A quick search on google and the top results are all about the benefits of hemp oil. The word hemp often has people jumping to the conclusion that hemp oil is made from the same cannabis plant as marijuana. This is false! In this post, we will teach you a little bit about hemp oil, the benefits of hemp oil, and the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil.
What is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil is a product that is created by extracting the oil from hempseed. Hempseed is technically a nut and the oil created from it has many commercial uses across the country. In particular one of the benefits of hemp oil is that it is a great source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are beneficial and important for human health.
This plant has been used for centuries by various cultures. The stem of the Hemp plant has strong fibers and was often used by mariners to create sails. Fine linens were historically made from the fibers from the hemp plant and the oldest known paper products from China were made from this versatile plant. Cannabis sativa, the scientific name for the Hemp plant is one of the oldest cultivated crops. No other plant can provide such easily available food, oil, fiber, and even medicine source.
What is the Different Between CBD and Hemp?
Both CBD and Hemp Oil are created from a variety of the cannabis plant. The variety of cannabis plants that Hemp oil is created from has little to no THC (the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the high sensation), while CBD oil is created from cannabis varieties that do contain THC. The plant that hemp oil is created from is not a regulated product like the cannabis varieties that are used for creating the drug marijuana and CBD products. In fact, it can be grown freely throughout the United States.
Another difference is in the part of the plant the oils are made from. Hemp oil is created from extracting oil from the plant’s seeds, while CBD oil is created from crushing the cannabis flowers, and then this product is often combined with hemp oil to make the CBD oil product you are more familiar with. The confusion between hemp oil and products containing THC prevents many people from experiencing the benefits of hemp oil.
What are the Benefits of Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil has Omega-3 and Omega-6 acids in a ratio that makes it ideal for the human body. It is useful in treating many skin conditions including cradle cap in infants, psoriasis, and acne. Hemp seed oil has been found to improve the strength of the skin and improve the skin’s ability to resist infections. We use hemp oil in all of our beard oils because it is a quick-absorbing oil that is a natural, healthy alternative to commercial conditioners.
In addition, Hemp oil is actually an edible food product. When included in your diet, this oil has been found to lower blood pressure. This is also because it contains Omega-3 fatty acids in a large quantity. Another one of the benefits of hemp oil is the amount of linoleic acid it contains. Linoleic acid has been known to reduce cholesterol and improve overall heart health.
At Badger Creek, we appreciate the health benefits of both CBD and hemp oil in bath and body products. If you are interested in learning more about our CBD products, check out our Essential Badger products. Here you will find information about the benefits and ingredients in our top-selling CBD oils and creams. And tune in next month to learn more about the benefits of CBD.