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What is hemp seed oil?

What is hemp seed oil?

Published by N-essentials Team on 14th Apr 2014

Hemp seed oil is a carrier oil that is made from the Cannabis sativa plant’s seeds. Carrier oils are considered to be “base” oils as they are used as the foundation to an aromatherapy oil, typically combined with essential oils or other carrier oils. Hemp seed oil contains a number of vitamins and fatty acids that are great for the skin and body. This green-coloured oil is cold-pressed from the plant’s seeds and used for a variety of applications, such as in the hair, on skin and nails, as well as for aromatherapy.

Considered to have the perfect fatty acid profile, hemp seed oil is one of the most nourishing oils available. It has a slight nutty flavour and can be used externally for a variety of health and beauty needs.

For the hair, hemp oil is a brilliant conditioner and can provide moisture-locking treatment. It can strengthen and soften the hair, as well as help tame flyaways. For the skin, much like for the hair, hemp seed oil is a brilliant moisturiser. As it is almost identical to our own lipids, the oil can be used on our skin to lubricate the surfaces. This means it can hydrate and soften the skin, making it ideal for those suffering from skin blemishes, without clogging your pores. It can even be used as a light sunscreen!

Hemp seed oil is also useful for massage both in its pure form and mixed with another carrier oil. Combining different oils can make for a natural, effective massage oil that not only feels great and soothes the skin but also smells pleasant and fresh.

When purchasing hemp seed oil it is important to remember that it has a certain shelf life when stored correctly. It is recommended to keep it in a cool place out of direct sunlight.

If you are looking to purchase hemp seed oil then check out the N-essentials range. Offering different pack sizes, as well as other amazing aromatherapy, natural skincare, health and well being products, head online to order today!

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