Cannabis sativa, also known as Hemp, was originally used for fabrics, paper, pottery, and medicines as far back as 8000 BCE. Evolving from Northern China at the dawn of civilization and is believed to be the first cultivated fiber plant. Unfortunately, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 outlawed Hemp cultivation in the United States. Sometime later in 2014, President Obama signed a version of the Farm Bill that established the Hemp Pilot Program, allowing certain research institutions to cultivate and study hemp. And in 2018, hemp was officially legalized on the federal level.
Now that we know a bit of History about one of the nation's favorite crops, we can go into detail about how beneficial hemp seed oil is for you skin!
Hemp seed oil in cold process soap is great for oily acne prone skin. This oil has incredible anti-inflammatory properties because it contains a specific omega-6 fatty acid called GLA (Gamma-linolenic acid) this fatty acid has been proven to help reduce a large amount of skin disorders such as Porosis, eczema, acne etc...
Here at H.C we are looking into dedicating hemp into most of our cold process soaps in our natural collection, this collection is marketed towards people who suffer from sensitive skin, dry skin, oily acne prone skin, and other skin conditions such as eczema.