Hemp Essential Oil Vs CBD Oil

Posted by Kirsty Morrison on

There's been quite a lot of media activity lately discussing the fact that the Food Standards Agency is bringing in tighter regulation regarding oral CBD products which are high in CBD - one of the active compounds in hemp. This is allegedly because a number of such products have been found not to contain the percentage of CBD stated, some contain illegal amounts of the psychoactive compound THC, and others contain contaminants. Maybe in this case regulation is a good thing to ensure that customers are getting 'what it says on the tin' and that the ingredients are safe. 
For clarity at Zing Organics we use Pure Essential Oil of Hemp which is extracted via low pressure steam distillation from the ancient unadulterated Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) crop. There are no new plant hybrids or new style extraction methods involved.
The Pure Essential Oil we use is very low in CBD (so is not classed as a CBD Oil) but instead exceptionally high in the potentially beneficial terpenes such as myrcene and b caryophyllene. We use this ingredient in skincare products and home fragrancing products. The Essential Oil that we use has been strictly scutinised for safety. A full chemical analysis of this ingredient which is extracted from pristine Hemp fields in Normandy is available for all our customers to examine on request. The skincare lab assessments that have been carried out on our products containing pure essential oil of Hemp were meticulous.
Finally I'm often asked why we don't sell Oral CBD products. Its simply not a product type that I know and understand or indeed use myself - so I didn't feel inclined to go down that route. On the other hand I've been acquainted and working with Pure Essential Oil of Hemp (Cannabis Flower) for over 20 years now and happen to feel very comfortable with it. I consider it has enhanced my own Well Being in very many ways. We also receive consistent feedback that it enhances the Well Being of our loyal customers using the products.
Browse our Hemp Collection at the link below.


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