Ingredient: Hemp Seed Oil

Other Name(s)

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil

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Hemp oil, is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Unlike CBD oil, which is extracted from the flowers, leaves, and stalks of the hemp plant, hemp oil is derived solely from the seeds. It contains negligible levels of THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, making it non-intoxicating.

It is extracted from hemp seeds through cold-pressing.


Hemp is known for its myriad uses including paper, clothing, food, beauty and wellness.

Topical: Hemp oil can be applied directly to the skin as a moisturizer or incorporated into skincare products like lotions, creams, and serums.

Dietary: Hemp oil can be consumed orally as a dietary supplement. It can be drizzled over salads, mixed into smoothies, or used as a dressing for various dishes. For a 2,000-calorie diet, about 2 tablespoons of oil daily is recommended.

Cooking: Hemp oil has a low smoke point, so it's best used for light sautéing, salad dressings, and as a finishing oil rather than for deep frying or high-temperature cooking.

Toiletries and cosmetic

  • Moisturiser – Hemp oil is renowned for its moisturising properties. It is a lightweight oil, making it an excellent natural emollient for skin care. It helps soothe and hydrate dry skin, without clogging the pores. This makes it suitable for all skin types.
  • Anti-aging - The antioxidants in hemp oil can help protect the skin from environmental damage and signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Acne Treatment - Hemp oil's anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce inflammation and redness associated with acne. Its moisturising properties can also help balance oil production in the skin.
  • Hair and skin health - Gamma linolenic acid (or GLA) is part of the omega-6 family and is known for its role in supporting the growth of healthy skin, hair and nails.
  • It can be used in DIY body-care products, such as creams, soaps, massage oils, lotions, face & body oils, and lip balms. Used in shampoos and conditioners, it increases elasticity, manageability, and shine.


  • Skin health – Its moisturising properties help reduce inflammation and may alleviate symptoms of conditions like eczema and psoriasis. In addition, hemp seed oil strengthens the skin and makes it better able to resist infection.
  • Heart health -The optimal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids in hemp oil may support cardiovascular health by reducing cholesterol levels, improving blood circulation, and lowering the risk of heart disease. Arginine can contribute to nitric oxide production, which helps dilate blood vessels leading to reduced blood pressure
  • Brain Function - Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for brain health, aiding in cognitive function, memory retention, and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
  • Anti-inflammatory – It contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a type of omega-6 fatty acid that exhibits anti-inflammatory effects, potentially benefiting individuals with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
  • Joint health - The GLA in hemp oil may help alleviate symptoms of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Digestive health - Hemp oil contains soluble and insoluble fibre, which can aid digestion and promote gut health.
  • Balanced Hormones - Hemp oil may help regulate hormone levels in the body due to its gamma-linolenic acid content, which could alleviate symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances, such as menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms.
  • Weight management – Hemp oil is highly nutritious and satiating, hence people feel fuller for longer


Hemp oil is a light and nourishing carrier oil.


  • Hemp oil can be safely used as a polish, sealer and protective finish on raw wood and chalk paint. It also restores old, worn, dried out and faded antiques and wooden furniture.
  • Other uses include sealing wooden chopping boards, wooden bowls and utensils.

Remedies and formulations:


  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids: linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, and gamma-linolenic acid. Its its ratio of omega-6 (linoleic acid) to omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) fatty acids is 3:1, which is believed to be ideal for human health.
  • Vitamins and minerals - vitamin E, vitamin B, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and zinc, which are essential for overall health and well-being.
  • Antioxidants - Hemp oil contains potent antioxidants such as tocopherols, which help protect the body from oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.


Essentially Natural Hemp Seed Oil is certified Vegan and Beauty Without Cruelty.

INCI: Cannabis sativa Seed Oil

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  • Allergies: Individuals with a sensitivity to hemp or cannabis should exercise caution when using hemp oil. It's recommended to perform a patch test before using it topically or orally.
  • Potential Drug Interactions: Hemp oil may interact with certain medications, particularly those metabolised by the liver and blood thinners. Consult a healthcare professional before using hemp oil, especially if you're taking prescription medications.