Hemp seed oil is a nutty, green coloured, flavoursome oil that has been extracted from raw hemp seeds and highly regarded due to its excellent fatty acid profile. It is cold pressed and unrefined, and can be used across both culinary and natural beauty applications.
Hemp seed oil contains a perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 (linoleic) to Omega 3 (alpha-linoleic) essential fatty acids, which is found to be the optimum requirement for long term healthy human nutrition. Hence, it has been dubbed 'natures most perfectly balanced oil'. Hemp oil also contains smaller amounts of 3 other polyunsaturated fatty acids in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), Oleic acid and stearidonic acid.
Hemp seed oil is used for a variety of benefits such as helping to boost immunity, skin health, revitalise hair and strengthen nails.
Pressed Purity Hemp Seed Oil is in a food friendly bottle that has been designed to prevent oxidation.
Note: Hemp seed oil contains no THC.
Add hemp seed oil to salad dressings, dips, toss through pasta or even add a spoonful to boost your smoothie!
Note: It is not recommended to "cook" or heat hemp oil due to its low smoking point and the potential loss of nutrients.
Hemp seed oil is also a natural emollient and can be found as a natural ingredient in many different cosmetic applications, such as massage oils, lip balms, soaps, lotions, and hair conditioner.
Cold pressing refers to oils obtained through pressing fruit or seeds with a modern steel press. Although pressing produces heat through friction, the oilseeds are not precooked and consequently the oil is considered cold pressed - in contrast to large scale solvent extraction and refining operations which strip the oil of natural antioxidants, vitamins and flavour.