THE ORIGINAL I-Tal Hemp Wick are a wonderful, clean burning flame source for all smoking enthusiasts. Our wicks are made from 100% natural hemp twine saturated and cured in highly refined beeswax; Our wicks contain no fillers, chemicals or impurities. the wick burns hot and it burns clean, contains no butane flavors or toxic sulfur. This allows for a healthier and tastier smoking experience. Butane, flint and sulphur are know to be highly poisonous if inhaled. Studies have proven that long-term inhalation of butane leads to serious lung, heart, liver and kidney problems. These toxins can also be very damaging to the brain and spinal cord. You can avoid these risks by choosing to use I-tal Hemp wicks.[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Ancient renewable resources come together to create a unique product and a healthier alternative.[/perfectpullquote]
Why do we use hemp?
Hemp is the longest and strongest natural fiber known to man. The planting of Cannabis Sativa can help reduce Deforestation and improves the soil upon which it is grown by way of remediation. The plant material is used to make over 25,000 consumer products. From apparel and accessories to house wares and hemp-seed oil cosmetics, this versatile industrial plant is an ECO shopper’s dream! Some of the products made are: clothing, shoes, diapers, rope, canvas, cellophane, paints, fuels, chain lubricants, biodegradable plastics, paper, fiber-board, cement blocks, food, cosmetics, and soap.
Why do we use Beeswax?
Coating our wick with Beeswax produces a smooth and slow burning flame. Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis. The wax is formed into “scales” by eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments of worker bees. The waxes secreted by bees to make honeycombs are used to make wood polishes and candles and in our case, wicks.
Before the beginning of recorded history, wicks produced from Hemp played a major role in many different cultures. They were chosen as wicks for candles and candle like devices as well as serving many other uses that are still around today, such as pipe lighters.
The first people recorded to have used Hemp Wicks are the ancient Egyptians, as the letter “H” was represented by a picture of a wick in Egyptian hieroglyphics. This simple yet profound symbol of our modern-day lighters can be located on ancient walls, clay tables, and jewelry throughout Egypt. During Ancient times, beeswax secreted by honeybees was discovered and came into use. It was easy to see right away why these beeswax candles were superior to the previously used candles. Indigenous people around the globe have known the benefits of hemp wicks covered in Beeswax.
Thanks to a new era in awareness and consciousness it makes it extremely easy for everyone to enjoy the benefits of using these all-natural and organic products.