Invention of Paper

The first paper was invented in China around 140 B.C. It appears to have been made “from a suspension of hemp waste in water, washed, soaked, and beaten to a pulp with a wooden mallet. A paper mold, probably a sieve of coarsely woven cloth stretched in a four-sided bamboo frame, was used to dip […]

Building Materials

Hemp fibers can be made into fire and insect resistant construction materials with excellent thermal and insulating qualities such as hempcrete, cabinetry, paneling, fiberboard, flooring, carpet backing, and furniture. Hemp seed oil can also be used to create paint, varnishes, resins, lubricants, detergents, stain removers, and lamp lighting.

Hemp in Textiles

Industrial hemp has strong, durable fibers naturally resistant to rotting, mold, mildew, heat, insects and UV light.   Hemp has been used to make sails, rope, cordage, fish lines, canvas, and clothing.  Christopher Columbus sailed to the Americas on ships with hemp sails and hemp rope. Hemp rope was strong enough to move the giant limestone […]

Hemp in Cosmetic Products

Hemp is utilized in beauty and cosmetic products.  The hemp seed oil contains an essential fatty acid that resembles sebum, the natural lubricant for skin and hair. Its healing, moisturizing properties are used in products like massage oil, lip balm, shampoo, conditioner, soap, cream, scrubs, salves and wax.  

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