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Ingredient Spotlight: Hemp Oil

Today I'd like to shine a light on one of our most treasured ingredients... Hemp Seed Oil. Hemp oil is a dark green, khaki colour with a slight nutty scent. It's what gives our Cleansing Balm the magnificent green shade! The hemp oil we use derives from the seeds of the organic cannabis plant, which is known for it's healing properties. 

Now to get technical...

It is the highest oil in essential fatty acids (a total of 75-80%!). This means it is amazingly rich in Omega 3 oils which will balance the skin's hydration and minimise signs of ageing. The essential fatty acids contained in hemp seed oil has been clinically proven to alleviate or remedy dry skin, minor skin abrasions, acne, eczema and psoriasis. Perfect for those bad maskne days! 

By trapping this moisture from the fatty acids means our natural defences against pollution, sun, dry air and excessive use of soaps and gels will be enhanced.

Did you know?

  • The oil itself can also compensate for the lower ceramide levels associated with ageing and metabolic slowdown. It is the lowering of these ceramide levels that contribute to the formation or wrinkles and overall skin ageing.
  • Hemp Seed Oil is good for your hair too. You can use it to condition your hair. Massage a tablespoon of oil into your hair and scalp then shampoo after 10 minutes. Top Tip – add the shampoo to your hair and begin to lather before adding water. This will help emulsify the oil and will rinse out easier.
  • Hemp Seed Oil makes an excellent, natural alternative to shaving foam or gel. Natural ingredients always have versatility so trying different things is always encouraged. 

Our Cleansing Balm has a super concentrated percentage of hemp oil in it so it's a great place to start if you're wanting to try out a hemp oil product! 

Written by Beth- Founder of beauty balm. 


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