While hemp seed oil and CBD oil are both derived from cannabis, the products differ significantly in extraction processes and nutritional benefits.⠀
Hemp oil is extracted by pressing hemp seeds and capturing the run-off oil, similar to olive oil. CBD oil which is extracted from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the cannabis plant, which are cannabinoid-rich regions of the plant.
There are no cannabinoids naturally occurring in the hemp seeds, and it is rare that hemp oil will contain traces of cannabinoids at all. Nevertheless, hemp seed oil has an abundance of health benefits for your body.
1. Benefits for your skin
Hemp seed oil possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, so much so that studies have found it to help heal skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and more.
The oil’s fatty acids are believed to affect immune responses in the body which helps to promote healing. This is also due to the fact that the oil has a perfect ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. ⠀
For the most effective relief, we recommend using hemp seed oil both by ingesting it and using it externally, especially with the cold months ahead and dry winter skin.
It is easily absorbed, nourishes and moisturising without being greasy. Also, the oil can help to clean and detoxify skin, as well as even out skin tone. Just remember, a bit goes a long way with hemp seed oil.
2. Benefits for your hair
Hemp seed oil has a number of benefits for hair, one being its strengthening properties. When hair is excessively dry, it becomes weak and breaks easily. Hemp oil can moisturise and maintain hair’s natural texture and makes the scalp livelier to better support the hair.
Hemp oil also helps to enhance the growth of hair on the scalp in a number of ways. Among these is through the Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids, which are necessary in stimulating growth. The oil also improves blood circulation on the scalp, which ensures that the hair follicles are nourished enough to support hair growth.
3. Benefits for your brain
The fatty acid content of hemp seed oil may also be good for the brain, which requires plenty of healthful fats to operate properly. Hemp seed oil is also rich in other compounds that may help protect the brain.
A study published in the journal Food Chemistry found that hemp seed extract has antioxidant effects in lab tests. These effects may result from the seeds' cannabidiol content. They found the seeds may have neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, effects and may also help to regulate the immune system. The review suggests that, because of these potential properties,it may help with neurological conditions, including parkinson’s, alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis.
Find Out Why it's 'Oil the Rage'
It’s oil in the details with our cold pressed Hemp Seed Oil. When purchasing hemp seed oil you should always make sure that it’s packaged in dark green or amber glass bottles, since the oil is a little unstable and sensitive to light.
Cold pressed hemp seed oil has a delicious nutty flavour and a light green colour. This unrefined hemp oil is similar to extra virgin olive oil. Hemp seed oil provides powerful nutrition and can be ingested as well as used topically.
Our beautiful hemp seed oil is cold pressed and bottled in an oxygen-free facility, so that there is no deterioration of the product until it is first opened by you.