Discover the Remarkable Versatility of Hemp Seed Oil
It's time to venture beyond stock-standard oils and discover the versatility of hemp seed oil.
Hemp seed oil is a nourishing and raw superfood made by cold-pressing the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant, similar in the way that olives are cold-pressed to make olive oil. Just to be clear, hemp seed oil is NOT the same as cannabidiol (CBD) oil. The production of CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the cannabis plant. Hemp seed oil is produced, well... just as it says, from the seed.
And guess what? It's not only for drizzling on your salad! 100% Pure New Zealand Hemp Seed Oil is so naturally versatile you can:
- Eat it raw to boost heart and brain health, reduce inflammation, and improve chronic skin conditions
- Apply it topically as a skincare product to nourish and relieve problem skin conditions or a natural massage oil
- Restore and finish natural timber, chopping boards and wooden furniture
- Condition leather shoes, belts and horse tackle.
The most obvious use for hemp seed oil is as a nutritious and delicious food product or supplement. As a culinary ingredient, hemp seed oil can be used in dressings, sauces, pesto, smoothies and soup. Alternatively, enjoy the unique flavour by taking 1 tablespoon a day on its own.
Studies suggest that the rich nutrient profile of hemp seed oil provides that following benefits:
- Promotes heart health with an ideal 3:1 ration of essential fatty acids, omega 6 and omega 3, which have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels, helping to prevent heart disease. The Gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) found in hemp seed oil is known to reduce inflammation.
- Boosts your immune system
- Balances your hormones
- Contains powerful anti-inflammatories and may have major benefits for arthritis sufferers
- Improves cognitive functioning
- Enhance digestive health
And of course, hemp seed oil ticks all the dietary boxes in that it is plant based, keto, vegan, low-carb and paleo friendly!
Hemp seed oil can be used topically and is suitable for all skin types.
Highly versatile, hemp seed oil can be incorporated into your own beauty and skincare remedies. Apply hemp seed oil to the skin as a makeup remover or as a skin moisturiser. Massage a few drops into your cleansed face as a natural serum or apply after showering as a body oil. It also makes for a very good carrier for essential oils and therefore a great choice for massage therapy.
The application of hemp seed oil can assist with:
- Shinier hair and enhanced hair growth
- Stronger nails
- Healthy and moisturised skin
- Relief from chronic skin conditions. (Hemp seed oil is know to relieve acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and itchy skin.)
Hemp seed oil can be used to provide a natural finish to nourish and protect wooden surfaces
In its favour, hemp seed oil is a non-toxic and chemical -free and can be safely used on your chopping boards and benchtops. You can confidently slice tomatoes, knead dough and protect your wooden tableware without contaminants. Other oils may be made with toxic chemicals and potentially harmful elements.
For wood preservation, apply with a clean cloth or brush. Let the oil penetrate for 15 minutes or so, wipe off any excess and then buff the surface with a clean cloth. Apply one to three coats, allowing two hours between coats.
Hemp seed oil is great for conditioning leather and clearing up scuffs and scratches on shoes, bags, belts, upholstery, and saddles etc. It's anon-drying oil, so its perfect for use on leather surfaces. Rub in the oil, leave a few minutes, and then wipe with a rag to remove the excess. You can complete the process by adding a layer of beeswax to seal the leather.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of uses for hemp seed oil, but wow isnt Mother Nature amazing?! Versatile, uncomplicated, all natural hemp seed oil. What a winner!
Article from hempnz.co.nz