May 15, 2020
I get questions all the time asking about the difference between CBD oil and other oils that are in the market. But it would take a completely separate article to list all the other oils out there. In order to simplify things, I’m just going to focus on two. Aside from CBD oil, you may have also seen hemp seed oil and cannabis oils being sold in stores or online. So, what’s the difference and what’s the best option? Let me explain.
It’s easy to confuse hemp seed oil and CBD oil mainly because they both come from hemp. But don’t let their humble beginnings fool you! They are not the same. CBD, as you may know, is short for cannabidiol, a natural cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. CBD works with the Endocannabinoid System, or ECS, receptors in your body to promote homeostasis.
Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is just oil made from pressing hemp seeds. It does not contain CBD (or any cannabinoids for that matter), which means it does not interact with the ECS. Hemp seed oil is, however, cheaper to make than CBD oil, which is why you can see some companies attempting to mislead consumers into thinking CBD oil and hemp seed oil are the same. There’s nothing inherently wrong with hemp seed oil, and hemp oil is even used as a carrier oil in Natures’ Ultra Calm CBD Roll-On. But when it’s marketed the same as CBD oil, then you have a problem.
Nature’s Ultra gets its CBD from hemp, and hemp is a species of cannabis plant. But more often than not, cannabis oil is used to describe any oil from the plant, whether or not it contains CBD.
The problem with branding something as just cannabis oil is that it’s nearly impossible to tell what it actually is and if it’s effective or not. It’s important to be specific when you’re marketing a product that someone will use as part of their wellness routine. Imagine thinking you’re trying something with CBD only to find out it has none. Misleading labeling gives the whole industry a bad name and ultimately hurts consumers.
I don’t want you to think that CBD oil is the only good oil out there. There are plenty of oils out there that offer a variety of benefits. Just take a look at Young Living’s website! That said, I do believe that if you’re looking for the highest-quality CBD oil with 0.0% THC, then Nature’s Ultra CBD Oil is your best bet. You won’t find any other CBD product out there that uses Young Living essential oils and meets the Seed to Seal standard that accompanies all Young Living products.
So how do you choose? That is a good question. You’ll need to evaluate what you’re looking for when it comes to your wellness routine. Remember CBD isn’t a cure-all, but it does have its qualities. Do your research and set realistic expectations. Then go with a product that’s transparent, uses high quality ingredients, and uses the best farming and manufacturing practices in the business.
The latest CBD 101 goes over how CBD oil compares to other oils and goes into more detail. Check it out below.