Published on June 4th, 2019 | by Alicia Silverstone
Happy hemp history week! I love using hemp, I’ve been a fan for over two decade. This plant is seriously special, it’s uses are extremely versatile and it’s environmental impact is low. When I did a collaboration with EcoTools, all our cosmetic bags were made of hemp. I still use these to this day! Besides using it as fabric to make clothes; hemp is also a great source of complete protein with ten amino acids, omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, and iron (hemp milk, protein, seeds!). It can also be used to make cosmetics, building materials, and auto parts (for real)!
During Hemp History Week, there will be events happening all over the country, designed to renew support for hemp farming in the U.S. and to educate elected officials about the economic benefits of growing non-drug, industrial hemp on American soil. Read more about the campaign to get involved!
In honor of this hemp history week, I’m sharing some of my favorite hemp-based items below.
Hemp oil has valuable super omega-3 (SDA) and super omega-6 (GLA), which can help the body metabolize fat. You can use hemp oil in smoothies, salads, vegetables, and sometimes pasta dishes. It’s delicious on salads!
Wonderseed’s sweet orange shampoo includes a yummy blend of organic hemp seed oil with other natural ingredients like licorice root extract, jasmine blossom extract, orange essential oil, cocoa butter and more. They also have this in a conditioner version.
When I was in Hawaii with Bear last year, he got really excited about the hemp this backpack and I couldn’t resist getting for him. I intended to borrow it but in actuality I’ve been using it everyday!
These nutrient packed hemp hearts are a healthy addition to smoothies, salads, rice bowls, more. They are delicious! Per serving, there’s 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of omega-3 and omega-6 per 30-gram! We use these seeds to make fresh hemp milk!
What hemp products are you loving? Will you be celebrating hemp history week?
Top Photo by Manitoba Harvest