Hemp Extract Oil & Hemp Seed Oil are two very different products.
Hemp Extract Oil comes from specifically bred variants of Hemp plants and is extracted from flowers and/or leaves, seeds, stalks – containing higher amounts of the valuable plant compounds. It contains what is known as a ‘broad-spectrum’ of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.
Hemp Seed Oil also comes from the hemp plant (industrial hemp more typically) and is extracted from the seed only, and contains barely trace levels active plant compounds. It is mildly beneficial for dry skin (similar to olive oil), but does not share the added benefits that a pure and premium hemp extract oil has as a skincare product.
Everyone is searching for the holy grail in skincare, and with the multitude of choices out there, it has become a minefield trying to find what ‘works’ for your individual needs. Due to these unique properties, not only can it be used purely as a skincare product to nourish and feed your skin giving it a youthful glow, but it also can be used on certain skin conditions where it may be of benefit.
For our body’s systems to perform within normal function, we require fatty acids from high quality food sources and both Hemp extract oil and Hemp seed oil are more than 75% Omega 3 and 6, in a ratio of 3:1 fatty acids (which is considered to be in the optimal ratio). The abundance of vitamins and fatty acids may be known to nourish the skin and protect it from inflammation, oxidation, and other causes of ageing as well as reducing the production of sebum (acne outbreaks).
Skin Conditions: Because of its potential anti-inflammatory properties; skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis have been known to have a calming effect, reducing the itching and angry redness that can occur with these conditions.
Sensitive Skin and Bites: If you have been bitten by insects, leaving itchy lumps, you may find Hemp extract oil works well in reducing the itching and redness due to these anti-inflammatory qualities. Hemp extract oil is also known to be anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial.
Anti-Ageing: As Hemp extract oil has a substantial level of anti-oxidants, it is a perfect adjunct to everyone’s skin care regime. It has been found to potentially reduce dry skin, free radical damage, inflammation and visible fine lines & wrinkles, while giving the skin a fresher, supple and more even glow.
The information on this webpage is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. We do not in any way guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any message and will not be held responsible for the content of any message. It has not been written by a Medical Doctor, nor purported to be one. We have no liability for any illnesses or damages incurred, as there are no recommendations, only information guides. Always consult your personal physician for specific medical advice. For non-therapeutic and topical use only in Australia. To be used strictly in accordance with Australian Hemp Regulations for non-human consumption.