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Hemp Seed Oil vs. CBD vs. Cannabis Essential Oil
What’s the Difference?
With all the terms floating around out there when we discuss Hemp, it’s easy to get confused. We’re going to walk you through the differences between Hemp, Cannabis (or hemp) essential oil, and hemp seed oil, so you can choose the right product for your own lifestyle and needs.
Hemp Seed Oil
You’ve probably heard about Hemp Seed Oil before. This powerhouse carrier is part of our carrier oil collection! Plant Therapy’s Hemp Seed Oil is made from the seeds of the female Cannabis sativa plant that do not produce the THC component, despite being surrounded and protected by blossoms carrying trichomes (which produce THC). The seeds are cold-pressed at low temperatures to produce a lovely dark green oil that has a slightly nutty scent.
You can use the carrier oil alone or alongside other carriers and essential oils. It is a natural, non-GMO whole food product that is very nourishing to the skin and hair due to its high content of omega fatty acids, proteins, and vitamin E. Again, there is no THC, CBD, or any other cannabinoids present in Hemp Seed Oil.
First, what is CBD?
CO2 Hemp Extract (CBD) is extracted from industrial hemp – cannabis. It’s a safe, natural extract commonly thought to be incredibly helpful for a variety of issues. The benefits are due to natural chemicals in the cannabis plant called cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids are the chemical components of cannabis we think of as “CBD.” CBD is produced naturally by your body and also by many plants, especially cannabis.
Your body actually makes its own cannabinoids. The two compounds the body use are Endocannabinoids and Phytocannabinoids.
Endocannabinoids are the type of cannabinoids that occur naturally in your own body.
Phytocannabinoids come from plants, including cannabis.
Both types of cannabinoids interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help maintain full-body homeostasis balance.
Full-spectrum CBD contains trace amounts of THC. The legal limit for these types of products without special licensing is less than 0.3%, a small enough amount that it still won’t have a psychoactive effect at all. Many people taking CBD find that this small amount of THC helps with more serious issues.
Cannabis/Hemp essential oil:
Cannabis sativa (or hemp) essential oil is extracted using steam distillation. This means that only the aromatic molecules (or the “essence” of the cannabis sativa plant are collected. Cannabis (or hemp) essential oil is rich in terpenes, which are found to have similar therapeutic effects as CBD. That’s good! But there’s one more thing to consider:
CBD and other Cannabinoids cannot be extracted through the steam distillation process. That means there is no CBD or any of the other useful cannabinoids in the resulting essential oil.
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Benefits of Hemp Oil for Pets!
There are alternative treatments and supplements for pets. One that keeps showing more benefits is hemp oil for pets. Studies on hemp oil benefits are not conclusive as of yet, but there are signs that point to that the oil as benefit. Hemp oil is safe and being used for dogs and cats. The ingredient that shows beneficial qualities is cannabidiol (CDB).
What is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil is pressed out of hemp seeds. The word “hemp” may turn some pet owners away because of its association with another plant in the cannabis family, marijuana. Hemp and marijuana are very different in their chemical make-up. The chemical in marijuana that gives psychoactive effects is THC. The THC level in marijuana is 5% or higher while the THC level in hemp is between 0.3% and 0%. Whereas marijuana has a higher concentration of THC, hemp can have a higher concentration of CBD, the therapeutic ingredient in hemp.
Hemp oil contains Omega-3 (alpha linolenic acid) and Omega-6 (linolenic acid) fatty acids. These are fats that are considered good for the body. They promote good immune and cardiovascular system functions. The oil contains another Omega-6 fatty acid, gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Hemp oil should only be taken raw; cooking hemp oil causes a chemical reaction and negates any health benefits of the supplement.
How Does Hemp oil help my pet?
All Mammals, including cats and dogs, have an (ECS) endocannabinoid system that works with most functions in the body including digestion, relaxation, cardiovascular and cognitive functions. The hemp oil works with the ECS to improve these functions and find a homeostasis balance of the body.
Delicious Hemp Seed Butter Recipe
Hemp seeds are a beautiful soft seed compared to other seed. They make a buttery consistency, that we can consume in many food applications such as homemade butters.
Homemade hemp butter is a nut free, creamy, flavourful butter that can be used in making it perfect to enjoy as a spread or dip with your favorite recipes. Hemp seeds butter is a perfect alternative to peanut butter and is allergen friendly.
Hemp butter is one of the easier butter to make due to its soft shell. There is no waisted time in soaking the seeds over night, making this a time saver in our busy lives!
Once you have your hemp butter made, you can customize it with your own favorite favouring such as turmeric, different peppers, cinnamon, cocoa, etc..
Your hemp butter can be stored in mason jar and kept in fridge for usually about one month.
Homemade Hemp Seed Butter
Equipment needed: Food processor
Make: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Additional Time: 10 to 15 min
Total Time: 30 min
vegan, nut-free, gluten free, dairy free, paleo, keto friendly.
- 1 cup hulled hemp seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar
-1/8 teaspoon salt
-2 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
1.Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
2.Add the hemp seeds to an oven safe baking dish
3.Bake for 12-15 mins until seeds are golden brown
4.Remove from oven and let cool
5.Add the toasted hemp to a food processor with the coconut sugar and salt
6.Pulse seed for 60-90 secs until a flour like consistency is reached
7.Continue to pulse in 5-10 seconds intervals until a dough-like consistency is formed
8.Scrape the side down break down any clumps, add coconut oil
9. Turn the food processor on high and run consistency until smooth and creamy.
Stop a few time to scrape down the sides of the food pressor, as needed to ensure a;; ingredients are blened
10. Blend until a butter like consistency is achieved
11. Stir in any additional flavoring, if using, before enjoying
Serving size: 1
Amount per serving: Calories: 60
Total Fat: 5g SATURATED FAT: 4g
Cholesterol: 0 mg sodium: 16 mg
Carbohydrates: 1g FIBRE: 0g
Sugar: 0g proteins: 3g