed Butter

Just like there’s peanut butter, almond butter – try hemp seed butter! Made from finely ground and pressed form of hemp seeds, hemp seed butter offers amazing nutritional benefits.

10. Hemp Milk

Similar to almond milk, hemp milk is made from grinding hemp seeds with water. Having a strong nutty taste, this milk won’t be everyone’s favorite. But it does offer a healthy alternative for those looking for alternative milks other than dairy.

hemp milk

11. Hemp Vodka

Colorado Gold Distillery developed a the first US vodka that is fermented and distilled with hemp. With a 40% alcohol content, critics claim it to be a smooth and mellow drink. One reviewer says “A smooth, character rich vodka with appealing fruitiness.”

12. Hemp Beer

hemp beer
A California brewery offers a brown ale brewed with toasted hemp seeds – the Humboldt Hemp Ale. Not sure if it’ll be good? In the Great International Beer & Cider Competition, the Hemp Ale won Silver in the American Brown Ale category in 2014.

If you’re interested in trying it out, check out where you can find it near you: Find Store/Brewery

13. Hemp Hot Dogs

In the Kentucky State Fair in 2016, Victory Hemp Foods partnered with local vendors and authorities to develop and sell Hemp Dawgs. David Neville, a cattle farmer who worked on this project, says that there’s three main hemp ingredients to the hot dog:

  • Hemp protein acts as an adhesive of making all the parts stay together.
  • Ground up hemp seeds add texture to the bite.
  • Hemp oil melds flavor and adds smoothness.

Overall, this version of a hot dog offers health benefits like Omega 3 and Omega 6 heart-healthy fats.

14. Hemp Flour

hemp flour
Hemp Seed Flour is gluten free, nutritious, and an excellent source of energy. The Seed Flour contains 33% protein and is second only to soy in protein content. An added benefit is that Hemp Seed Flour protein is more easily digested. Hemp flour is perfect for those who have nut, dairy, gluten or wheat allergies.

15. Hemp Granola

Is there a healthier treat than granola? You can easily make this at home or buy some online. It’s probably the healthiest granola you’ll ever try!

Clothing & Accessories

Why use hemp clothing? Hemp fabric has proved to be superior to its counterparts in almost every way. Hemp fiber is more…

  • Porous and breathable – Hemp fibers allow your skin to breathe.
  • Durable – Hemp fiber is the most durable fiber of any plant.
  • Eco-friendly & Sustainable – Cotton is a water-intensive crop and uses 25% of the world’s pesticides. Hemp requires 50% less water to grow than cotton and requires no use of pesticides.
16. Shirts

Superego hemp shirt
Most hemp shirts available on the market are mixed with a little bit of organic cotton. It’s typically a 60% Hemp / 40% Cotton mix. They’re some of the most durable shirts you’ll ever try:

17. Jeans

Imagine using hemp fiber for jeans. It’s durable, breathable, absorbent, and has amazing anti-microbial properties.

18. Hemp Shoes

Every year, on April 20th (4/20), leading national brands come out with limited hemp shoes. There’s actually various brands that now offer hemp shoes, ranging from boarder shoes to Converse.

Here’s an edition from Adidas:

hemp shoes

19. Hemp Jacket / Coat

Hoodlamb offers a wide array of jackets and coats made from hemp. They’re obviously not made with 100% hemp fiber, but using hemp allows them to make a more durable product while also being more sustainable than other brands.

hemp jacket

20. Backpacks

Have you ever had backpacks that just broke or tore after a couple years? Try hemp backpacks and they’ll last you 10+ years. Using one of the strongest fabrics, hemp backpacks offer you a durable, sustainable product you can carry around anywhere.

21. Yoga Pants

Mixing hemp fabric with some organic cotton offers elasticity. Hemp yoga pants can be used for your stretching, meditation, or even pajama wear!

22. Sunglasses

hemp sunglasses
This is probably one of the coolest applications developed with hemp hurds. Developed by designers in Scotlad, Hemp Eyewear uses 100% completely sustainable ingredients to make their products. Not only are the glasses fashionable, they ship their products in a case made from hemp as well.

23. Hats

Whether its a wide brim hat or your sports cap, they can all be made from hemp. Botique brands like Tinlid Hats offers hemp hats, along with a variety of other types made from sustainable ingredients.

24. Hemp Beanie

Need to keep your head warm over the winter months? Know that you can rely on hemp beanies!

25. Wallets

hemp wallet
The Hemp Denim wallet developed by Hemp Co-Op is one of the coolest looking hemp wallets on the market. Considering how strong hemp fiber is, we’re sure these will last you for a while.

26. Socks

Ever get sick of socks getting holes in them? Try your luck with hemp socks. Much more durable than cotton, we’re sure they’ll last you much longer.

27. Totes

There’s a big push to use totes and other reusable bags when you go grocery shopping. Why not use bags that are sustainable themselves? Hemp totes are made of 100% hemp, and hemp as a plant is one of the most sustainable plants in the world.

28. Sandals (Flip Flops)

hemp sandals
With the top soles and straps made from hemp, these sandals are the most naturally durable flip flops you’ll find on the market.

29. Belts

Might not be the best option for professional attire, but hemp belts go great for casual wear. Pick one up for your jeans.

30. Scarf

Hemp scarfs are lightweight, yet warm and cozy. They’re not as thick as wool scarfs, but a good option for those living in milder weather.

31. Ties / Bow Ties

Yup, you can even make ties with hemp. Seriously, it can do anything.

32. Handkerchief/Pocket Squares

hemp handkerchief
Nobody really uses handkerchiefs anymore, but they sure look fashionable as pocket squares for your suit. Check out these 100% organic hemp pocket squares: Haute Hemp Co

33. Bracelets

Making hemp bracelets used to be super popular for kids. The ropes (for the bracelets) were essentially indestructible and you could do so many things with them. When you mention hemp to somebody who doesn’t know much about it, you’ll find many of them first think of hemp bracelets that they made when they were young.

34. Robes

In Japan, the incoming emperor wears a hemp robe during the Shinto coronation ceremony. Not to prove a political point, but to symbolize the plant’s values of abundance, comfort, and health.

35. Overalls

If you’re into overalls, yes, you can find hemp made overalls.

Beauty & Skin

What makes hemp skin and body care products better than conventional products? Here’s just a couple reasons:

  • Hemp oil based beauty products offer superior ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids compared to other oils (Omega 3 is great for smoothing and firming our skin.)
  • Hemp oil is packed with vitamins – Vitamin B, C, E to state just a few
  • Key amino acids in hemp oil prevent wrinkles and allow the skin to retain more moisture. They also help conditions like dry skin, eczema, or psoriasis by moistening your skin.

Here’s a full list of hemp body care products you can try:

36. Body Lotion

the fay farm hemp body care
One of our favorite and most trusted brands. Free of any harmful chemicals, the Fay Farm’s healing body lotion feels gentle on the skin and soaks in quickly. It feels like mousse! Specifically, hemp lotions are great for conditions such as:

  • Eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and other auto-immune skin disorders.
  • Burns, bug bites, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and dry, damaged skin.
37. Balms / Lip Balms

Hemp balms offer an even stronger solution that lotions. Get Hemp Butter’s hemp balms easily penetrates the top layer of skin for the absorption of nutrients.

hemp balm

38. Shampoo & Conditioner

Have you ever looked at the ingredients list of your shampoo bottle? You probably couldn’t recognize more than half of the ingredients on that list! Hemp boutique brands, like The Wonder Seed, are using only natural formula to offer your hair only honest materials.

wonder seed hemp body care

39. Body Wash

Hemp is used in soaps because of its unsurpassed essential fatty acid (EFA) content, which also makes the soaps smoother and less drying. Dr. Bronner’s is the leading soap brand that uses hemp. They’ve been around for over 100 years and are a popular choice as they use all organic and sustainable ingredients.

