If you’re on social media or on the internet (you probably are, since you’re reading this online); You must’ve heard of Hemp and Hemp skincare. The Cannabis plant variant is currently enjoying an elevated status as a holy-grail ingredient in skincare. Does that mean it’s illegal? No, we’re not promoting illegal substances and yes, you can read further without worrying about going to jail.
So, what is Hemp skincare? Why is everyone talking about it? How safe is it? Well dear reader, do read on; to find out all this and much more.
The Hemp plant is a variant of the Cannabis plant, which is scientifically known as the Cannabis sativa, which in common jargon would be referred to as ‘weed’ or marijuana. However, the material used in hemp skincare or cosmetics has psychoactive properties at all because it is devoid of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Did we recently discover the magical substance that is Hemp and decided to make skincare out of it? Absolutely not. Natives of the North-Indian Himalayan region have been using it for centuries. Their food, their clothes, the ropes they use for their cattle, all of it has Hemp, in one form or another. The benefits of this plant were lost to us urban dwellers. Satliva’s close interaction with the environment and the people of the Himalayan states opened their eyes to the wonders of this crop and led to the creation of Hemp skincare and oils.
The most common and important query about Hemp and its products is about its legality. Hemp is scientifically very similar to cannabis. However, legally and logically, they’re two different things. Hemp has a very low percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC and the same goes for Hemp skincare and cosmetics. According to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act, the fruit and flower of Cannabis is illegal to consume; But Satliva only uses the seeds, stems and leaves, everything that is safe and legal.