Frequently Asked Questions
What are Essential Fatty Acids?Moisturisers that contain hemp seed oil provide the skin with beneficial fatty acids known as Essential Fatty Acids, or EFAs. These include key omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which bolster your skin's suppleness and help it maintain its normal functions and appearance. Hemp-based lotions also feature numerous key amino acids, which help the skin generate collagen and elastin. In turn, healthy production of collagen and elastin prevents wrinkles and allows the skin to retain more moisture. The moisturizing ability of lotion with hemp seed oil may help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and abrasions, as well as ease flaking, acne and inflammation. In contrast to heavily perfumed lotions, hemp seed lotions typically feature a more subtle scent with nutty, earthy undertones.
Is Hemp Oil good for my hair?Hemp oil, when added as an ingredient to conditioner or shampoo, provides many valuable nutrients and cannabinoids like CBD to help promote healthy hair. When hemp conditioner or hemp shampoo is massaged into the hair and scalp, they are exposed to these nourishing compounds. Once absorbed through the hair follicles and the skin of the scalp, CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors found there on the skin’s sensory nerve fibers and subcutaneous tissue. This interaction stimulates the endocannabinoid system, encouraging its efforts to keep the body balanced and functioning at its best. This includes healthy skin and hair. When hemp oil is infused into shampoo or conditioner, the natural balancing properties of CBD can address problems like damaged hair and dry scalp. These products can be used throughout the week for healthier hair and scalp and protection against damage caused by free radicals, environmental exposure, and aging.
What are the benefits of Hemp Scrubs?Hemp face scrubs can do wonders for a far range of skin types and skin conditions. Man, woman, young or old, the skin on your body can really be more beautiful when you give it the attention and care it deserves. Hemp face scrubs can play a great role in total body beauty. There are many amazing benefits to hemp oil and hemp oil infused topical scrubs, including:
- Hemp oil has essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, zinc, phosphate, iron, and magnesium
- Hemp oil contains vitamin E that supports hair and skin
- Supports keratin creation, which helps with skin and hair
- Hemp oil has a comedogenic rating of 0 (out of 5), meaning it won’t clog pores
- Contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which can help treat skin conditions and acne.
- Both hemp oil and vitamin D work synergistically to help improve skin elasticity, stimulate collagen production, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Hemp oil can help skin hydration and water retention capacity.
- It's been shown that hemp oil can work to support the skin’s natural UV defense.
- Hemp oil features high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
- Naturally antibiotic and antifungal.
what's in hemp body care and cosmetics?Hemp bodycare & cosmetics products can contain a wide variety of ingredients, but they all share one thing in common: they’re made with hemp seed oil. Sometimes known as ‘hemp oil’ or ‘cannabis sativa seed oil,’ this golden oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. It’s non-intoxicating and non-addictive, and it’s rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. As a result, hemp seed oil is an excellent moisturiser—it also has beneficial properties as an antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal ingredient. Hemp seed oil’s long list of attributes explains why hemp bodycare & cosmetic products have been used by people around the world for thousands of years.
Do hemp body care and cosmetics have CBD?Some hemp bodycare & cosmetics products contain CBD. However, CBD and hemp seed oil are different things, so not all hemp bodycare & cosmetics will have CBD. This is because hemp seeds (and the oil derived from them) do not contain CBD, which typically comes from the stalk, leaves, or flowers of the hemp plant. If a particular product does contain CBD, this information will be stated prominently on the label and product page. The majority of products in this section do not contain CBD, but if you’re looking for a wider selection of CBD-infused bodycare and cosmetics, you can check out our CBD topicals page.
What kinds of hemp body care and cosmetics products exist?Since hemp seed oil can be added to almost any bodycare or cosmetic product imaginable, there is a huge range of options to choose from. Here, you’ll find hemp-infused hair products such as shampoos and conditioners, along with a variety of hemp soaps for the hands and/or body. We also stock many types of hemp products that nourish the skin, such as balms, salves, hand lotions, and moisturisers. As if that weren’t enough, we’re proud to carry many hemp products for the face, including scrubs, lip balms, sunblock, and more.
Will hemp body care and cosmetics get me high?No type of hemp bodycare or cosmetic product will get you high, regardless of how much you use. Although it’s true that hemp belongs to the cannabis family, it contains extremely low levels of THC (the compound responsible for cannabis’ intoxicating effects). Therefore, hemp bodycare & cosmetics products can be used with a clear head—literally—whenever and wherever you need them.
Will hemp body care and cosmetics show up on a drug test?No, they won’t. This is because drug tests are designed to detect the presence of THC, or rather its metabolites. Since there is next-to-no THC in any hemp bodycare or cosmetic product, it’s extremely unlikely that you’ll have any issues here.
Are hemp body care and cosmetics safe for children?Since the hemp seed oil in bodycare & cosmetics products is non-intoxicating and non-addictive, such products are widely regarded to be safe for use by children. In fact, the benefits of hemp seed oil for children have even been recognised by the National Health Service (NHS), which recommends that vegan and vegetarian children supplement their omega-3 fatty acid intake with hemp seeds.
Are hemp body care and cosmetics legal in Ireland?Yes—back in 1995, the Irish government decreed that it was legal to grow hemp for its seeds and oil, provided the grower had a special license. Today, Ireland follows European Union (EU) regulations that state hemp is legal so long as it contains less than 0.2 percent THC. Products derived from this low-THC hemp are legal in Ireland as well, so you won’t run into any issues when purchasing hemp bodycare or cosmetics.