Hemp is one of the fastest growing plants and has uses textiles, fuels, cosmetics and food. Cannabis and hemp both derive from cannabis sativa but have distinct differences. Hemp contains only trace levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. The fibers have been used for thousands of years in textiles while the stalks are used in paper production and biofuel.
Hemp seeds are packed full of essential fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6, so are a great addition to salads. These essential fatty acids also help to keep skin supple and nourished so hemp seed oil is used in cosmetics too. The oil doesn't clog pores and can help regulate sebum production, making it great for acne-prone skin. As a natural humectant, it draw moisture into the skin to retain. This means it can penetrate the hair root, so try massaging some hemp seed oil in before shampooing for shinier, stronger locks. Our hemp seed oil is locally sourced from Manitoba.