25 very random things you can make from hemp
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Hemp has been around for more than 10.000 years now. In this time, many impressive things have been made from it. Here are 25 of them:
Did you know that hemp could fuel the world? Hemp is the most cost-efficient and environmentally friendly fuel crop. Depending on processing, hemp can produce two different types of fuel – hemp biodiesel and hemp ethanol/methanol.
Hemp oil can be used as a base for non-toxic inks. And compared to more popular materials like soy, hemp ink requires minimal processing and dries faster.
Traditional carpeting is a big culprit of indoor pollution. The synthetic materials used to create the fibers are not only loaded with toxic chemicals but trap allergens, debris, and other pollutants. Hemp carpet on the other hand actually reduces indoor pollution. When made with eco-friendly materials, the carpet is also 100% biodegradable.
Hemp-based batteries can be made at 1/1000 of the cost of our current energy systems. They can also outperform current energy storing technologies. A replacement to hazardous and non-environmentally friendly battery units, hemp batteries could help heal our planet.
Hemp Seed oil is high in Vitamin A, C, and E while also being rich in amino acids, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. This unique composition of nutrients offers a number of benefits for our skin. In fact, hemp oil can reduce acne, slow aging, and clear pores just to name a few.
Did you know that hemp plastic is said to be 5 times stiffer and 2.5 times stronger than polypropylene (PP) plastic? Or, that hemp plastic doesn’t pose the health and safety risks associated with other plastic materials like glass fibers? Because the hemp plant is so diverse, there are many different types of hemp plastic; from infused plastic to 100% biodegradable hemp plastic.
Made from hemp seeds, hemp butter offers a rich nutty flavor. Its high fiber, protein, and magnesium content make it a healthy option for any diet. While hemp butter is available in some stores, it’s also very easy to make.
Nail polish that uses hemp oil helps build and repair the nails. The natural health properties of hemp oil contain Vitamin E, the central fatty acids, and protein – key to healthy nails.
Imagine a pair of jeans that was so durable you could wear them for years to come. In fact, these jeans not only got comfier with each wash, they also were odor and water-resistant. Say hello to hemp jeans.
Hemp fibers are strong and UV resistant. When used with other natural materials, hemp surfboards are 100% bio-derived.
Hemp seeds soaked and ground in water produce hemp milk. A creamy texture containing no dairy, hemp milk is a refreshing and tasty treat. One 8-ounce glass supplies the body with Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Iron and more. Unsweetened, vanilla, and even chocolate varieties are available.
Americans are estimated to throw out over 18 billion disposable diapers a year. Durable without being bulky, hemp diapers are a better alternative. The absorbent, breathable, and anti-microbial qualities of hemp fiber provide a comfortable fit while also being eco-friendly.
Although too dense to be used as baking flour on its own, hemp flour when used in combination with other flours, (one to four ratio recommended) supplies the body with a nutritious boost. Hemp flour is made from hemp seeds. Which means it is jam-packed with nutrients like fiber and essential omega fatty acids. Hemp flour can even be consumed by individuals with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance.
Love tofu but not a fan of soybeans? Hemp tofu may be the answer. Using the same processing techniques as regular tofu, hemp tofu simply replaces the soybeans for hemp seeds. While not quite the same texture as tofu, hemp tofu offers an incredible nutritional profile.
Hemp hearts or hemp seeds can be incorporated into chocolate. Creating a treat that is delicious as it is nutritious, this is one snack you can eat worry free. You can even make your own hemp chocolate snack in a few simple steps!
Hemp’s resistant and long-lasting fibers are an ideal material for sneakers. Lightweight and breathable, hemp sneakers are comfortable, even when the temperatures are rising. Every year, on April 20th (4/20), leading national brands come out with limited hemp shoes. There’s actually various brands that now offer hemp shoes, ranging from boarder shoes to Converse.
Here’s an edition from Adidas:
Hemp seed oil is a great option for painting porous surfaces like raw wood. Quickly absorbed into the surface, hemp oil creates a durable finish. It also dries quickly, making for an ideal varnish material.
Beer and hemp are the perfect match. That’s because hops and cannabis are essentially botanical cousins. There are now a handful of breweries around the country that use hemp to make cannabis-infused beer. Of course, the brew won’t be psychoactive, but the hemp does give it an interesting, weed-y flavor.
It turns out that hemp can be used to make some highly effective sunscreen. The plant isn’t actually blocking UV rays, but it works as a great base for zinc oxide, which does block the sun. On top of that, hemp is good for your skin, adding a little extra benefit to using hemp-based sunscreen.
Colorado Gold Distillery developed a the first US vodka that is fermented and distilled with hemp. With a 40% alcohol content, critics claim it to be a smooth and mellow drink. One reviewer says “A smooth, character rich vodka with appealing fruitiness.”
An entrepreneur in Florida built a sports car out of hemp. Called the Renew Sports Cars, this hemp car comes out to be 4.7X greener than even an electric car. Similar to Henry Ford’s car, this car’s exterior is all made from hemp plastic and it runs on hemp biofuel.
Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castille Soap has been proven to be as effective in cleaning your clothes as other conventional brands. The added benefit of Dr. Bronner’s is that it is non-toxic and hypoallergenic.
Hemp towels are known for their hypoallergenic, antibacterial properties, fast drying and durability. They’re great to use even for the most sensitive skin, they’re firm yet soft and nice to use. If you’d want to try one, check our e-shop right here.
Toilet paper creates a massive amount of paper waste, and people in the U.S. create more TP waste than almost anyone else. So why should we be using trees for this? Unfortunately, nobody is mass-producing hemp TP yet in the U.S., but a recent investigation found some brands for sale on the international marketplace Alibaba. It’s probably only a matter of time before hemp toilet paper makes it to the U.S. in a big way.
That’s right, coffins! There’s a company in Australia which makes coffins out of hemp, and though the designs are simple they say that buyers like to decorate them for their loved ones. Unlike traditional coffins, hemp coffins will biodegrade, and allow the body inside to gently return to the earth.
…And that’s only 25 of thousands of other products. We work to promote hemp in all industries and remind you that using hemp:
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