Hemp oil. A beautiful history, a beautiful future.

Hemp oil, in one word: amazing. First discovered thousands of years ago in Ancient China, it was prized as the ideal source of food and nutrition. High in protein, vitamins and essential fatty and amino acids. However, that’s not all that makes it amazing, the wonder is in the many, many other surprising uses. For example, the first ever paper made in China was created with hemp, and it’s still used today. Also, in days gone by, wooden ships crossed the vast oceans powered by great sails made from hemp. Nowadays, it’s fine fibers and linens, shoes, bioplastics, insulation and biofuels. Even paper currency.

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Where it truly excels: cosmetics and skincare

Hemp oil (hemp seed oil) is obtained by cold pressing the hemp seeds. Which should not to be confused with CBD (cannabidiol) oil. Yes, they both come from the same plant, but different parts. Also, hemp oil has little or no CBD. Once refined, hemp oil is clear and colorless, with little flavor. Then the magic happens, especially where it truly excels: cosmetics and skincare.

This very special oil is becoming increasingly popular. No bad thing, considering that it’s totally sustainable, and perfect for most skin types. It moisturizes without clogging your pores and can even help balance out oily skin, by regulating the skin’s oil production. That’s because it has a unique fatty acid composition, which has a good affinity with your skin. It’s also an excellent anti-aging agent, because it stimulates cell renewal and stores moisture.

Full of omega-6 and omega-3

Hemp seed oil is full of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, incredibly beneficial, especially for inflammation, irritation and skin conditions. Like acne, psoriasis and eczema.

Recent studies suggest that taken orally, there are a wide range of health benefits. That’s not really surprising, considering that hemp oil contains antioxidants (vitamin E), calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and many other vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. Promoting heart health, boosting the immune system, assisting weight loss and even improved cognitive functioning.

A 2-billion-euro business

For hemp oil, the European market alone is now worth over 2 billion euros. And is expected to grow 33% by 2027! This growth is aided by increasing demand for industrial hemp from industries like food & beverages, personal care and animal care across the globe. Also, the growing awareness of the health benefits. And just the sheer diversity of products (paper, textiles and building materials) that can be eco-friendlier and more sustainable when they’re made with hemp oil.

Choosing the right packaging

So many hemp oil products, so many different uses, and so many choices of packaging. How to make the right choice? Maybe it’s not so difficult as it seems. What you’re looking for should be sustainable, attractive and provide a long shelf life for natural products. MIRON’s violet glass is all of these things. Glass in itself is 100% recyclable and reusable. What makes our glass even more special is the patented mix of science and traditional glass-making techniques. This biophotonic glass keeps harmful light rays out (like visible light) while absorbing the beneficial ultraviolet and infrared light. The result is a longer shelf life than any other glass, plastic or aluminum packaging. The natural choice for a beautiful future.

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