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Nature's Most Perfectly Balanced Oil: Hemp Seed Oil

Did you know that Hemp Seed Oil is an effective moisturizer for your skin?  The fats in hemp seed oil are almost identical to those already found in our own skin!  Exciting right?  At Erica’s Organics we add hemp seed oil to our products for its amazing moisturizing properties.  Also, its ability to increase elasticity while also healing your skin is incomparable!

What is hemp seed oil?

This oil is produced from the seed of the cannabis plant and does not contain THC, marijuana’s active ingredient.  Hemp seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids Omega-3 and omega-6 and skin rejuvenating vitamins A, D and E.  It is also packed with minerals like magnesium, iron, calcium and potassium, to name a few.  

Another sweet thing about hemp seed oil is that it contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a special nutrient that helps regulate sebum production and has been observed in helping with skin allergies. Yes, yes and yes.

Which type of hemp seed oil do we use?

We use high quality, unrefined, cold pressed hemp seed oil that is a gorgeous green color and nutty in flavor.  It’s also organic, vegan, non-GMO, non-hydrogenated and contains no hexane - which basically means, it’s the best of the best babe.  All of our ingredients are carefully thought out with your skincare needs in mind as top priority! 

How can hemp seed oil benefit skin?

Well… this oil is so rich in vitamins and minerals that it is considered one of the leading natural moisturizers that can help skin feel soft, smooth and supple while also acting as a barrier preventing moisture loss.  To add, being rich in vitamin D helps calcium absorption which benefits dehydrated skin.  Hemp seed oil is also beneficial for acne prone skin.  It has a comedogenic rating of zero meaning it will not cause breakouts or clog pores!  It will actually help your skin balance its sebum production, keeping it silky smooth.  It helps improve redness, itchiness, dry patches, blotchy skin and skin tone.  Also, because of its high antioxidant properties it helps protect skin from free radicals.  Can we say hello anti-aging?!

In addition to helping with acne, hemp seed oil also reduces symptoms of other skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.  According to the Journal of Dermatological Treatment documenting the treatment of eczema using hemp seed oil, Dr. J. Callaway found that symptoms of dry skin and itching improved significantly in patients suffering from eczema.  He stated that “We saw a remarkable reduction in dryness, itching and an overall improvement in symptoms.”

Hemp seed oil is indeed the mother of all oils for skin!  Its benefits are unparalleled and Erica’s Organics takes pride in what we put in our products.  We are happy we can help with your skin healing journey! 



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