Hemp Seed Oil or CBD Oil in Soap: What You Need to Know

do you want to use CBD Oil or Hemp Seed Oil?

The primary differences between CBD oil and Hemp Seed oil are how they are extracted and their properties. CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis plant and Hemp Seed oil is extracted from the Hemp Seed. The extraction method is just the beginning of how these two oils are different. You also want to consider the qualities of each oil when deciding if you want to incorporate in a product.

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Hemp Oil Versus Cannabis Oil

What does Hemp Seed Oil offer the skin?

Hemp seed oil is packed with antioxidants which can do a lot for the health and appearance of your skin, including reducing the signs of aging. Hemp seed oil is also full of nutrients that are said to reduce the signs of fine lines and improve the suppleness of the skin. Hemp Seed oil also has a healthy dosage of vitamin E and Vitamin A to promote healing of the skin. When it comes to moisture Hemp Seed oil get’s rave reviews. The fats are similar to those found in our skin great for moisture, skin protectant and increased elasticity. If you are creating a formula for dry, dehydrated or tired skin hemp oil may be the missing ingredient.

What does CBD Oil offer the skin?

CBD oil functions as an anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredient for handmade products. Research has also shown that CBD oil  can help diminish breakouts and reduce redness caused by acne. It can also decrease over active oil production in the skin thereby preventing breakouts. Overall the skin calming elements make it a great addition for sensitive skin like eczema or even maturing skin. In addition CBD oil is commonly used for it’s medicinal purposes of anti-inflammation and pain management.

Which oil should be used in Handmade Soap?

While both oils offer incredible benefits to the skin, the one or combination you choose to use in your handmade products is going to depend on what you want to make and who you are making it for. While there are a lot of considerations there are two to keep in mind.

How do you intend to use the CBD or Hemp product?

If you are planning to use the product for personal use there are fewer concerns and you can pretty much make whatever you choose. If you are making a product for sale you must be aware of proper labeling guidelines and ensuring that you are not making any product claims on what the product can do to alter the state of the mind or body. Check out the FDA website along with Marie Gales book for proper labeling and packaging.

Can you afford to use the ingredient in your product?

Hemp Seed Oil typically costs 5.00 per pound. CBD oil is pretty difficult to find unless you are using private label or a wholesale account. Many suppliers are carrying an isolate with 1 gram of the CBD isolate costing about $30.00.

Now there is a huge difference between $5.00 per pound and $30.00 per gram if you are making for personal use by all means make whatever you choose. But if you are making a product to sell can you do so profitably with these ingredients. Another question to ask is can you do so legally? Check out my podcast for considerations when selling CBD and Hemp Products. 

I hope this helps you get a basic understanding of the difference between CBD Oil and Hemp Seed Oil. Will you be making any CBD or Hemp products? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time…


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