Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hemp History Week: 7 Uses For Your Health

It’s the second-annual Hemp History Week! Below are seven uses of hemp for your health.

Interestingly, when Dr. Oz says something is good, everyone relaxes. Finally, whatever stigma hemp food products had, which contain no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the pschyotropic agent), can be put aside as its rich history and health benefits are brought to light. Oz chose hemp milk as his favorite milk alternative. It seems hemp milk prices have decreased, possibly due to more recognition and sales.

The founding fathers and other notable people throughout history, absolutely cherished hemp. Our declaration of independence was drafted on hemp paper, which resists yellowing and is often used to make Bibles. Hemp has reportedly been grown for thousands of years for its fiber and food uses. Hemp clothing is stronger, longer lasting, and is more mildew-resistant. The word “canvas” is rooted in the word “cannabis,” perhaps because of hemp’s importance in making sails, rope, and clothing. George Washington Carver and Henry Ford (both friends), experimented its use for fuel and auto body manufacturing. It is believed that there are up to 50,000 product uses for hemp.

~Health Freedoms

Hemp For Your Health: 7 Uses

Hemp has been generating a lot of buzz recently, and it’s not because of marijuana. Hemp food products, which contain no THC, are hailed by many in the mainstream as being good for your health.

Case in point: On a recent episode of “The Doctor Oz Show,” the medical celeb (and HuffPost contributor) touted the health benefits of hemp milk, which is made by crushing the seeds of the cannabis plant and mixing them with water. Oz himself singled out hemp as his favorite milk alternative, while Samantha Heller, R.D., spoke about some of its reported benefits. “Hemp milk is a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which have been found to be good for both the heart and brain,” she said.

In addition to Omega 3, which studies have shown can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, hemp is said to be high in Omega 6 fatty acids, and also contains all of the essential amino acids. Amino acids help form protein in the body and are key to tissue repair as well as overall growth.

Curious about incorporating it into your diet? This week marks the second-annual Hemp History Week, put on by hemp advocates to promote hemp farming and manufacturing in the U.S. Here are some of the categories on the market.

Seeds: Hemp seeds, which can be purchased shelled, can be eaten raw by on their own. Like many other seeds, they can also be sprinkled on salads or cereals.

Milk: Hemp milk is made when the seeds of the hemp plant are ground up and mixed with water. There are both sweetened and unsweetened versions on the market, as well as flavored varieties, like chocolate and strawberry.

Oil: Hempseed oil is pressed from the hemp seed and according to at least one manufacturer, is best used as a finishing oil. It can also be taken as a gel capsule.


Hemp History Week: 7 Uses For Your Health

Friday, May 6, 2011

Important Announcement! Triple Butter Whip

We've received a few concerned calls/emails in the last week or so from customers who have ordered the Triple Butter Whip. Seems that their Whip arrived completely melted, in a total liquid state. And they were not able to rewhip/stir it back together again. And we have replaced these at our cost.

This is the result of the product being exposed to extreme heat. This can be from a number of different reasons. It may have sat in a hot shipping warehouse over a weekend, in a postal/UPS truck, or left for delivery on a porch in direct sunlight. The package may have been picked up from the post office and left in a car until after work. The reasons are myriad really.  Bottom line is that we cannot control what happens to the package after it leave here.

Understand that this product is NOT an emulsified product containing water and emulsifiers like some other products that called body butters but are in truth creams or thick lotions. Our Triple Butter Whip in made strictly from luxury nut/fruit butters and skin pampering oils. When it comes in contact with your skin (98.6 degrees F) in melts and soaks in beautifully. That is why so many of you love this product. *smile* So naturally if it sits in a car, or on a porch, or is a mail truck, it is going to melt and break down.

So, like many other companies in our industry, we have made the difficult decision to only ship this product during the cooler months of the year. Thus protecting the integrity of this fabulous product for both our customers and ourselves. We will stop shipping beginning June 1, 2011 - October 31, 2011. And will resume shipping on November 1, 2011.  It will still be for sale locally and available for local pick-up and delivery. 

We so appreciate all of YOU our awesome customers for your love and support this past year. And as a way to say thank you, the Triple Butter Whip will be on sale from now until the end of May so that you can stock up on all your favorite scent to get you through the summer. 

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I'd also like to suggest that during the summer months, you try our lighter emulsified Botanical Body Cream. This is a beautifully, rich and thick body cream that glides on smoothly with no drag, leaving behind a nice moisturized finish.  And it's packed with vitamins and botanical extracts which nourish your dry summer skin.

Thank you SO much for your understanding and loyalty.

Blessed Be,
Donna & Matt