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Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp Seed Oil does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) or the other psychoactive constituents that are present in the dried leaves of Cannabis sativa.

Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage by Len Price mentions that Hemp Seed Oil contains approximately 8% saturated fat, 12% oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid), 55% linoleic acid (an omega-6 essential fatty acid), and 25% linolenic acid (an omega-3 essential fatty acid). [Len Price with Ian Smith and Shirley Price, Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage (United Kingdom: Riverhead, 1999), 81-82.]

Botanical Name

Cannabis sativa

Aroma

Faint, Slightly Nutty

Viscosity

Medium

Color

Light to Medium Green

Shelf Life

6-12 Months

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