Hemp oil is a great source of high-quality nutrients and has a long history of use in Eastern culture as a multi-purpose natural remedy. Despite its widespread popularity, prejudice related to its association with cannabis has kept it from common use in the West. While the oil contains virtually no THC (the psychoactive element in cannabis), hemp oil is still concerning to some. Thankfully, education is prevailing and the market for hemp seed oil is growing in Australia, with an increasing number of people seeking it out for its reported health benefits.
You’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids and the benefits they have on the body, but what has that got to do with hemp oil? Hemp oil is high in omega-3s, which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation and can be used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Hemp oil contains compounds called cannabinoids, these compounds have anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce redness and swelling in the skin, perfect for calming down a fresh tattoo.
The oils in hemp are rich in essential fatty acids, which are important for healthy skin. When it comes to dry skin, hemp oil can be used as a great moisturizer and can be used on your body after bathing or showering to lock in moisture while you're still damp. It also contains vitamin E, an antioxidant that may help your skin fight damage from free radicals.
Hemp oil also makes an excellent anti-ageing product if you want to prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of ageing without surgery or injections. As we age our bodies produce less collagen than younger adults do; this causes our skin to lose elasticity and become thinner over time. By applying hemp oil topically daily you'll help stimulate the production of healthy new cells which will fill out any fine lines that have developed over time while simultaneously providing essential nutrients needed for your body during its natural ageing process (hint: vitamins C & E).
Dr Pickles and Hemp Oil
Here at Dr Pickles, nearly all of our products contain locally sourced hemp (cannabis sativa) oil. Our Deluxe Foaming Tattoo Wash is the only antibacterial tattoo wash in Australia that contains hemp oil. Visit the links below to view more of our products and try them out for yourself.