Understanding Hemp Seed Oil

Hopefully this will help with you understanding hemp seed oil, as there has been a lot of talk about it in the beauty industry

It is something that has been talked about over the last decade, but the past few years even more so

Shall I buy some hemp seed oil? Can I just put it on my skin? Should I try it?

A few questions you might have thought about but not really sure

Well lets go through understanding hemp seed oil now as I know I had questioned it

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Cannabis Sativa

My initial association with hemp seed oil is the drug cannabis. If that is yours too, then you are right, they come from the same plant

Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seed and the stems of Cannabis sativa plants using cold press methods. Cold pressing extraction is where no heat or chemicals are used to extract a source. Instead a hydraulic press forces the oils out, this way they do not degrade in the process

Where cannabis the drug, is formed from the buds and the flowers of the Cannabis sativa plant. So no cold pressing involved in obtaining the product

THC and CBD are the 2 compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plants. THC is the one responsible for the illegal highs associated with the cannabis. Where CBD is not a compound which will generate any highs. It is non-addictive and won’t impact your functioning or cloud your thoughts

So this is where hemp oil fits into the process, it is the legal part of the plant which is now being commonly used


Health Benefits

Hemp seeds themselves are technically a nut and often referred to as hemp hearts. They can be consumed raw, cooked or roasted, like many other commonly consumed nuts

Contain 2 essential fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 6, as well as being a high source of protein

They also have vitamin E as well as a number of minerals our body needs

Hemp seed oil has been used in Chinese cooking for many, many years. In the seed form as well as the oil form


Skin Benefits

Naturally consumed oils are said to help our skin from within. As we need plenty of fatty acids to help keep our skin strong and healthy

Hemp seed oil is rich in these fatty acids which will also help with collagen and our skin healing itself. As well as having anti- ageing qualities it moisturises and soothes inflammation of the skin

People who suffer with acne are found to find great relief from topical use of the oil and might want to use it regularly in their daily skincare routines

Look Fantastic sell a huge range of skin and beauty hemp products. There would be a good place to look if you were interested in trying some hemp products

So basically, hemp seed oil is perfectly legal and you will not suffer from any psychoactive tendencies from using it. Despite it being derived from the same plant as the illegal drug

In fact you might find that it is an extremely beneficial tool in your beauty regime and notice many benefits


  1. Steph
    November 12, 2020 / 11:04 am

    I always thought it gave you some kind of high like the drug. Very interested in trying now knowing it doesn’t

  2. Sasha S
    November 22, 2020 / 8:10 am

    Ok this has answered a few of my questions with using hemp, I found some at the body shop and just assumed it was somehow a drug of sorts. Thanks for the clarification

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