Our favorite flower's got superpowers:
Everything you need to know about Full Flower Hemp.
A Brief History of Hemp
First cultivated over 10,000 years ago, full flower hemp has long been integral to humans. Medicinal forms of the plant were available on apothecary shelves throughout the 19th century, but from the mid-1930s on, the U.S. regulated strains of the plant as a drug nationwide and outlawed it under the 1970 Controlled Substances Act. The lingering consequences for those charged under law is an area of Muri Lelu’s attention — we donate a portion of sales to legal organizations fighting unjust drug-related imprisonments.
Today, research in support of full flower hemp use has propelled a groundswell of legalization. Muri Lelu is navigating the legal complexities to offer skincare infused with non-psychoactive strains of the plant, now available to ship to all states where legal.
Why Is Hemp Good for Us, and How Does It Work?
Hemp’s therapeutic properties are due to its 80+ naturally occurring antioxidant plant compounds. These compounds, grouped together in a plant system, are similar to the human body’s internal system — our own biological network of receptors that regular essential functions and keep us active and healthy.
Just like a key fits into a lock, hemp plant compounds activate receptors in our brains and body, triggering overall wellness benefits from increased relaxation, to reduced inflammation and pain.
The most effective “key” is high quality, full flower hemp. It harnesses the widest range of therapeutic plant compounds and complementary terpenes, helping them join forces in a phenomenon known as the “entourage effect,” multiplying its healing benefits.
Does Full Flower Hemp Skincare Really Work — and Will It Get Me High?
While hemp has been consumed for millennia, its beautifying superpowers for skin are still largely untapped. We love it because it’s an all-in-one anti-aging complexion perfector that may soothe inflammation, fight blemishes, reduce puffiness and balance oil production for calm and glowing skin, all while naturally-occurring fatty acids hydrate and lock in moisture.
The full flower hemp extract in Muri Lelu’s products interact with your body's internal receptors WITHOUT making you high.
What Exactly Are Terpenes, and Will I Smell Like Weed?
Terpenes are organic hydrocarbons that naturally occur in the essential oils of aromatic flora, including full flower hemp. These flavor and fragrance compounds have uniquely therapeutic properties that are enhanced when present along with hemp plant compounds — the “entourage effect” we talked about earlier.
The flowers and leaves of the hemp plant produce over 200 terpenes, each with a unique scent fingerprint that give different strains their distinctive odors — from floral and earthy, to piney and peppery. Terpenes work synergistically with both hemp plant compounds and the body’s internal receptors, triggering different outcomes for optimal skin health and vitality. Each terpene found in hemp has its own unique profile and provides unique aromatherapeutic benefits.
Muri Lelu is loaded with complementary full flower hemp essential oils to deliver potent full flower hemp benefits, with an evocative fragrance that makes every application an opportunity to pause, inhale and exhale. So yes, upon application you may enjoy a subtle, temporary aura of mystery and sensuality. No, you will not smell like weed.
Where Does Muri Lelu Source Full Flower Hemp From?
Muri Lelu is committed to using the world’s finest, purest and most potent hemp extract. We source from sustainable, organically grown hemp plants tested for heavy metals, pesticides, and microbes.
Our full flower extract is premium, full-spectrum and preserves all beneficial plant compounds including terpenes, chlorophyll, flavonoids and fatty acids. We don't use isolate, preferring to leave the hemp extract as close to its natural state as possible. Think of it as the difference between eating an orange, or taking a vitamin C supplement.