#CBD seed oil
What Is The Difference Between CBD Oil and Hemp Seed Oil?
CBD oil is riding a green wave of popularity at the moment. As with any new-to-market product, there is a lot of misinformation about what it is, what it can do, and what counts as “high quality”. As a result of this confusion, those looking to make a quick profit are finding it all too easy to stick a CBD label on things that really shouldn’t be labelled this way.
The biggest source of confusion comes from the lack of distinction between CBD oil and hemp oil. While they might come from the same plant, they’re certainly not the same thing. In the United States, some states still don’t allow for the sale of CBD products when they are labelled as CBD. To get around this, many sellers will call their products “hemp oil”.
In this case, hemp oil is often the same thing as CBD oil; it just has a different name. A far more problematic situation is when products labelled as CBD contain nothing more than hemp seed oil – and this isn’t the same as CBD oil. It might all come from the same plant, but different parts of the plant are used during the production process.
To help dispel some of this confusion, we’re going to explore how CBD oil is made and how hemp seed oil is made. We’ll also look at some of the key differences to look for when buying CBD oil or hemp oil. And finally, we’ll explore the benefits of both CBD oil and hemp seed oil.
CBD is more expensive than hemp seed oil, so we want to make sure you are never tricked into paying CBD prices for mislabeled hemp seed oil.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is extracted from the leaves, stalks and flowers of the hemp plant. CBD is extracted using a process known as supercritical co2 extraction. You can read more about CBD extraction in our CBD guide. When CBD is extracted in this way, it allows us to create the desired cannabinoid profile.
There are 113 known cannabinoids, the most famous of which are CBD and THC. THC is the psychoactive component in cannabis responsible for the “high”. It’s also the component that makes it a controlled substance.
CBD oils are sold as broad-spectrum, full-spectrum or isolate. In a full-spectrum CBD oil, you’ll find a range of cannabinoids, including trace (and legal) amounts of THC. In a broad spectrum CBD oil, the THC is removed. And in an isolate, only the cannabinoid CBD is retained and the rest is discarded.
All Canamis CBD oil is broad spectrum, with all traces of the THC removed. It is also blended with premium quality MCT oil and lab-tested for purity. This ensures that you get to enjoy a safe and premium product – and remember, not all CBD companies go to such lengths.
What is hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil is cold-pressed oil extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. The seeds do not contain any cannabinoids, but they do have plenty of health benefits. Hemp seed oil is a popular cooking oil as it is rich in Omega-3s. These essential fatty acids help to maintain good heart and brain health.
Hemp seed oil has 25 times more omega-3s than olive oil. It also has 40% less saturated fat than olive oil. And finally, it’s also completely free of trans fats. Hemp seed oil is also an excellent skincare ingredient. Hemp seed oil can moisturise without clogging the pores. It’s also excellent for soothing inflammation.
What are the benefits of CBD oil?
CBD oil is a versatile product that can be ingested or used topically. As CBD oil contains cannabinoids, it can interact with the human endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining balance in the body. People turn to CBD oil for a variety of reasons, including pain relief, improving sleep and helping to manage stress.
CBD oil is also a helpful skincare ingredient, which is why we use it in our skincare collection. Our Pomegranate and Red Mandarin Bath Bomb contains CBD isolate, delivering an impressive 100mg of CBD with every bomb. CBD isolate can also be found in our Pain Relief Cream. And for a nourishing treat, our Acne Control Gel pairs CBD isolate with soothing essential oils.
What are the benefits of hemp seed oil?
While not the same as CBD oil, hemp seed oil does have some benefits. It’s excellent for cooking and offers a light and nutty flavour that is comparable to walnuts or sunflower seeds. It’s excellent as a salad dressing or as a cooking oil and can handle the heat well.
Hemp seed oil is also beneficial in skincare products. It’s soothing and anti-inflammatory, and can also help to regulate oil production. We use hemp seed oil alongside CBD isolate in our Eczema and Psoriasis Cream. It gives the cream a hydrating boost without the risk of blocking the pores. This means those with oily or combination skin can use the cream with confidence.