Guess what’s in their soap? Less than 10 ingredients. Awesome.

dr bronners liquid soap

40. Facial Cream & Cleanser

If your skin is sensitive and prone to acne, hemp oil might be your savior. Some people just buy hemp seed oil and apply it on their face daily. But it might not be that pleasant applying nutty hemp seed oil directly on your skin. If that’s the case, check out some top hemp body care brands for your face:

41. Hemp Sunscreen

Sunscreen that uses only natural ingredients. Check out Raw Elements – Non-GMO and uses hemp oil.

raw elements hemp sunscreen

42. Hemp Serum

Hemp serums can be great to help with more serious conditions, such as psoriasis on the scalp, eczema on the face, or sebborheic dematitis on the face. The serum is specially effective as the oil quickly soaks into your skin and scalp, allowing you to experience complete absorption relieving itchy and flaky scalp. The nature of hemp oil also prevents the oil from getting your skin or hair greasy.

Health

The first documented use of hemp as “medicine” appears about 2300 B.C.E. in China, when an emperor prescriped hemp for the treatment of constipation, gout, and menstrual problems. Since then, records of using hemp (and overall cannabis) as medicine has appeared across variety of different civilizations, including India, Egypt, Persia, Europe, and even during the early days of the United States.

Here’s just a few examples of different hemp products that you could use today:

43. Hemp Extract (CBD)

hemp CBD oil
Hemp extracts are naturally found compounds in the leaves of hemp. CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the better known compounds, but there’s more than 80 different compounds that can be found in hemp.

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam from Israel is the leading scientist who pioneered the research behind these extracts. You can learn more about him through his documentary: The Scientist.

According to a patent held by the US Health and Human Services:

“Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.

With the passage of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act in 2014, CBD is now legal to be sold in all 50 states in the US.

Check out the top online CBD brands review.

44. Hemp Essential Oil

hemp essential oil
Even more rare than hemp extracts, hemp essential oil is made by steam distilling the upper leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. This captures 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. Hemp essential oil is well known for its essential oil aroma and therapeutic abilities on the central nervous system. There are so many different ways to use hemp essential oil to help relieve anxiety and sleep issues. The oil may be used in diffusers – added to hot steamy bathwater, mixed with carrier oils for massages. Kushed, a boutique brand based out of California, uses hemp essential oil by blending it with other pure essential oils to create natural remedies for those caught up in the busy modern day lives.

45. Soothing Aromatherapy Candles

Kushed, a boutique brand based in California, has developed aromatherapy hemp candles made from hemp essential oil. They’re perfect to use in the evenings to relax your body.

46. Massage Oil

We’ve already discussed how great hemp oil is as a body wash or even as lotion. That’s because hemp oil has properties that help make your skin smoother and less dry. Now using that type of oil as a massage oil can definitely make your massages even better. Try it out.

47. Hemp Heat Muscle Rub

Early research and testimonials have shown that Cannabidiol (CBD) can help with joint pains and arthritis. So making a heat muscle rub that has CBD in it only makes sense! These heat muscle rubs just might be the joint pain reliever you were looking for.

48. Vape Juice

Fan of smoking? If you already own your own vape pen, go ahead and try out vaping hemp extracts. Some say vaping might be the most effective way to experience the benefits of CBD.

Pets

49. Dog Toys

hemp dog toy
If your dog chew up and destroy his toy in a matter of days, hemp toys might just be what you were looking for. Hemp ropes are one of the most durable material out there. We’d be surprised if your dog can breat it.

50. Dog Collar & Leash

Owning a puppy (especially a big puppy) can be a pain. She’ll chew on the leash and pull like crazy. It’s not uncommon for your leash to start getting torn. Hemp leashes and collars can solve that problem. Hemp ropes are so durable that the US government actively tried to buy as much as they can during World War II.

51. Animal Bedding

hemp hurds for animals
Using hemp hurds for animal bedding can have many benefits. Hemp is extremely absorbent as it can hold 4X its own weight, and lasts much longer than pine or straw bedding. Hemp bedding is very low dust, which is great for horses with respiratory issues. It also reduces odor better than straw or wood shavings. This is great for chicken owners, who often incur ammonia from the chicken scat.

Hemp bedding is very economical for the farmers, as it lasts longer and reduces the products loss to waste. This, in turn, saves the consumer money. Lastly, hemp bedding is completely biodegradable. It naturally decomposes into the earth.

52. CBD Oil For Dogs (Pet Tinctures)

Early research has shown that CBD could help with conditions such as anxiety, addiction, depression, chronic pain, arthritis, seizures, and more for humans. Due to the similar anatomy of mammals, we can infer CBD could also help our dogs. Early research and anecdotal testimonials show that CBD has helped pets in many different ways, including anxiety, appetite, arthritis, cancer, and variety of phobias.

Learn more about using CBD to treat your pets.

Automobiles

In 1941, Henry Ford built a car out of hemp. It was not only built out of hemp plastic, but it also ran on hemp fuel. Hemp plastic was tested to be much stronger than steel. They tried denting the hemp car with a hammer, but the car didn’t even budge. Learn how we’re using hemp in cars today:

53. Sports Cars

hemp car
An entrepreneur in Florida built a sports car out of hemp. Called the Renew Sports Cars, this hemp car comes out to be 4.7X greener than even an electric car. Similar to Henry Ford’s car, this car’s exterior is all made from hemp plastic and it runs on hemp biofuel.

54. Biofuel

The greatest thing about hemp biofuel is that it can be used in cars that currently used regular oil. Unlike electric cars, nobody needs to buy new cars. We can use our existing infrastructure!

According to Thomas B. Reed, a chemical engineer at Colorado School of Mines, an acre of hemp can produce power equivalent to a thousand gallons of gasoline. Imagine the sustainability benefits that would bring. No wonder oil companies hate hemp.

55. Thermoset Compression Molding

Thermoset compression molding is currently producing car panels and other parts for several global auto manufacturers. A Mercedes car panel is made using this technology. The process involves taking a sheet of the hemp fiber matting, injecting it with thermoset resin, placing into a mold, heating it to high temps for a set amount of time, then popping the panel out of the mold for cleanup and final drilling/cutting. Currently, Mercedes, BMW, and Audi are few of the auto companies that are using this in their vehicles.

Home & Office

56. Pens

hemp pen
Green Spring Technologies makes these customized pens made from hemp molds. You can engrave anything on it!

57. Hemp Sheets

Hemp fiber is typically more porous and breathable than cotton. So hemp sheets might be the perfect material for summer sheets. They might not be as smooth as cotton, but they’ll surely last you longer than cotton sheets.

58. Hemp Towel

What’s so great about hemp fiber is that the fiber softens with age while being mildew resistant. This makes hemp an excellent source for materials such as a towel.

59. Paper

hemp paper
Why is hemp paper better than tree paper? Here’s just a few reasons

  • 1 acre of Hemp can produce as much paper as 4-10 acres of trees over a 20 year cycle.
  • Hemp stalks grow in 4 months, whereas trees take 20-80 years.
  • Trees are made up of only 30% cellulose, requiring the use of toxic chemicals to remove the other 70%. Hemp, on the other hand, can have have up to 85% cellulose content.
  • Hemp paper is more durable than trees. Unlike regular paper, hemp paper does not yellow, crack, or deteriorate over time.
  • Wider use of hemp paper can help sustainability efforts to reduce deforestation.
60. Hemp Curtains

If you can make towels and sheets with hemp, why not curtains?

61. Laundry Detergent

Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castille Soap has been proven to be as effective in cleaning your clothes as other conventional brands. The added benefit of Dr. Bronner’s is that it is non-toxic and hypoallergenic.

62. Hemp Crafts

You can get hemp cords, spools, twines, and braided ropes. Your basics for craft day.

