If you’re thinking about using hemp oil to cure cancer or other serious conditions, think again! Hemp oil is mostly used to add nutritional value to your lifestyle and doesn’t have the type of healing properties that CBD oil has.
Hemp oil is extracted from the hemp seeds, which are mainly used for their nutritional value.
People are becoming more aware of the medical benefit of products containing CBD. This is why it’s important to know that CBD oil cannot be bought over the counter and hemp oil is not at all the same thing.
So, the product you will most commonly find in South Africa is cold-pressed hemp seed oil. The seeds are pressed cold to extract the oil inside of them. This method is the best method to produce hemp seed oil in South Africa that one can sell legally, as it contains less than 0.3% THC.
The Difference between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil
The popularity of hemp oil is on the rise due to people not being more educated on the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil.
What is Hemp Oil?
Normal hemp oil, also known as hemp seed oil, is made from cold-pressing hemp seeds and has a translucent green-ish hue. Hemp seed oil adds nutritional value to your body. Hemp seeds are also high in Vitamin E, which is really good for your skin. This product normally gets tested to ensure that THC is not present in the product.
What is Hemp Extract Oil?
Hemp extract oil is made from the entire plant – which means the seeds, the stems and the leaves. Most products available in store and labeled as CBD oil will consist out of 90%+ hemp seed oil. It doesn’t contain THC which means it’s legal to buy and use. However, it is not CBD oil.
What is Cannabis or CBD oil?
CBD oil, which is not actually for sale at stores in South Africa, is made from the flower of the cannabis plants and it contains higher levels of THC and an extremely high level of CBD. THC is the psychoactive property of cannabis. CBD oil is amazing for curing medical conditions like cancer.
Why should you use Hemp Oil products?
If you want to contribute to your overall health, incorporating hemp oil into your daily life can be very beneficial. It has great nutritional qualities – making this the perfect superfood addition to your meals!
Hemp Oil Suppliers in South Africa
Clicks and Dischem are the most accessible hemp oil suppliers in South Africa. Dischem CBD Oil products don’t exist. Dischem only sells hemp seed and hemp oil products.
Have you ever wondered how to take hemp oil? Hemp seed products are becoming more popular in South Africa and are used for cooking, as an additional nutritional supplement and for skincare problems. We’ve taken the time to explain how hemp products can be used in your daily life.
Hemp Seed for Cooking
Why would you want to cook with hemp seeds, hemp protein or hemp oil? The seeds are very rich in omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. Hemp oil is quite low in saturated fat compared to many other oils.
The nutty and earthy taste of hemp oil is quite strong and flavoursome. It’s perfect to use in salad dressings or dips. The flavour combination with anything sweet on the other hand, is not very tasty, as it will completely overpower the flavour of your dish.
Another brilliant idea is to drizzle your hemp oil over rice or grain salads or to make hemp hummus or pesto. For those fitness fanatics, adding some hemp protein to your smoothies would ensure you get in this superfood very easily. Top tip: it has a low smoking point which means you can’t deep-fry or stir-fry food using this oil.
Hemp as a Nutritional Supplement
For an extra source of protein people include hemp seed products in their daily life. Vegans and vegetarians finally have an alternative to fish-oil products. Fish-oils can be replaced by hemp seeds or hemp seed oil for their needed for nutritional value. It is also a great source of protein when you incorporate the seeds or powder into your eating habits.
Hemp Oil for Skin Benefits
Hemp Seed oil contains the same amount of Omega 3 and 6 as your skin does, which makes it easy for your skin to absorb without feeling oily. Hemp Oil creates a type of barrier between your skin and outer elements – which means that your skin will feel rehydrated.
It’s been proved to help with eczema and psoriasis. These are two serious skin conditions that people struggle with a lot. A lot of hair products also contain hemp oil, because it prevents the hair from split ends, breakage, and from thinning – what a bonus!
The best use of hemp oil for your skin includes washing your face, moisturising your face and to soothe and clear up skin rashes. With anti-aging and anti-inflammatory qualities, hemp oil should definitely crawl its way into your daily skin routine.
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CBD Hemp Oil South Africa
Elixinol products sold at Clicks is a CBD hemp oil extract. But what does this mean? It is extracted from the stalks and seeds of industrial hemp plants. These plants contain high concentrations of Cannabinoid Cannabidiol (or CBD as we know it). This oil is has remarkable nutritional qualities.
Dischem Hemp Seed Oil: Which Products to buy?
Hemp oil at Dischem is becoming quite a popular product. There are a few hemp seed oil products available. We’ve listed them for you.
Hemp Products for Food and Nutrition
- Lifestyle Food Hemp Oil 250ml | R89.95
- Nature’s Choice Hulled Hemp Seeds Dischem 100g | R119.95
- Nature’s Choice Hemp Seeds 250g | R69.95
- Nature’s Choice Hemp Seed Powder 100g | R69.95
Hemp Protein Products at Dischem
- Nature’s Choice Hemp Protein Powder 100g | R44.95
- Muscle & Wellness Hemp Protein 500g Unflavoured | R272.95
Hemp Oil skincare products
- Dr Organic Hemp Oil Intensive Eye Serum 15ml | R319
- Dr Organic Hemp Oil Skin Lotion 200ml | R255
- Dr Organic Hemp Oil 24hr Rescue Cream 50ml | R289
Hemp Oil: Clicks stores
At Clicks stores you can find many hemp extract products. We’ve selected a few of the best sellers:
Hemp Oil Extract products at Clicks
- Hemp Extract Liposomes Natural 100mg | R395
- Hemp Extract Liposomes Cinnamint 100mg | R395
- Hemp Extract Liposomes Citrus Twist 100mg | R799
Hemp Oil Body & Skincare Products
- The Body Shop Rescue Balm Hemp 100ml | R275
- The Body Shop Face Protector Hemp 50ml | R145
- The Body Shop Heavy Duty Moisture Shield Hemp 200ml | R185
If you’re thinking about adding some balance and value to your everyday lifestyle, hemp oil is the way to go. Most importantly, don’t forget that hemp oil has no medical curing properties like CBD oil does. Mainly, it will add nutritional value, solve your skin problems, and serve as a good source of protein and natural oil to your body. If that sounds beneficial to you, head to your nearest Dischem or Clicks store now and become part of the hemp seed oil revolution!