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Hemp seed oil

Updated: Feb 29, 2020

Cannabis Sativa | Hemp seed oil
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The different substances obtained from species associated with hemp are a hot topic at the moment. CBD oil has been praised for its treatment of cancerous cells and chronic pain, and packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids, hemp oil has many skin and hair benefits. Cold pressed, organic hemp oil is so good that you can eat it on salads or in smoothies. Rich in essential fatty acid and gamma linoleum acid, hemp oil has also been said to help improve immunity levels. It's a pretty good all-rounder!

Where does Hemp Oil come from?

Hemp seed oil is obtained by pressing the hemp seed of a variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Although part of the same species, the cold pressed hemp oil that we use in our products contains only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive substance that is present in other varieties such as the cannabis plant. We use cold pressed, organic hemp seed oil in our products and heat it as little as possible during manufacture so that we can retain the full benefits of the oil.

Benefits of Hemp Oil for skin

Repairs damaged skin

Our bodies can’t produce omega acids themselves, and rich in omega 3 and omega 6, hemp oil can help to regenerate and repair cell membranes.For this reason, it has been said to be effective in treating eczema, psoriasis, and the healing of abrasions by hydrating and bringing more oxygen to the skin.

Soothes acne outbreaks

Similarly, hemp oil can also be effective in treating acne as it brings down redness and soothes the irritation of outbreaks. Oil can be an acne sufferers nightmare, but have no fear - it absorbs quickly but doesn’t block the pores because of its medium size molecules (unlike some other, thicker oils).

Fights free radicals

It’s natural vitamin E content gives hemp oil anti-oxidant properties, which help to protect our skin from the elements and eliminate the free radicals that cause signs of ageing.

Moisturises dry skin

Hemp oil is high in unsaturated and essential fatty acids (75-80% of its make up), and the fats are similar to that of the skin. This makes it an effective moisturiser for anywhere on the body. Being an oil, It also helps to retain moisture by leaving a thin layer on the skin. Hemp oil also adds vitamin D to the skin, which aids calcium absorption and leads to soft skin. *Please be aware that these are our opinions, based upon our experience and other people's research. We are not promising a magic cure for acne, scars and wrinkles.

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