With many hemp-derived products on the market, it can be a chore to decipher between them. What is the difference between hemp seed oil vs hemp extract oil? What does each oil do? While both oils are derived from the same hemp plant, hemp seed oil and hemp extract oil are derived from different parts and are used for distinctly different purposes.
What are the Differences Between Hemp Extract Oil and Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp extract and hemp seed oil appear very similar, and people might use the words “hemp oil” or “hemp extract” interchangeably but they definitely are not the same thing. Also, people see hemp seed oil in the grocery store and assume that it’s the same thing in the Hemp Extract Oils.
We want to clear up some of the confusion and arm you with powerful health and wellness knowledge that will ultimately help you experience the benefits of our full spectrum hemp extract oils.
Where does Hemp Extract Oil Come from vs. Hemp Oil?
All of the phytocannabinoids found in hemp are known for supporting the body and mind in many ways. Hemp extract oil specifically comes from the flowers, stalks, and leaves of the hemp plant.
Meanwhile, hemp seed oil is derived strictly from the seeds of the hemp plant.
How is Hemp Extract Oil Made vs. Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp extract oil comes from hemp plants that have been harvested, dried, and shucked. Hemp extract oil is obtained by high-pressure extraction where the solvent is forced through the ground plant material to pull out the hemp extract, essential oils, lipids, and beneficial compounds.
At Kentucky Naturals, our hemp extract oil is derived from an alcohol extraction because we believe that it is the best for retaining most of the wonderful cannabinoids from the plant. We are mindful of the environment and the impact we can have so we reuse and reprocess via specialized equipment. Alcohol extraction is a more labor-intensive process than some but provides a rich mix of hemp’s beneficial compounds – cannabinoids and more. In the end all the alcohol residue is removed from the formula and tested for quality assurance.
Similarly, hemp seed oil is made by harvesting hemp plants, drying them, and extracting the seeds. The oil is obtained by pressing or cold pressing dehulled hemp seeds.
What’s in Hemp Extract Oil vs. Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp extract oil contains a THC content of less than 0.3% and is considered non-intoxicating. Depending on the type of hemp extract oil, it also commonly contains synergistic plant terpenes, phytocannabinoids, flavonoids, beta-caryophyllene, and fatty acids.
What are the types of hemp extract oil?
- Full-spectrum hemp extract oil containing all compounds of the hemp plant, including low levels of THC
- Broad-spectrum hemp extract oil containing some compounds of the hemp plant but may not contain THC
- Hemp extract isolate strictly does not contain THC
Hemp seed oil does not contain hemp extract, but it is comprised of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, gamma-linolenic acid, oleic acid, stearidonic acid, and other nutritional antioxidants. The oil contains high levels of B vitamins and vitamin D.
What is it Used For?
Hemp extract oil is known for its interaction with our Endocannabinoid System, which helps to regulate homeostasis and important physiological processes.
Consider trying hemp extract (in a tincture, oil, or gummy) for:
- Supporting healthy sleep cycles*
- Providing relief from exercise-induced inflammation*
- Supporting a sense of calm and focus*
- Managing everyday stresses and mild, everyday anxiety*
Hemp seed oil is commonly used for its health benefits such as:
- Relieving constipation
- Promoting cardiovascular health
- Immune system support
- Moisturizing skin
- Providing gastrointestinal support
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.