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What is Hemp Oil?

When crafting beneficial products to boost skin and hair, it makes perfect sense to use pure and proven ingredients provided by Mother Earth. One of the most versatile is hemp oil, but what is it?

This ancient, highly-respected and adaptable therapeutic component comes wrapped up in myths and misunderstandings. That’s because Hemp is part of a family of plants called Cannabis sativa.

If the name of this plant category has set off alarm bells, it’s important to appreciate the diversity of species and the different ways they are cultivated, processed and used.

There are indeed types of cannabis plant leaves used to produce recreational drugs and there are varieties of Cannabis sativa plants are also known as hemp. These are used to produce hemp oil and in some cases to produce natural clothing fibres.


Hemp oil’s chemical composition

Let’s start by making it clear that the hemp oil used in our ethical skincare products does not contain the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) responsible for a psychoactive effect.

In other words, hemp oil’s value to your health and wellbeing has nothing to do with any mind-altering results!

Instead, carefully selected Cannabis sativa plants (with no THC element) are cultivated, and their seeds are harvested. These are processed to extract hemp oil due to its many advantageous applications.

Virgin Organic Hemp Oil is loaded with antioxidants as well as Omega-3, Omega-6, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are fantastic at soothing dry skin and inflammation.


Hemp oils’ intrinsic values

Why use hemp oil when formulating 100% natural and beneficial skincare products?

Many generations have realised that the natural compounds in hemp oil offer important benefits. These include providing anti-inflammatory and antiseptic abilities, with none of the side-effects from alternatives produced in a lab!

Hemp oil offers highly effective rejuvenating and protecting benefits to hair and skin cells.

As with many other substances kindly bestowed on us by Nature, hemp oil provides some substantial advantages when applied externally to skin and hair.

The evidence is there with the way CBD oil is used to create a calming effect on brain activity. In the case of Hemp oil, it has been found to have a highly beneficial effect on skin and hair cells, restoring and boosting and rejuvenating and protecting.

Hemp oil is perfectly safe for your little ones too. It’s rich in fatty acids such as Omega 6 and Omega 3, which are nutrients known to help make hair stronger and healthier and skin nourished and hydrated.

It’s all about balance, and helping your body to carry out essential processes, better!


Beneficial applications of hemp oil

We’ve explored ‘what is hemp oil’, and ‘why is hemp oil beneficial’. Now let’s look at the way The Edinburgh Skincare Company uses quality-controlled amounts in its 100% pure product range.

In some cases, organic hemp oil is the base product, and in others, it has incredible potency when used in conjunction with other naturally beneficial compounds.


Hemp Oil Cleanser

In the case of our hemp oil cleanser, this versatile ingredient goes to work unclogging pores, reducing inflammation and sealing in moisture. Cleanly and efficiently.

Hemp oil takes away contaminates and any pore-deep substances, without leaving any equally harmful residues or dehydrating your epidermis!

The result is that your skin’s health and elasticity are restored, boosting cell strength to create rejuvenation and protection. Helping skin to shield itself from future damage from environmental and manmade sources.


Jekyll & Hyde Fragranced Beard Oil

Natural Beard Oil: Jekyll & Hyde by Edinburgh Natural Skincare

Another example of hemp oil benefits is within our Jekyll & Hyde Fragranced Beard Oil. Here, it interacts with hair and skin to be absorbed quickly, and lock in hydration. The result is softer skin and beard hair, that also looks great!


Create a soothing and restorative effect

As already mentioned, hemp oil is also brilliant when blended with other natural ingredients of proven value – such as basil oil and lavender.

They work together to create a soothing and restorative effect, which is also antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic!


Symmetry Anti-Ageing Face Serum

If you check the ingredients of our popular and highly successful Symmetry Anti-Ageing Face Serum and Symmetry Anti-Ageing Face Cream, you will see that hemp oil is used to perfectly complement and support other wonderful organic ingredients.

This includes high-quality oils from sweet almond, blackcurrant seeds and walnuts, as well as floral and herbal components. All working together to moisturise your skin and boost its natural abilities to rejuvenate, defy ageing and boosting skin’s ability to cope with environmental factors.


See for yourself the value of hemp oil

Clearly, the hemp oil we use won’t get you high. However, it should be high on your shopping list of skincare ingredients!

See for yourself how inspiration from nature and innovation in our laboratory can work together to produce kind and beneficial products for all skin types. See below our following products which include the ever beneficial Hemp Oil.


Our natural skin care products that include hemp oil:


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