It is becoming increasingly common to see cosmetic products produced with hemp oil and hemp wax, as opposed to synthetic alternatives, and it is fair to say that there are a number of benefits to using this natural product. However, many consumers are unaware of what hemp oil and hemp wax are, so they don’t know to look out for it when shopping for new cosmetic products such as hand soaps and homeware products such as candles. Find out more about the benefits of using hemp in cosmetics and homewares.
Simply put, our unique hemp wax is made from hemp seed oil and hemp oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds which, as you may expect, are the seed of the hemp plant. Whilst the hemp plant is considered controversial because it is a variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant species, which is most commonly known for making the drug cannabis, it is completely safe and legal to use in a number of different products, including cosmetic and homeware products.
If you’re wondering the benefits of using hemp in cosmetics and homewares, we have looked into two of the biggest benefits of hemp; the environmental benefits and the skin benefits.
Environmental benefits of hemp
Hemp is actually one of the most environmentally friendly ingredients known, which can’t be said for the vast majority of synthetic ingredients and other oils such as soy. Many people don’t realise, but the hemp plant is one of the most sustainable plants on the planet and it can be grown very quickly in large quantities without the use of pesticides and other harmful chemicals.
It is thought that hemp may even be able to help clean the environment as well through something called ‘Bioremediation’, which is undeniably beneficial. On top of this, hemp plants are also known for consuming surprisingly high levels of carbon dioxide and they are even more effective than trees in this regard.
Due to the fact that almost every single part of the hemp plant can be used to make a vast range of different products too, from cosmetics to textiles, there is very limited waste from these plants, if any at all.
For your peace of mind, here at Twoodle, we produce our own hemp wax in our London workshop using hemp seed oil which is grown and produced in England. This helps us to ensure that our company’s carbon footprint is low and we are continually working hard to limit how much damage our products cause to the environment.
Skin benefits of hemp
Alongside the environmental benefits of hemp, there are also a number of benefits to using hemp cosmetic products on your skin too. Aside from the obvious that the vast majority of the time it is always better to use products with natural ingredients on your skin as opposed to those packed full of synthetic ingredients, research indicates lots of other benefits too.
Due to the fact that hemp oil contains high levels of fatty acids, like omega 3 and omega 6, it is thought that cosmetic products made with hemp oil can be effective in treating common skin conditions such as acne and eczema. However, it goes without saying that you should always speak to a professional dermatologist before using something new on sensitive skin.
It is also thought that the fatty acids in hemp products such as hand soaps, lotions, lip balms and oils, can also help to soothe and restore the skin. Many even say that hemp helps to keep their skin hydrated, plumper and younger-looking. The natural ingredient is also often described as an emollient, which is a substance that makes the skin look and feel much smoother.
Some experts are also exploring the fact that hemp oil has anti-inflammatory properties which may be able to help relieve skin inflammation, but more research is required in this regard.
Overall Benefits Of Using Hemp In Cosmetics and Homewares
All in all, it is fair to say that when you’re purchasing cosmetic products or homeware products, it is always worthwhile looking at the ingredients and searching for hemp oil or hemp wax. It isn’t uncommon for people to purchase body care products and home scent products without looking at the ingredients, but making this part of your buying routine can be more beneficial than you may initially think and it is undeniably worthwhile doing. The benefits of using hemp in cosmetics and homewares make it worth your while!
Here at Twoodle, our hemp hand soaps and hemp candles are handmade with our unique 100% natural formula using a range of essential oil blends. In addition to this, our products are also cruelty-free and vegan friendly, not to mention 100% plastic-free too, so you can always purchase from us in confidence. Whenever you’re looking for eco-friendly soap, candles, room diffusers, and other similar products, be sure to check out our website. It couldn’t be easier to fill your home with items that are brilliant for both the environment and your skin.