Hemp & all you need to know about it

Hemp is getting a lot of attention of late because of its perceived health benefits. Hemp’s complicated history may be discouraging for people who want to reap the beneficial aspects of this plant. But here is my attemt to make it simple for you – Hemp, also known as ‘industrial hemp’, is a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis Sativa and historical records trace its origins to the Himalayan region in Asia. My first conscious consumption of infact this year, when i traveled to Binsar, Himachal Pradesh where my taste buds lead me to try the local cuisine- part of which was bhan ki chutney. I was curious to know more, i was educated by locals on how it has been part of the land and it’s food forever. I researched, spoke to brands and found it was available in abundance and in all ways possible gifting us with all it natural benefits.

Hemp can also be a bit confusing—how is it different from marijuana? Hemp comes from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, which is a variety similar to the marijuana plant but very different in terms of the compounds it contains. Marijuana contains relatively high levels of THC, the compound responsible for the mind-altering effects of the plant. While hemp is a related plant, it has very low levels of THC. (It needs to have less than 0.3 percent THC to be grown legally.) The flowers, stems, and leaves of the hemp plant, however, do contain CBD. CBD is a compound thought to have health benefits but without the mind-altering effects of THC.

Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is cultivated for making a wide range of products including foods, health products, fabric, rope, natural remedies, and much more. The various parts of the hemp plant are used to make different products.

Here is how you can include Hemp in your daily life through application and consumption

Hemp seeds, Hemp hearts, Hemp flour

Hemp Seeds are edible and are considered highly nutritious with a high concentration of soluble and insoluble fiber, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for heart health and skin health. Hemp is grown for non-drug use because it contains only trace amounts of THC (the psychoactive component of the marijuana plant that is responsible for getting a person high).The seeds can be pressed to create hemp seed oil or ground up and mixed with water to create hemp milk. Hemp hearts, have a very high anti-oxidant effect and are believed to improve heart health and reduce symptoms of ailments related to skin and joints. These seeds can be added to your meals as a whole or consumed in the form of powder for a well-balanced diet. Toss them into smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, salads, soups, stews, dips, and dressings, or using them in baked goods like muffins. Hemp flour results from removing hemp oil from hemp seed.

HEMP Magic Potion is packed fresh into zero waste glass bottles which can be reused or recycled completely. This Hemp potion can be used as hair conditioner, skin moisturizer and can also be consumed in salads and more. Studies found that hempseed oil may improve dry, itchy skin and help symptoms of eczema, reducing the need for prescription medication

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Hemp Oil

Hemp Seed Oil (also called hempseed oil) comes from the seeds of the hemp plant; it is made by cold-pressing hemp seeds. Hempseed oil differs from CBD oil in that CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis plant and then combined with a base oil (such as coconut, MCT, or olive oil). Hempseed oil, which comes from the seeds only—and not from a hemp variety of the Cannabis plant itself—does not contain any psychoactive properties (such as those from THC which cause a person to get high). Hemp oil has incredible health benefits and is used in foods for its high level of healthy nutrients such as -Proteins, Essential fatty acids (EFAs), Minerals (such as zinc, magnesium, calcium, iron, and more), and Antioxidants (such as Vitamin E). Hemp oil can be used as a cooking oil and, just like any other type of healthy oil, can be added to foods such as salads, dips, and spreads.

CBD Oil – Your skin – the largest organ of the body as well as the cause of so many woes. Be it dryness, acne or inflammation, the list doesn’t end. Skin Health from CannaReleaf™ is your one-stop solution for these skin woes and much more. This oil respects the integrity of your skin and works to reinforce the skin barrier from the base up. CannaReleaf™ Skin Health is a mighty mix of CBD rich Cannabis extract and 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. This nutritious and rich combo helps heal and fortify the skin barrier. CBD works perfectly well with all skin types. The calming and soothing effect it has on the skin helps reduce inflammation, soothe dry skin and even acne. Coconut oil helps elevate the moisturizing properties by sealing all the goodness into your skin without any side effects.

