Hemp seed oil get you "high" but it does have plenty of benefits. Here is your hemp seed oil guide. Formulated for dry hair and scalp that need a boost of nourishment, containing a medley of Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Green Tea and Quinoa Extract helps refresh, calm and soothe while providing for overall scalp well-being. pH balanced This Avalon Organics® conditioner formula is EWG VERIFIED™, which means it meets the Cannabis sativa seed oil, also known as hemp seed oil, is the oil expressed from the seeds of the plant, Cannabis sativa. This oil is mechanically extracted from Hemp seeds and therefore does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Here’s Exactly What You Need to Know About Hemp Seed Oil Before You Try It
Trends come and go, but as we’ve seen with a few, there are some that just stick around, because their benefits speak for themselves. Case in point, the increased interest and discussion around hemp seed oil. While it may be known for its close relation to CBD products, it actually doesn’t contain any CBD, but does in fact contain many other health benefits. The oil is rich in healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as antioxidants vitamin E and beta carotene, making it a dynamic ingredient in skincare. With benefits that range from aiding in bone health to balancing hormones, hemp’s popularity proves that there’s something to this ancient seed. Read on for our complete guide.
What Is Hemp Seed Oil?
Extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, hemp seed oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the cannabis sativa plant—a tall, seedy, and fibrous plant native to Eastern Asia. While it’s used in beauty products as an emollient to retain moisture, it’s also used in various products such as paper, textiles, and biodegradable plastics. All food-grade hemp seeds can be further processed to make oil, or they’re shelled and are often added to smoothies or salads as a superfood.
Like flax seed and sacha inchi oil, hemp has a high amount of omega fatty acid content. Since these oils are heat- and light-sensitive, they’re not used for cooking, and rather kept refrigerated to preserve their nutrient content and essential fatty acid structure. Look for high-quality hemp oil that is unrefined, and dark in color—the green pigment in the oil is from the small amount of chlorophyll naturally present in the skins of the seeds.
The hemp plant, seeds, and oil were treasured for generations to treat inflammation, and became popular again in the past few decades. Dr. Andrew Weil published an article titled “Therapeutic Hemp Oil” in 1993, in which he looked at the benefits. “To most people, Cannabis sativa is synonymous with marijuana, but the plant’s Latin name means the ‘useful hemp.’ Species designated sativa (useful) are usually among the most important of all crops. In fact, the utility of hemp is manifold: the plant has provided human beings with fiber, edible seeds, an edible oil, and medicine, not just a notorious mind-altering drug,” the introduction states.
What Is the Difference Between Hemp Oil and Hemp Seed Oil?
This may seem confusing but hemp oil differs from hemp seed oil. Hemp oil—aka CBD oil—is pressed from the leaves, flowers, stems, and stalks of the plant, which contains a higher concentration of CBD, and can be used to treat everything from epilepsy to anxiety. Hemp seed oil is pressed from the seeds of the plant, which don’t contain CBD, but they still have a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids, and useful bioactive compounds that can also have health benefits.
So, Does Hemp Seed Oil Contain THC?
Often mistaken for cannabis, it does in fact belong to the same family, but they are two different plants and have different compositions. THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive portion of the cannabis plant that makes you feel “high.” While the cannabis plant has high THC levels (up to 28%), the hemp plant’s THC concentration does not exceed 0.3%.
Soothing Moisture Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil
Formulated for dry hair and scalp that need a boost of nourishment, containing a medley of Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Green Tea and Quinoa Extract helps refresh, calm and soothe while providing for overall scalp well-being.
This Avalon Organics ® conditioner formula is EWG VERIFIED™, which means it meets the Environmental Working Group’s strict ingredient standards and features the EWG VERIFIED™ seal on its label. Learn more about this verification here.
- sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate
- synthetic colors or fragrances
- phthalates or animal testing
Certified by QAI to NSF/ANSI 305, the American National Standard for personal care products containing organic ingredients
CANNABIS SATIVA SEED OIL
Cannabis sativa seed oil, also known as hemp seed oil, is the oil expressed from the seeds of the plant, Cannabis sativa. This oil is mechanically extracted from Hemp seeds and therefore does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Cannabis sativa seed oil is known as a skin conditioning agent and is used in many cosmetic skin and hair care products. In our Natural Strength Sensitive Deodorants we have added Cannabis sativa seed oil to add gentleness to the formula.
HOW IS IT MADE?
Our Stewardship Model guides us to select ingredients which have been processed in a manner that supports our philosophy of human and environmental health.
Cannabis sativa seed oil is also known as Hemp Seed Oil as it is extracted from the seeds of the Hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Mechanical pressing is used to extract the oil, which is then bleached and deodorized using an absorbent clay. The resulting oil is then filtered and used in our Natural Strength Sensitive Deodorants.
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?
Many oils are used for skin conditioning in cosmetic products. In fact we use a combination of oils in our deodorant products, such as hydrogenated castor oil and hydrogenated soybean oil. For gentleness in our Natural Strength Sensitive Deodorants we use a combination of these with Cannabis sativa seed oil and Linum usitatissimum (Linseed) seed oil.
IS THIS THE RIGHT OPTION FOR ME?
Cannabis sativa seed oil has a history of safe use in personal care products.