Making your own hemp seed oil so you can avoid any additives that might come in a commercial product. This recipe from Hemp Seed Health is an easy, step by step guide on how to make it at home:
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So, cannabis sativa has two primary species (children). They’re hemp and marijuana. CBD, short for cannabidiol, uses the stalks, leaves, and other components of the cannabis plant to create an oil that relieves pain and calms anxiety, because we can all use a little bit more calm and less anxiety. Where it starts to get confusing is that hemp oil and CBD oil are often used interchangeably. Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the cannabis plant, and has another set of unique benefits. Both use a part of the cannabis plant that has very low (almost 0%) THC levels. Which is basically not even enough to get any kind of party started.
There are beneficial properties to hemp seed oil
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Now that we have the sibling dynamic squared away, hemp seed oil has a huge list of benefits. In addition to its rich vitamins (D, B, and E), it’s packed with omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Hemp seed oil is also an anti-inflammatory food, similar to turmeric. Thanks to the fatty acids in hemp seed oil, it’s helpful for skin conditions including acne and rosacea. An added bonus, if you need to polish things up around the house, is that a mixture of hemp seed oil with a tangerine essential oil can give your wooden furniture a refreshing treatment. It’s time to throw those not-so-eco-friendly, petroleum based products out the window.
With CBD oil steadily on the rise, it’s no surprise that hemp is getting a lot of attention. Hemp has a big reputation, and is usually used synonymously with marijuana. Though these two come from the same plant (think of them as really fun siblings, their mom being cannabis sativa), their uses are completely different.
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What are the benefits of Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil?
Understanding the differences between cannabis, hemp, and marijuana can be confusing because marijuana and hemp come from the same plant, Cannabis Sativa. The distinction is the variety of the plant. In the case of cannabis, the varieties differ in the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that they contain. THC is the psychoactive constituent responsible for the high that cannabis gives. Hemp generally contains very little THC, so it has absolutely no psychoactive effects.
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is perfect for most skin types, intensively moisturising without clogging pores, due to its non-acnegenic structure. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin’s oil production. Dryness can also cause the overproduction of oil in the skin, which in turn, can stimulate and aggravate skin, leaving it feeling unbalanced.
Hemp is a multi-purpose, multi-beneficial ingredient made from the pressed flowers, leaves, stalks and seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Often cultivated for use in everything from agriculture, to food and beauty; hemp is most commonly known for its fibrous qualities and is frequently used in the production of clothing, textiles, and paper. Hemp oil and seeds also find their way into many foods as they are a rich source of omega fatty acids and essential nutrients.
What is hemp?
Making cannabis oil at home using the Rick Simpson method is something that can be done by just about anyone. It all starts with a few simple ingredients:
Then, snag some supplies:
And now the process:
Steps to Make Cannabis Oil
The medicinal benefits of cannabis oil are given a double fist bump by the ease of consumption. Cannabis oil doesn’t have to be smoked, in fact many of its medicinal properties can be enjoyed by vaping or eating, so even people with lung or digestion issues have the ability to get in on its many benefits.
The marijuana plant has at least 113 different cannabinoids that science has found, but the two that really take center stage are CBD and THC. THC is the psychoactive constituent of marijuana- it’s the stuff that gets you high. While CBD is non-psychoactive, it still plays some vital roles in how our bodies function following ingestion. Each of these cannabinoids play different roles in the body, well above and beyond just whether it gets you high or not. Both of these can be either naturally occurring, or synthetically produced. While science doesn’t have a clear picture about what all of the (113!) cannabinoids do in the body, research suggests that almost all of them play some sort of role. Which makes synthetic cannabis far less effective as it generally lacks all cannabinoids that aren’t THC or CBD.
You’ve now got edibles – like cookies, gummies, and even ice cream bars. Tinctures and salves, some pure CBD, others a combination of cannabinoids to ensure relief from a variety of problems. Even restaurants are catering to our favorite green gooey goodness. While you’re tallying up all of the the creative and extremely satisfying ways to ingest this wonder drug, you definitely can’t forget Cannabis oil.
Maybe we should take a quick step back. Cannabinoids are any of the chemical compounds that interact with a humans’ endocannabinoid system. This system is comprised of a bunch of little receptors that we have throughout our bodies. When we ingest a cannabinoid (like THC or CBD), they interact directly with these receptors and release specific neurotransmitters that then carry out different tasks in the body.