The cultivation of hemp began more than 10,000 years ago in the region that is modern day Taiwan. Perhaps the first agricultural crop, hemp served as the foundation of sustainable civilization. Ancient farmers found that hemp was an ideal crop for conditioning their soil. The leaves would fall to the ground and create fertilizer that replenished nitrogen, nutrients, and oxygen in the soil, allowing farmers to rotate other crops such as corn and legumes into their plots with ease. The land also benefitted from the hemp plant’s ability to absorb excess water from runoff. The plant grows to between 10-20 feet tall and provides shade protection to other crops and livestock. The hemp plant grows a vast root system that provides a mesh-like layer of support to other plants’ root systems during moderate flooding and wind. — from Charlotte’s Web
Hemp seed oil (cannabis sativa) can be used up to 100% in body oils or included in body or facial oil carrier blends at 10-20%.
Oil appearance: green – light to dark
Good for the following skin types: mature skin, combination skin, dry or damaged skin, or with psoriasis.
Therapeutic conditions it treats: inflammation, dryness, toning, balancing
Used in: body oils, face oils, balms, ointments, gels, hair care
good conditioner for dry hair
good for the following types of hair: oily, fragile, Afro-centered, for those with hair loss
Hemp & Argan Oil Hair Treatment Recipe
Author: Militza Maury | littlegreendot.com
- Hemp Seed Oil
- Argan Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- dark glass bottle
Use a small, dark bottle to better help preserve the oils.
Fill it with your blend: two parts hemp seed oil, one part argan oil
Add in a few drops of rosemary essential oil, 5-10 drops for every 1/4 cup of oil blend.
How to use:
–On clean hair (not covered in product), begin at the scalp. Give yourself a good massage with the oil – take your time here! We tend to focus on the hair, but healthy hair begins at the scalp!
–Work the oil down onto the strands
–Tie your hair up in a bun, or braid. Allow to sit for 20 minutes or overnight
–Wash as normal
–You can use a tiny small amount onto dry hair to help tame frizz
–You can also use this blend for your skin! It’s multi-use and rosemary is often used in anti-aging care products for its antioxidants – so you’ll get lot’s of great use with this! Dab it around your eyes, use it on cuticles or even as an all-over nighttime moisturizer.