North American Hemp Company Refreshing Body Wash Gel - 11.56 oz (342 mL)
North American Hemp Company Refreshing Body Wash Gel starts your day off on the right foot with this refreshing blend of hemp oil and ginseng extracts. North American Hemp Company Refreshing Body Wash Gel invigorates your skin and awakens your senses. North American Hemp Company Refreshing Body Wash Gel cleanses your skin in perfect moisture balance with this formula rich in green tea and chamomile.
- All Natural Formula
- Sulfate Free
- Paraben and DEA Free
- Cruelty Free and Vegan
- Contains Certified Organic hemp see oil
Hemp and the Environment
Hemp grown for the production of biomass fuels can provide all of our gas, oil and coal energy needs and end dependency on fossil fuels. Hemp results in a 95.5% fuel-to-feed ratio when used for pyrolysis the thermochemical process that converts organic matter into fuel. Biomass has a heating value of up to 8,000 BTU/lb., with virtually no residual sulphur or ash during combustion. Biomass fuels offer a clean alternative to fossil fuels. No sulphur oxides are released, either during pyrolysis or combustion. A closed CO2 system is created. According to Stanley Manahan, «Environmental Chemistry», biomass fuels would not result in any net CO2 being added to the atmosphere.
Hemp is the number one producer of biomass per acre in the world. Biomass energy expert Lynn Osburn estimates that 1.5 to 3.5 million acres of hemp would replace all of Canada's fossil fuel demands.
From 75% to 90% of all paper was made with hemp fiber until the late 1800's. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Bulletin #404 outlined a process for the production of paper using pulp and demonstrated that hemp could replace 40% to 70% of all tree pulp paper, including corrugated boxes, computer paper and paper bags.
An acre of hemp will produce as much pulp for paper as 4.1 acres of trees over a 20 year period. The hemp paper -making process requires no dioxin-producing chlorine bleach and uses 75% to 85% less sulphur-based acid. Hemp paper is suitable for recycle use 7 to 8 times, compared with 3 times for wood pulp paper.
Hemp produces the strongest, most durable natural soft-fiber on earth. Until the 1820's, up to 80% of all textiles and fabrics for clothes, canvas, linens and cordage were made principally from hemp. Hemp cloth is stronger, more durable, warmer and more absorbent than cotton. Best of all grown in Canada, cotton cannot. An acre of land will produce 2 to 3 times as much fiber as cotton, about 1,000 Ibs. of fiber per acre.
Hemp grown in most parts of Canada will require no herbicide, fungicide or insecticide applications. Up to ½ of all agricultural pesticides used in North America are applied to the cotton crop.Natural, organic hemp fiber breathes and is recyclable, unlike petroleum-based synthetic fibers. A fully mature hemp plant may contain 1/2 of its dry-weight in seed. Hemp seed has an oil content of 34 % more than any other seed. Hemp seed oil is second only to whale oils in its quality and has the same burning qualities and viscosity as #2 grade heating oil without any of the sulphur-based pollutants. Once hemp seed oil has been extracted, the remaining seed cake is second only to soya bean for protein content and is an excellent source of nutrition for either farm animals or humans.
Nutrition for the Skin
Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil and Skin
Readily absorbed and penetrates deeply into your skin to provide:
- A smoother, more youthful and healthy skin.
- Moisturization that improves softness & smoothness to reduce fine lines, stretch marks and abrasions.
- Anti-inflammatory and soothing effects reduce the symptoms of acne, psoriasis, eczema and Fibromyalgia skin related problems.
Formulated for all skin types, North American Hemp Co. products can actually help minimize visible signs of biological and environmental aging by nourishing, restoring and balancing the skin.
Because its Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) profile so closely resembles the skin's natural lipids, hemp seed oil instantly counteracts the effects of dehydration, a condition that can produce wrinkles and other signs of aging. Hemp seed oil penetrates deeply into the tissue to soothe and help heal dry skin and minor burns. Hemp Seed Oil softens and promotes flexibility by working between surface cells, helping to lubricate, reduce flaking and revive the skin's intercellular structure.
Studies have shown that the anti inflammatory properties of hemp seed oil's Essential Fatty Acids can further aid in the healing of minor skin abrasions and acne. Studies also show that polyunsaturated Essential Fatty Acids, when topically applied, can alleviate skin conditions such as neurodermatitus, dry skin, atopic eczema and psoriasis. These studies have specifically shown cracking or scaling reversed by skin care products containing these omega-6 fatty acids. Additionally, the proven anti inflammatory properties of these Essential Fatty Acids can aid in healing and improving the appearance of sun-damaged and aging skin.
Essential Fatty Acids
Hemp oil is one of the few oils that is rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). Essential Fatty Acids are fats that the body requires for healthy cells but cannot manufacture by itself. EFAs include Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs), Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9, Linoleic Acid and Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA).
In cosmetic testing, EFAs have been shown to play a preventive role in the skin aging process. The outflow of moisture from the body is regulated by a barrier which the skin forms to protect itself from the external environment. EFAs, particularly Omega-6 and GLA, preserve the "barrier function" of cell membranes. Skin which is deficient in these nutrients allows more moisture loss and can show dryness and loss of elasticity. PUFAs have also been shown to prevent skin dryness and to help restore damaged skin to normal.
Due to its rich content of Essential Fatty Acids, hemp seed oil is a perfect choice for skin, hair & lip care.
Amino acids play an important role in women’s health issues & are important to nearly every chemical process in the body that affects physical and mental function.
