Essoya Rock Candles - Hand crafted oil candles made from agate slices, petrified wood and natural rocks. Each stone is unique in shape, size and beauty. Therefore, no two are alike. All of our agate, petrified wood, and
natural rock candles come with a free starter kit including a funnel and a 1 oz. bottle of ultra pure, clean burning lamp oil. Proudly MADE IN USA by Essoya.
Essoya Agate Wind Chimes - made with beautiful brazilian agate slices and tied with sturdy transparent wire to a natural wooden ring. These wind chimes sound wonderful.
Essoya Sun Catchers - The perfect compliment to any window and are hand wrapped with a decorative sturdy silver attachment for hanging. Essoya Agate Sun Catchers are available in five colors(blue, purple, pink, teal, and
natural) and four sizes (small, med., large, and x-large) Each of our Agate Sun Catchers comes with a kit for hanging and includes 3 ft. of 50lb test clear hanging string and a screw hook so you are ready to catch some rays and
display your beautiful sun catcher. We are sure you will enjoy your Essoya Agate Sun Catcher for years and years!!
Essoya Hula Hoops - Essoya hand-crafted Hula Hoops. We make colorful, sturdy, colapsable Poly Pro and Poly Flex Hoops. We also offer Handmade LED Hoops.
Essoya Therapeutic Organic Eye Pillows: Handmade by Essoya with the finest hand batiked cotton, and filled with organic flax seed and a choice of three different therapeutic grade essential oils: Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, &
Lavender. Proudly MADE IN USA by Essoya.
Essoya Hemp Bracelets & Anklets - Each piece is completely hand-crafted with each knot tied by hand to give you a high quality, one of a kind work of art ! Hemp bracelets and anklets personalized for you! Choose your
length and design. Choose from 2 styles- twist or flat. Proudly MADE IN USA by Essoya.
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ESSOYA IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE HEMP INDUSTRY.
ALL OF ESSOYA CANDLES ARE MADE WITH HEMP SEED OIL.
PLEASE EDUCATE YOURSELF BELOW ON ALL THE BENEFITS OF HEMP.
DID YOU KNOW...
Hemp is the oldest known medicine and agricultural crop.
Evidence dates back over 8000 years!
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were hemp farmers in the colonies.
Abe Lincoln and other pioneers read by hemp seed oil lamps.
Acre for acre, hemp produces four times more paper pulp than wood.
Production of hemp paper
creates less pollution and saves trees. Cannabis hemp agriculture could provide a sustainable supply of raw
materials for thousands of products, including plastics, biomass fuel, foods, fibers, and medicines.
Cannabis hemp is "the safest therapeutically active substance known to man," ruled Francis Young, the Chief Administrative Law
Judge for the D.E.A.. He called hemp "safer than many foods that we buy in the grocery store."
There are more than 25,000 known uses for hemp!!! Please educate yourself on this wonderful plant.
*BMW is experimenting with hemp materials in automobiles as part of an effort to make cars more recyclable.
*Much of the bird seed sold in the US has hemp seed (it's sterilized before importation), the hulls of which contain about 25% protein.
*Hemp oil once greased machines. Most paints, resins, shellacs, and varnishes used to be made out of linseed (from flax) and hemp oils.
*Rudolph Diesel designed his engine to run on hemp oil.
*Kimberly Clark (on the Fortune 500) has a mill in France which produces hemp paper preferred for bibles because it lasts a
very long time and doesn't yellow.
*Construction products such as medium density fiber board, oriented strand board, and even beams, studs and posts could be made out
of hemp. Because of hemp's long fibers, the products will be stronger and/or lighter than those made from wood.
*The products that can be made from hemp number over 25,000.
*Industrial hemp and marijuana are both classified by taxonomists as Cannabis sativa, a species with hundreds of varieties. C. sativa is a
member of the mulberry family. Industrial hemp is bred to maximize fiber, seed and/or oil, while marijuana varieties seek to maximize
THC (delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana).
