We engineer all our products around the precious Cannabis Sativa seed oil. To understand its fantastic properties when it comes to caring for your skin, let us take you on a short journey to put this fascinating plant in some context.
The Cannabis plant is extremely versatile and its features and properties have been a huge help to the human race throughout our history.
It played a key part in the discovery of the new world, as the ropes and sails of the ships of famous explorers like Columbus and Magellan were made out of Cannabis. We’ve made clothes from it for generations. It can be used for brewing beer and making tea. Before paper was made from trees, it was made from Cannabis. The word canvas actually has its roots in Cannabis. It has also been used for building material, mostly insulation, for centuries. Progressive countries, like Ireland and the Netherlands, are presently using it to make “hempcrete”, a stronger, lighter, and more environmentally friendly version of concrete. Some people even say that Cannabis is the remedy for poverty and climate change. We’re guessing time will tell.
It’s psychoactive effects are not just used to get high in a recreational way, but also to cure anxiety, epilepsy and to soothe pain of various kinds. Some of our biggest and most beloved artists and writers, like William Shakespeare, Bob Marley and Carl Sagan were big fans of its psychoactive properties for creative reasons. Progressive politicians like Bernie Sanders, social comedians like Bill Maher and folk heroes like Willie Nelson have for years been strong advocates of legalizing recreational use federally.
A few countries, including our neighbors Canada, are already way ahead of the US in this regard.
In medicine the research around Cannabis is exploding. It’s proven to not only prevent, but also stop certain forms of cancer from spreading. It can cure eye diseases like glaucoma and can prevent patients from going blind.
It helps your metabolism, relieves arthritis discomforts and some studies suggest it slows down the progress of Alzheimer's. One study made in 2012 even showed that smoking weed actually increases your lung capacity.
The list goes on and on.
To nobody's surprise at all, Cannabis also has almost magical properties when it comes to caring for your skin. Thanks to the biological construct of Cannabis Sativa seed oil, it has the ability to stimulate your skin’s natural oil production to reach the right balance that keeps your skin clean and protected and hydrated at the same time.
This balance needs to be adjusted constantly as you move through life. Through hot and cold, dry and humid. Through pollution, parties and the day after. Through experimental diets and all-nighters. All these things disrupt your skin’s flow and its natural capacity to protect and hydrate itself. Herb Essentials stimulates your skin to adjust accordingly.
It helps your skin stay creative.
Pablo Picasso once said “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”
The same is true for your skin.
Cannabis Sativa seed oil scores 0 on the comedogenic scale. This means it doesn’t clog pores but instead has a built-in capacity to keep your pores clean and your skin clear.
Cannabis Sativa seed oil is rich in antioxidants, especially Vitamin E, which helps stop or slow down the aging process on a cellular level. It has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties and contains a number of different vitamins and minerals that your skin uses naturally to keep itself young and elastic.
Each of our products are engineered around this unique plant and fortified with organic ingredients to enhance the effect of the specific product and its application.