Hemp Seed Oil Health Benefits – for you inside and out

Hemp an important plant for Ten Thousand Years

The Hemp Plant has been an important part of humankind for thousands of years.

It has been used as a fibre for clothing and ropes, a fuel source for lamps, and today hemp oil benefits are seen in hemp soap and other skin care products, as well as hemp oil and seeds for their nutritional benefits.

Hemp Oil and Skin Care

The GLA (gamma Linolenic Acid) is an essential fatty acid that resembles sebum, a natural lubricant found in our skin.

These EFa’s are need to keep moisture in the body and are what makes hemp oil so moisturizing to the skin.  Hemp - Just 4 U Soaps

Hemp Lotion benefits the skin my soothing and restoring dry and damaged skin relieving discomfort and increasing moisture content.

The GLA (gamma linolenic acid) in Hempseed Oil is why skin care products made with Hemp Oil offer relief of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne.

With regular use of skin care products made with hemp seed oil the skin becomes soft and moisturized which can help slow down the aging effect.

Hemp oil is soap will benefit your skin, but besides adding the oil, you can also add the seeds to your soap base for a scrub bar, or sprinkle it on top for a great looking bar.

Hemp Oil for Nutrition

For Nutrition Hemp Oil has a perfect balance of the Omega Fatty Acids.

Hemp Oil is one of the most nutritious oils, having the best  3:1 balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3 oils which is exactly what is recommended for the human diet.

Hemp oil can be used anywhere Olive oil is used, and has a light, nutty taste that is wonderful in stir fries or salads.

It has the lowest amount of saturated fats of any plant matter oil, and all the right ingredients for making strong skin and brain matter.

Hemp Fibre

Hemp Rope

Hemp Fibre has been used throughout history for paper, ropes, clothing, and was often used to make ship sails.

Hemp Fibre is know for its incredible strength and resistance to rot, this is why they used canvas made from hemp for ship sails as well as ropes and nets.  (the word canvas is derived from cannabis)

Hemp Seed

Hemp seeds contain 25% protein content the second highest among plant foods,  Soy is Manitoba Hempfirst, but soy also contains phytic acid which prevents your body from absorbing some minerals, where as hemp does not contain this making it a better choice.

Hemp seeds are a great source of dietary fibre, they contain vitamin E, magnesium, iron, zinc, and potassium – this is a true superseed.

Adding Hemp seeds to your diet is easy.  Just add it to your shake, or salad or morning cereal, sprinkle over your yogurt or add to your granola.

I have a friend that has a shaker sitting at her table with hemp seed and it’s used with every meal.  I thought it was such a great idea, that we also have one now.  It just helps to remind me to add these wonderful seeds to my salads and smoothies.

A little off topic for a soap making site, but I like to include other information and benefits to the oils you will be using in your soap making.

Canola oil and soap

Canola Oil

Castor Oil Plant

Castor Oil Plant

Cocoa Butter in Soap making

Cocoa Butter

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed Oil

Olive Oil

Palm Oil

Rose hip

Rose hip Oil

Shea Nut Butter

Shea Nut Butter

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10 Responses to Hemp Seed Oil Health Benefits – for you inside and out

  1. Hannah says:

    This is an awesome site. I have been really noticing how many dodgy ingredients most soaps and beauty products contain these days. Considering trying to make my own. My skin is highly sensitive to chemicals. I always end up with rashes and stuff. I think natural homemade soap is the way forward!

    Great work!

    • Teresa says:

      Thanks Hannah, I’m glad you like the site, I started making my own products because of the very same thing. I even make my own laundry soap!

  2. hillary says:

    I have just bought myself some hemp oil as I had heard of its benefits, but this is a really useful post. I am going to be using it to make my own body oil using essential oils and I can wait. I have already used it in my salad and even my kids liked it!

  3. Andrea says:

    I always said that Hemp is the true tree of life.

    You can eat it, make cloths, shoes and ropes, and even a car out of it.
    It’s a plant that can grow anywhere and is very simple to harvest and process.
    Many smoked it and get relaxed, others use it a cure for cancer…some selling it and making money and the state decided that is not good and decided to waste a ridiculous amount of money on a useless drug war.

    Your post is another proof that this amazing gift from nature can benefits people, Let’s use this plant, in any ways and always.

  4. Jagi says:

    Wow…a great site. I never knew all this about hemp. So it was great lesson on hemp. The uses of hemp from clothing, household items-food is pretty amazing. So many wonderful uses for it. I have a young daughter who has eczema, regular soaps don’t work for her, would hemp soap be a good alternative? As the specialty ones cost an arm and a leg.

    • Teresa says:

      Hi Jaga,

      Hemp soap would certainly be an alternative for your daughter. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties found in hemp seed oil are great for healing dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne, helping to improve the moisture content for a healthier looking skin. Thanks for the comments.

  5. Jeanette says:

    Hey Teresa,

    I’m glad I came across this post about Hemp oil benefits. I recently went raw vegan and I’ve been using seeds as protein, plus the healthy fats are great for you. I had heard about hemp seeds and hemp oil but I hadn’t tried them yet. I don’t like soy. So I’m definitely gonna get some to try out as a protein source.

    I also didn’t realize that hemp oil had GLA. I have very sensitive and dry skin so I really want to try out a hemp moisturizer. So should I make my own skin care products or is there a good brand that you trust?

    Very awesome site! I will be back to look and browse through your posts. Thank you for this wonderful post!


    • Teresa says:

      Hi Jeanette, i use hemp seeds as well. Add them to salads, yogurt and smoothies. Hemp is to good for you. For our skin it really helps the skin to retain moisture. Soon I will have recipes on this site for lotions, but here is a site I’d recommend you check out HEMP SKIN CARE

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