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Hemp Building Materials

Posted on April 4, 2014
Hemp Building Materials

One of hemp’s most innovative and applicable uses today is in building materials sector. Hemp can be used for all sorts of building materials, replacing or supplementing traditional materials including wood and concrete. There are a wider range of products, but the most important categories are: Hempcrete, Insulation, and Particle Board.

New! Hempz Coconut & Watermelon Nourishing Herbal Body Wash

Posted on March 26, 2014
Hempz Fresh Coconut and Watermelon Body Wash

Let the light, refreshing, tropical scents of the new Hempz Fresh Coconut & Watermelon Body Wash relax and rejuvenate you every time you step into the shower. This all-natural, paraben-, gluten-, and sulfate-free body wash will gently cleanse your skin without dehydrating it.

The Use of Hemp Milk to Treat Tuberculosis

Posted on March 19, 2014
Hemp Milk to Treat Tuberculosis

An innovative Czech study from the 1930’s used hemp seeds in a nutritional therapeutic trial to treat tuberculosis. Basically, in order to fight TB, foods had to be able to help the body’s organs and tissue rebuild. Hemp seed — a nutritionally significant source of edestin and arginine proteins, and today also known to be a powerful source of Essentially Fatty Acids — proved to be a low cost and very method of helping sick children get better.

The Use of Hemp in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted on March 13, 2014
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Medical uses for hemp in China has a long, documented, cultural history, using all parts of the plant — the seed, leaves, “juice” (oil), roots and flowers — in both oral and topical applications. Interestingly and perhaps controversially to some, there does not seem to be a strong tradition of smoking the cannabis flowers… where some texts considered that part of the plant to be poisonous. For the record, the earliest known references of hemp leaf medicinal tea is from 2700 BC while the earliest textual medical reference to using hemp seeds is from the 14th CE.

New! Hempz Triple Moisture Herbal Whipped Crème Body Wash

Posted on March 10, 2014
Hempz Triple Moisture Herbal Whipped Creme Body Wash

This new Hempz body wash has a light citrus scent, aptly named Enchanted Grapefruit. Made from natural hemp seed oil, this body wash gently cleanses skin, scrubbing away toxins, free radicals, and dead skin cells, while leaving behind the moisture that your skin craves. If you’re tired of cracked, ashy legs and arms, you owe it to yourself to try this amazing new whipped body wash from Hempz.

Top 10 Uses for Hemp Paper

Posted on March 5, 2014
Greenfield Paper Company Hemp Heritage

Much of hemp paper’s market is specialty fibers, which is considered a stable, high-priced niche market. There are about one dozen mini-mills globally, mostly in Asia and the European Union, that produce an estimated 120,000 tons of hemp paper a year.

Uses include cigarette and Bible paper, stationary, bank notes, hygienic products, filter paper for coffee, oil, vacuum cleaners, and tea bags.

New! Hempz Fresh Coconut & Watermelon Herbal Body Moisturizer

Posted on February 23, 2014
Hempz Fresh Coconut & Watermelon Herbal Body Moisturizer

New Fresh Coconut & Watermelon Herbal Body Moisturizer from Hempz is the perfect all-over moisturizing lotion for your skin. While the coconut oil goes to work trapping moisture in your skin, the watermelon extract goes to work on repairing and rejuvenating your skin. These two elements don’t just smell delightful together, but they also work as an amazing team to create youthful, moisturized skin all day long.

States Poised to Take Advantage of US Farm Bill

Posted on February 15, 2014
States Poised to Take Advantage of US Farm Bill

The new US Farm Bill signed last week by President Obama has a provision for the cultivation of industrial hemp for research purposes at the state level. This provision will be in effect for the next five years. The provision builds on years of lobbying efforts by activists, advocates, hemp business and farming associations and the championship of the bills by elected representatives at the state and federal level.

5 Tips for Fighting Winter for Healthy Skin & Hair

Posted on February 13, 2014
Beautiful model with curly hair

Winter is brutal on your skin. The air is dry. Bitter winds rob your skin and hair of moisture. Your face and lips chap and crack. Your hair becomes frizzy and brittle. It’s tempting to just hide indoors under a hat until spring, but you can’t avoid going out in the elements, and you don’t want to miss out on social and work events. Winter doesn’t have to be cause for dismay and stress about your appearance and your skin and hair’s health. With just a bit of effort and a few simple purchases, you can have beautiful skin and hair all winter long. Follow these 5 tips to fight back against winter’s damaging effects on your hair and skin.

Hemp Fiber for Food Packaging

Posted on February 6, 2014
Traysrenew Project

The Traysrenew project in the EU was a multi-year project with the goal of producing food trays for poultry products that are cost effective, renewable, and higher performance than their conventional counterparts. The food trays would be made from biopolymers which are derived from bast fiber plants including hemp and flax. The interest on this kind of green packaging is being driven by both the industry and consumers. Manufacturers want lower costs and increased shelf life; consumers want fresh and safe food available in addition to products that reflect their values.