Order from – bohecolife.com

Hemp Skincare

Hemp Face Wash Hemp, Tea Tree & Neem Organic Face Wash for acne-prone skin – This nourishing cleanser is well-suited for oily skin types, Rich in oils such as Safflower Seed and Hemp help balance and nourish the skin. Flavonoids found in plant oils such as Neem oil and in essential oils such as Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and Tea Tree oils in this help repair free radical damage, soothe inflammations and leaves it nourished.

Hemp Facial Oil – Frankincense & Hemp Facial Oil for acne-prone skin – This facial oil is rejuvenating and nourishing for the skin. Enriched with plant oils such as Hemp Seed, Safflower Seed, and Argan oils, it protects and moisturises the skin without clogging the pores. It soothes the skin and also stimulates blood circulation

Order from – juicychemistry.com

Hemp for Hair

Conditioner – Viva La Sativa Deep Conditioner – Extremely hydrating, and just what i need post my beautiful shampoo bar. My hair thanks me for treating it right and isn’t frizzy anymore. This deep conditioner is helping me repair the damage hair and restoring it to its natural goodness. With main ingredients like kokum butter and hemp seed oil this is great to fight hair fall, have detangled & shiny hair and it also boosts scalp health.

Shampoo Bar – Viva La Sativa Shampoo Bar for Damage Hair – for some reason, life feels a whole lot better when you’re having a totally rad hair day. This shampoo bar from Switchfix co helps has damage repairing formula that deeply nourishes your scalp and hair. The hemp seed oil in this penetrates the hair shaft while moringa brings in oxygen to the roots to improve hair strength and elasticity.

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Hemp Lip Balm- The Peppermint lip balm provides long-lasting moisture to your lips & provides year-round protection. Blanket your lips with all-natural products and their goodness! Wonderful even for summer months when you can enjoy its cooling effect.  It has an all-natural ingredients and no chemicals, mint tingle that cools down your lips. Enriched with Hemp seed oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Almond Oil, Vitamin ‘E’ Oil, Cocoa Butter, Peppermint Essential Oil that keeps lips hydrated and nourished.

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Hemp Clothing

Handcrafted using luxurious 100% Hemp fabric, this white shirt is antimicrobial and protects you from up to 95% UV rays. I got this from Hyderabad based Hemp Brand – Hemis that celebrates humanity’s timeless connection with Mother Nature. They offer exquisitely crafted products of Indian craftsmanship with cutting edge organic & natural materials like Lotus, Aloe Vera, Milk, Soya, Hemp, Orange, Corn, Rose and more.

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Hemp Stationary

Daily Planner – This planner is made with 50 pages of extremely sustainable 100% Hemp papers in it’s natural, unbleached colour with gold foil print

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Hope you enjoyed reading and getting to know this, it took me a couple of months to do my research, get all made in India brands together, try and then share this with you all. All the products have backlinks to the page where you can shop directly and also have website links for you to explore these wonderfull brands that have a lot more to offer in Hemp and more.

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Go ‘Natural’ with Just Herbs

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Just Herbs is a brand that signifies simplicity and purity, just like their name. They are an all-natural brand that uses ancient Indian wisdom combined with purest of herbs and plant extracts to create their effective products. Tried and tested, Just Herbs offers a line of pure, bespoke, and Ayurvedic results-driven skincare products. The fact that I like about the brand the most is that they give full ingredients disclosure.


To stay clear of everything your natural skin is not used to
With – Silk splash Neem-Orange Re hydrant Ayurvedic Face Wash
Well it’s the most basic rule, when I wake up in the morning, I don’t even use a face wash, I splash a lot of water when in shower and then spray some rose water and go straight for toner and sunscreen. It the later part if the day when I need to use the facewash. Once post lunch just give a sense of freshness and one once before bed time to clear of all-day creams, pollution and ready for a bed time routine. This face wash from just herbs has Chandan, Honey, Neem and Aloe Vera. Three to four drops of it leaves my skin fresh, its mild and suitable for all skin types. Calendula another important ingredient acts as natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent with sun radiation protective properties.
Goodness of 100 ml at 445

