Since hemp is now legally legal in many states, you are able to purchase hemp flowers from online sources nationwide and create your own CBD-infused hemp tincture at home (check out Hemp Flower Resources, below.) The main difference between hemp flower products and cannabis flower products is that hemp pollen is infused with powerful hemp-specific healing properties that are difficult to obtain in other types of flowers. Many people believe that hemp tincture has similar healing properties to cannabis flower but there really isn't any scientific data that proves this. Additionally, hemp tincture is typically much more potent and much easier to make than it is to make cannabis flower tincture.
People have been making hemp tinctures for centuries. Tincture involves boiling herbal materials in an alcoholic solution, then filtering and distilling the resulting beverage. This process can be used to make teas, extracts, and lotions as well. You can find hemp tinctures in many herbal medicine stores as well as online.
You can make a hemp tincture in your own kitchen by infusing essential oils into glass jar material, such as Rosemary, lavender, or clove oil. Make sure the hemp flowers you want to use are in full bloom when you try to make this tincture. The resulting beverage will have a pleasant aromatic smell like fresh flowers. When making this drink, you will need to ensure you have ample fresh flower material to use. If you don't have enough, don't bother with the project and start shopping for hemp flowers elsewhere.
Making hemp tincture also works quite well as a soap. You simply melt some flower material in a pot and pour in essential oils. Let it cool and then pour it into a soap mold. Another option is to make glycerin soap that will give you much richer smelling soaps.
If you're looking to make hemp tea, another option would be to infuse your hemp flowers with strong green tea leaves. If using the tea leaves, boil them over three to five minutes. Once cooled, strain and brew your tincture in your desired container. For this recipe, I prefer to use a hemp tincture jar that has a wide mouth to allow me to pour the tea through.
Finally, you can make hemp tincture in your blender or processor. The result is much like a fine puree and it tastes great. Simply blend in your desired amount of hemp tincture and let the mixture cool. This option is quite similar to the way you make a latte but with hemp tincture instead of espresso!
If you want to use hemp flower petals for cooking, it's possible to infuse your foods with this resource as well. The easiest way I've found is to buy some hemp oil and pure the hemp flower petals with a bit of olive oil and salt. If you don't have access to these items you can use hemp seeds instead. When making use of hemp seeds, remember not to use too much oil because they can stick to the bottom of the pan. In order to preserve the oils you'll want to seal them up in an air-tight container.
As you can see, there are many ways you can make use of the amazing benefits of hemp flower. From teas to body-care products and even insulation, the uses are seemingly endless. If you have never tried hemp before, I highly recommend giving it a try. Not only will you be able to benefit from the healing properties of hemp, but you'll also discover how easy it is to grow your own hemp flower crop. It doesn't take much to get started and you should have no problem growing your very own hemp flower plants in no time.