In recent years, consumers have become increasingly interested in the benefits of CBD oils. If you’re someone wanting to know more about CBD and its potential benefits in your life, you’re certainly not alone. You have a lot of questions before you can feel comfortable consuming the product though. A common question we often hear involves the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil. Are these two names for the same product?

In fact, hemp seed oil and CBD oil are very different products. Let’s dive in a little deeper in order to understand exactly why. 

Both hemp oil and CBD are derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant. It’s more commonly known as hemp. CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant in its production. These contain a higher concentration of CBD, which is a compound with numerous potential health benefits. An extract of a pure organic CBD oil will contain all of the plant’s terpenes and flavonoid properties, which is where a lot of the medicinal benefits come from. 

People often use CBD products for:

#1 Epilepsy

#2 Pain and inflammation

#3 Anxiety and depression

#4 Addiction management

#5 Inflammatory skin conditions

#6 Neurodegenerative conditions

#7 Insomnia

#8 Joint pain

Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, comes from the seeds of the plant. The seeds do not contain CBD. It is made by cold-pressing the hemp seeds into an omega-rich culinary oil. Usually, hemp oil is found in topicals for skin care or hair care products. These seeds still have a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids, and useful bioactive compounds that can also have health benefits. These include omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, gamma-linolenic acid, and other nutritional antioxidants. It is also high in B vitamins and vitamin D. Users of hemp seed oil will not feel a psychoactive effect or feel “high”  when using hemp seed oil, as it contains no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and little to no CBD.

Hemp seed oil also has several possible benefits, including:

#1 Relieving constipation

#2 Providing cardiovascular health benefits

#3 Boosting the immune system

#4 Improving skin and hair

As you can see, while both come from the same plant and offer a whole host of benefits, the main difference between hemp oil and CBD oil is the part of the plant that the oil is derived from. CBD comes from the flowers, leaves, and stalks of the plant while hemp oil comes from the seeds. What a wonderful plant to provide us with so much in every one of its parts!

If you’re ready to experience the relaxing health benefits of CBD for yourself, we encourage you to shop our online catalogue. We offer a wide range of high-quality CBD products, including organic tinctures and gels.