Over on our online store, we have recently launched the new Hemp Seed Oil Therapeutic Hand and Body Cream and it is already receiving fabulous feedback. A blog a few weeks ago discussed the amazing benefits of using coconut oil and we think the additional goodness in this particular hand cream is down to the properties of hemp which provide additional nourishment and nutrition for tired and sore hands/elbows/feet. Here is our rundown of why hemp is so good for you skin!
Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant. CBD (cannabidiol) is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks of the cannabis plant. But don't worry, this does not have the hallucinogenic affects of its illegal counterpart! The health benefits of hemp are well documented and the benefits of omega oils, antioxidants and tocopherol, found in hempseed oil, have been celebrated for many years.
CBD oil specifically can be used as a treatment for cancer as it contains chemicals that inhibit cancer cell migration, adhesion and invasion. Furthermore, the chemical can be used as a anti-inflammatory and a treatment for epilepsy, depression, anxiety and seizures.
Hemp seed oil's balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are believed to promote healing by affecting the body's immune response, which means that these fatty acids help dry or irritated skin to heal and repair. For example, psoriasis is caused by a deficiency in omega-6 fatty acids. Hemp seed oil contains these in plentiful supply meaning the oil is an incredibly effective treatment for the condition.
Furthermore, hemp seed oil contains fats that are incredibly similar to our own skin's natural lipids. This means the oil is able to penetrate the cells and deeply moisturise and nourish the lower layers that compose of the skin.
Hemp seed oil can be used effectively to combat acne, aid in the healing of marks and prevent further scarring. The linotic acid in hemp seed oil reduces inflammation alongside the healing process. As the oil is easily absorbed into the skin and therefore does not leave a greasy residue. Combine with lavender essential oil which further helps to treat inflammation as an effective acne treatment.
Hemp seed oil also contains large quantities of the vitamins A and E, along with several other minerals such as such as iron, potassium and calcium. To top it off, the oil is also high in antioxidants and has even been suggested to act as an anti ageing product when regularly applied to the skin. This is because CBD is an antioxidant, protecting the skin from the environment and sunlight therefore fighting signs of ageing. And these are just the positives of applying the oil to your skin!
Essentially, the properties of Hemp Seed Oil and CBD are incredibly beneficial for your skin. They provide the skin with extra nutrients and nourishment which can be used to treat conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions and irritations. Find out for yourself here.