Hi all! Totally unrelated to my post today but today is mine and my husband’s 8 year wedding anniversary! Hard to believe it’s been that long, every day it just gets better and better.
I was sent the Hemp Soap on a Rope from The Body Shop a while ago to review, and right away knew it wasn’t for me as I’m not a fan of the smell of hemp. I am all about ‘hemp is hope, not dope’ though, so here are some fun facts about hemp:
HEMP IS THE MOST VERSATILE PLANT ON EARTH
Hemp, one of the oldest crops in the world, was introduced to Europe by Asian traders. It was grown for construction, food, its rich oil and medicine. It was so important, that by 1533, King Henry VIII ordered all English farmers to grow at least one acre of hemp for the shipbuilding industries.
HEMP CAPTURES MORE CO2 THAN TREES
Our hemp is a ‘miracle’ crop for the environment, as it helps to regenerate the land between food crops, is four times more effective at capturing CO2 than trees and it uses no pesticides or herbicides at all.
HEMP IS THE RICHEST NATURAL SOURCE OF ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
Hemp seeds contain the most balanced and richest natural single source of essential oils for human consumption. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins A, E, B-12, folic acid, magnesium, potassium and iron. That’sa lot of plant power!
My husband did test it, and said he felt ‘squeaky clean’ afterward. He found the shape of the soap awkward, so he then rubbed his body scrubber on it and it worked quite well. I do love the ‘on a rope’ design, as it is easy to store and doesn’t muck up the side of the bathtub. So if you don’t mind the smell of hemp, or you just want something funky hanging in your shower, you might love it.
All comments and opinions are honest and my own.