In addition to the suburb nutrient content it can add to your diet (it’s a great source of vitamins A and E), hempseed oil is an ingredient you’ve likely been frequently spotting on shelves in the personal care section of your favorite stores. By no means is it just a trendy filler; hemp seed oil offers a number of benefits for anyone looking to feed their skin and hair high-quality ingredients (that can be easily pronounced).
Omega Fatty Acid Content
When it comes to natural oils, hemp seed oil possesses one of the highest concentrations of Omega 3,6, and 9 fatty acids on record. This makes it an attractive addition to your diet whether using the oil in a salad dressing or topping your favorite dishes with the seeds themselves.
Moisturizes Skin and Hair
The fatty acid content of hemp seed oil lubricates hair follicles to protect them from damage and–when used on skin and scalp–helps to create a seal over the skin that will lock in moisture. This may seem a bit counterintuitive if you’re also using hemp seed oil to treat acne, but due to its absorbent nature it doesn’t clog pores.
The combination of Omega 6 and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) content of hemp seed oil gives it the ability to help soothe irritation and promote cell regeneration, making it helpful with acne and conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis.
Hemp seed oil is known to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Linoleic and Oleic acids, which are both on the list of compounds contained within hempseed oil, are beneficial to the human diet as they aren’t naturally produced by the body but can help with improving skin health overall.
Whether hempseed oil would be better utilized in your kitchen or on your body, we have a catalog of hemp-derived goodies and formulations as diverse as their benefits. Visit our website or storefront to check out our ever-expanding selection that includes hemp seed lotions & sugar scrubs, hemp seed soap, hemp seed shampoo, and even a hair rinse with apple cider vinegar.