Focusing on providing skin care products which bring the medicinal benefits of natural
ingredients, Health Horizons has introduced Hemp oil based soaps targeted at the Indian
consumer of a varied skin types. A report:
Health horizons, the company that offers Ayurvedic products made from Sativa (Hemp) plants has launched hemp soaps in India. Hemp is a medicinal plant that provides a particular kind of oil which contains Omega 3 & Omega 6 fatty acids known for their health benefits. If administered or consumed through food in moderate quantity, Omega 3 is considered good for keeping blood pressure under control while Omega 6 is known for its
good effects on heart—provided it is taken in moderate quantity. Since these fatty acids are found in Sativa (Hemp) oil in the most appropriate ratio of 3:1, this oil is regarded as ‘the nature’s most perfectly balanced oil’. The hemp soaps made from hemp seed oil are deemed fit for a varied skin types: dry, oily and combination skin. They are available for customers in India on the Health Horizon website and also on other prominent e-commerce platforms. The usage of hemp plant and the seed go back many years in the Indian culture as they have been mentioned in the vedas and puranas. Indians as consumers have always been drawn towards natural products and medication. Therefore, Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic products are always doing well in the consumer market. This prompted Health Horizons to bring this miraculous plant to the forefront from history and make consumers aware about the incredible benefits it has for consumption as well as for application.
The benefits of using Hemp Oil Soaps
The hemp oil soaps from Health Horizons are available in six different combinations—rose, activated charcoal, shea butter, honey, neem and tulsi. These soaps provide a moisturising effect and some additional medicinal benefits. The company informs that since these soaps are gentle cleansers that do not take away the natural oils of the skin, using them makes the skin feel moisturised, smooth and beautiful. The skin retains its natural glow due to the benefits related to hemp seed oil. These soaps can also be used by consumers that have skin conditions like acne, psoriasis and eczema. Research also validates that another fascinating property of hemp soaps is that they have anti-ageing properties as they reduce or slow down the oxidation process of the skin, informs the company.
The composition of Hemp seeds
Hemp seeds (Nubs) proteins are composed of two types of protein—albumin and
edestin—which are globular and legumin type proteins. It is proved by research that that
amino acid profiles of Hemp seeds are almost equivalent to high-quality proteins like that
of soya bean and egg white. Hemp protein is high in arginine, glutamic acid, and the sulfur
containing amino acids, cystine and methionine. They also contain Omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids in the perfect ratio of 1:3, stearidonic acid (SDA) and the rare Omega-6 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), the company informs. One of the significant things is that GLA has been helpful with cholesterol, inflammation, skin and hair health, balancing hormones, and general health of the heart.
Diversifying into a new market segment
Health horizon has been active in the consumable market traditionally and is looking at
entering the skincare market with the introduction of its hemp soaps. Through this product,
the organisation wants to bring the benefits of the hemp plant and its seeds to the Indian
The miracle called Ayurveda
Hemp Soaps belong to the Ayurveda genre of soaps that have been contributing
immensely to the culture and beauty of our country. The uses of Ayurvedic products
provide a foundation to a healthy body and soulful mind. These products help in restoring
the natural oils of the body thereby not making the skin too acidic or alkaline. Since
ayurvedic products contain only natural products hemp seed oil make the perfect
constitution for the soaps. These soaps contain natural oils, in this case, Hemp seed oil,
glycerine and a balanced mix of healing oils that protect the natural moisture and elements
of the skin.