HEMP OIL IS A WOOD VARNISH AND REPLACEMENT FOR PETROLEUM-BASED OILS
Hemp oil has long been used as a wood varnish. Just mix a little of the oil in with lemon oil and apply it over your finished woodwork. Afterward, buff it out to make your furniture shine. Got a squeaky hinge or a bike chain that’s catching? Hemp oil is an environmentally friendly replacement for petroleum-based oils, that are used to quiet these annoyances.
The hemp seed oil has many health-related uses and there are many benefits to adding it to your holistic health plan. In fact, hemp has so many benefits we’ve run out of space in this article. Hemp seed oil can even help you achieve beautiful skin, nails, and hair. It is truly one of nature’s powerhouses.
What does “Cold Pressed” mean? Typically, when you press seeds for oil, the temperature rises from the heat that’s produced from the friction caused by pressing and grinding. When the heat rises too high, this makes the oil loose a lot of its value. By cold pressing, presses are required to maintain a much lower temperature (less than 120 degrees Fahrenheit), which ensures that the oil retains the flavor, aroma, and nutritional value of the seed. That is why unrefined cold-pressed hemp maintains a green color, smells nutty, and contains all sorts of nutrition.
Refined vs Unrefined: Unrefined has a similar meaning to “cold-pressed” in that the oil is processed in minimal heat. But it also means that the oil has not been bleached or deodorized. A lot of unrefined oils are also called “virgin”, “extra virgin”, “raw”, or “pure”. This also means that unrefined oil has a much shorter shelf life and the oil can start smelling odd when it gets closer to its expiration date. Refined oil, on the other hand, has been bleached and/or deodorized. That is why refined oil has a much longer shelf life. If you’re ever in doubt, try observing and smelling the oil. If the oil is clear, doesn’t taste like anything, and doesn’t have any scent, it is most likely refined.
How are you using it? Before buying hemp oil, it’s important to decide why you’re buying it. How do you plan on using the hemp oil? Will you use it as a dressing or additive to your daily diet? Do you plan on using it for your skin? Depending on what your answer is, you can tailor what type of hemp oil to buy. If you are looking to eat (or drink) hemp oil for its nutritional benefits, we recommend checking out our price & reviews section to see what unrefined hemp oil is the best fit for you. If you are considering hemp oil for your skin, there are many other options you could consider. Unrefined hemp oil is used to make some amazing hemp skin care products.
Capsules or liquid oil? Hemp oil is typically sold in bottles that you can store in the fridge. But if you are simply looking to “eat” hemp oil for its nutritional benefits, some brands offer hemp oil in capsules. Capsules is advantageous in that they have a longer shelf life and they don’t have to be refrigerated, unlike regular hemp oil. You can simply take them daily like you would your vitamin pills. But if you would rather enjoy your daily hemp oil with your shakes or salad, getting a regular hemp oil bottle offers you more variety in ways to eating it.