Hemp is an excellent source of protein. It boasts a complete spectrum of natural organic proteins, with all 20 amino acids used in the human body, including all eight essential amino acids. The proteins found in hemp are similar to proteins found in the human body. This is important because hemp provides the correct amino acids in the right quantities to help our bodies make the proteins it needs. Hemp is also free of oligosaccharides, the component that can cause gas and upset stomach.
Vitamins and Minerals
Hemp seed oil also provides an adequate supply of antioxidants (Vitamin E), B1, B2, B3, & C, carotene (precursor to Vitamin A), phytosterols, phospholipids and a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, along with modest amounts of iron and zinc. Hemp seed oil also provides a good source of chlorophyll.
Nutrition for the Hair
Hemp seed oil in hair care products provide rich omega-3, 6, & 9 Essential Fatty Acids, nutrients proven to help maintain beautiful and healthy hair. Although hair is not a living part of your body, it is still important to know that healthy, shiny hair is supported by the scalp's natural lubricating oils.
The production of these oils known as sebum, decreases with age, so increasing your intake of omega-3 is a vital first step in your hair care regime. Hemp seeds also contain essential amino acids which can help individuals who suffer from excess sebum production known as seborrhea. Equally important is using hemp seed oil externally. This will restore moisture and will add shine and managebility to your hair.
Hemp has excellent healing and moisturizing properties. Because of its Essential Fatty Acids profile, hemp seed oil instantly counteracts the effects of degreasing and dehydration, conditions that produce dry hair and scalp. In addition to improving the structural quality of the hair, hemp seed oil's high lipid content helps increase elasticity, volume, combability and shine.
Hemp History Timetable (8,000 BC - Present)
Hemp is the ancient, eco-friendly fiber of the future. For over 10,000 years, hemp has been used for textiles, paper, building materials, fuel, food and personal care products. Hemp can be grown with little or no toxic chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Throughout history hemp has been grown all over the world. The crop is used to make over 25,000 consumer products. From hemp apparel and accessories to housewares and hempseed oil cosmetics, hemp is an eco-shopper's dream.
- 8,000 BC - Civilization, agriculture and hemp textile industries begin in Europe and Asia.
- 3,727 BC - Cannabis called a "superior" herb in the world's first medical text, Shen Nung's Pen Ts'ao, in China.
- 1,500 BC -Cannabis-using Scythians sweep through Europe and Asia, settle down everywhere, and invent the scythe.
- 500 BC - Gautama Buddah survives by eating hempseed.
- 450 BC - Herodotus records Scythians and Thracians as consuming cannabis and making fine linens of hemp.
- 300 BC - Carthage and Rome struggle for political and commercial power over hemp and spice trade routes in Mediterranean.
- 100 BC - Paper made from hemp and mulberry is invented in China.
- 100 AD - Roman surgeon Dioscorides names the plant cannabis sativa and describes various medicinal uses. Pliny tells of industrial uses and writes a manual on farming hemp.
- 500 AD - First botanical drawing of hemp in Constantinopolitanus
- 600 AD - Germans, Franks, Vikings, etc. all use hemp fibre.
- 1000 AD - The English word 'hempe' first listed in a dictionary.
- 1150 AD - Muslems use hemp to start Europe's first paper mill. Most paper is made from hemp for the next 700 years.
- 1492 AD - Hempen sails, caulking and rigging ignite age of discovery and help Columbus and his ships reach America.
- 1545 - Hemp agriculture crosses the continent overland to Chile.
- 1564 - King Phillip of Spain orders hemp grown throughout his empire, from modern-day Argentina to Oregon.
- 16th-17th Century - Dutch achieve Golden Age through hemp commerce. Explorers find 'wilde hempe' in North America.
- 1619 - Virginia colony makes hemp cultivation mandatory, followed by most other colonies. Europe pays hemp bounties.
- 1631 - Hemp used as money throughout American colonies.
- 1776 - American 'Declaration of Independence' drafted on hemp paper.
- 1791 - President Washington sets duties on hemp to encourage domestic industry; Jefferson calls hemp "a necessity", and urges farmers to grow hemp instead of tobacco.
- 1801 - Certain premiums offered to encourage the cultivation of hemp in Upper and Lower Canada.
- 1800's - Australia survives two prolonged famines by eating virtually nothing but hemp seed for protein and hemp leaves for roughage.
- 1850's - Petrochemical age begins. Toxic sulfite and chlorine processes make paper from trees, steamships replace sails, tropical fibres introduced.
- 1930's - Racist fears of Mexicans, Asians, and African Americans leads to outcry for cannabis to be outlawed.
- 1935 - Compressed agricultural fibreboard invented in Sweden.
- 1937 - Marijuana Tax Act forbids hemp farming in the US. -Dupont files patent for nylon.
- 1938 - Canada prohibits production of hemp under Opium And Narcotics Control Act.
- 1941 - Henry Ford makes car fabricated and fueled by hemp.
- 1943 - Hemp For Victory program urges farmers to grow hemp.
- 1955 - Hemp farming again banned.
- 1961 - The Canadian Narcotics Control Act(CNCA) allowed Cannabis to be grown, at the discretion of the Health Minister, for research purposes only.
- 1992 - Australia licences hemp farming.
- 1993 - England eases restriction on hemp farming. News media declare hemp clothes and cannabis leaf logo hottest new fashion.
- 1994 - Under the CNCA, one license was granted to a Canadian company, Hempline Inc., to grow hemp experimentally in Canada under the strict supervision of the authorities.
- 1996 - The Canadian federal government passed Bill C8 stating that mature hemp stalks are exempt from the list of controlled substances.
- 1998 - The Canadian government legalizes the commercial growth of industrial hemp.
- 2009 - North American Hemp Company launches the first All Natural personal care product line made with Certified Organic hemp seed oil.