Why is hemp oil good for my skin?
We love Hemp oil for skin care and as naturopaths its been used clinically for many years. Here is our herbal dispensary we use it medicinally and we also make a range of cosmetic grade products that contain hemp oil for its traditional uses ( without any claim to health benefits medically)
Why is hemp oil good for my skin?
Some of the reasons naturopaths and pharmacists love hemp oil in professional formulations are here! See what you think?
- Hemp oils helps Moderate oil production: Hemp oil is suitable for most skin types as it can moisturise without clogging your pores. It can also help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin’s oil production. Which means you can use it to reduce oil in the skin of thats the problem, or to increase oil in the skin if thats the problem
- Moisturise, ease and soothe inflammation: Hemp oil contains an acid that acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation. This can help to calm inflammation and irritation on the skin, including acne and some conditions like psoriasis, rashes and dermatitis.
- Treat your atopic dermatitis with Hemp oil it is rich in fatty acids that can help to treat skin conditions like atopic dermatitis. One study found that dietary hemp oil reduced the symptoms and appearance of this condition after 20 weeks. And we have found that people who use hemp oil topically have reduced inflammation on many levels.
- Have anti-aging properties: Hemp oil can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevent signs of ageing from developing. The acids found in hemp oil can play a crucial role in skin health and anti-ageing.
To use hemp oil for your skin, you can apply it topically or consume it orally. Some people prefer to mix hemp oil with other ingredients, as naturopaths we like to make herbal oils and give them to our patients for daily care. Talk with me and we can look at making your own personal blend.
We love adding hemp oil to the bath with essential oils, salts and herbs. Its a delicious way to relax and get the oil benefits. Sometimes we will have a hemp oil skin rub simply by taking hemp oil and massaging it into the body before a shower. You can also use hemp oil for pleasure and therapeutic massages.
Hemp oil is generally safe to use on your skin, but you should always do a patch test before using it to check for any allergic reactions. If you have any medical conditions or take any medications, you should consult your health care practitioner before using hemp oil for your skin.
We recommend taking a quality organic hemp oil at 5ml to 15ml daily added to salad dressings, sauces and poured over foods for health benefits.
Taking straight hemp oil and trying it on your inflamed skin is an old remedy that has been used for thousands of years.
Our Clinic in Maleny is open Every Thursday for walk in herbal consultations and you can also check out our beautiful body products. We are at Eumundi Markets on Saturdays and you can call us and connect Weds to Sat weekly.
Have a wonderful day Love Dom xox
I love being in my herbal dispensary making formulas, chatting and enjoying the presence of plant medicines. We invite you to connect with us when you need personal formulas, bespoke body products for your family and beautiful aromatherapy natural herbal care.