The Cannabis sativa plant is a herb that’s used in everything from food to beauty. This rich ingredient has around 80 cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD) which are active compounds found in the plant’s leaves. The oil itself is made from the cannabis sativa seed, which is cold-pressed (or juiced), filtered and purified. The oil is then used in a range of products like beauty supplies, creams, serums and even lip balm.
Although Hemp and Marijuana are also a part of the same plant family, they’re used for different purposes and have very different results. Cannabis sativa oil has an extremely low percentage of THC (0.3%) so it is NOT psychoactive. Cannabis sativa oil is perfectly safe to use and is simply a natural oil, not a psychedelic or drug.
What is sativa used for, and what are cannabis sativa benefits?
Cannabis sativa oil can be used in many different ways, particularly with regards to beauty products and skincare. The oil has anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it is excellent for battling red or puffy skin, and tackling blemishes. This will help to soothe and calm irritated or stressed skin. It has even been known to help with cases of eczema and psoriasis by hydrating skin and reducing redness. The oil adds moisture and nourishment to your skin and helps to strengthen your skin’s natural barriers. It is becoming more and more popular with women and beauty product companies, and gaining attention from health care professionals and skin care companies around the world.
What are cannabis sativa oil effects?
Cannabis Sativa seed oil is full of nutrients that are highly beneficial for all skin types. Good moisturisers and skin care products should contain vitamins like Vitamin E, and essential fatty acids. Cannabis sativa oil naturally has both, in the form of concentrated omega 3 and omega 6 acids. These help to both nourish and moisturise the skin, keeping it plump and healthy for a rejuvenated look. This type of oil is also an excellent option for sensitive and dry skin, as it is completely natural and gentle on more sensitive skin types. Its natural oils are also proven to be clog-free, so they will not block your pores.
On top of all that, Cannabis Sativa Oil contains antibacterial properties, which help keep your skin naturally in balance. This oil keeps your skin's natural oils in check, which can reduce blemishes and blackheads. The oil also absorbs quickly and easily into your skin so it isn’t greasy or oily and your skin can stay fresh, clear and glowing.
Is Cannabis Sativa different from Hemp Oil or CBD Oil?
It can be confusing to figure out what the difference is between this oil and others from the same plant, such as hemp or CBD, especially since they all come from the same plant, Cannabis Sativa. The effects of CBD are related, but the main difference between this and a cannabis product is the variety of the plant itself, and the amount of certain cannabinoids in that particular plant. Marijuana, such as a sativa strain of indica strains are usually high in THC, whereas hemp has very low levels of THC and is therefore not psychoactive.
Hemp oil is actually a lot like sativa seed oil, but it is made from more of the plant, including the flowers, leaves, stalks and seeds, whereas sativa seed oil is ONLY pressed from the seed. Because hemp is also used often in beauty products and skincare products, and has similar benefits, sativa seed oil is just considered to be a more pure source of the same nutrients and benefits.
To learn more about the science behind hemp and Cannabis Sativa Oil check out this article from the American Oil Chemists’ Society.
Cannabis Sativa skin care products:
When it comes to Cannabis Sativa Oil in beauty and skincare, you’ll find it in all sorts of forms and in a full spectrum of products. Everything from cleansers to face serums, and now even eyeshadows can contain this oil.
Daily masks and hydrating moisturisers containing sativa oil are great for all skin tones. They are perfect for when the season changes and your skin becomes dry from the chilly, dry winds of winter. The natural vitamins and minerals in the oil help to add moisture and keep skin supple and smooth. Cleansers will work perfectly in the warmer months to balance out your skin’s natural oil levels as this is a ‘dry’ type oil that absorbs easily and does not clog pores. Cannabis Sativa helps keep skin spot-free as well as clear, fresh and bright all summer long.
Hands can easily become dried out or cracked from constant washing or sanitizing, so hand and body creams that are full to the brim with hydrating Cannabis Sativa Oil goodness are a great way to keep your skin moisturised and nourished. Cannabis sativa works with all skin types and can be found in a variety of products, and a number of different moisturising products, so there is something for everyone. Check out the full range of cannabis sativa related products from Avon here, and find what works best for you.
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