Mommy Greenest Approved: The Wonder Seed

four skin and hair care products against a white backgroundDid you know that until 1883 all American paper was made with hemp? Or that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were both hemp farmers? How about this for some heritage: Both the first American flag and the first two drafts of the Declaration of Independence were also manufactured from—you guessed it—hemp fibers.

My source (sorry, couldn’t resist) for all this amazing hemp trivia is The Wonder Seed, which has been infusing their vegan products for 25 years with the optimal amount of virgin organic cold-pressed hempseed oil, said to be the most nutritious oil on Earth. This week, Mommy Greenest readers score 20% off plus a chance to win a box of The Wonder Seed’s hempalicious products, worth $110! [Read more…]

Can Hemp Save the World?

hemp-organic-healthy-natural-mommy-greenest-photoThe original Levi’s were made of hemp. The United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence were written on hemp. Betsy Ross made the flag out of it, for god’s sake.

What’s more American than hemp? Apparently pesticide-laden cotton and ridiculous Just Say No policies that lump one of the world’s oldest cultivated fabrics into the same class as marijuana, making hemp cultivation a felony in America.

But hemp, which requires no herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers to produce, continues to fascinate sustainable manufacturers. And no, it won’t get you high.

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