Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: Same Family, Different Healing

Just because you come from the same family doesn’t mean you’re all alike, right? Take the Cannabis family, for example, consisting of Hemp and CBD oils  - sativa siblings, if you will. Both originate from the same cannabis plant, but support completely different forms of natural healing - one focused on nutrition and beauty, the other medicine. But despite these inherent differences, hemp oil is still often mistaken for CBD oil. So it’s time to clear up any cannabis-related confusion and give each oil the proper credit it deserves. Read on…Hemp oil is best for…  


If you like to cook, then this is the oil for you. Hemp oil is cold-pressed from the cannabis seed, so it’s loaded with protein, omega 6, omega 3, vitamin E, fiber, and a bunch of super-beneficial minerals a body needs. Wow. That’s a big healthy boost from one little seed! Hemp oil also improves cardiovascular health and strengthens your immunity, so it’s a no-brainer to add a splash to your salad or to a favorite recipe that typically calls for olive oil. Sure, it may cost a little more, but optimal health is priceless, right?


Hemp oil is also a fabulous moisturizer due to its high concentration of vitamin E. A natural favorite in shampoos, soaps, and skincare products, hemp oil instantly ramps up the glam factor in any beauty regimen. The skin easily absorbs it without clogging your pores like other oils. In fact, hemp oil actually helps to prevent breakouts with its powerful antioxidants. So once your skin drinks it in, get ready for radiant results!

The Planet

In addition to all the amazingness described above, hemp oil is also good for our planet. It can replace environmentally harmful petroleum for the production of plastics and paints, as well as, become an effective bio-diesel fuel. In other words, it’s incredibly eco-friendly, providing a welcome breath of much fresher air. If our beloved Earth could talk, it would thank us for making the switch.

CBD oil is best for…Medicinal Purposes

For starters, CBD stands for cannabidiol. Try saying that mouthful three times fast! Anyway, unlike hemp oil, CBD is extracted from the stalk, leaves, and buds of the plant. No super-duper, nutrient-packed seeds involved. But CBD’s health benefits are just as powerful for completely different reasons. Like hemp oil, CBD is very low in THC, the chemical responsible for the “high” associated with cannabis, aka pot. So CBD oil is ideal for people seeking the health-enhancing benefits of marijuana without the psychotropic effects enjoyed by potheads. That’s why, unlike marijuana, CBD is legal in all fifty states for the treatment of cancer, epilepsy, depression, seizures, and other neurodegenerative disorders. Those are some pretty impressive healing creds - like hemp oil’s. But different.

So there you have it.