Why is Hemp so good?
Our Reusable Hemp Makeup Rounds are a great alternative to disposable cotton pads, and here are some interesting facts that you may not have known about hemp.
- Hemp is used worldwide in industries such as fabric, food, bio diesel fuel, paper, plastic, rope, building material, car components, wallpaper and bedding to name a few.Hemp is thought to be the first domestically-cultivated plant, with evidence of hemp fabric dating to 8,000 years ago found in Turkey (former-day Mesopotamia). Other evidence suggests cultivation further back by two or more thousands of years. This makes it one of the oldest natural fibres used.
- Hemp is more durable than Cotton, making it last twice as long. In fact, hemp gets softer with each wash.
- Hemp fiber is biodegradable and compostable.
- Hemp contains a natural antibacterial and anti fungal, which means it is great to use for skincare products.
- Environmentally, hemp is a safer crop to grow than cotton. Cotton is a soil damaging crop and needs a great deal of fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and double the amount of water and land to thrive.
- Hemp planting reduces deforestation by enriching and stabilizing the soil upon which it is grown, meaning that there is no downtime planting between crops.
- Hemp can grow in any climate. They are fast growing and is ready for harvest in as little as 120 days.
- Because of its resiliency, it has also been flagged as a natural way to clean up soil pollution. Using a process called phyto-remediation, hemp harmlessly extracts toxins and pollutants from soil and ground water.
- Hemp can reduce carbon emissions. Hemp can not only replace some of the causes of carbon emissions, hemp can eliminate carbon emissions. Hemp has such a high carbon-dioxide uptake that it creates a process called carbon sequestration, which captures emissions. Every ton of hemp eliminates 1.63 tons of carbon, according to Hemp Inc.