Mother earth gives so much to us and we are responsible for taking good care of her gifts and giving back when we can. When we started Made from Dirt, we made a vow to use only eco-conscious ingredients and keep sustainability top of mind. We source all of our CBD from hemp, but that's not all hemp is good for. Hemp has many uses and if not for prohibition, it would have been a more sustainable option for many things crucial to modern society. From paper to energy, hemp can do more than make your skin look radiant. How can it help preserve our planet? Let us count the ways.
Concrete - made from hemp! You can build a house out of hemp that would put the big bad wolf to shame. There are a few things that set it apart from current materials used in housing today that have remained unchanged for generations. Hemp is a renewable and affordable source that provides amazing insulation and is antimicrobial and antifungal. It can be made just using the hurds, which is an agricultural by-product from hemp grown for other uses such as fiber. One person’s trash is another’s treasure.
Biofuel Looking at those gas prices on El Camino Real in San Clemente is enough incentive to stay home. What’s more is that fossil fuels are not only harmful to the environment, but they’re also not renewable, either. While hemp cannot completely replace standard gasoline, with the right technological advances hemp has the potential to lead us to a greener planet.
Superfood and Fabric These two uses of hemp are no secret. Hemp milk, powder protein, and seeds can be found on almost any local breakfast cafe menu in San Clemente. Hemp seed oil can be found in a grocery store—not to be confused with hemp CBD oil—but both are equally beneficial to your health. Hemp is making its way back into clothing and shoe fabrics, something that was common practice in the 1800s and widely used in both World Wars. You can have breakfast eating hemp, supplementing with hemp CBD while wearing hemp canvas Vans.
If you want your plants to flourish, good soil is crucial. With hemp, it can grow successfully in soil contaminated with pollutants and leave it better than it found it. This process is called “phytoremediation”. As a hemp plant grows, it can pull contaminants and toxins out of the soil with little to no stress on the plant at all. Mother nature needs a detox and the remedy is hemp.
It’s becoming more urgent to develop new practices and methods to preserve our planet and eco-friendly hemp can get us on the right path. Imagine a world where our food, energy, clothes, and homes, all come from a renewable source that leaves the soil of the earth richer as it grows. That can be a reality with hemp. CBD was the catalyst for the most recent policies around agricultural hemp, and the momentum doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. We see a bright future for hemp and a happier future for the planet.