When someone mentions hemp, what do you think about it? Do you think of hemp flowers for smoking? Of hemp oil for cooking? Hemp is a very versatile plant; it can be made into many things and used in many different ways.
Most people will know of its medical uses and may also be aware of its use in body care products such as lotions and moisturizing products. You may need to be aware of its use in plastics, fuels, and clothing.
Below, we will discuss some of the uses of hemp and how it could fit into your day to help use more biodegradable and planet-friendly options.
Hemp can be eaten. In its seed form, you can eat hemp, either ground or whole. You can also eat sprouted hemp seed, which would be more typically used in a salad rather than eaten like other, more well-known seeds. You may find great options on Joy’s organic hemp gummies.
You can also use hemp seeds to make hemp milk and hemp oil. Hemp oil is high in unsaturated fats and is made by cold-pressing the seeds. Unrefined, the oil is dark in color and nutty in flavor, so it would be a substitute for someone who cannot have nuts.
Hemp oil should not contain THC, which is more typically found in the flower; however, in some countries, hemp cannot be consumed unless it can be proved that there is no more than 0.3% THC concentration.
It is worth bearing this in mind, as some states and counties do not allow THC to be consumed. Refined hemp oil is clearer and colorless in appearance, with little to no flavor.
Body Care Products
Hemp can be used in different body and skin care products. Usually, refined hemp oil is used as the base for these products. In hemp seed oil, there are high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, which can have anti-inflammatory properties.
For this reason, you will often find hemp oil in creams and lotions to help with skin conditions such as eczema and to reduce redness and irritation after shaving. You will also find some after-sun products that contain hemp oil, as it can help the skin repair damage caused by the sun.
Hemp body products can be very hydrating to the skin, which can help you if you work a job where you have to wash your hands a lot, whether outside or in cold environments. Having creams containing hemp will help lock the moisture into your skin and repair any damage done.
As previously mentioned, hemp oil, like those used in many body care products, does not contain cannabinoids, which can be found in the plant. There are no cannabinoids because the products are made from refined oil.
Refined oil will have all of the cannabinoid chemicals removed or processed out. Using hemp products will not give you the feeling of being high or any of the other benefits you can get from the hemp flower.
Clothing And Paper
Hemp can also be used in its fibrous form to help create paper, clothes, and biodegradable plastics. Clothes and bags can be created using hemp, such as a hessian bag. Hessian products are those spun using hemp fibers.
Hemp fibers can last longer than cotton; however, they are not as soft, so many people choose not to use hemp fibers for clothing. However, many people will buy a hessian bag, whether for carrying their shopping or as a purse for going to the beach.
Using hemp fibers means that the bag will last you a long time; these bags are also stronger than their cotton counterpart, meaning that you can carry more and wash the bags without any lasting damage.
Hemp plastic is an environmental alternative to traditional plastics. Due to being made from the hemp plant, it is not widely used. Due to the plant being used more for its cannabinoid properties, a lot of things are still unknown, and many countries are unable to make hemp plastic due to legal problems.
However, Hemp plastic is biodegradable and would be a fantastic replacement for more traditional plastics.
Using The Hemp Flower
There are, of course, uses for the hemp flower in some countries. If you are lucky enough to be in a country or state where you have laws allowing you to use cannabinoids, then you will be able to find some of the products created from the hemp plant and flower.
If you do not want to have a feeling of being high, you can choose to use CBD; this chemical compound can be found in different forms and can help with a range of things, from helping with sleep trouble to managing pain and mental health problems.
CBD can be used in some countries and states that still have laws against cannabinoids. CBD can still be used because it has more medicinal uses than side effects that can cause feelings of loss of control, such as being high.
If you are in a state that allows it, you can also buy THC gummies and products like Joy’s organic hemp gummies. These gummies do contain THC in varying levels and flavors, depending on what you prefer.
As mentioned, this will give you a high-like feeling, unlike the CBD. If you prefer not to have this feeling, you can also buy CBD gummies from Joy’s Organics; it all depends on what you are looking for.
When starting to use gummies or any other CBD or THC-containing products, it is always best to start with a low dose and work up. A lower starting dose gives you the chance to control how you feel and what effect the gummies or other products have on you. It also decreases the chance of any unwelcome side effects.
Hemp as a seed and as a plant has a variety of different uses; however, this has not been tested or used to its full extent due to laws and issues with using and producing this THC-containing plant.
In coming years, it is hoped that more hemp-containing plastics and more clothes or products containing the fibers will be more affordable and accessible due to laws and views changing. Using something safer for the environment and biodegradable may become more welcome in more places as time goes on.
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