What to Know About CBD Oil and Hemp Oil

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Posted By Steffy Alen

Shopping places have been flooded in recent years with a range of products derived from a plant that is typically thought of as unsavoury…

You may have seen various products in shops with a picture of a cannabis plant leaf on the front.  These include oils, soaps, creams, and even chocolate!  Rest assured this is not bad or illegal at all!

CBD and hemp products are lab tested and tightly controlled in terms of quality and quantity.

So let’s take a look at a few things to know about when looking to buy CBD or hemp oil!

What’s the Difference Between CBD and Hemp Oil?

First things first, one plant is the basis of both products we’re talking about – the cannabis sativa plant.

Cannabis and hemp are both varieties of the cannabis sativa plant species.  But there are plenty of differences between the two varieties.

The hemp variety is widely grown for industrial and commercial uses, while cannabis is known for its recreational use.

THC Content

The differences between the varieties are mainly to do with the content of certain chemicals.

THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol) is the most talked about and controversial chemical in the cannabis sativa plant because it is the psychoactive compound that makes people “high” when smoking cannabis.

So (of course) there is a lot of concern about the THC content of CBD and hemp products.  But there is little cause for this concern as there are legal requirements for all products.

In the UK, for example, no product can contain more than 1mm of THC and industrially grown hemp cannot contain more than 0.2% THC.

Oil is the most common, and the most recognisable, type of CBD or hemp products.  This is because it usually comes in small bottles and can be carried around, it is easy to dose, and it comes in a range of strengths and flavours.

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CBD Oil or Hemp Oil for Skin

There is a wide range of uses for CBD and hemp oil, but one is beauty and wellness.

Skincare is one of the main applications here.  Hemp oil is a good base for moisturising products as it is known to not clog pores, have anti-inflammatory properties, and do a good job of softening skin and making it supple.

Hemp oil is often added to moisturisers or used on its own, especially as a face oil.

Its cousin, CBD oil, has its own benefits for the skin!  Aside from also being shown to be a strong anti-inflammatory, it can be used for:

  • Acne;
  • Sensitive skin;
  • Rashes;
  • Eczema;
  • Psoriasis.

In Sum

It is worth being careful with products that claim to be made from the cannabis sativa plant.

Companies aren’t legally required to list CBD or hemp content on their products, although it is rapidly becoming industry standard practice.

If a company does not list this information on their product, it may be worth asking whether they are trying to hide something.

But that is not always the case – with mainstreet stores and big brands, you can be confident of the legitimacy of your product.

One product we can recommend is Dr Watson’s CBD x CBG Hemp Oil!  This natural flavoured hemp oil is non-GMO and free from chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides.

Stay Safe and Enjoy CBD and Hemp Oil!

Written by Rajiv. He is writing content about Ultimate Weebly SEO Guide. You’ll find me playing with my dog Gizmo in between copious cups of coffee and even the odd donut or three.

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