What is the Difference Between Hemp Oil and Hemp Seed Oil?

Our skin care line features the beneficial properties of hemp oil. If you’re thinking, “hey, I can just buy that from the grocery store,” then read on my friend.


Hemp oil and hemp seed oil are two different ingredients with their own set of benefits. 


Hemp oil and hemp seed oil are both derived from the hemp plant. That much seems obvious. The deviation comes from which part of the plant the oil is derived from. Again, fairly obvious, hemp seed oil is derived from hemp seeds. In contrast, hemp oil is derived from aerial part plants such as the stalks, flowers, and leaves of the hemp plant.


So, what’s the difference?

The major difference between these two oils is the presence of CBD. CBD is a chemical compound found naturally in the cannabis plant. Hemp oil contains high levels of CBD; hemp seed oil contains no CBD.


Also known as CBD oil, hemp oil boasts a myriad of benefits. We have receptors under the skin called cannabinoid receptors, which interact with CBD to produce a variety of effects. For the skin, hemp oil provides moisturizing and healing properties. In addition to CBD, hemp oil contains other essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids.


Hemp oil provides a range of benefits not only for the skin but for the wellbeing of the body. You’ll find this ingredient in supplements such as capsules and, with a little research, discover the many benefits of taking CBD daily.


While it does not contain CBD, hemp seed oil still provides a myriad of benefits. It is for that reason that we include it as an ingredient in many of our products alongside hemp oil. Rich in essential fatty acids like omega-3s and omega-6s, hemp seed oil is beneficial for supporting a natural skin barrier, which keeps skin hydrated and youthful.


Is hemp oil legal?

In a word, yes. However, it’s dependent upon how the oil is sourced. To be considered industrial hemp, the cannabis plant must have 0.3% THC or less. As long as the oil is derived from industrial hemp plants (and not marijuana plants, which have high levels of THC), then the oil is legal in the United States.



Hemp oil and hemp seed oil are both skincare superstars. We take advantage of both of these ingredients, along with many other plants, for skin care that is both powerful and natural.

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