A2Z 2020 — essential oils — H — hemp seed oil (carrier oil)

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The cultivation of hemp began more than 10,000 years ago in the region that is modern day Taiwan. Perhaps the first agricultural crop, hemp served as the foundation of sustainable civilization. Ancient farmers found that hemp was an ideal crop for conditioning their soil. The leaves would fall to the ground and create fertilizer that replenished nitrogen, nutrients, and oxygen in the soil, allowing farmers to rotate other crops such as corn and legumes into their plots with ease. The land also benefitted from the hemp plant’s ability to absorb excess water from runoff. The plant grows to between 10-20 feet tall and provides shade protection to other crops and livestock. The hemp plant grows a vast root system that provides a mesh-like layer of support to other plants’ root systems during moderate flooding and wind.  — from Charlotte’s Web

Hemp seed oil (cannabis sativa) can be used up to 100% in body oils or included in body or facial oil carrier blends at 10-20%.

Oil appearance: green – light to dark

Good for the following skin types: mature skin, combination skin, dry or damaged skin, or with psoriasis.

Therapeutic conditions it treats: inflammation, dryness, toning, balancing

Used in: body oils, face oils, balms, ointments, gels, hair care

Hair Care:
good conditioner for dry hair
good for the following types of hair: oily, fragile, Afro-centered, for those with hair loss

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RECIPE

Hemp & Argan Oil Hair Treatment Recipe
Author: Militza Maury | littlegreendot.com

Ingredients:

  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Argan Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • dark glass bottle

Instructions:
Use a small, dark bottle to better help preserve the oils.
F
ill it with your blend: two parts hemp seed oil, one part argan oil
A
dd in a few drops of rosemary essential oil, 5-10 drops for every 1/4 cup of oil blend.

How to use:
–On clean hair (not covered in product), begin at the scalp. Give yourself a good massage with the oil – take your time here! We tend to focus on the hair, but healthy hair begins at the scalp!
–Wo
rk the oil down onto the strands
–T
ie your hair up in a bun, or braid. Allow to sit for 20 minutes or overnight
–W
ash as normal
–Y
ou can use a tiny small amount onto dry hair to help tame frizz
–Y
ou can also use this blend for your skin! It’s multi-use and rosemary is often used in anti-aging care products for its antioxidants – so you’ll get lot’s of great use with this! Dab it around your eyes, use it on cuticles or even as an all-over nighttime moisturizer.

 

 

39 Comments Add yours

  1. soniadogra says:

    I use argon oil but no idea about hemp. Is it easily available. I have tremendous hair issues.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, I think it is easily available.

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  2. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    Interesting post!

    An A-Z of Faerie: Grim

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ronel!

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  3. Once again you’ve come up with something I’d heard of but knew nothing about!

    H is for….

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Good! Thanks for reading.

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  4. Tamara says:

    They ascribe many valuable qualities to hemp / cannabis. Is it the same thing?

    My H today is about Swiss farmers’ “Hofladen”: https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.com/2020/04/a-z-2020-switzerland-hofladen-honesty.html

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, they are the same but I think there are some varieties that are better for some things and some are better for others. Did you you know you can make biodegradable heavy duty cardboard from hemp? It really is an amazing plant.

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  5. Sadje says:

    Hemp is really good for dry skin.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Good to know, Sadje! When I’m ready to buy more carrier oil, I will be checking hemp out.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Body shop has quite a range of hemp oil/ butter products.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thanks for the recommend, Sadje.

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          1. Sadje says:

            Always a pleasure Li.

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  6. I am down with hemp, but I always discard the seeds.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I know you are. Well from now on put the seeds in a jar and when you have enough make hempseed whatever.

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  7. Hemp seed oil is lovely. Using dark colored glass bottles is a good idea as it can degrade with light exposure. You might wish to consider refrigerating it as well.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for the tips, Deborah. I don’t have any at this time but do have other carrier oils.

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  8. Didn’t know that it could be used in combination with Argan oil. Thanks for the info.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re very welcome, Shweta.

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      1. Stay safe. Take care. ♥️

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  9. Lael-Heart says:

    Maybe this would be the cure for my hot mess hair 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Worth a try! A blend of this and argan would probably be perfect.

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  10. One thing does confuse me: It’s a good conditioner for dry hair but also good for oily hair?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      check out this article, which explains why: https://happycbdoil.com/hemp-oil-for-hair/
      It’s logical that it would help dry hair, but with the harsh chemicals in store-bought shampoo drying out the scalp, the scalp’s response is to produce more oil, which turns your hair oily.

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  11. Tiffany says:

    That would probably good for my hair. 🙂

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  12. Kathe W. says:

    I use Organic Hemp seed as a garnish in salads. Yummy. I found it in a Trader Joe’s grocery store.
    I am enjoying your blog- have a good day!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Awesome, Kathe! Glad you are enjoying the blog, thank you.

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  13. I’m a big fan of essential oils. No surprise that nature provides our needs. I have not used hemp oil but know that is is quite diverse.
    The Letter H

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Good to know you find benefit in them.

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  14. Frédérique says:

    Great recipe, always good informations here!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Frederique. Glad you like what you learn here.

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  15. pvcann says:

    So diverse, nature’s goodness.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Paul, you’re right, nature is very good to us, yet how have humans repaid that kindness?

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      1. pvcann says:

        Yes, good point. I’m rejoicing in the photos from LA, Wuhan, and Mt. Everest – so clear of polution! Wonderful to see.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Maybe we are the wild beasts that need to remain caged? I have to hand it to Mother Nature, she knows what she’s doing, doesn’t she.

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          1. pvcann says:

            Yes, she really does, I do agree, we need to be caged, that we might reflect.

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  16. jazzfeathers says:

    Never known that hemp was such a gifted plant.
    And it sounds like my hair (that always gives me such a hard time) would gretly benefit from that treatment. I’ll take a note!

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – Living the Twenties

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Good. If you try it let me know how it works!

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