Hemp, not to be confused with marijuana, is an annual herbaceous plant that has been cultivated for eons to capture its diverse uses and benefits. Hemp essential oil is not meant to be taken internally, but blended into carrier oils – perhaps with other essential oils – to produce a soothing blend for the skin, muscles and all types of massage. This essential oil is not intoxicating (those compounds are not bioavailable in distillation), but quite special nonetheless. Its major components consist of monoterpenes and some sesquiterpenes, typically found in many aromatic plants. Laboratory analysis shows that it shares chemistry with many commonly used essential oils such as citrus, pine and basil.
The stresses and strains of over-exertion, old age and simple wear-and-tear often respond favorably to the essential oil of this complex and often misunderstood botanical. It is also supportive of various mild skin conditions, imparting a lustrous glow and radiance when rubbed in gently (blended into a carrier oil). A stream of lotions, salves, balms and massage oils containing extracts of Hemp oil are gaining new fans worldwide as the time-honored benefits of this herbal oil spread.
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Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Herb
Blends Well With: Lavender, citruses and mints
Aroma: Grassy, potent, earthy, green
Color: Clear- Pale Yellow
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
Shelf Life: 2-4 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
FACIAL OIL: Combine 2 drops Hemp essential oil, 3 drops Lavender French, 1 drop Frankincense Sacra in 1 oz Hemp Seed carrier oil. Apply as a moisturizer after washing the face. Avoid eyes.
FACE MASK: In a blender, combine 1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup Hemp Seed carrier oil, 2 tsp spirulina, 4 drops Hemp essential oil and 4 drops Patchouli. Smooth over face, avoiding the eyes, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
SALVE: In a double boiler, melt 1 Tbsp beeswax. Combine with 1 oz Guava Seed carrier oil, 10 drops Hemp essential oil, 6 drops Helichrysum italicum and 2 drops German Chamomile. Pour into a 3 oz tin and let cool. Scoop out and apply to areas of concern.
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- What is Hemp Essential Oil?
- DIY: Avocado Hemp Face Mask
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