9 facts about hempseed oil

Natural Nigerian Hempseed oil

  1. Hemp oil or hempseed oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds.
  2. Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavour. The darker the color, the grassier the flavour.
  3. Refined hempseed oil is clear and colorless, with little flavor and lacks natural vitamins and antioxidants.
  4. It is manufactured from varieties of Cannabis sativa that do not contain significant amounts of THC, the psychoactive element present in the cannabis plant. This manufacturing process typically includes cleaning the seed to 99.99% before pressing the oil.
  5. It is an edible oil that contains essential fatty acids i.e omega-6 and omega-3
  6. It is high in ceramides and is good for hair and skin health. Ceramides, help to smooth the surface of the hair cuticle and strengthen the hair.
  7. It is low in saturated fatty acids
  8. It can turn rancid within a short period of time when not stored properly. It should be stored in a cool/cold, dark place, preferably in a dark glass bottle in the refrigerator. Hempseed oil can also be frozen for longer periods of storage time.
  9. Hempseed oil has a relatively low smoke point and is not suitable for frying.
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  1. Hello. I very much enjoy reading your blog. The posts are informative, and educative.
    They also encourage me to keep nurturing my hair. Thank you.
    I live in Bauchi and most of the products you talk about are oftentimes not available in the local market?
    How you please tell me where I can get castor oil, argan, and hemp seed oil to buy? Especially the latter.

    1. Hi Gabrielle. I am so glad that you have enjoyed most of our posts. I am sorry that many of the products that I talk about cannot be easily found: many of them are talked about in foreign hair care blogs and of good quality. That is the reason we started our online store: we provide Nigerian women with products not easily found here.
      However, you can make a substitute for many of the products if you can learn to read the ingredients on each product you see in your local market. It is cumbersome but worth it. For example, olive oil and groundnut oil are not bad substitutes. Medical-grade castor oil, you can get from a pharmacy. Keep following our blog and overtime, you’ll learn how to do this easily. Take care.

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