It has been a year since we started living in the pandemic of COVID-19. We all have found ourselves making drastic changes in our lifestyle. Social distancing, work-from-home, and concerns regarding health have become the way of life. The daily use of hand sanitizer and wearing a face mask are now part of our everyday routine. I’m here to tell you about how using hemp seed oil sanitizer and wearing a hemp mask are your best options to keep you safe and safe guard your health.
Clean Hands are Safe Hands
The sanitizers available in the market contain 60% alcohol and other chemicals which, over time can damage the skin. The irritation they cause can lead to dryness, cracks, rash, and blisters and even put you at a high risk of developing eczema. Other than the impact on the skin, common sanitizers have been known to be highly flammable and lead to fire accidents due to their high alcohol content.
Keep your hands disinfected while nourishing them at the same time with our Hemp Seed Oil sanitizers.
These sanitizers made of Hemp seed oil and are perfect for most skin types. Hemp seed oil is high in essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), including omega-3’s and omega-6’s.
Research from the National Institutes of Health states that hemp seed oil can contribute to stronger skin that is more resistant to viral, bacterial, and fungal infections.
The nourishing properties of hemp seed oil counteract the alcohol and chemicals that you have been putting on your hands for months now. Not only will this sanitizer help hydrate your skin, Cannabinoids are antibacterial in nature which means that the hemp seed oil will kill much of the bacteria, and the remaining ingredients will get the rest of those scary germs. This powerful combination increases the chance of proper disinfection and secure the skin.
All masks are NOT Created Equal
Masks are a daily necessity around the world. Most masks are made up of long-lasting plastic materials and when discarded persist in the environment for decades to hundreds of years.
Scientists and environmentalists around the globe all agree surgical face masks are a source for microplastic pollution in rivers, oceans and streams and are impacting the entire environment in the wake and continuance of COVID-19.
Face masks are easily ingested by fish and are polluting the aquatic life affecting the food chain which will lead to health problems for humans. Face masks have become a source of litter now covering our planet damaging our environment. It’s crucial for the community to move to using reusable cloth masks which can be machine washed and are made of 100% biodegradable material.
Hemp vs Cotton – The Winner is Hemp
Hemp masks are the ideal choice for you. Hemp is as strong a fiber as natural cotton and possesses the propensity similar to cotton of becoming softer with each wash, naturally yielding comfort. Unlike cotton, hemp does not get damaged after each wash making a hemp face mask more durable lasting than a cotton mask without sacrificing the comfort required for free breathing.
Hemp is Antimicrobial
To add more to why these products are ideal, I must illuminate that Hemp has additional antimicrobial properties. They smell better for longer than cotton without the growth of any mold and mildew. Hemp, with its natural germ-fighting abilities and rugged durability, may offer superior protection against infection.
Hemp Possesses UV-Blocking Properties
Another great advantage of using a hemp face mask is that hemp fiber has the ability to protect from harmful UV rays. Research studies show that hemp face masks are 99.9% effective in blocking both UV-A and UV-B rays. Hemp fabric has a top tier percentile of UPF 50+.
Hemp – the Environmentally Sustainable Choice
1400 gallons of water is roughly the amount it takes to produce one pound of cotton.
A research study by UNESCO-IHE called The Water Footprint of Cotton Consumption sheds light on data regarding the percentage of the total water used in agriculture for cotton. Countries that are the major producers of cotton are losing their freshwater resources, major losses in fertile land, and in certain areas deforestation and habitat loss.
Hemp, on the other hand, requires less than half the amount of water as cotton. Hemp plants grow faster and the manufacturing of hemp fiber takes less time than cotton. Hemp produces over 200% more fibers than cotton cultivated on the same land.
Pesticide use is a prerequisite for the processing of uninfected cotton fibers which may pose a risk to skin as well. Something one should think about particularly in the use of a face mask where you may breathe in those unknown chemicals.
Hemp fiber is also biodegradable, adding to its myriad of environmental advantages.
With the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainable face masks will be an essential product for daily survival. They are safe, antimicrobial, more durable and the environmentally-conscious alternative for your lifestyle. It is easy to see why Hemp Sanitizers & face masks are the clear better choice to protect you and your loved ones during these times. We at Hempistani, offer a range of natural hemp products which are not just free from any side effects on our health but are equally environment friendly in the times of COVID-19. Check out our range of hemp sanitizers & masks at our COVID Essentials tab.