Use sunscreen and stay away from the most common skin problems
With – No Sun Jojoba-Wheatgerm Moisturizing Sun Protection Gel
I am sure there is an entire rule book that says how important sunscreen is, and If you still don’t know why? (I mean how can you not??) let me list out the basics- regular use of sunscreen avoids premature aging, keeps your skin tone even, protects from sunburns freckles and no matter what type of skin you have, if you stay indoors or outdoors, use the SUNSCREEN. I was way tired by number game with SPF’s, I mean what is it with SPF 20, 40 and 50+, I decided to go natural and this one from just herbs is moisturizing sunscreen. Just a few drops and it leaves your skin dewy. It has has ingredients like Shea Butter, Jojoba, Wheatgerm and Grape-seed oil along with Green tea extract and Aloe Vera.
Goodness of 100 ml at ₹645

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Get rid of the tan, it will leave you looking a shade lighter, fresh and glowing
With – Petalsoft Antitan Rose Face Pack
I use this thrice a week, especially the day I have used make up, I cleanse my face, use this pack until dry, wash it off, splash some rose water followed by Aloe Vera gel and my night moisturizer. I totally love this pack, on days my skin feels dry I add a tad bit of grape juice or honey that further adds glow to my skin. I have grown up seeing ladies in my house use multani mitti, it’s been a blessing throughout my teens. With more things to juggle, full time job, blogging, styling and travelling I really don’t have patience to shop for ingredients, grind them, make a paste and use it every day (call me lazy if you may) This is pack is a real gift, it’s all in there, ready to use, leaving my face rejuvenated, oil free, smooth and fresh.
Goodness of 150 gms at ₹525

Stay fresh on the go
With- Steam Distilled Rose water Facial Mist
Why not when you can? The rose water toner by just herbs is 100% Natural and alcohol free. That is all I needed to pick the bottle up. But let’s give you more, on daily basis we do so many things, we may not have time to apply that soothing aloe vera gel, cucumber on our eyes or rub ice for that fresh glow. But what we can is is use this easy spray on toner and mist, that helps balances skin’s pH, tightens pores and reduces oiliness and most important hydrates and revitalize skin. I carry this in my bag, spray it 2 to 3 times a day, use it in face packs, post face packs, I even use it over my make up just before I step out of the house (I have even sprayed it on my body before people, as it leaves a fantastic aroma of roses)
Goodness of 110ml at ₹445

Take care of your skin early for lasting effects and glowing years
With: Blemfree Anti Blemish Night Cream
I have had blemishes since my teens, I have no idea where they came from and no idea when they will be going. The blemish cream by Just Herbs is enhanced with skin lightening botanicals. This special formulation helps to fade darkened skin patches, sun spots and freckles. I wouldn’t say my blemishes have disappeared, but I really like this product and have been using this for my night routine before moisturizing more like a gel, it has helped me get over pimple marks, sun spots and definitely helped with discoloration a bit. I am going to go on and use it for another month before I come up with a final verdict.
Goodness at 895

Everyone needs an elixir

With- Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir Facial Serum

I have gifted this product to my mom, and must say she is happy about it. She uses it during bedtime, before her moisturizer. She swears she wakes up with a very refreshed and rejuvenated glow. The multi-tasking Elixir face serum is a synergistic blend of treasured Indian herbs and acts as an excellent botanical replacement for a traditional chemically derived Vitamin C serum. This face serum nourishes and restores a natural glow and youthfulness to tired, ageing and pigmented skin. With my mom raving so much about it, I am going to pick another one on my next visit to the store.

Goodness of 15 ml at ₹1,125

All the products by Just herbs are free from petrochemicals, parabens, SLS/SLES PEG/PPG, Genetically modified ingredients (GMO) and other harmful synthetic ingredients. You can order online – www.justherbs.inOr visit the store and experience the range for yourself- Just herbs at Autmn Leaf Café, Jubilee Hills and Forum Sujana Mall.

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