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Hemp... Nature's Beauty Secret

By Leatha Martin, Cimarron Day Spa


HEMP IS, QUITE SIMPLY, nature’s beauty secret — and the secret is in the seed. Hemp seed oil and extract offer many benefits useful in personal care products. The reason hemp is so effective is largely because of the essential fatty acids (EFAs) it contains. More than 75% of the EFAs in hemp seed oil are poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties.

Hemp seed oil contains what is considered to be an ideal ratio of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids — 3:1, perfectly matching the needs of the human body. In addition to the EFAs hemp seed provides, it is also one of the earth’s richest sources of amino acids. Along with the EFAs, these two components are responsible for keratin formation, the primary protein that gives your hair structural integrity.

Facts on hemp

The hulled hempseed does not contain any THC. THC is normally stored in the fleshy parts of the plant, especially the leaves. None is contained in the seeds, flowers, or roots of the plant.

Hemp seed can be processed, much like soy, into many nutritious foods and cosmetic ingredients. Hemp seed is far more nutritious than even soybean oil and though it contains less total protein, it is far more digestible to humans.

Hemp seed contains, on average: 25% protein, 30% carbohydrates, 15% insoluble fiber, 30% oil, the nutrients carotene, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc, and the vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Hemp seed also is one of the few seeds to contain Omega-6 and Omega-3 Linoleic acid, commonly found in fish and useful to the immune system.

Hemp oil has been found to be a highly nutritious, essential hair and skin aid for protection, growth and anti-aging. Hemp has excellent healing and moisturizing properties.

Hemp lotion is made up of hemp seed oil, organic aloe vera, soy proteins, and a variety of natural scents. It is safe for the earth, safe for the body, and smells wonderful. Try using hemp lotion and compare it to the drugstore bought lotions of the past. You will see amazing results and experience a whole new way to moisturize your skin. 

 

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