Yes, you certainly did not miss this new oil that everyone is talking about: hemp oil. But what are its specificities and what can it serve us well?
We offer it to you in some of our recipes, such as the shower gel for example, to bring specific features to your homemade cosmetics .
In this new blog article, we are going to reveal all its mysteries to you... Hemp oil will no longer hold any secrets for you !
What is hemp?
Hemp also called cannabis sativa L, is one of the oldest plants domesticated by man. It belongs to the family of cannabinaceae.
It is an annual plant that grows wild all over the planet as a small bush or shrub with very characteristic leaves.
It germinates in spring and flowers from late summer until the end of October.
It is a species selected by botanists which is totally different from the cannabis used for its recreational effects since it has only a few THC (molecule having psychotropic effects) and many CBD (cannabidiol). Thus, it does not lead to dependence or addiction.
Cannabidiols are molecules with many therapeutic properties: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, healing and anti-free radical properties.
What are the virtues in cosmetics?
Designed with hemp oil, cosmetics have many virtues:
10 to 40 times richer in omega 3, hemp oil will provide high hydration , strengthen the hydrolipidic skin barrier and restore softness and elasticity to the skin
Very penetrating , it is an ingredient of choice for obtaining cosmetics with a non-greasy feel.
Composed of 85% essential fatty acids, the oil will help relieve skin conditions such as eczema , psoriasis or acne .
These anti-inflammatory properties would also promote healing .
Through its richness in vitamin E and fatty acid , hemp oil is a very great antioxidant . It therefore protects the skin from attacks , reduces roughness and fights against skin aging .