After researching the uses of hemp seed oil, Rohan Gouda, Abhishek Sajjala and Rajarjun Reddy Gummi came up with Hempsters. This is India’s first hemp body care brand and trust them when they say that because they hired a lawyer in 2015 to confirm this fact.
Shower gels, oils, soaps, body butter and more — they have a whole range of products, which they keep adding and subtracting as per the feedback of customers. “Our hair oil and massage oils are a particular hit.
Our soap gets good reviews too,” says Rohan and adds, “There have been instances where within the first application of the product, the user has seen 90% benefit.” Right now, they sell their products through e-commerce websites like Amazon and are in the process of setting up their own e-commerce portal. Up next, one can expect hemp protein powder, hemp seed oil and a lot more. They are also working on subscription models and kits like wellness kits and shower kits. The possibilities seem endless!
Use them now!: Hair oil and massage oil by Hempsters | (Pic: Hempsters)
But despite of this, what are a few challenges that Hyderabad-based Hempsters faces? “I think consumer education is the most challenging task because I’ve had people ask me, ‘Will I get a high if I use this?’. And in spite of all of this, our orders are only increasing. This is the importance of events like Project H, it helps educate the consumer,” says the alumnus of Manipal Academy of Higher Education.