Common Name: Hemp Seed Oil
Botanical name: Cannabis sativa
Extraction method: Cold pressed
Description: Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in colour, with a pleasant nutty flavour. The darker the colour, the grassier the flavour and aroma.
Common uses: Hemp Seed Oil is a very popular, all purpose carrier oil. It is used by manufacturers (particularly as a conditioning agent in hair care products), aromatherapists, and massage therapists.
Hemp Seed Oil is high in Omega fatty acids and proteins. It makes a fantastic cosmetic grade oil due to its nutrient content, and is currently being more readily explored by progressive manufacturers.
It has been found that it has been very useful for healing eczema and psoriasis due to the high essential fatty acid levels.
Consistency: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils
Absorption: Absorbs into skin at average speed, slight oil feeling left on skin.
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of 6 Months to 1 Year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
Cautions: None Known. Gently enough to use on all skin types.