All natural, that’s the way to go right? And no, not the kind of “all natural” you might be thinking! I’m talking of course about hemp!
There are so many uses in our day to day lives I bet you didn’t even think that hemp could be used for, or products that could be made from it for that matter.
I’m here today to enlighten you a little on some of the uses and benefits that hemp has to offer.
With all that said, I feel that it is important to start with the absolute basics here. First, I want to really break down what hemp is, so that you can better understand how it will be used and made into certain products.
There is a lot to unpack, so let’s get into it!
What is Hemp?
Not to be confused with marijuana, hemp is a dioecious plant, which simply means it can be split into a male and a female plant.
Hemp and marijuana share some similarities, such as the fact that they both are considered cannabis, and they both contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Now, I know what you are thinking:
“That means hemp can get me high!”
I see why you would think that, but the science behind it says no. Hemp actually does not produce enough THC to create the same “high like” feeling that marijuana creates.
Hemp has many natural benefits to your body and to products that you can use as well. First let’s take a look at some of the health benefits that hemp can offer:
- Can decrease risk of heart disease
- Plant-based protein
- Help with skin disorders
- Aid with digestion
This list is just a few of the many different benefits that hemp can offer you. But, did you know that hemp can also be made into everyday products that you are able to use to improve your day-to-day well being!
- Body lotions / shampoos
- …and so much more!
Some of the Best Hemp Products
All this talk about hemp has me itching to talk about the best products I have come across! I want to share with you the best hemp products to date:
#1 Charlotte’s Web CBD
Any of the CBD products that is recommended by Charlotte’s Web is hemp extracted at 100% safe and a wonder to use. I use many different products they offer ranging from the standard CBD oil tinctures, CBD sleep aid gummies,
If you are interested in checking out some of the CBD products, you should start here:
Those two products are ones that I have used and ones that I swear by. The CBD oil is basically an essential to your daily routine with all of the health benefits it has to offer.
In addition, if you have problem sleeping like I do, then the sleep aide gummies are a life-saver. They won’t knock you right out like a melatonin, but they definitely help you get into a deeper sleep and stay that way longer.
If you have more questions about the science of CBD, then be sure to read up on our beginners guide to CBD. There, we cover all the information you need to know about CBD and how it affects you.
#2 Biocomposites Group Hemp Terrafibre Grow Mats
BioComposites has an entire website dedicated to their products of Terrafibre grow mats You are able to grow microgreens, sprouts and even some other short rotation crops.
You can follow the links on their website to buy yours today, I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a growing mat. There are no plastics, only 100% biodegradable and compostable products!
I definitely think this is one of the cooler things that can be made completely from hemp, and that is very environmentally friendly to boot!
#3 Hemp Paper
Want to save the trees? Then, we need to use more hemp paper! That’s right, we can make perfectly fine paper that is just the same as the tree paper you know and love, all the while we can help save the planet!
Hemp paper has some of the following pros over tree paper:
- Faster growth time for hemp stalks vs trees
- Hemp can create as much paper in 1 acre than 4-10 acres of trees over 15 years
- Using hemp paper can help reduce deforestation
- Hemp paper is sturdier, and more durable than tree paper
So, for these reasons and many others that I might not even know about, using hemp paper seems like a no brainer!
Other Crazy Hemp Products That Actually Exist
I’ve talked about a few of the best hemp products, but now I want to show you some of the craziest hemp products that I came across while writing this blog.
All of these products are 100% real, and some of them you can even purchase right now, i’ll add some links for you to check them out!
Sandals Made of Hemp
That’s right, you can put hemp right on your feet and walk around!
Hemp beer? Yes please!
There is a brewing company in California offers an ale with toasted hemp seeds. It has won the Great International Beer & Cider competition in 2014! That should tell you that this beer is the real deal and will be delicious!
Cars Made of Hemp
Yeah, that’s a real thing!
Bruce Michael Dietzen, the founder of renew sports cars has created a sports car made entirely of hemp, and ministryofhemp got an interview with him.
You can read that article to learn a little more about the hemp made sports car, I just think it’s pretty cool!
Hemp Built Houses
First cars and now…houses? That’s right! You can build an entire house out of hemp!
Many of the benefits of building a house made of hemp is to help cut down on your energy bill thanks to the hemp acting as a thermodynamic insulator. It can also help with different things like allergies and other types of materials that can cause health problems.
Because of the zero construction wage when it comes to building a hemp house, maybe you will want to consider building a house of hemp in the future!