Hemp can be efficiently harvested and utilized because the entirety of the plant, from roots to flowers, has a use. Hemp oil is a remarkable, multi-beneficial, and naturally-derived product. Hemp oil is known to be the most unsaturated oil, the one with the highest variety of amino acids and the only plant source of Vitamin-D. With so many powerful benefits hemp oil has to show, it isn’t surprising that the oil would find critics who question its abilities. So, is the oil that effective in treating such a multitude of issues? In short, yes.
Skeptics beliefs are often rooted in their own misconceptions towards the powerful plant. It's important to dispel all the rumors that are rife in relation to the usage of the oil. The most damaging misconception is that that hemp oil has psychoactive effects, meaning that it can get you “high”. In reality, hemp oil has typically has a THC content of .05 – 1 percent. This trace amount is so insignificant that it will not have any effect on the user. Also, to lay emphasis to its non-intoxicating nature, you may derive further proof from the extraction of the oil. Hemp oil is extracted from the seed and not from the plant. This seed is what possesses the almost negligible <1% THC content.
Why should you try hemp at all?
Hemp seed oils are known to be rich in polyunsaturated fats (these are known as the healthy, nutritionally beneficial fats), protein, omega 3 and omega 6 and insoluble fiber. They are a good source of Vitamin-E antioxidants or tocopherols and are known to contain minerals like magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus etc. All of this in one tiny bit of seed, phew!
Hemp oil is known to be a non-comedogenic oil. This means that it doesn't end up clogging pores- it makes sure that your skin is given ample space to breathe and thrive. The lipids that hemp oil possesses mirrors the one produced by our body, which ensures that they work in tandem. Healthy skin is known to produce linoleic acid, which is responsible for keeping our skin healthy and clear. If or our body does not naturally produce optimal amounts, it often produces oleic acid instead, which is a thick and sticky pore blocker. Hemp oil is a natural source of linoleic acid, and would ascertain that your body always has the requisite amount to avoid the clogging of pores.
Hemp oil is known to be a natural humectant, which means it can attract moisture towards the skin. Hemp oil can penetrate the skin, unlike other oils, which sit as a layer on top of the skin. Only shielding the skin from drying stressors, they do not actually treat the dryness. Hemp oil can actually penetrate the skin, reaching the cells to strengthen and moisturize them. It’s also great for the scalp, as it fortifies the roots.
Due to hemp’s low carbohydrate and sugar content, it has proven its worth as a great dietary supplement and can be comfortably incorporated by diabetics in their diet plans. On top of this, it could help you hasten your weight loss process, thanks to the presence of good fats, which help you stay full and fire up your metabolism!
How do I use hemp oil for maximum benefits?
Below are 10 ways through which you could incorporate hemp oil in your daily life, and reap the many benefits that it entails!
1. As a massage oil
Due to the healing properties of the oil as well as its ability to penetrate deep into the cells, it can soothe pain and relax the muscles of the body.
2. As a bath oil for infants
It is smooth and gentle on a baby’s fragile skin when traditional oils may be thick and irritating.
3. Incorporate it into your diet
It can aid in boosting your metabolism as part of a healthy diet. Add it to salads and smoothies for a powerful nutritional boost.
4. As a soap scrub
If you have dry or cracked skin, using hemp oil seeds as an exfoliant will get rid of dead skin cells and moisturize the ones underneath.
5. For strengthening nails and cuticles.
Massaging a small amount of hemp oil directly onto your nails and cuticles will strengthen these areas, preventing dryness and cracking.
6. To remove makeup
After a late night, it’s often hard to get yourself to the sink to wash off your makeup. Hemp oil will remove makeup- even waterproof makeup- quickly and easily so that you can get to bed.
7. As a moisturizer
Rubbing hemp oil directly on the skin will help moisturize it and retain the water within the skin. Also, if you are in need of something deeply moisturizing for your feet and heels, you can apply it and then wear socks overnight. Your feet will feel brand new when you wake up.
8. As Acne Treatment
As hemp oil is non-comedogenic, it will not block out your pores, but it will help equalize the excessive sebum present on your skin.
9. As a Wrinkle cream
Hemp oil has anti-inflammatory properties. This combined with the vitamin-E that is naturally present, you are sure to kiss aging effects goodbye in a more natural and sustainable way!
10. As a hair conditioner
Before shampooing, applying a tablespoon of hemp oil to your hair for 10 minutes will make your hair strengthened, silky and smooth.
Hemp oil has proven its worth time and time again as an all-natural way to ensure health and to fight various aging effects and skin ailments. So, use it to your liking, and witness the many benefits it has to provide.