Hemp Seed Oil is one of the world’s oldest and healthiest natural oils. Produced from the seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant, Hemp Seed Oil has a perfect ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 essential fatty acids and 80% total essential fatty acids, which is more than any other plant. With this perfect blend of omega and essential fatty acids, there is a massive range of health benefits including better integumentary health such as thicker hair, softer skin, and stronger nails. Hemp Seed Oil also contains both vitamin E, well-known for its benefits in skin care, and vitamin D, which is not present in other plants. Hemp Seed Oil can also be helpful for eczema, premenstrual stress, and inflammation.
Applying Hemp Seed Oil on your skin is an effective way to nourish, protect and repair damaged skin. Hemp Seed Oil is perfect for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging your pores. It can help balance oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin’s oil production. Part of what makes Hemp Seed Oil so beneficial to the skin is that it’s rich in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Consuming Hemp Seed Oil
Taking Hemp Seed Oil internally can provide the same skin benefits and additional overall health benefits as using the oil topically. Consuming these nutrients can help treat skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne while keeping the skin nourished and moisturized. Hemp seeds are a rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and introducing this fatty acid into your body is associated with positives outcomes. GLA produces an anti-inflammatory effect because the body converts it into anti-inflammatory compounds.
Hemp Seed Oil Vinaigrette
- 3 tablespoons Hemp Seed Oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Whisk everything together until evenly and well blended. Enjoy on your favorite salad.
- 2 tablespoons Hemp Seed Oil
- 1-2 drops Tea Tree Essential oil
Combining Hemp Seed Oil with Tea Tree oil can produce incredible results. It can be used to help clear up acne and reduce scars. It’s completely absorbed into the skin shortly after application and will leave the skin smooth and hydrated.
The simplest, most natural way to use Hemp Seed Oil is by massaging a small amount onto clean face as you would with any moisturizer. Hemp Seed Oil can also be used as a makeup remover, simply rub a tablespoon of oil all over the face, let it sit for a couple of minutes, then with a warm washcloth remove al the makeup.