There is a new craze hitting the health and beauty scene and we are here to give you the low down! Relatively new to Australia, Hemp Oil is in high demand right now. It's cold pressed from the hemp seed to create a pure, hypoallergenic, natural oil that has thousands of hidden benefits for both health and beauty.
Before you start getting concerned, hemp is indeed different to its cousin Marijuana and does not contain any psychoactive effects. Instead, it is an all natural superfood that was recently legalised for consumption in Australia late last year.
Since it officially became legal, Hemp Oil popularity has soared because of its many natural wonders. So let's go through them;
1. Hemp is environmentally friendly
Growing hemp is said to work wonders on the world, this super plant is not only great for us but great for the earth. It can consume four times as much CO2 as trees do to reduce our carbon emissions. The hemp plant can also absorb radiation, heavy metals and other man-made toxins. Plus, 1 acre of hemp can produce the same amount of paper as 4.1 acres of trees and more oxygen than 25 acres of forest!
2. It contains the perfect balance of omega 3 and 6
Hemp Oil contains the perfect 1:3 ratio of the essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6. Omega 3 and 6 are vital for promoting heart health, protecting your brain and supporting healthy joint function.
3. Vegans and vegetarian-friendly
Hemp Oil is a great plant-based alternative to receiving the daily recommended dosage of essential fatty acids.
4. It helps treat skin conditions
Hemp Oil is a natural alternative for treating skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and acne. This is because the essential fatty acids are said to affect the immune response in the body which helps promote healing.
5. It strengthens your hair
Using Hemp Oil on the scalp can help improve blood circulation and prevent scalp infections. This can result in stronger, healthier hair.
6. It regenerates the skin's protective layer
Hemp Oil increases skin elasticity and water retention capacity in tissues leaving you with healthy, hydrated skin.
7. It can boost your immune system
One of the benefits of consuming the perfect 1:3 balance of omega 3 & 6, is that essential fatty acids hold immune boosting properties to keep you healthy and strong.
8. It helps reduce inflammation
The essential fatty acids in Hemp Oil contain GLA which is said to help reduce inflammation.
As you can see Hemp Oil contains many amazing wonders, if you are interested in seeing if Hemp Oil can help you, we know just the people you need to speak to! Australian Primary Hemp is a local Australian hemp company working with Aussie farmers to sustainably grow hemp that is then turned into Hemp Seeds, Hemp Oil and different Hemp Proteins. So if you want to get your hands on Australia’s best Hemp Oil head to their website.
About the author
Georgina Beasley is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Australian hemp foods company Australian Primary Hemp. She is passionate about supplying customers with Australia’s best Aussie grown hemp food products to keep them healthy and strong. You can find out more information about Georgina and Australian Primary Hemp on Instagram (@ausprimaryhemp).