63. Hemp Chair

hemp chair
From our research, we don’t think there’s actually a brand that sells hemp chairs today, but a natural fiber hemp chair was developed for a design show in 2012. It can be done!

64. Tablecloths

Mildew resistant, durable, and high quality material – hemp fiber is perfect for your next table cloth.

65. Hemp Blankets

Looking for a breathable summer blanket? Hemp fiber could be the perfect material you were looking for! Hemp blankets can help alleviate the intensity of night sweating (aka “hot flashes”) and also help with skin disorders like rashes/eczema.

hemp blanket

Farming & Gardening

66. Hemp Growing Mats

hemp growing mats
Typical growing mats are made from plastics or treated materials. This can be a bit concerning when you consider the hungry, tender roots soak up whatever they are grown in.

Try hemp mats from Grass Roots Grow Mats that are petroleum, plastic, and chemical free! Grow your roots in a healthy environment for a healthier you.

67. Soil Cleanup

Conventional crops (soy, corn, wheat, etc) deplete the nutrition of our soil, causing it to dry out and erode. Hemp can be a natural solution for our farmers, as its deep roots help stabilize the soil structure. Since hemp plants grow 6-16 ft tall in 110 days, hemp also naturally shades out weeds. This eliminates the need of costly and toxic herbicides.

In any contaminated soil, hemp also actively absorbs heavy-metal contaminants from soil, gradually purifying the earth.

Industrial & Others

68. Ropes

During World War II, the government needed more raw material to make strong, durable ropes. Their oversea supply had been cut off during their engagement with Japan. This is when the government created a campaign called “Hemp For Victory”, encouraging US farmers to start growing hemp to help with the war. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) even created a promotional video to highlight the benefits of hemp fiber! Check it out below:

 

69. Plastics

Hemp plastic could do anything that conventional plastic can do. The biggest problem using hemp plastic commercially is that it’s cost prohibitive. Since farming is still largely regulated, hemp is still in short supply.

Yet, it’s important to know that hemp plastic is much more durable and sustainable. As we’ve discussed earlier, hemp plastic could be used to make cars (more durable than steel), sunglasses, pens, and more!

You could even use hemp filaments in a 3D printer to print out whatever you design.

70. Building Homes – Hempcrete

hemp house
Building homes with hemp is one of the most promising applications of hemp. There’s several benefits that hempcrete offers. First, it acts an amazing thermodynamic insulator, so it helps to reduce the energy costs by 50–70% annually for families (especially those in extremely cold or hot climates).

Hempcrete is also great for those who are sensitive to allergies. Regular insulators and paint can be the prime source of allergies for many people, as these conventional materials can be toxic. Made with all natural material, can eliminate many different health problems.

Hempcrete also continuously absorbs CO2 as it ages, so it reduces your carbon footprint. As it absorbs CO2, the material actually becomes stronger. Essentially, a building made with hempcrete will become stronger over time.

When it comes to construction, hempcrete homes have zero construction waste. When you consider that 55% of the world’s energy consumption is construction-waste related, there are huge implications on reducing our carbon footprint.

Other applications of hemp for homes are soundproof hemp walls and bash-proof hemp roofing.

71. Oil Spill Cleanup

Hemp’s core has been found to be carrier of microorganisms for bioremediation. Bioremediation describes the microorganisms living in the hemp breaking down the oil by actually feeding off of it, metabolizing it, and releasing it back into the water or soil without the toxins.

This article has a great writeup about how hemp could be used to clean up and prevent oil spills in the future: Here’s how hemp could be used to clean up oil spills!

72. Hemp Flags

Did you know the first American flag made by Betsy Ross was made from industrial hemp? Hemp fiber can make durable, rustic flags. Patagonia actually developed a short documentary featuring a military veteran working with hemp to make a US flag:

 

73. Hemp Batteries

Hemp fibers have been found to be more conductive than graphene, making it a superior source for supercapacitors and batteries. Dr. David Mitlin found that hemp “works just as well [as graphene]. And it costs a fraction of the price [at] $500 to $1,000 a tonne.” Read More

FINAL THOUGHTS

Hemp was once praised to have thousands of different potential applications. Considering that, we are still at the infancy of realizing what all hemp can do. With the passing of the Industrial Hemp Act in 2014, our farmers have started to grow hemp again in the US after 77 years of prohibition. As the supply and awareness of hemp continue to grow, innovation will only accelerate. With the world focused on sustainability and curbing our carbon footprint, hemp can be at the forefront of many eco-friendly practices.

We look forward to seeing the difference hemp can make in our world.

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Made in the USA: Victory Hemp Foods

Here’s a first:   A company selling US grown hemp protein and hemp oil   We’re all familiar with some of the top hemp brands in the US, such as…

Here’s a first:

 

A company selling US grown hemp protein and hemp oil

 

We’re all familiar with some of the top hemp brands in the US, such as Nutiva, Navitas, and even Manitoba Harvest. But did you know all those hemp seeds are still sourced from Canada?

Hemp cultivation has been restricted in the US for over 80 years, thanks to its controversial prohibition. That all changed in 2014, when several states passed legislations, allowing farmers to plant and cultivate hemp on US soil. Kentucky is one of the states that have led this movement.

Since then, hemp companies have started looking at domestic supply for their hemp products, but the transition has been slow due to supply constraints and uncertain regulations that still remain from government agencies, such as the DEA and FDA.

Yet, Victory Hemp Foods, a startup based out of Kentucky, is paving the way to develop hemp products made in the USA.


Victory Hemp Foods makes hemp foods made in the USA
Chad Rosen, originally from California, decided to move his life to Kentucky in 2014 after the state passed its hemp legislation with the goal to change the domestic landscape of hemp.

Hi Chad, we’re really excited to hear the story behind Victory Hemp Foods (VHF). First, could you tell us a little bit about the startup and what it offers.

Chad Rosen: Victory Hemp Foods is building a domestic supply chain for hemp as well as a market for hemp foods. We are doing this by bringing to market our domestically grown Hemp Oil and Hemp Protein. Both of these products have been proudly grown and processed in Kentucky.

We are still working to transition all of our Hemp Hearts (Hemp Seed germ) from Kentucky crops, but with a lack of key equipment to dehull the hemp seeds, we have to get them from either Canada or Colorado at this point.

Overall, our company goal is to add value to the hemp industry by expanding the demand for hemp in food products. While we are always going to be another brand on store shelves that a consumer can grab, our highest value is to develop products that incorporate hemp foods (oil, protein, hearts) as additives and ingredients to help fortify the nutritional profile of everyday meals.

Hemp Seeds can be an additive to many different foods

That’s a great angle to popularize hemp – to make it an “additive” to make our foods more nutritious. Do you have any examples of this?

CR: We contributed to a collaborative group that developed the Kentucky Beef Sausage infused with hemp, which is a good example of breaking barriers and finding markets for hemp. Before this project, hemp had never been approved for use as an additive or ingredient in meat products by the USDA. With the help of farmers, the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Associations, and Congressman Thomas Massie’s office, we were able to run this issue up the flag pole in D.C. and get the USDA to clear hemp for use in meat products. This established a precedent for the entire hemp food industry. We have a couple other non-meat related value added products that are in the final stages of development and we think they’ll be a fresh take on some classics.

The progress being made in Kentucky seems pretty remarkable. You also mentioned building a domestic supply chain for hemp. Could you elaborate on that?

CR: Building the supply chain involves more than just getting some viable seed in the ground and then harvesting it in the fall. We’re working to connect existing infrastructure to process the hemp stalks from our grain crops to provide multiple revenue centers from the same plant for farmers. We’re also developing proprietary equipment to process hemp food efficiently, effectively, and most importantly, safely here in rural Kentucky.

So what makes VHF different from some of the other bigger hemp brands, such as Nutiva or Navitas?

