When you go to a pharmacy, grocery store, or beauty shop, you are likely to face a wall of choices when trying to choose something as simple as a lotion for your skin. And what’s worse is that most of those choices are bound to be lab-created chemical mixtures, with hardly any natural ingredients between them. But as with the many other products it can be used for, it turns out that natural hemp oil is a perfect base for the best skin care lotion around.
What is hemp seed oil?
Often referred to as “hemp oil” and containing basically zero THC (the psychoactive component of the plant), this clear green liquid is harvested by cold-pressing hemp seeds, and not the flower, which is used for CBD oil. People have been using hemp and extracting the oil from the seeds for centuries. While the whole hemp plant was used for textiles and building materials, the seeds themselves were used to add oil into tea and to make salves for skin irritation. Like our ancestors, Aloha Naturals has found all the amazing beauty benefits of hemp and we want to share them with you.
Hemp oil production is sustainable
Hemp was outlawed in 1937 and replaced by plastic, cotton, fossil fuels and other profitable products. As the damage from these industries has reached crisis proportions, the sprint is on to produce sustainable alternatives. Hemp – which is technically a weed, so it grows prolifically with little water and no pesticides – takes up relatively little space, produces more pulp per acre than trees, and is biodegradable. Hemp crops even give back by returning nutrients to the soil and sequestering carbon dioxide.
How hemp oil benefits your skin
The seeds are high in an abundance of fatty acids that make the oil an excellent choice for nourishing the skin and protecting it from inflammation, oxidation, and other causes of aging. Not only is hemp seed oil safe, the authors of a 2014 review note that the topical application of hemp seed oil – such as in lotions or salves – strengthens the skin and makes it better able to resist infection.
Hemp is naturally rich in hair and skin boosting vitamins
Most products have additional compounds added to stabilize or enhance the original ingredients, but hemp seed oil is naturally rich in many that your body needs to be at its best, such as omega-3, -6, and -9, as well as vitamin E, keratin, and gamma-linoleic acid (GLA). The list doesn’t stop there, either: Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and D. Iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. And so much more! All of these ingredients are in our natural body lotions stimulate skin and hair growth, provide extra nutrition, and supplement circulation. The result? Using hemp lotion leads to healthier, stronger skin that is more resistant to cracking, flaking, and drying. Not only that, but the anti-inflammatory properties can reduce age spots, fine lines, acne, hyperpigmentation, and lost elasticity.
Need another reason to go for hemp oil? Many people usually source these fatty amino acids and proteins from eating fish. But since fish tend to carry a little too much mercury these days, getting them from hemp is generally safer and more sustainable in the long run.
Hemp lotion moisturizes your skin
In addition to all the nutrients and vitamins, hemp lotion delivers plenty of hydration to dry skin without clogging your pores. In fact, it is a great choice for all skin types, as it helps regulate your skin’s oil production and balance out natural oils. This can help reduce not only dryness or irritation, but also acne and other blemishes. One study found evidence that hempseed oil ingredients reduced the appearance and symptoms of clinical atopic dermatitis (aka eczema) over the course of several months.
The linoleic and oleic acids found in hemp oil lotion can’t be produced by the body, but are still an important part of healthy, supple skin. Getting enough of them in your diet can be hard…but that’s what our lotions are here for.
Hemp has all-natural, anti-aging skin care properties
One of the best parts of using one of Aloha Naturals’ hemp lotions is the fact that it is all-natural and certified organic. An organic lotion means that means we deliver the nutrients your skin needs without relying on chemicals or substitutions. What’s more, those nutrients are in the optimal ratios for what you need, ensuring there are no imbalances or a lack of any part.
With the presence of antioxidants, moisturizers, and botanicals, natural hemp oil lotion also acts as an anti-aging formula with anti-inflammatory properties. Its ability to hydrate skin helps kickstart more collagen production, reducing wrinkles and fine lines while boosting elasticity and overall skin health. Not too bad for a bit of hemp oil!
Hemp lotions are anti-inflammatory
It’s not just the usual day-to-day hydration that hemp lotion can help with, either. It also makes a big impact on chronic or painful skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. With its anti-inflammatory properties, increased moisturization ability, and soothing effect, hemp lotions are sought by sufferers of these skin conditions because it offers a long-lasting relief that many others cannot match.
In addition, many lab-created lotions with petroleum-based or non-organic ingredients can irritate the skin that you’re trying to help in the first place. Hemp lotions are allergen-free, keeping your skin clear and looking its best.
Many people don’t realize that hemp lotion is also better for the environment, too, thanks to the lack of chemicals in it. It’s just one more way that natural hemp oil and lotion is a better choice.
All in all, when combined with products like almond oil, olive oil, and shea butter, Aloha Naturals’ hemp lotion is unbeatable for skin care. Safe for all skin types, easily absorbed, and free from sulphates, phthalates, and parabens, just a few applications will convince you – and if you ever need advice, we’re here to help you make the most of our all-natural hemp seed oil products!