Since bans were lifted on the production and consumption of hemp, it’s started to sprout up in many industries and products. And, this mass demand lends itself to the very important question of sustainability. So, is our good friend hemp good for the environment?
Is hemp sustainable?
We won’t leave you in suspense, it’s good news people, hemp is sustainable! Hooray for hemp! Here’s why hemp is environmentally friendly;
- It needs little space to thrive
- Minimal water’s needed for it to grow – Hemp is drought tolerant
- It’s biodegradable
- It gives more back to the environment than most other crops
- Hemp roots improve soil fertility
Hemp is a weed, so it grows prolifically with little water and no pesticides making it one of the most environmentally friendly sources of fabric (compared to farming animals for the production of wool or silk, or growing cotton or flax).
Not only does it need little resource to survive and thrive, it also gives back more than most other fabric production methods – in fact, it gives back more than most crops, absorbing 22 tonnes of C02 per hectare making it more efficient in converting C02 to oxygen than trees! Whooah! (see why we love it?!)
How can hemp help the environment?
Hemp’s an incredibly powerful plant in that it has a plethora of uses, is a sustainable plant for mass production and gives back to the environment more than most other crops.
Add to its already impressive repertoire the fact it’s quick to grow and we’re starting to paint a beautiful picture of how hemp can help the environment. Hemp can be grown and harvested in months opposed to the decades it takes for trees to fully grow making it the good replacement for paper, composites and fuel.
We could stop there, but beyond the benefits gained from the hemp plant’s stem, it’s even more of a wonder plant when deconstructed.
Oil extracted from the hemp plant’s seeds can be used abundantly across industries from salad dressing, smoothies and medicines to cosmetics.
Authentic Australian hemp seed extract
Rich with antioxidants and minerals, hemp seed oil’s fast becoming a beauty-industry favourite. And, we’re on board! We’ve infused out Calm the Frizz collection authentic Australian hemp seed extract.
We harvest our hemp on close to 12,000 hectares across 2 locations in sunny Australia – Bendigo, Victoria and Emerald, Queensland. The oils extracted are made in the largest hemp processing plant in the Southern Hemisphere (impressive, we know!). Every batch is traceable back to each farm.
The fact hemp needs little water and is highly weed and drought resistant makes it the perfect crop to withstand life down under.
A few bonus hemp facts for those of you playing at home;
- Hemp plantations capture far more CO2 from the atmosphere than wheat and pine crops (10 times more in fact!)
- The roots are left in the soil at harvest so soil structure and fertility are preserved
- Hemp for fibre production’s far more sustainable in Australia’s arid conditions than cotton which uses huge amounts of water
It wasn’t long ago Australia legalised hemp for food consumption (2017) and business has been booming since. And it’s no wonder, really!
Calm the Frizz with Hemp
Unruly hair that needs to calm down? Our Calm the Frizz Shampoo infused with Australian Hemp Seed Extract will transform unruly hair into well behaved, luscious locks.
Follow up with our Calm the Frizz Conditioner to lock in moisture and protect hair against humidity.
If your hair’s in need of a special treat, swap our your everyday conditioner for our Calm the Frizz 3 Minute Miracle. Apply to clean, damp hair and leave for 3 minutes. Enough time to sing your favourite shower tune.
The best part is, the beige bottle’s made with recycled plastic and is recyclable! So, once you’ve squeezed it for every nourishing drop, continue the cycle and recycle.