a) Definition of Hemp Soap
Hemp is a super plant with many health benefits. One of the ways your body can benefit from hemp is by using hemp soaps. Hemp soaps are made with hemp seed oil or CBD oil. They are different from regular soaps and are good for any part of your skin. Because the soaps are made from natural ingredients, they are safe to use on kids and adults alike.
The soaps offer benefits found in the seeds, leaves, stalk, and flowers of the industrial hemp plant. They are good for individuals with skin conditions or sensitive skin.
There are three types of hemp soaps to choose from; namely hemp soaps with only hemp seed oil, hemp soaps with only CBD oil and hemp soaps loaded with both hemp seed oil and CBD oil.
The Difference Between Hemp Seed Oil and CBD
CBD extracts are different from hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the industrial hemp plant while CBD is extracted from the flowers, leaves, and stalks of the plant. To make CBD oil, you extract CBD using an oil extraction process.
Hemp soaps can be used for bathing, shaving, hand washing, hair and face. There are many brands of the soaps, made by different manufacturers. Check the label, to know which part of the body to use the soap for. Some of the soaps are specific for a certain body part while others are for the whole body.
Hemp Seed Oil Soap
You can use hemp soap to improve the health of your skin. Hemp seeds contain proteins, minerals, and vitamins including magnesium, iron, zinc, sodium, sulfur, calcium, potassium and phosphorus, and Vitamin E. Here are some of the amazing benefits of hemp soap.
1. Overall Skin and Hair Nutrition
Using hemp soap nourishes the skin by supplying the skin with nutrients topically. Hemp seed oil soap contains 20 amino acids, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants for the health of your hair and skin. Some of the amino acids are essential because our bodies cannot produce them.
2. Healing Properties
Hemp oil has vitamins and minerals which help in repairing and rejuvenating the skin. First, it cleanses the skin from dead cells, dust, and dirt which restores the health of the skin. It also has anti-oxidants which prevent free radicals from damaging the skin, thereby keeping the skin healthy.
3. Natural Moisturizer
Hemp soaps are incredible for moisturizing the skin. The essential amino acids help in intense hydration of your skin instead of removing oil from the skin. This helps the skin to restore its lost moisture which in effect tones the skin and makes the skin firm, supple, soft and smooth.
4. Prevents Wrinkles and Aging of the Skin
Wrinkles are as a result of the break down of the elasticity of the skin. Anti-oxidants prevent damages to the skin caused by free radicals and sun damages. Also, essential minerals like zinc and iron nourish the skin rejuvenating it.
5. Cleansing Properties
Hemp seed oil contains fatty acids which cleanses the skin without drying it. The fatty acids in the soap are helpful in removing dead cells on the skin, dirt and other impurities on the skin.
Hemp is part of the cannabis sativa plant family. The most common compounds in cannabis plants are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD. CBD soap contains Cannabidiol (CBD) oil as one of its main ingredients. Because hemp is one of the cannabis sativa plants, CBD is naturally found in the plant. It is among over 100 chemical compounds that are found in the industrial hemp plant.
The good thing is that it has only trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%). THC is the chemical compound that causes a high effect.
CBD oil is good for the health of the skin and hair. It is associated with many skin health benefits including skin rejuvenation and relief from pain. The oil makes the skin more elastic which rejuvenates the skin, fighting wrinkles and aging. CBD oil makes the skin supple and soft and also enhances skin cell growth.
In addition, CBD oil has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help the skin to heal itself and also treat acne. The properties in CBD also prevent excessive production of sebum. What’s more, it also has strong anti-oxidant properties which reduce aging by fighting free radicals’ production.
b) The History of Hemp Topicals
Historically ancient cultures used hemp to relieve symptoms of wounds, infections, snake bites, bug bites, and other skin conditions. However, in the 1930s, the association of hemp with marijuana prevented the benefits of the plant from being fully researched on and exploited globally.
c) The Future of Hemp Soap
Researches on all the medical and nutritional benefits of hemp are still progressing. Soon, it will be clearer about all the skin conditions that hemp soap can treat, including autoimmune skin conditions. That said, we expect that more people will use hemp soaps in order to benefit from the nutritional and medicinal values in the soap.
d) Frequently Asked Questions
What is the core material used in making hemp soaps?
Although there are two types of hemp soaps, there are many brands of hemp soaps manufactured by different companies. They may contain other ingredients that are used in soap making. But basically, the core material in CBD soap is CBD oil, while the hemp seed oil soap has hemp seed oil as a core ingredient. Also, some manufacturers include both hemp seed oil and CBD oil as key ingredients in their brand of soap.
What does CBD oil do to the skin?
CBD oil is associated with many medicinal benefits because it contains cannabidiol, which is an active chemical compound. The chemical compound works in the body’s Endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) by binding itself to receptors and activating them.
Which part of the body can I use hemp soap?
Different manufacturers have different brands of soap with varying specifications. It is important to check the soap’s label when buying. That said, you can also buy different types of hemp soap for different parts of your body, face, among other varieties.