CR: The most obvious difference is that other brands import 100% of their products from Canada. Canada has a terrific grain supply, good genetics, experienced farmers, efficient processors. From a hemp farming perspective, they have a 20-year head start on us.

With these advantages, how do we even compete with Canada? Do our farmers even stand a chance?

CR: I think what Canada is not doing very well is their single focus of hemp seed production. While they have tried for some time to develop ancillary industries to fully utilize hemp for its fiber and hurd, they haven’t been very successful. They haven’t been able to compete with what Europe and China have been able to do with hemp fiber, hurd, and even CBD.

So I see this as our biggest opportunity, applying that good ‘ole American ingenuity to innovate and accelerate towards a multitude of solutions.

What drives your passion behind hemp? What made you start a hemp company?

CR: If hemp has 25,000 different uses, I could probably give you close to as many reasons for what drives my passion to see this plant come into the rotation. I believe in the rhetoric of what’s possible with this plant, from paper, textiles, graphene, food, construction materials to even replacing our fossil fuel based economy with an agriculture based economy. An economy that doesn’t rely on synthetic chemicals for production is more than possible. It’s scalable.

There are a lot of people in this industry working in different directions, some will be successful with those technologies and it’s exciting to be a part of it. Even distracting at times!

You moved to Kentucky from California to start VHF. Why Kentucky?

Victory Hemp Food farms hemp in Kentucky
CR: Kentucky is an agricultural state – lots of good soil, sun, water, and farmers. Mix that with strong support from political leaders and it seemed like a great place to germinate a business in hemp. When you start to unravel the economics and the motives that legislators here in Kentucky had for aligning the laws to allow hemp into the rotation, you can’t go far without learning about the economic diaspora that took place when the demand for tobacco began to evaporate. As a high value crop, tobacco fit in well to the hills and holler’s that shape Kentucky’s topography. With hemp’s potential to offer multiple revenue points from a single plant, there’s strong potential for it to fit well into the agricultural system here in Kentucky. From that standpoint of impact I couldn’t think of a better place to grow roots for Victory Hemp Foods.

Kentucky legalized hemp farming back in 2014. What changes have you noticed in the hemp landscape there since then?

CR: Certainly there’s been a lot less talk and a whole bunch more work and collaboration happening between farmers, processors, and marketers. We’ve learned that hemp doesn’t grow without inputs, that weeds can be a significant challenge to overcome, yields aren’t always what we anticipate, and no one is getting rich quick. The folks that are still involved in the program have learned a lot, and that learning curve is very expensive.

While I can’t say that Kentucky will always be the leader in hemp, I think many of the good folks here will go on to build the industry around the country. We are already seeing that most of our processors are branching out setting up projects to work with farmers in neighboring states, such as North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, and even out to Minnesota, Vermont, and Texas. It seems to me that “local” is a big part of what the market wants when it comes to hemp.

Customers, no matter if they are eating hemp foods, or wearing hemp clothing, or using CBD want to know that their hemp is being grown in their community. This penchant for local sourcing is being driven by the consumers, and the companies that move away from a centralized purchasing or processing model to more of a distributed production and purchasing model will probably rise to the top as the next wave of hemp based businesses come to market.

What do you foresee as the biggest challenge for US grown hemp seed brands to catch up to Canada?

CR: The experience, efficiency, volume, and ensuing buying power that the established brands have in place give them the financial resources and momentum that will make it difficult to compete directly. Those economies of scale make it easy for them to maintain big margins while outcompeting local brands on price. This is just the reality of the economics that puts us at a disadvantage. Of course we could complain about free trade as well, but it’s that same free trade that gives us strawberries in December and allows our farmers to export corn and soy for (subsidized) profits.

So we’ll have to get creative, and go beyond trying to compete directly with the price of hemp seeds from Canada. I think it would be better for hemp food companies coming online to focus on expanding the market. The focus should be on taking market share from the unsustainable fish oil or meat protein market by developing product offerings that attract new customers and expand the market for hemp foods. This approach should help us all to go further faster.

In your experience, what are some benefits of using US hemp seeds over imported hemp seeds?

Hemp farming in Kentucky
CR: There isn’t much “quality” difference between using Canadian seeds and our domestic seeds, but growing our domestic supply will be hugely impactful for our rural communities. First, I think that it’s important for food manufacturers to always prioritize domestic supplies. They can help create a culture that encourages customers to look for locally grown products. Whole Foods, the biggest natural foods retailer, have done a great job in creating a program that collaborates with domestic farmers and using their produce.

Over the years, you can tell consumers are looking more for locally grown products. They want to help support our farmers and our agriculture. Overall, I believe using US grown hemp seeds will help bring more money to our rural communities and bridge the gap between our rural communities and our urban areas.

What are the immediate challenges that you face now?

CR: I’m not alone when I say that we’re undercapitalized. I think that’s the biggest challenge for most of the domestic industry at this point. The payback for investors on most hemp projects, notwithstanding CBD is pretty long, say 5-7 years. With that sort of time horizon, there’s just an enormous amount that could change.

Traditional angel investors aren’t so excited about the acronyms that float around hemp industry Facebook pages, such as DEA, FDA, USDA, DOJ. They see that there’s a window to walk through, but more wonder if it will remain open. Now there are many newly minted investors who have done real well in the other side of cannabis, marijuana, but typically those investments have much shorter payback periods on wild multiples driven by enormous margins. The liquidity in marijuana investments typically allows investors the option to move in and out of the market more freely.

I bring this up because in our search for funding, there’s an abundance of referrals to investors in the marijuana industry. While the businesses both intersect around cannabis, the payback period in scaling a fiber plant to compete with glass fiber insulation or a food processing facility to knock soy protein off its perch is entirely different. We’re moving into very entrenched and competitive markets, where achieving efficiency takes massive investment in capital expenditure, time and patience. This is why I’d really like to see the crowd that claims that they’re “impact” investors step up and get involved. Right now I think the industry needs a bridge.

You bring up a great point about the “long-term” perspective of investing in hemp. But for an investor, that might be a hard sell if they don’t see some promise in the short term as well. In your opinion, what are some early wins that the hemp industry could strive for to help make this long term goal more achievable?

CR: You can tell that hemp still serves a very niche demographic. In order for hemp to really grow, hemp businesses need to attract mainstream consumers. In order to do that, we need to make our branding less about hemp and more about solutions. Let’s take hemp seeds for example.

We need to stop marketing hemp seeds for the sake of being hemp, but rather for the nutrition it offers. When we can communicate the benefits that hemp has, whether it’s seeds, protein, or even shirts, people will buy it because of its superior benefits. The fact that it’s hemp can become secondary.

So what is your ultimate vision with Victory Hemp Foods?

Victory Hemp Foods
CR: I’d like for VHF to be able to give small hold farmers incentives to grow a crop that has the potential to provide income from multiple markets by utilizing different parts of the same plant. Working with companies that use fiber and others that use CBD, we want to identify the cultivars and techniques that give farmers more than one revenue source from the same crop.

If the US has the strongest economy in the world, it’s because of its flexibility. Look at Joel Salatin and his Polyfarm. Diversity of income is the best hedge against the price volatility that farmers often suffer from. Just like athletes who use performance enhancing drugs to compete, farmers are encouraged (even shunned) when they don’t use chemicals to compete and increase yields. Having less reliance on one income source or crop [insert soy/corn/cotton] is proven to be the strongest economic model that a farmer can employ.

We have come to view brands as something more than a name and a logo. A brand is really what it does, what it is achieving. If we can add value to the agricultural space by giving farmers a market for a crop that helps to reduce volatility and provides younger farmers to a viable livelihood that rewards stewardship for our environment, then we’re headed in the right direction.

How can our readers support you and our Kentucky farmers?

