On a quest to find the most natural products to use on our bodies, it seemed only natural that our exploration started with Hemp. Being dubbed the world’s more versatile plant, our findings did not disappoint!
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the Hemp plant, which is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species. The seeds are cleaned and then go through a cold press process to extract the oil. High quality cold-pressed Hemp Seed Oil should be dark to light green in color. (Keep in mind: we are talking about Hemp Seed Oil, not Hemp Oil.)
Hemp Seed Oil is rich in Omega Fatty Acids 3 and 6! It won’t not clog your pores or give you breakouts since it’s so low in saturated fats! It can even balance oil and sebum production, bad news for acne but great news for you! Need more convincing? Here’s 5 reason why you should give Hemp Seed Oil a chance:
- Moderates oil production
- Can treat Eczema & Psoriasis
- Has anti-aging properties
- Soothes inflammation & redness
- Rich in fatty acids for skin health
So, is it possible that we’ve stumbled upon the Holy Grail of facial oils? Everyone’s experience is different but there are enough positive testimonials of the power of Hemp Seed oil, and with zero risk of causing breakouts, why not give it a chance?
Ways to Use Hemp Seed Oil:
Procana offers HEMP Omega, containing 500mg of cold-pressed, unrefined Hemp Seed Oil.
Consuming a high-quality hemp seed oil will help increase your levels of linoleic acid which improves the quality and amount of oil your skin produces.
*Can be taken as a daily supplement, and as a Fish Oil alternative.
Pour a quarter sized amount into your palm.
Massage onto dry face.
Wet a muslin cloth or wash cloth with warm water.
Place the cloth over your face and hold for 30 seconds.
Using the cloth gently wipe your face.
Apply to clean, damp skin.
Using a small amount begin to massage the oil in circular motions (amount as need, depending on how quickly your skin absorbs the oil).
Fully disclosure, the aroma of high quality cold pressed Hemp Seed Oil can be very pungent and slighty off-putting initially BUT the benefits are well worth it!
Have you tried this? Share your story in the comments!