HEMP OIL, COMPOSITION, BENEFITS AND USE:
Common name of vegetable oil: Hemp, Indian hemp, Hempseed
Botanical name: Cannabis sativa
Botanical family: Cannabaceae
Countries where vegetable oil is grown: France, China, Canada, USA, India
Part of the plant extracted: Seed, called hemp seed
Oxidative potential: Quite sensitive to oxidation
Color: Dark green
Smell: Characteristic of freshly cut grass
Texture: Fluid, good skin penetration
Taste: Typical of the seed, nutty and herbaceous notes
Hemp oil has many interesting and beneficial properties for the body, skin and hair. Useful in a wide variety of fields, such as cosmetics, nutrition, textiles and even construction...
One of the first plants that humans knew how to domesticate during the Neolithic period ( otherwise known as the "Polished Stone Age") . Its origins are thought to be in Asia and India, before being transported by man in his many migrations around the world.
Composed largely of fatty acids:
Unsaturated fatty acids (9-14% omega-9)
Saturated fatty acids (8-10% stearic and palmitic acids)
Mostly polyunsaturated fatty acids (17 to 20% omega-3 fatty acids and 55 to 60% omega-6 fatty acids) so it is one of the richest vegetable oils in omega 3.
And also contain vitamins: A, E, B1, B2 and B6. Among others. To ensure its quality, it is recommended to select an extra virgin oil, obtained by cold pressing, ideally of organic origin.
USE OF HEMP OIL:
Hemp oil is consumed internally for its nutritional properties. It is used in cooking, but it can also be found in the form of a food supplement to be consumed as part of a cure for example.
And in external application in local application, with an anointing, an emulsion (cream or lotion or ointment) or a massage. So it can be applied there on the skin of the body and face, as well as on the hair.
Useful for cardiovascular health: For its richness in fatty acids, omega 3, 6 and 9, which are essential fatty acids for the proper functioning of our cardiovascular system, thus it reduces cholesterol levels in the blood.
Useful for its anti-inflammatory properties: For thousands of years, significant anti-inflammatory properties have been associated with hemp oil. So it not only helps to treat and relieve inflammation, but also to prevent it.
So it can be used for its anti-inflammatory properties, for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and also for emotional balance (in this case, always under the supervision and recommendation of your specialist)
Useful for strengthening the immune system: since it contains several vitamins including vitamins A and E, on several occasions, vitamin E has demonstrated important virtues on strengthening the immune system and helping to prevent viruses and bacteria.
And to end this article, take a look at the following to find out how to use hemp oil as skin care, if you are interested!
HEMP OIL IN COSMETICS AND ITS BENEFITS FOR SKIN AND HAIR
In addition to its properties mentioned above, hemp oil also has many virtues for the skin and hair, in massage, in mask and in emulsion, because it nourishes hair cells and skin tissue.
Hemp oil to fight against skin problems:
It can be used in synergy with other oils and active ingredients to fight against most skin problems: acne, skin inflammation, psoriasis, sensitive skin, couperose, rosacea, dry, dehydrated skin, dull, tired skin, stretch marks ( in prevention), aging (in prevention), eczema, etc....
Endowed with many virtues on the skin, including the face, this oil is excellent as an anti-wrinkle treatment and because of its antioxidant properties.
Its main benefits:
. Antioxidant and anti-aging
. Anti wrinkle
. Nourishing and penetrating
Hemp oil in hair care, real beneficial care:
With its light and non-greasy texture, hemp makes it a treatment that immediately penetrates the scalp and of course the hair, and thanks to its richness in proteins and essential fatty acids, it makes it a useful care oil for damaged and dry hair. It can also be used as a mask to help repair and hydrate dry ends, restore shine and tame unmanageable manes.
EXAMPLE OF SIMPLE RECIPE TO MAKE AT HOME:
Oil bath for dry and devitalized hair:
Ingredients to mix:
- 1 case of hemp oil
- 1 case of jojoba, argan, avocado or coconut oil
(Optional: add a few drops of essential oil):
Geranium: for its stimulating and nutritive properties. Stimulates blood circulation to the scalp to help give your hair more vitality
Fine lavender: also calms scalp irritations.
or Ylang ylang: toning, regulating and purifying virtues.
Procedure: Mix hemp oil and jojoba oil (or other, with 4-5 drops of essential oils (optional), then apply to your hair. Leave on for 1 hour under a hot towel. Then rinse with a mild shampoo.
Be careful when using essential oils, they never apply pure on the skin or hair, they must always be diluted in vegetable oil before use.
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