The report goes on to say that cannabis has already made its mark in the cosmetics industry especially as the natural and organic markets light up. Oil derived from the hemp plant is increasingly being used for its moisturizing properties in creams, cosmetics and deodorants. Big natural players such as Burt’s Bees in the US and Neal’s Yard Remedies in the UK have both launched products containing hemp seed oil over the past year.
HEMP SEED OIL
Hemp seed oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the hemp (cannabis) plant. The plant grows as a weed worldwide. Hemp seed oil is bright green with a nutty aroma.
The oil is high in linoleic (57%), linolenic (19%), oleic (11%), and gamma linolenic (3%) acids and is a natural antioxidant due to its vitamin E and carotene content. Hemp seed oil also contains phospholipids, phytosterols, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, potassium and phosphorus.
Hemp seed oil is easily absorbed into the skin, is emollient, soothing, and restorative and has anti-inflammatory qualities.
Hemp seed oil is good for dry, damaged and aging skin, and reputedly assists in healing skin damage from complaints such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It can be incorporated into hair care products to give shine to the hair and relief to dry scalps.
Add Hemp seed oil to soaps, creams, lotions, eye creams/lotions, balms, lip balms, ointments, body oils and massage oils.