I think I should let you know that I love hemp oil! I discovered hempseed oil when I was in my massage practice and someone would have a nut allergy. I started to notice how soft and silky smooth their skin was. I decided to look a little further into the health benefits of this not (yet) so popular oil.
I think the stigma of hemp being confused with marijuana or cannabis has led to this oil having a slow start out of the gate with respect to popularity, so let me explain what the difference is. Both marijuanan and hemp are a form of cannabis. The hemp oil, or more correctly, hempseed oil comes from the seed of a very tall variety of hemp plant and does not contain the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) found in the marijuana plant. THC is the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana and hash oil.
Most of the health benefits of hemp seed oil come from its excellent ratio of omega -6 to omega – 3 which is similar to what the body needs. It is also known to be antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin regenerative and an excellent emollient with little to no odour.
With so many awesome health benefits, is it any wonder why Evocative Essentials carries hemp oil?
Also, did you know our hand creams, body washes and body lotions are chock full of hemp oil!