Hemp Seed Oil in Cosmetics
In addition to its outstanding composition, hemp seed oil’s unique texture imparts excellent skin feel. It is non-greasy, has high fluidity and lubricity and is absorbed quickly and efficiently in the skin. In fact, hemp seed oil is considered the “driest” vegetable oil.
Hemp seed oil's unique texture and activity on the skin (including the scalp) targets it toward many beneficial uses in cosmetic products. It is recommended in skin care formulas (up to 10%) that protect or provide anti-aging benefits, as well as dry-, mature- and sensitive skin products. It can be used at 3% in hand, foot or body creams. It can be used at 10% levels in after-sun products as well as lipsticks, lip balms and nail treatments. Hemp seed oil can also be used (3%) in cosmetic powders, liquid makeup and glossy hair conditioners that strengthen or prevent splitting and thinning. It is recommended for use (up to 10% for atopic eczema, acne and psoriasis treatment) and may be used at full strength for aromatherapy purposes and in body and massage oils.
CBD or Cannabidiol is a natural constituent of the hemp plant that has shown significant health and wellness benefits – CBD promotes and supports the dietary and nutritional health of aging bodies (US Government patent # 6,630,507).
Health and Wellness
Fortunately for seekers of good health and wellness, one can now buy a hemp-based CBD series of products. Over time, as the health benefits of CBD become better understood, the huge market potential for CBD foods and supplements will be recognized.
Before long, there will be a plethora of food products natural in CBD that will essentially create a new food sector legitimately called “true health food”. These products may supplant products currently found in natural foods stores (reference: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/04/25/high-on-health-cbd-in-the-food-supply/).
Don’t be surprised that in a few short years one will be hearing doctors (not just cannabis physicians) advising their patients to “exercise and get your CBD daily”.
Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds that have recently been found to exist in the human body. One of the remarkable things about endocannabinoids is their striking resemblance to ingredients of the Industrial Hemp plant, known as phyto-cannabinoids. Scientists who were researching and trying to understand the exact effect of cannabis in the human body were the ones that paved the way to the discovery of the endocannabinoid system. Cannabidiol or CBD as it is known is one of the most abundant of the hemp-based phytocannabinoids (source: Journal of Nutraceuticals http://www.davoil.ro/documente/the-composition-of-seed-oil-and-its-potential-as-an-important-source-nutrition.pdf). When introduced to the human body it has shown health and wellness benefits