*While industrial hemp and marijuana may look somewhat alike to an untrained eye, an easily trained eye can easily distinguish the
*Industrial hemp has a THC content of between 0.05 and 1%. Marijuana has a THC content of 3% to 20%. To receive a standard psychoactive
dose would require a person to power-smoke 10-12 hemp cigarettes over an extremely short period of time. The large volume and high
temperature of vapor, gas and smoke would be almost impossible for a person to withstand.
*If hemp does pollinate any nearby marijuana, genetically, the result will always be lower-THC marijuana, not higher-THC hemp. If hemp is
grown outdoors, marijuana will not be grown close by to avoid producing lower-grade marijuana.
*Hemp fibers are longer, stronger, more absorbent and more mildew-resistant than cotton.
*Fabrics made of at least one-half hemp block the sun's UV rays more effectively than other fabrics.
*Many of the varieties of hemp that were grown in North America have been lost. Seed banks weren't maintained. New genetic breeding
will be necessary using both foreign and domestic "ditchweed," strains of hemp that went feral after cultivation ended. Various state
national guard units often spend their weekends trying to eradicate this hemp, in the mistaken belief they are helping stop drug use.
*A 1938 Popular Mechanics described hemp as a "New Billion Dollar Crop." That's back when a billion was real money.
*Hemp can be made in to a variety of fabrics, including linen quality.
*The US Drug Enforcement Agency classifies all C. sativa varieties as "marijuana." While it is theoretically possible to get permission from
the government to grow hemp, DEA would require that the field be secured by fence, razor wire, dogs, guards, and lights, making it
*The US State Department must certify each year that a foreign nation is cooperating in the war on drugs. The European Union subsidizes
its farmers to grow industrial hemp. Those nations are not on this list, because the State Department can tell the difference between
hemp and marijuana.
*Hemp was grown commercially (with increasing governmental interference) in the United States until the 1950s. It was doomed by the
Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which placed an extremely high tax on marijuana and made it effectively impossible to grow industrial hemp.
While Congress expressly expected the continued production of industrial hemp, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics lumped industrial hemp
with marijuana, as it's successor the US Drug Enforcement Administration, does to this day.
*Over 30 industrialized democracies do distinguish hemp from marijuana. International treaties regarding marijuana make an exception
for industrial hemp.
*Canada now again allows the growing of hemp.
* Hemp growers can not hide marijuana plants in their fields. Marijuana is grown widely spaced to maximize leaves. Hemp is grown in
tightly-spaced rows to maximize stalk and is usually harvested before it goes to seed.
*Hemp can be made into fine quality paper. The long fibers in hemp allow such paper to be recycled several times more than wood-based
*Because of its low lignin content, hemp can be pulped using less chemicals than with wood. Its natural brightness can obviate the need
to use chlorine bleach, which means no extremely toxic dioxin being dumped into streams. A kinder and gentler chemistry using
hydrogen peroxide rather than chlorine dixoide is possible with hemp fibers.
*Hemp grows well in a variety of climates and soil types. It is naturally resistant to most pests, precluding the need for pesticides. It
grows tightly spaced, out-competing any weeds, so herbicides are not necessary. It also leaves a weed-free field for a following crop.
*Hemp can displace cotton which is usually grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. 50% of all
the world's pesticides are sprayed on cotton.
*Hemp can displace wood fiber and save forests for watershed, wildlife habitat, recreation and oxygen production, carbon sequestration
(reduces global warming), and other values.
*Hemp can yield 3-8 dry tons of fiber per acre. This is four times what an average forest can yield.
*If one tried to ingest enough industrial hemp to get 'a buzz', it would be the equivalent of taking 2-3 doses of a high-fiber laxative.
*At a volume level of 81%, hemp oil is the richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (the "good" fats). It's quite high in
some essential amino acids, including gamma linoleic acid (GLA), a very rare nutrient also found in mother's milk.
*While the original "gruel" was made of hemp seed meal, hemp oil and seed can be made into tasty and nutritional products.
Prepared by the North American Industrial Hemp Council October 1997