Origin: The Himalayas
Botanical Name: Cannabis sativa
Extraction method: Cold Pressed [The cold pressed extraction method yields a higher quality oil (more vitamins, minerals etc) compared to extraction methods that use chemicals or heat.]
Color: Deep green to black green
Aroma: Faintly nutty and wild aroma
Benefits: Antimicrobial qualities make it a great ingredient for soaps, detergents and shampoos. Due to the amount of essential fatty acids Hemp oil contains, it is excellent for such skin conditions as dry skin, acne, eczema, psoriasis, scaling, and sagging skin. It soothes damaged or dry skin and helps to create satiny smooth, moisturized skin. Using Hemp seed oil can also improve hair, finger nails, and ease joint and arthritic pains.
Viscosity: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils
Common Uses: Widely used in cosmetics, lubricants, paints and industrial uses. In cosmetics, it is used in lotions, creams, soaps, shampoos, scrubs and lip care products.
Absorption: Easily absorbed
Shelf Life: 6 months to 1 year with proper storage. 10-12 weeks once opened and refrigerated.
Cautions: Only use externally.
Vitamins / Minerals / Lipids contained: Hemp seed oil is a rich source of both Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. It also contains small amounts of the polyunsaturated fats Gamma-Linolenic Acid , Oleic acid, and Stearidonic acid. It is about 75 to 80% polyunsaturated fatty acid (the good fat) and only 9 to 11% of the lesser desired saturated fatty acids. Hemp seeds contains a total of about 40% oil blending together the benefits of edible vegetable oils and marine fish oils.
Plant / Oil History: Hemp has been grown for 12, 000 years. Hemp fabric has been found dating to 8, 000 B.C. and 3, 000 years ago hemp was considered the most important textile. Hemp clothing was made during the 1800's and referred to as linen.
In 1935 hemp seed was used to make non-toxic varnish and paint. Hemp prohibition meant that these non-toxic products were replaced with toxic petrochemical varnishes and paints.
Plant / Oil Description: It is a tall annual herbaceous plant with a slender stem plant which grows between 3 to 15 feet high. The leaves are of the palmate variety and are sharply serrate and coarse. Each leaf has seven to eleven leaflets with serrated edges. The taproot penetrates deep into the soil but if the soil conditions are not preferable for the plant, the root remains short and the lateral roots become more developed. They are attenuated at both ends with a dark green color above the leaf and downy and pale underneath. The stem is branched unless the crop is very dense.
Plant Habitat: Grows easily in North America. The true Indian Hemp which contains the full narcotic properties of the herb grows in the Himalayas above Tibet and Calcutta.
Storage: Keep in a cool area out of direct sunlight and not exposed to oxygen. Refrigeration after opening is recommended. If frozen and unopened it can be stored indefinitely.
Where to Buy: You can buy wholesale Hemp oil by the gallon at SoapGoods.com, your favorite supplier for bulk Hemp oil.
Is it Edible: Our products are recommended for external use only