CR: Try out our hemp products and let us know what you think! We offer the following Kentucky Proud hemp products:

Try Victory Hemp Foods

  • Hemp Protein
  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Hemp Seeds (Hemp Hearts)

We’re excited for you to try them out!

Can’t wait to hear what customers say about these homegrown hemp seeds! Keep up the great work Chad.

 

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Top 3 Hemp Seed Brands on Amazon

How do you know which brand to choose for hemp seeds? Hemp seeds are exploding as a favorite pick for healthy, organic foodies to add to their daily diet. With…

How do you know which brand to choose for hemp seeds?

Hemp seeds are exploding as a favorite pick for healthy, organic foodies to add to their daily diet. With an amazing balance of protein, fiber, essential fatty acids, and variety of minerals, hemp could be the supplement that you’ve been looking for.

If you’re curious to learn about the full set of benefits, check out our infographic on “Top 7 Benefits of Hemp Seeds

hemp seeds
For those who are looking to try hemp seeds for the first time, the easiest place to check out is Amazon. Like every other product category, Amazon offers a wide arrange of brands and options for you to choose. But, how do you know which ones to trust and which ones offer the best value?

To make things easier for you, we’ve tried and tested all the hemp seed brands available on Amazon to help you get the best value in your next hemp seed purchase. First, we’ll go ahead and tell you what our top recommendations are, and then break it down to show you how we came to our conclusion. Hope you’ll find this resource useful as you shop for your next superfood.

Best Quality – Manitoba Harvest

manitoba harvest hemp seeds are the best quality hemp seeds we have reviewed
You can tell the quality of hemp seeds by their looks, smells and taste. Fresh hulled hemp seeds should be mostly white. You can tell how good the batch of hemp seeds are by seeing how many of the seeds are darker colored. Also, fresh hemp seeds should have a strong nutty aroma while having a fresh grassy to nutty flavor. If the bag doesn’t smell all that much and the seeds don’t really taste like anything, that is a sign that they’re stale and old seeds.

All the brands that we tried were high quality, but Manitoba Harvest was clearly our favorite. This is clearly shown in their customer reviews as well, with an average of 4.7 stars on Amazon.

Their superior quality makes sense considering how they make their hemp seeds. Manitoba Harvest is the only hemp consumer brand that grows, makes and sells its own line of hemp foods. This gives them a distinct advantage over their competitors. Through vertical integration, they are able to tightly control their quality during the planting, cultivation, and packaging stages.

Best Price – Just Hemp Foods

Just Hemp Foods offers the best price for hemp seeds
If you’ve shopped for hemp seeds on Amazon, you would have noticed that hemp seeds typically all have amazing reviews. Also, since they are all raw hemp seeds, the nutritional content is the same across the board. So, we comparing the price per pound for each brand to see which brand offers the best value.

From our review, we found that Just Hemp Foods offers the best value for cost conscious customers who use hemp seeds on a regular basis.

These are the price per pound for each brand:

  1. Just Hemp Foods – $8.99 per lb
  2. Healthworks – $9.99 per lb
  3. Manitoba Harvest – $11.04 per lb
  4. The Raw Food World – $12.95 per lb
  5. Nutiva – $13.38 per lb
  6. Terrasoul – $15.32 per lb
  7. Navitas – $13.93 per lb
  8. Sun Pyramid – $22.02 per lb

Best Online Reviews – Nutiva

Nutiva hempseeds have the best customer reviews
All the hemp seed brands have raving reviews, mainly because they source their hemp seeds from Canada, where hemp is cultivated without using any pesticides or fertilizers. But comparing the online reviews, Nutiva comes out as king, as it has over 1300 reviews with an average rating of 4.8 stars. But as you see in the list, you’ll find all these brands to offer high quality hemp seeds:

  1. Nutiva – 4.8 stars (1,267 reviews)
  2. Manitoba Harvest – 4.7 (1930 reviews)
  3. Just Hemp Foods – 4.8 stars (473 reviews)
  4. Healthworks – 4.8 stars (330 reviews)
  5. The Raw Food World – 4.8 stars (172 reviews)
  6. Sun Pyramid – 4.8 stars (30 reviews)
  7. Terrasoul – 4.7 stars (94 reviews)
  8. Navitas – 4.5 stars (124 reviews)

How To Tell The Good From The Bad

With our guide and by checking out more online reviews, you can feel pretty safe with whatever decision you make. Yet, if you still want to check whether the seeds you received are good quality, here’s a good rule of thumb:

Good:

  • Mostly white nut – less than 50% green on the nut
  • Low number of off colour (yellow) seed
  • Fresh, nutty aroma
  • Flavor ranges from slight fresh, herbal, grassy to nutty

Bad:

  • More yellow colour seeds than white
  • Dry feeling in the mouth
  • Bitter or chalky aftertaste

The following guidelines were provided by Hemp Oil Canada, one of the leading producers of hemp seeds in Canada.

To help you see the full comparison among the top 5 brands, please reference the table below:

BrandOriginOrganic?PriceAvg Reviews
Just Hemp FoodsCanadaNo$8.99 per lb 4.8/5.0 (450+ reviews)
Manitoba HarvestCanadaOffers Both Options$11.04 per lb4.7/5.0 (1900+ reviews)
NutivaCanadaYes$13.38 per lb4.7/5.0 (1200+ reviews)
TerrasoulCanadaYes$15.32 per lb4.7/5.0 (94 reviews)
NavitasCanadaYes$13.93 per lb4.5/5.0 (124 reviews)

We hope this guide helps you in your next purchase of hemp seeds! If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

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Best Hemp Protein: Reviews Of The Best Hemp Protein Powders Online

The supplement market has reached a point of saturation as it is getting flooded with so many different types of protein products. With the influx of options, customers are becoming…

The supplement market has reached a point of saturation as it is getting flooded with so many different types of protein products. With the influx of options, customers are becoming more conscious of the type of protein they intake. One realization they are coming to is that a lot of the whey protein powder products on the market are full of dubious ingredients.The best alternatives they can turn to are natural and/or organic plant-based protein powders. Among plant-based protein powders, hemp protein is king. Hemp protein is derived from hemp seeds, and offers the highest vegan source of simple protein available. As the Supplemental Label below shows, hemp products’ protein per serving averages from 14-15 g. Hemp protein is a great way to increase your daily protein intake, especially for those who are lactose intolerant or have difficulty digesting whey protein.

Hemp Protein Powder Nutrition Label

Typical nutritional facts of Hemp Protein

Even the hemp protein market is getting flooded with various brands claiming they offer the best quality or value. It’s quite difficult for a customer to compare the different products to see which one offers the highest amount of protein or the lowest price. We have researched and compiled a list of all reputable hemp protein brands to help you get the best value in your next hemp protein purchase. Follow the steps below to figure out which protein product you should purchase next:


 

Hemp Protein Powder Products Chart

Product Origin Protein/Serving Other Flavors? Price/lb Reviews
Manitoba HempPro Fibre Canada 11g No $9-$14 4.1/5.0 (1100+ reviews)
Bob’s Red Mill Canada 14g No $9.49 4.2/5.0 (52 reviews)
Manitoba HempPro 50 Canada 15g Chocolate $9-$12 4.1/5.0 (1100+ reviews)
Nature’s Way Hemp & Fiber Canada 11g No $12.39 3.9/5.0 (120 reviews)
Nutiva Hemp Hi Fiber Canada 11g No $12.67 4.1/5.0 (3000+ reviews)
Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein Canada 15g No $13.16 4.1/5.0 (3000+ reviews)
Manitoba HempPro 70 Canada 20g Chocolate $15 4.1/5.0 (1100+ reviews)
Navitas Naturals Raw Hemp Protein Canada 12g No $15.57 4.4/5.0 (223 reviews)
Onnit Hemp Force Canada 16g Choco-Maca
Vanilla-Acai
$45.53 3.7/5.0 (105 reviews)
Lean Hemp Canada 20g Chocolate Maca
Peanut Butter Maca
$67.93 4.9/5.0 (14 reviews)

