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Oh My! Hemp in the Meadow

October 6, 2010

Oh My! Hemp in the Meadow Soap

 

 Hemp!  You can eat it, you can wear it, you can make soap and cosmetics with it, but you can’t grow it here in the States.  Hemp is a  fast growing  agricultural crop that is  gentle on the land, requires no chemicals and produces more fiber yield per acre than any other source.  Studies in Poland show evidence that hemp is an excellent plant to remove metals and toxins from the soil.  

Hemp, which as been cultivated since 8000 B.C.,  was  grown widely by colonial farmers including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.  It was considered to be ones duty to grow hemp for the American economy.   The Declaration of Independence was written on it and the Gutenberg Bible was printed on it.  

In the 1980’s researchers developed an enzymatic process to successfully remove lignin from the hemp fiber without compromising its strength for many uses:  including textiles, energy generation, paper, construction, bio-plastics, food, cosmetics and more.  

Hemp in cosmetics has excellent moisturizing properties,  has excellent glide without being greasy.  It penetrates quickly; it’s one of dryest natural oils available and it’s   high in Essential Fatty Acids.   

So what is the problem?  Hemp and marijuana are both Cannabis Sativa, but  hemp has very little alkaloid content and cannot be used as a drug.   So why can’t the American farmer grow it?   Hemp and marijuana look the same, but surely our Drug Enforcement Agency can tell the difference?    

 Magellan’s Gift hemp seed oil is sourced from Canada.   The Oh My! Hemp in the Meadow Soap is scented with lemongrass essential oil.   The soap is swirled in a zebra pattern and some are zebras with spots. 

Enjoy!

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