HEMP SEED OIL
With a score of 0 in the comedogenic scale (how likely it is that any specific ingredient is going to clog your skin’s pores), this oil is never going to clog your pores. You can use this oil at any time of the day whatever your skin type is. You will not get break-outs and acne as it won’t clog your pores. Hemp seed oil also strengthens the skin and makes it better able to resist infections like psoriasis, varicose eczema and eczema.
What Is It ?
Hemp seed oil is often referred to as “hemp oil,” and it’s harvested by cold-pressing hemp seeds. Cold pressing requires the seeds to be de-shelled and then the outer husk must be removed. It should not be confused with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) oil that is made with other strains of Cannabis. Hemp is the strain of Cannabis sativa that contains less than 0.3 percent THC. Hemp contains so little THC it would be impossible to ever take enough of it to feel any psychoactive effects.
Hemp seed oil contain heaps of phytosterol which is a HDL and when taken orally it inhibits the absorption of cholesterol. It has a greenish golden tone and quite a nutty flavour. The greenish tinge can be attributed to the presence of chlorophyll in the seeds. Another component called CBD (has myriad health benefits and also a pain suppressant) is present in Hemp seed oil that is extracted using industrial solvent extraction method. However it is not present when cold pressed.
Hemp seed oil is rich in omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. In fact, it’s the only edible oil that contains more than 80% polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. Linoleic acid (LA) and linolenic acid (LNA) are found in a ratio of 3:1, which is widely believed to be the optimal ratio. Another benefit of hemp seed oil is the high levels of vitamin E. On average, 100 g of hemp seed oil contains 100-150 mg of vitamin E.
Why Is It Good For My Skin?
- Hemp-seed oil is optimum for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging your pores. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin’s oil production. Dryness of the skin can sometimes lead to overproduction of oil which can ultimately lead to acne and breakouts.
- One of the omega-6 fatty acids that hemp oil contain is GLA (gamma-linolenic acid). GLA acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that encourages skin growth and new cell generation.
- Along with moisturizing and soothing the skin, hemp oil has anti-aging properties. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevent developing signs of ageing.
- Because of the presence of the rich omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, this oil is very beneficial for the skin. When taken orally, hemp seed oil can prevent skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis.
Why Is It Good For My Hair?
- Hemp seed oil has excellent moisturizing properties. It prevents water loss and spreads moisture into the hair and scalp. It is also easily absorbed by the scalp and hair, hence doesn’t get sticky.
- It enhances hair growth because hemp seed oil improves blood circulation on the scalp, which ensures that the hair follicles are nourished enough to support hair growth.
- When our hair strands become excessively dry they tend to break. Hemp seed oil is a very good emollient and it can keep our hair nourished and hydrated preventing breakage and strengthening them.
How Should I Use It ?
Use it as a moisturiser.
Take 4-5 drops and apply it all over your face and neck.
Use it instead of a night cream
Due to the presence of vitamin E and phytosterols, Hemp seed oil is a very good skin repair oil. Apply generously all over your face before going to bed and see how the magic unfolds.
- It can also be used instead of an anti-ageing serum.
- Hemp seed oil has a natural spf 6, so it can be used instead of a mild sunscreen.
Can I Consume It ?
All our oils are food-grade and hence you can consume it. There is still a lot of research going on in hemp seed oil. So, for the time being you may just use it topically.