Unexpected Everyday Products Made from Hemp

Hemp is a pretty spectacular plant, and it has a rich history here in the United States. It was grown just about everywhere until it was lumped up in the ban that also prohibited its close relative “cannabis” But! That’s all changed with the legalization of hemp in 2018. 

Now, not only is it used to make our tinctures, gummies, and topicals, it’s also used in everything from t-shirts, bricks, utensils, even a sports car, and more. 

Sunscreen

Hemp isn’t great at blocking the sun’s rays on its own, but it is a great base for ingredients that do, like zinc oxide. And as an added bonus, hemp is excellent for your skin. So it’s a sun-protection win-win. 

Disposable Utensils

Sometimes you don’t have the option for reusable silverware, but what if there was a better option than plastic? Some companies are experimenting with more sustainable cutlery options that are made out of hemp. 

Some companies are experimenting with more sustainable cutlery options that are made out of hemp.

Some companies are experimenting with more sustainable cutlery options that are made out of hemp. 

Protein Powder

Did you know that hemp protein powder has an average of 15 grams of protein per serving?! It’s made from hemp seeds and is an excellent option for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant to get their daily protein intakes.

Coffee

Want less caffeine but added vitamins and minerals? Hemp coffee could be the thing for you. It’s made from blending ground coffee beans and lightly roasted hemp seeds.

Hemp Seed Butter

You’ve heard of sunflower seed butter, cashew butter, well, now hemp seed butter is joining the party. It’s made from finely ground and pressed hemp seeds and has some extraordinary nutritional benefits. 

Food Wrappers

Bye-bye, single-use plastic baggies. See ya later, foil. Hemp food wrappers are a sustainable, reusable alternative to keeping food fresh. Hemp paper is covered in beeswax and can wrap around food or cover bowls and plates. 

Shirts

Blended with a bit of cotton, hemp t-shirts are some of the most durable shirts you can get your hands on. 

Blended with a bit of cotton, hemp t-shirts are some of the most durable shirts you can get your hands on.

Sunglasses

Made from the innards of a hemp stalk called shives or hemp hurds, these sunglasses are sustainable and look pretty cool.

Diapers

You’ve probably heard of cloth diapers as the more sustainable option to ones that sit in landfills, but have you heard of hemp diapers? Rumor has it that hemp textiles can be more absorbent than cotton. 

Underwear

Did you know hemp is antibacterial and resistant to mold and mildew? Fun fact. It’s also very comfy. This is why it makes the perfect type of fabric to use for underwear. 

Hempcrete

This building material is strong, durable, and an excellent insulator. It actually becomes strong over time because it continuously absorbs CO2, reducing your carbon footprint. Mind. Blown. 

Animal Bedding

The same shives or hurds used to make sunglasses can also be used to make animal bedding. It’s absorbent, holding up to four times its weight, reduces odor, low on dust, and decomposes into the ground. 

The same shives or hurds used to make sunglasses can also be used to make animal bedding.

The same shives or hurds used to make sunglasses can also be used to make animal bedding. 

Sports Car

Henry Ford built a car in 1941 that was made from hemp plastics and also ran on hemp fuel. Now, Renew Sports Cars is throwing their hat into the ring and claims to be 4.7 times greener than electric cars. 

Bed Sheets

They might not be as silky as cotton sheets, but hemp sheets are typically more breathable and will last longer. 

hemp bed sheets

Toilet Paper

After the excellent toilet paper shortage of 2020, hemp toilet paper couldn’t be coming onto the market at a better time. 

What was once considered the newest cash crop, hemp is primed to make its way back into its former glory. As supply is growing as more people learn about the sustainable and versatile benefits of this plant. We can’t wait to see what innovations hit the market next. 

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