Scientific name: Cannabis sativa
Family name: Cannabaceae
Form: expeller pressed, partially refined oil
GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
- sun protectant
- surfactant (saponified)
Hemp oil is from the seed of the hemp plant that contains between 25-35% oil by weight, and which has the highest and most complete profile of essential fatty acids of any oil. Both the complete protein and the oils contained in hempseeds (rich in linoleic and linolenic acids as well as small amounts of GLA) are in ideal ratios for human nutrition as well as beneficial to the skin. Hempseed oil is used in cosmetics as an emollient. Antimicrobial properties make it a useful ingredient for soaps, shampoos and detergents. Hempseed oil also provides some natural sun protection.