*Prices listed in range if brands sell products in different sizes

 

Top Recommendations by Criteria

    Lean Hemp Protein offers the most protein per serving

  • Most Protein: Lean Hemp
  • With 20g of protein per serving, Lean Hemp offers the highest amount of protein among products on the market. If you’re hesitant on spending a lot of money on protein, they also offer single serve pouches in 3 different flavors for you to try

    Onnit Powerfood Active is the best tasting hemp protein

  • Best Flavor: Onnit Powerfood Active
  • Onnit is more than just a supplement company. They are a complete fitness brand that works with the highest performing athletes. They’ve done their research to make their hemp protein actually taste good – oh, and it was endorsed by Joe Rogan

    Nutiva Hemp Protein has the best online customer reviews

  • Most Reviews: Nutiva Hemp Protein
  • With a total combination of 3500+ reviews on their Organic Hemp Protein and Hi Fiber Hemp Protein, Nutiva’s hemp products have the most online customer reviews. If you’re skeptical about trying out hemp protein for the first time, go check out some of the raving reviews.

    Manitoba Harvest HempPro hemp protein is the best overall value hemp protein on the market

  • Best Value: Manitoba HempPro Series
  • With three different hemp protein options to choose from at different price points (HempPro Fibre, HempPro 50, HempPro 70), the hemp protein with the best overall value is the Manitoba HempPro Series. With over 1100 total reviews, it’s easy for customers to trust the quality of the product. Our research has also shown that Manitoba Harvest offers top quality products, as they are the only hemp brand that grows, makes, and sells their own hemp.

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Hempsters Documentary shares the Truth about Hemp

We sit down with Diana Oliver, producer of the hemp documentary series Hempsters, to discuss her journey of covering hemp for 20 years and her upcoming docu-series with the Cannabis…

We sit down with Diana Oliver, producer of the hemp documentary series Hempsters, to discuss her journey of covering hemp for 20 years and her upcoming docu-series with the Cannabis Car.

Diana Oliver is the Producer and Director of Thunderbird Productions, a full-service, independent film company, based in Dallas, Texas. Diana has produced multiple documentaries on Industrial Hemp, and is most known for her work with Hempsters Plant the Seed, which has been awarded the Top 100 Documentaries of All Time by A Higher Perspective. Most recently, she has partnered up with Bruce Michael Dietzen, the founder of Renew Sports Cars that created the cannabis hemp car.

During our discussion with Diana, we got the opportunity to learn about her passion for Hemp and what she hopes to accomplish through these Hemp Documentaries.

Hi Diana. Reviewing your online profile, I was really impressed at all the work you’ve done to help the hemp movement. Could you share some background on how you got so passionate about hemp?


Diana Oliver is a producer of hemp documentary films

Diana Oliver: I was an actress in LA and moved back to Dallas in ’94 to move from on camera to producing. I was sitting at my desk in Dallas at Media World Television, when an AP wire came across my computer that actor/activist Woody Harrelson had planted four feral Hemp seeds in a protest in Beattyville, KY. I knew a little about Industrial Hemp from a makeup artist friend, but did not realize what it could truly mean to the world.

So I began researching that day, and became enamored with Hemp! I contacted Mr. Jack Herer, whom my first Hempsters film is dedicated to. Jack sent me The Emperor Wears No Clothes book. After reading that, I basically became obsessed with Hemp. The deforestation issue is paramount to me. One acre of hemp is equal to FOUR acres of deforested trees! The farmers’ plight, the US Economy, the environmental and social economic values in growing Hemp are limitless!

I then reached out to Joe Hickey in Kentucky, who is Woody’s mentor and friend. We were invited to come to meet Woody in Kentucky and basically compete for the coveted filmmakers position. I reached out to a Dallas filmmaker, Director Michael Henning, and he came on board and off we went to Kentucky to meet with Woody and his team. Thankfully we were chosen to follow Woodys’ story and the rest is history, with the multi award winning debut film – Hempsters Plant the Seed.


Hempsters Plant the Seed documentary

For those who have not seen the Hempsters documentary, what is it about? What is the message you were trying to tell with the documentary?

DO: Hempsters Plant the Seed is a 14-year project about the fight to legalize industrial hemp in America for our US farmers, the Native Americans, and American citizens alike. We followed seven main activists: Woody Harrelson, The Graves Family, Julia Butterfly Hill, Craig Lee, Alex White Plume, Donna Cockrel, and Gatewood Gailbraith. Along with an additional 18 allies, including Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ralph Nader, Stephen Jenkins of Third Eye Blind, Tom Cook, Joe American Horse, David Bronner, to name just a few of our Hempsters Heroes!

What was the general feedback after the documentary was released and what were some of the major changes you’ve noticed since then? 

DO: The general feedback has been mixed, we caught a lot of flak during the making of the documentary about including Gatewood and his pro-marijuana rhetoric initially from Hemp groups, and I respect that. Back in 96′ when Woody risked his freedom to plant those revolutionary four feral Hemp seeds, we were all really fighting 80 years of misinformation, and actually attempting to change the laws in this country to grow Hemp. I realized about ten years ago that the marijuana movement was so organized, internationally, that groups like NORML were gaining huge momentum to legalize marijuana. In a sense, this also assisted in opening doors for Industrial Hemp, in my humble opinion, and the concentrated grass roots efforts of advocacy groups such as Vote Hemp, Hemp Industries Association & The National Hemp Association, and indeed Hemp farming is slowly gaining momentum, again, in the USA!


Diana Oliver filming Hempsters

During the past two decades, hemp legalization has made steady progress – but it’s been nowhere fast enough. What has been the biggest frustration working for this movement?

DO: The list is too long! Hempsters Plant the Seed was a 14 year, chronologically filmed project. Woody’s story alone spanned 7 years – from his Hemp protest planting, his subsequent arrest, trial and acquittal. I’ve experienced so many blessings and roadblocks while working with such mega stars, but he is a true Hempsters’ Hero and inspiration of mine from day one. I formulated the entire first film around his protest planting. The losses I would have to say, have been the wonderful people we lost along the way, from Jack Herer, Donna Cockrel, Gatewood Gailbraith, David Madera, to some of my nearest and my dearest family.

Any stories of when you were heavily discouraged?

DO: Yes, mostly the naysayers, the “Hemp is a nickname for marijuana” jokes. But God, and my Family, my Mother Mary Oliver, Father Roy Oliver, my sisters Brenda and Lorna, and our investors have helped us along the way and assisted in keeping this Hemp filmmaking dream alive! My business partner, Geoffrey Green, has been crucial, along with investors, Roger Ford and Jesse Sayler of Patriot Bioenergy in Kentucky co-invested in Hempsters Cannabis Car and Bruce’s Tour. Their faith and belief in Industrial Hemp and my filmmaking outreach kept me in the fight!

More recently, you have teamed up with Bruce from Renew Sports Cars to create a new docu-series based on his cannabis car. How did that come about? 


Cannabis Hemp Car Sustainability Tour Poster

DO: Bruce and I met online on Facebook , right after he launched the cannabis car. He had met Aviva Vuvuzela and the Flying Penguins, an Atlanta based band, that wrote the first Cannabis Car Song. Aviva told Bruce about Hempsters Plant the Seed and my producer work. Initially, I was going to feature him in my second of seven Hempsters films, Hempsters an American Revolution & Hempsters Canada Seeds of Growth, which has been in funding mode for a few years, and now thankfully being funded by Executive Producer Robert Bramley.

