Hemp seed oil or “hemp oil,” is harvested from hemp seeds. It usually doesn’t contain any THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) the compound that produces a mind-altering effect on humans. It’s different from cannabidiol (CBD) oil, although both come from same Cannabis sativa plants. CBD comes from the Stem and Flowers while Hemp seed only utilizes the seeds. These small, brown seeds are considered as Super food. Hemp seed is rich in fiber, proteins, healthy omega 3 and omega6 fatty acids. They have number of skin health benefits.
How to Use hemp oil externally for skin health benefits
You can use Hemp oil to nourish your skin as it has many skin care benefits. It can moderate oil production and balance out oily skin. Omega 6 acids present in it will help you moisturize your skin in case of dry skin, it promotes growth of new cells and it is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Hemp seed oil also has anti-ageing effect on the skin, it is effective at reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
You can use hemp oil directly on your skin that you want to treat. It is generally used topically (on a patch or part of the skin). However, it is advisable to first test the hemp oil on a small portion of your skin to test you don’t get a reaction. To test the oil, apply it on a small patch and cover that part with a bandage for 24 hours. If you do not feel any irritation or redness you are good to go.
Hemp oil is widely used by mixing it with other essential. You can mix hemp oil and coconut oil / lavender oil/ rosemary oil. 4 spoons of hemp oil and 4-5 drops of essentials mixed with 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil are perfect blend for Topical use. In case you want to treat acne, you can apply hemp oil directly on the skin topically. After application let it treat the skin for about two minutes before washing it away with warm water.
How to use hemp oil in your diet
Hemp oil can help you in supporting your overall wellbeing, considering it is a super food with a rich nutritional profile. By incorporating it in your diet, you can get many health benefits and the same skin benefits as when used externally. You can have 2 teaspoons of hemp oil daily, however it is strongly recommended that you consult a doctor before you start hemp oil consumption.
Hemp oil is usually unrefined and have a nutty flavor and you may not like the taste when consumed orally. So the most common method for oral consumption is to mix it with other edible products. Hemp oil can be used in cooking other alternatives are mixing it in soups/ salads/ smoothies. You can also add hemp seeds into your diet. You may also get Hemp milk and hemp protein powder at many online stores.
Hemp seed oil is considered safe for human use in most cases. It is indeed a super food with a number of health benefits and skin care benefits. As it can be used externally and orally it’s easy to take advantage of the health benefits.