Hemp has been cultivated for fibre and food for at least six thousand years.
It is generally thought to have originated in China as a paper making, then textile material. Very early Chinese medical texts also mention Hemp. Over the centuries Hemp spread throughout Asia and into Europe where it was known to the Greeks and Romans. By the Middle Ages Hemp was firmly entrenched in Europe proper and by the 1600â€™s we can find evidence of laws enacted by parliament governing the status of Hemp and its close relative Flax. When American colonists first settled in the New World, Hemp was made an obligatory crop and was given protected status by colonial assemblies. It was so valuable that it was openly accepted in lieu of money for all payments and transactions public or private.
Today Hemp fibre is still used to make high quality and durable textiles and paper products but perhaps the greatest change in how we view and use hemp has been in relation to products derived from the highly nutritious oil found in its seeds. Thanks to modern science it is now known that Hempseed oil contains the most perfectly balanced blend of Omega 3 and 6 Essential Fatty Acids to be found in a single food source anywhere in nature. The exact proportions of Omega 3, 6 and GLA in Hemp most closely resemble the proportions to be found in the human brain. This is important to understand, as Omega Essential fats are necessary for maintaining proper cellular functions but can not be made or synthesised by the body - they must be imported into the body. They are also extremely fragile and quickly degrade if exposed to light, heat or air. In the degraded state Essential fats become toxic to human health. Never deep fry with Hemp oil â€“ ideally it should be refrigerated after opening until use and drizzled over cooked food.
Imbalances in Omega levels are a natural result of modern food treatments and are at least partly responsible for a host of health conditions ranging from dry skin to high blood pressure.
Hempseed oil may be taken internally at an adult dosage of 1-2 tablespoons per day and many people with skin conditions have noticed marked improvement after a few weeks. Alternately the seeds can be made into Raw Food bars that resemble flap jacks. This is an excellent and delicious way to get a daily dose of uncooked hempseed into your daily diet. Hemp seed oil is also beneficial in soaps and skin care products and is readily absorbed by the skin â€“ along with its synergistic blend of Omegas. As it has a natural SPF of 6 it makes an excellent ingredient in Sun Block. It goes without saying that Hemp makes a valuable addition to Shampoo, Conditioner or Shower Gel. Our friends at Yaoh have even come up with a Hemp Bubble Bath and a Massage Oil blend.
Yaoh has taken a healthy, more natural approach to skin and bodycare. Their Hemp Bodycare range is vegan, cruelty-free and includes bathroom and skincare products which are free from: sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens, petroleum by-products or other unnecessary chemical additives.
Yaoh Bodycare products are also free from synthetic colours and fragrances and are non-toxic and irritant-free. Of course, the entire range is packed full of 100% certified organic hemp seed oil and has been enriched with pure essential oils and herbal extracts.
An unbeatable combination of high quality ingredients at extremely reasonable prices make Yaoh an excellent choice for those who are a little more discerning about the contents of their ingredients labels.
Yaoh works with the finest quality organic hemp seed to create an imaginative and tasty range of products. The organic cold-pressed Hemp Seed Oil is available in two sizes, 250ml and 500ml, whilst the Hemp Seed is available de-hulled in 125gm and 250gm packs.
The Protein Powder is an absolutely fantastic nutritional supplement - especially for those seeking organic vegan gluten free options.
No matter how you prefer to consume your hemp, you can be assured of freshness and quality with Yaoh hemp seed products.
Yaoh has taken a healthy, more natural approach to skin and bodycare. Their Hemp Toiletries range is vegan, cruelty-free and includes bathroom, products which are free from sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens, petroleum by-products or other unnecessary chemical additives.
Yaoh hemp toiletries are also free from synthetic colours and fragrances and are non-toxic and irritant-free. Of course, the entire range is packed full of 100% certified organic hemp seed oil and has been enriched with pure essential oils and herbal extracts.
An unbeatable combination of high quality ingredients at extremely reasonable prices make Yaoh an excellent choice for those who are a little more discerning about the contents of their ingredient labels.
Organic Hemp Sun Creams
Yaoh Organic Hemp Seed Oil Sun Cream combines the natural protective, moisturising and rejuvenating qualities of hemp seed oil with shea butter, aloe vera, coconut oil, buriti oil from the rainforests and essential oil of carrot seed to produce a sun cream with plenty of natural protection without using any of the chemical blockers.
Of Course Yaoh's range of natural Sun Creams are made from 100% certified organic hemp seed oil. What sets them apart however is the fact that they are free from synthetic fragrances, colours, animal products or testing. They are also suitable for Vegans, are Non-toxic and irritant-free. No Sodium Lauryl Sulphates, Petroleums or Parabens are to be found lurking in any of the range either. Rich in essential oils and herbal extracts, Yaoh Sun Creams offer an alternative to chemical ridden High Street formulations at an extremely reasonable price.