Bruce contacted me last summer about collaboration and producing his tour under my Hempsters Brand. At the same time he had also just been invited by Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull to be a contestant on The Marijuana Show in Denver, where he could pitch his Renew Sports Cars Company for one million dollars. That was all I needed to say yes. Because a million dollar pitch was going to get press, which translates to awareness for documentary filmmakers.

Bruce and I partnered up on the Hempsters Cannabis Car Sustainability Tour Docu Series. The project is a docuseries film tour, traveling across the country to share Bruce’s Hero Journey and following in Henry Ford’s non carbon footsteps in the Cannabis Hemp Car!

While in Denver, I contacted The Denver Post to do a feature on Bruce as a contestant on The Marijuana Show and it paid off big time! The Denver Post led to a video feature in the Denver Post Online, this led to The New York Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and the momentum continued to build from city to city. I then approached the amazing team at High Times, whereupon we were featured in the May/June 2016 Ballers’ Buyers Guide. The High Times article triggered Barcroft Media (and international Media giant) and a current feature on Barcroft Cars You Tube Channel. Our message of Hemp cars is going viral!



All the press momentum really helped The Hempsters Cannabis Car tour to jumpstart our awareness tour.

On the production side, I raised $30k last year with our first investors from Patriot Bioenergy, and that’s when we were off and running with our film crew and Bruce’s Hero’s Journey. We followed Willie Nelson’s Tour from Farm Aid 30 in Chicago to the Marijuana Show in Denver, where Bruce and The Cannabis Car were contestants. From there we headed to Pikeville to have the Cannabis Hemp Car parked in front of Willie and Merle’s final concert in Kentucky. We also filmed on Brushy Mountain an homage to Woody Harrelson’s 20-year Hemp Seed Planting Anniversary in ‘96, which is featured in Hempsters Plant the Seed. Overall, it has been s a lot of Hemp synergy all around!

You can watch both the Sizzle and the Trailer for The Cannabis Car Tour on our Facebook page: Hempsters Cannabis Car Tour, which is currently being shopped for Network Distribution.

What are you hoping to accomplish through the upcoming documentaries that might be different from the original Hempsters documentary? 

DO: Hempsters Plant the Seed chronologically followed the fight to legalize industrial Hemp. Now that a few states have legalized it, while the educational fight rages on , now we want to focus on Hemp products, like Hemp cars. When people can see, feel, drive, touch, taste hemp, and wear hemp, this will bring the much needed awareness to the maligned plant.

When is the documentary series projected to be released?

DO: The Hempsters debut film is Hempsters Plant the Seed, and this is already available on Apple TV, Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, You Tube, Free Speech TV, etc.

The second and third of the films in our series, which are being produced in conjunction with award winning filmmakers Zach Hagen and Jason Krawczyk of Alternate Ending Studios, are slated to shoot over a two-year period. The first in the series will launch this summer in a film tour and are being shot in tandem this summer on a six-week 27 US states & 9 Canadian provinces tour.


Hempsters Docu Series Information

Currently there are 9 films total under the Hempsters brand and our goal is to also launch a Hempsters Network Channel, which is in discussions now. The Hempsters Network Channel will focus on all environmental films, hemp & marijuana related films, and documentaries that fight for our environment.

How could our readers find/watch them?

DO: Each film has its own Facebook page, and upcoming website. I’d ask for the readers to search Facebook under Hempsters and the titles listed above. We have call to action buttons and are launching the Hempsters Docfilm Series Apps via Google Play this month as well. Thank you!

What type of legacy would you like to leave behind? 

DO: Hopefully one of an activist, a humanitarian, a truth-seeking filmmaker, an educator – all via the Hempsters documentary/film series. Our focus as filmmakers is to educate the masses about the most misunderstood and outlawed plant in US History, and to offer Industrial Hemp as an organic and viable option to the over polluted and highly toxic society that we live in today. Everything in our society can be naturally resourced, and plant-based. Just think what our world would be like if Henry Ford had mass manufactured the Soybean/Flax/Hemp car?

What was your proudest moment? That moment when you said “This is why I do what I do”

DO: Hmmm, tons of them, but definitely when Jack Herer presented me with a signed copy of The Emperor Wears No Clothes then attended a Santa Monica Film Festival screening of Hempsters Plant the Seed. He hugged me and said he was proud of my work. Again when I went backstage at a Willie Nelson benefit to deliver Willie with his copy of the film and he hugged me and said the same! I also think about when we won ‘Best Work In Progress’ at the Deep Ellum Film Festival and my Daddy and Mama said how proud they were of me. I am not in this for accolades, I will leave that to the celebrities, the farmers, the Hemp car makers, the Hemp companies and the Hemp plant!

I am in this to educate and entertain, and open people’s hearts and minds about this most impressive beautiful Hemp plant.

Thank you so much for your time. Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know? 

DO: For the Cannabis Car upcoming tour dates, please see our Facebook page, as Bruce and the Cannabis Car will be on tour with The Hempsters documentary series this summer and fall: Hempsters Cannabis Car Sustainability Tour

Also, please vote for hemp in your state at www.votehemp.com. Hempsters, The Time for Hemp is NOW!

Thank you and God bless you Hempsters!

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Best Hemp Seeds: Reviews Of The Best Hemp Seeds Brands Online

Hemp seeds are the most popular (and healthy) application of hemp. It is considered a superfood because of its amazing balance of nutrients. Hemp seeds have become quite popular and…

Hemp seeds are the most popular (and healthy) application of hemp. It is considered a superfood because of its amazing balance of nutrients. Hemp seeds have become quite popular and common that you could now find it pretty easily even in your local grocery store. But as the market starts to get saturated with different brands, how do you know which product offers the best quality and price? We have researched and broke down all hemp seed brands to help you get the best value in your next hemp seed purchase.

How to navigate this review:

  • Review our comparison chart of hulled hemp seed products: Hulled hemp, often called hemp hearts, are the rawest form of edible hemp seeds. It is the whole seed with the crunchy outer shell removed. Hulling the seeds makes it easier to eat and more nutritious, as it increases the overall percentage of protein and essential fatty acids. Many brands offer hemp seeds in bulk, but we’ve broken them down to see which one offers the best pricing and quality.
  • Decide what criteria is most important to you: It’s easy to feel unsure whether you’re paying a fair price for something, especially when it comes to health products. So we’ve compared the hulled hemp seed products by its origin, whether it is organic, how much it costs, and by its online reviews. Seeing this comparison in one chart will help you understand which company offers the most bang for your buck, in terms of both quality and quantity.
  • Review our top recommendations of distinct hemp seed products: In addition to hulled hemp seeds, there are variety of different hemp seed products that are both unique and delicious. We’ve tried out tens of different types of products to recommend the ones you’ll love the most. If you’re not sure how to add hemp seeds into your diet, try these hemp bars or hemp seed butter. They’ll make you coming back for more.

Hulled Hemp Seed Products Comparison

Brand Origin Organic? Price Reviews
Just Hemp Foods Canada No $8.99 per lb 4.8/5.0 (600+ reviews)
Manitoba Harvest Canada Offers both options $11.04 per lb 4.8/5.0 (2600+ reviews)
Nutiva Canada Yes $13.38 per lb 4.8/5.0 (1400+ reviews)
Terrasoul Canada Yes $15.32 per lb 4.6/5.0 (114 reviews)
Navitas Canada Yes $13.93 per lb 4.4/5.0 (223 reviews)

Top Recommendations by Criteria

    manitoba harvest hemp seeds are the best quality hemp seeds we have reviewed

  • Best Quality: Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
  • As the only hemp consumer brand that grows, makes and sells its own line of hemp foods, Manitoba Harvest has a distinct advantage over its competitors. Through vertical integration, Manitoba Harvest is able to control its quality during the planting, cultivation, and packaging stages.

