Here at Love Hemp, we want our customers to feel confident when trying CBD. With so many different forms of CBD products on the market, it’s sometimes hard to understand the ins and outs! That’s why we’re breaking down the differences and similarities between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil which is also referred to as Hemp Seed Oil, so you know exactly what you’re getting whenever you purchase CBD oil from Love Hemp.
Why does it matter?
Hemp seed oil is already known in the beauty community for its anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties, whilst adding antioxidant-rich CBD specifically to skincare is an exciting new prospect. So when both oils sound so similar, what’s the difference between CBD oil and Hemp oil?
CBD Oil vs Hemp Oil
Let’s start with the connection between hemp oil and CBD oil. Both oils are extracted from hemp, which is full of naturally occurring chemical compounds called cannabinoids that can help to keep our body regulated. In turn, hemp oil and CBD oil are non-psychotropic, meaning they are both non-psychoactive and won’t cause a high, despite both deriving from the same Cannabis hemp plant.
However, whilst CBD oil contains Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the 113 naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp, hemp oil contains almost no cannabinoids. How does this happen? It all comes down to the extraction process behind creating each oil and which part of the plant is used.
What is hemp oil?
Whilst hemp oil is dark green, CBD oil is known for its golden brown colour. The process of creating hemp oil is a lot easier than CBD oil. To extract hemp oil, the hemp seeds are simply cold-pressed before the oil is filtered.
How is CBD oil made?
Not quite as straightforward, there are a few different ways to extract CBD oil from hemp. This is usually done by using solvents or CO2, CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant’s flowers themselves. This makes CBD oil more expensive than hemp oil due to the complicated extraction process.
What is CBD oil for?
Rich in cannabinoids, CBD oils typically taken in our drinks or under the tongue, interact and regulate our body’s endocannabinoid system in a way that hemp oils can’t, helping to support our body’s functions day-to-day. Whilst rich in protein and fatty acids, hemp oil is a poor source of CBD and will not contribute towards the same benefits that CBD oil can offer. So if you’re looking for CBD, head straight for the CBD oil!
There is no question that CBD products are on the rise. Since launching one of the first dedicated CBD companies on the market in 2015, we have refined, perfected and expanded our Love Hemp CBD offering. We invite you to explore our collection of CBD oils, CBD capsules and even CBD edibles, and check out our CBD FAQ’s to find out which type of CBD will work best for you.