Love it or hate it, hemp is considered nature’s ‘ultimate gift to mankind’ by some. Derived from marijuana plants, it has been used for many centuries in food, fiber and medicines. In fact, sailors have been using hemp rope and sails for hundreds of years, and the crop’s abundance was valued greatly during the Revolutionary War era.
The “Perks” Of Hemp Oil
Over the years, research has shown that hemp oil can do wonders for a person’s hair, skin and body. Here’s how:
- Serves as a great moisturizer
Studies have determined that hemp oil can dramatically decrease skin dryness in order to help alleviate itching and irritation.
- May slow the aging process
Researchers have also found that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may protect against the aging process while soothing the skin.
- Helps detoxify the skin and even out skin tone Since hemp seed oil is nearly identical to our own lipids, health experts say it is capable of penetrating our cells and lubricating the surfaces between them. It is used to nourish not only dry skin but blotches and lesions as well.
Along with several skin benefits, health experts say hemp oil may help people lower their cholesterol, cancer risks while promoting normal brain function.
Common Products With Hemp Oil
Hemp oil is a popular ingredient commonly found in many lotions and soaps. In fact, we use it here at Dr. Squatch. It’s one of five types of oils we use when making our natural soap bars. Over the years, we have found that hemp oil contains a great number of nutrients and vitamins to help keep your skin healthy and soft.
If you enjoy staying fresh, smelling good and reaping the health benefits—check out our awesome selection of soaps.