By: Ganja Goddess
The beauty world has gone CBD crazy over the last few years. Suddenly CBD hair vitamins, lip gloss, and eye creams were everywhere. But before there was CBD, there was Hemp seed Oil, an OG beauty product that can go almost anywhere in your beauty routine. There are a few reasons why I prefer hemp seed oil to its flashier cousin CBD for beauty treatments. It’s multi-functional, and you can use it anywhere in your routine for a boost.
First, it’s important to note that I’m talking about hemp seed oil. Hemp oil and hemp seed oil are two different things. Hemp oil is derived from the leaves and stalk of the cannabis plant and contains CBD and THC. Hemp seed oil is derived from the seed of the plant and contains none of the cannabinoids. Hemp seed oil is cold pressed like jojoba oil, and has omega fatty acids, which makes it excellent for skin and hair. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-irritation properties and doesn’t cause blockages or breakouts. That’s important, because it means you can use it anywhere and it mimics the oils in your skin so it won’t make you breakout or bother sensitive skin.
Hemp Seed is a godsend for my thick hair that is dense, but delicate. Widely recommended oils like coconut oil or olive oil weigh my hair down or dry it out, and Hemp Seed Oil just does not. I bought a bottle a few years ago and used it on my hair on a whim. It was lightweight and absorbed super quickly into my hair. It didn’t weigh my hair down at all and it smoothed so easily, and was worth it. There are a number of ways to incorporate hemp seed oil in your hair routine, either by purchasing products with hemp seed blended in or by buying the cold pressed oil separately. I think there is room for both options. If you do decide to purchase the cold pressed oil, make sure to refrigerate it to preserve its use.
Hemp seed is great for skin, especially skin that is irritable. If you suffer from dry skin or hair, try following your lotion with hemp seed oil. It mimics the lipids your skin produces naturally and dries quickly to lock in moisture. The oil is non comedogenic which means it will hydrate, but not clog your pores. It’s also an amazing makeup remover, as it melts eye makeup easily. Try applying it evenly across the face. Let it penetrate the skin for five minutes, then use a clean makeup remover wipe to get rid of the remnants simply and easily.
Hemp seed oil is also edible, so it works from the inside out. If you suffer from dry skin or hair, try following your lotion with hemp seed oil. It mimics the lipids your skin produces naturally and dries quickly to lock in moisture. Hemp seed is also one of those ingredients that works from the inside out. Adding actual hemp seeds to yogurt or smoothies can boost your immune system and cardiovascular function. It’s also a great source of protein for those with plant-based eating habits. Hemp seed is one of the best kept beauty booster secrets out there. If you’ve been looking for an all-natural way to up your skin and hair health, it’s definitely worth trying out.