    Just Hemp Foods offers the best price for hemp seeds

  • Best Price: Just Hemp Foods Hulled Hemp Seeds
  • Just Hemp Foods offers the best value for cost conscious customers who use hemp seeds on a regular basis. Since the nutritional content is the same across the board for hulled hemp seeds, comparing the price per pound is important to see which brand offers the best value.

    Nutiva hempseeds have the best customer reviews

  • Best Customer Reviews: Nutiva Hemp Seeds
  • All these hemp seed brands have raving reviews, mainly because they source their hemp seeds from Canada, where hemp is cultivated without using any pesticides or fertilizers. But comparing the online reviews, Nutiva comes out as king, as it has over 1400 reviews with an average rating of 4.7 stars.

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Best Hemp Body Care Products: Reviews Of The Best Hemp Skincare Products Online

Looking for a healthier, natural alternative for your skin? Hemp skin care products are known to be superior for its profile of essential fatty acids, skin friendly vitamins, and key…

Looking for a healthier, natural alternative for your skin? Hemp skin care products are known to be superior for its profile of essential fatty acids, skin friendly vitamins, and key amino acids. The Ministry of Hemp editorial team has come up with the top recommendations for skincare products based off our own trials & by reviewing online customer reviews.

How to navigate this review

As you’ll notice under each category, all the products that we’ve reviewed are great products that have stellar online reviews. This might make it challenging when you’re shopping for hemp products. What are the differences and which one is right for me? So we broke the products down into more specific criteria to help you make your purchase decision. Do you value price? Or would you be willing to pay a bit more for better texture and smell? Our reviews can help you make your final purchase decision depending on what matters most to you.

  1. Find the product category you’re interested in: We have reviewed a variety of product categories within hemp body/hair care for you to check out. Scroll through this page to find the type of product you are interested in
  2. Determine what criteria is most important to you: We’ve reviewed all the hemp body & hair care products based on the quality of their ingredients, value (price), texture, smell, and curation of other online reviews.
  3. Purchase your next hemp product and enjoy the benefits of hemp!: After you decide which product best fits your preference, follow our link to buy. We’ve made it easy and directly linked each product to the site that offers the best value.

Did we miss something? If there’s a brand or criteria that you would like us to include in our reviews, reach out to us at [email protected]

List of body care categories that we’ve reviewed

Hemp Shampoo & Conditioner

Ministry of Hemp recommends BC Bud shampoo as the best hemp shampoo

Our Top Choice: BC Bud Hemp Shampoo & Conditioner

With so many great hemp hair care available, it’s extremely tough to pick the winner. If you’re looking for the best value (most bang for your buck), definitely try the Nature’s Gate or ProBeaute Hemp shampoo and conditioners. We’ve decided on recommending Carapex’s BC Bud hair line as it delivered the best hemp benefits while also having great texture, smell, and a decent value overall.

Brand Amount of Hemp Quality Texture Smell Price Reviews
The Wonder Seed A A+ B A+ $$$ A (4.5 stars / 18 reviews)
Carapex BC Bud Hemp A- A A A- $$$ A (4 stars / 105 reviews)
Nature’s Gate B A- A A+ $ A- (4 stars / 55 reviews)
Dr. Bronner’s A A+ C B $ A+ (4.7 stars / 3000+ reviews)
Hempz C B A A $ A (4.4 stars / 30 reviews)
ProBeaute Hemp C B- B A- $ A (4 stars / 235 reviews)

Hemp Body Wash

dr bronners liquid soap is our most recommended hemp body wash product

Our Top Choice: Dr. Bronner’s Castille Liquid Soap

Dr. Bronner’s soap is actually an All-In-One soap that you can use for quite literally everything. You can use it as a shampoo, face wash, body wash, dish detergent, laundry detergent, etc. So at first, our team was a bit skeptical on how one product could be good for everything. But wow, were we surprised! The soap offers a natural, clean scent that makes you feel great during and after your shower.

Brand Amount of Hemp Quality Texture Smell Price Reviews
Nature’s Gate B A- A A $ A (4.6 stars / 34 reviews)
Dr. Bronners A A+ B A $ A+ (4.7 stars / 3000+ reviews)
The Wonder Seed A A B A+ $$$ B (5 stars / 3 reviews)
Hempz C B A A $$ B (4.6 stars / 7 reviews)
Carapex BC Bud A- A B B $$$ A (4.6 stars / 55 reviews)

Hemp Lotion

Fay Farm Hemp Lotion

Our Top Choice: The Fay Farm Healing Lotion

The Fay Farm delivers an amazingly clean feeling and non-oily body lotion that is a pleasure to apply on the body. Out of the 4-5 different hemp lotions we’ve tried, our team has come to always go back to the Fay Farm’s healing lotion. It has a very natural and subtle scent that isn’t overpowering whatsoever. With all of its ingredients organically and locally sourced, The Fay Farm’s products are worth trying out.

Brand Amount of Hemp Quality Texture Smell Price Reviews
Hemp360 A A+ C C $$$ A (4.3 stars / 100 reviews)
The Fay Farm A A+ A+ A- $$ A- (4.5 stars / 30 reviews )
Hempz C B B+ A $ A (4.4 stars / 2000 reviews)
The Body Shop B B+ A A $$ A (4.4 stars / 560 reviews)
The Wonder Seed A A A A+ $$$ A- (4.7 stars / 8 reviews)

Hemp Facial Care (Cleanser and/or Cream)

The Wonder Seed Hemp Facial Cream

Our Top Choice:
The Wonder Seed Hemp Facial Cleanser & Cream

The Wonder Seed offers unique and delightful products across the entire body care categories, but it really hit it out of the park with the hemp facial products. Just a couple nights of trying their facial cleanser and facial cream, our team noticed the difference in how clean and bright our skins turned. Only using natural flagrance, The Wonder Seed facial cream is a true pleasure to apply on your face.

Brand Amount of Hemp Quality Texture Smell Price Reviews
The Wonder Seed A A+ A A+ $$ A (4.3 stars / 26 reviews)
Hemp360 Face Kit A+ A+ B B $$$ A- (4.6 stars / 14 reviews)
BC Bud Facial Cleanser B A B+ A- $ A (4.2 stars / 100 reviews)
The Body Shop Face Protector B B+ A A $$ A+ (4.7 stars / 19 reviews)

Hemp Lip Balms

dr bronners lip balms

Our Top Choice:
Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm

Similar to Dr Bronner’s Soap, their lip balms are easily absorbed, affordable, and overall great quality – they make your lips feel great!

Brand Amount of Hemp Quality Texture Smell Price Reviews
The Body Shop B B+ A A $$ A (4.3 stars / 21 reviews)
Hempz B B A A $$ A (4.3 stars / 70 reviews)
Get Hemp Butter A A+ A A+ $$ B+ (4.2 stars / 10 reviews)
Dr. Bronners B A A A $ A+ (4.5 stars / 100 reviews)
Merry Hempsters A A B+ B $$ B+ (4 stars / 55 reviews)

Hemp Massage Oil

Carapex BC Bud Hemp Massage Oil

Our Top Choice:
BC Bud Hemp Massage Oil

If you’re into massages, hemp oil is a great massage oil to try. Hemp oil is naturally great for your skin, and BC Bud fully utilizes that aspect of hemp. It’s massage oil smoothly gliding along your skin and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth without feeling greasy by the end of the massage. Get yourself a bottle and take it with you next time you go to your massage therapist. Or better yet, get your significant other to give you a hemp oil massage!

Brand Amount of Hemp Quality Texture Smell Price Reviews
Carapex BC Bud B+ A A A $$ A+ (4.7 stars / 53 reviews)
Earthly Body B B A B $ B (4 stars / 5 reviews)
Hippie Butter A A A A $$ B+ (5 stars /4 reviews)

Interested in learning more about hemp skin care? Discover the benefits of hemp body care products and how you can add it to your daily life

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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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