Monday, April 22, 2013

Barbara, The Hemp Lady

The sand fleas in Hopkins are notorious for feasting on fair- complected tourist flesh. I had read other's blogs touting the hemp based all-natural bug repellent and moisturizer-so, in order to properly research and report, I needed to visit and try the products.

"Sew Much Hemp" the handmade roadside sign reads pointing down the dirt driveway to a retired quasi-Partridge Family school bus.

Sew Much Hemp Road Sign

Barbara And The Hemp Bus
We parked alongside the bus and climbed aboard only to be met by a well versed, ex-Oregonian adorned in dreadlocks. Barbara has been in Belize for over 15 years, she and her husband came down with the primary goal of educating the public about hemp. From food, fuel, oil, building material, clothing, health and beauty products, "Every part of 'her' (the hemp plant) is utilized " claims the proprietor, "and is better than other sources for those products." The front of the bus is dedicated to hemp education and the Crazy Diamond Hemp product line. Barbara makes the products herself, in the kitchen area of the bus; and the back of the bus is reserved as living quarters.

Barbara, The Hemp Lady

The Crazy Diamond Hemp products are:
  • The bug repellent is composed of: 25% hemp oil, aloe, avocado, wheatgerm, grapeseed, rosemary,  6 bug repelling essential oils, shea butter, and beeswax. OK, I'm sold...after slathering this stuff on my legs and arms for the past 2 weeks, I have had absolutely 0 (zero) sand flea bites.
  • The moisturizer is composed of: 25% hemp oil, aloe, avocado, wheatgerm, grapeseed, rosemary, frankincense, sage, shea butter, and beeswax. This moisturizer has a clean, spa-like fragrance, is easy to apply, absorbs well and is claimed to have both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
  • The clothes are made of 60% hemp and 40% silk.
Education and Product Display Area

Barbara and Her Products

Hemp Clothing Line

The products can be shipped worldwide!

You may contact Barbara via email:


  1. Great post! We'll be in Hopkins in June. Now i know where to go to get the bug repellent - first stop!

  2. yep--that stuff really works! She sometimes has set up at Lobsterfest in Placencia in June

    1. Hi catdance62! That might be what she's gearing up for right now--she's bottling like only "B. Crazy" can!! :)

  3. This stuff is awesome! Great for sunburns and definitely those bug bites! So glad we stopped by and really enjoyed the visit.

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  5. Thanks Barbra. Your lotion did help our babies rash on her face. What a great product, all natural and effective. Take care girl and keep up the good work!
    Your "WA hipster" Friends,
    Craig and Lindsay

  6. Juanita Stockwell-CarlsonDecember 30, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    My husband Jeff and I were there in November 2015 and had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful soul. Wonderful hemp products!