We’re no stranger to hemp. In fact, the popular crop has been around for thousands of years and used in products such as medicine, food and even insulation. But did you know that this unassuming plant can be incorporated into your daily routine in more ways than one?
Hemp is extremely versatile, naturally-grown and good for you and the planet. It contains many of the nutrients needed for the human body to function well, plus it’s vegan-friendly and can keep allergies at bay. Its flexibility allows it to be turned into cosmetics, paper, biodegradable plastics and textiles, so there are endless ways to incorporate hemp into your lifestyle.
Oil is a kitchen staple. However, more and more people are making the switch from canola or vegetable oil to raw, healthier alternatives. If you haven’t considered cooking with hemp seed oil, it might be the delicious sidekick you’ve been searching for. Aside from its nutritional benefits, hemp oil is great for those with allergies as it’s dairy, gluten and soy free. It can be used cold as a dressing for pizza and salads, or added to smoothies and dips. To get the most nutrition from your hemp seed oil, don’t cook it past lukewarm so it retains its nutty, delicate flavour.
Hemp up your lifestyle
Step up your style game by choosing garments and accessories produced with hemp. Hemp is naturally grown and easy on the environment, eliminating many of the woes that come with the production of fast fashion. When blended with other natural fibers, the quality and feel of hemp can be altered for a dramatically different piece. On its own, hemp is stronger than cotton and more lightweight and absorbent. This makes it an excellent choice for all types of weather thanks to its UV-resistant properties. Plus, to debunk the myth, hemp clothing is not itchy due to the lack of chemicals used in production – great for those with hypoallergenic skin!
If you’re looking to get some hemp on you, opt for shoes perfect for daily wear. Or, treat yourself at home to a plush dressing gown that utilizes the natural breathability of hemp. You’ll be feeling extra comfortable and super stylish, while knowing that you’re buying ethically.
Pamper and groom with hemp
Whether you’re sporting a beard or a slave for skincare, there’s a hemp product to suit your needs. Hemp seed oil is a wonderful natural ingredient in many beauty products and is great for those with sensitive skin. Any scents, like those found in the daily moisturiser, are natural, so you know you’re not putting anything nasty on your skin.