You may have heard about CBD and its numerous health benefits like providing relief from muscle soreness, reducing inflammation, relieving stress and a lot more. Hemp oil, on the other hand, also has health benefits including antidepressant and anti-inflammatory effects.

It is important to remember that CBD is an extract of the cannabis plant. To better understand both CBD and Hemp oil, let’s check out their properties.


CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is an extract from the leaves, flowers, and the stalks of the cannabis plant. CBD is one of over a hundred active compounds or cannabinoids found in cannabis plants.

Two of its major uses are as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent. Cannabis has been used for centuries to provide relief for pain, muscle aches, arthritis, joint pain, neuropathic conditions, and headaches. Studies show CBD oil can fight skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, sunburn and even bug bites when used as a topical solution. 

When ingested, CBD is still beneficial. It has anti-inflammatory effects, reduces anxiety, and even fights acne by reducing lipid acne.

Hemp oil

Hemp oil is a cold-pressed extract from seeds of the hemp plant. It is usually mixed with a carrier oil such as sunflower seed oil or jojoba oil. Hemp oil is high in antioxidants, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, but contains low levels of CBD. This product is used for skincare and also has culinary uses.

As a skin care product, the hemp oil is popular for its powerful effect as a moisturizer and skin softener that doesn’t clog pores or contribute to oily skin.

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Mix-up Problems

If users accidentally confuse one product for the other, there are no major risks to users. CBD oil is more expensive than hemp oil. Always be cautious when buying CBD or hemp seed oil on the market. Certain manufacturers may label CBD and hemp seed oil as the same product, but now you understand that both compounds are different and do not have the same properties. Look for disclaimers in labels to make sure you’re buying the right product. While there are no severe adverse effects of using either CBD oil or hemp oil, be careful when using them.