Since the influx of cannabis-inspired products on the market, CBD is a new ingredient to many consumers, however hempseed oil has around for decades sold at health food shops and is used in cooking and skincare.

When CBD oil and hempseed oil are discussed, there lays the foundation for a lot of misleading information. So they are often confused as the same thing.

So lets make these easy and break it down for you…

Averaged about 17% tetrahydrocannabinol (

THC), the psychoactive compound that makes a person feel “high,” in 2017

Averaged less than 0.15% CBD in 2014
Cannabis has medicinal and therapeutic uses for chronic pain, mental health, and illnesses
Hemp plant
Has to contain less than 0.3% THC to be sold legally
Averages at least 12%–18% CBD
Stalks of the hemp plant can produce clothing, rope, paper, fuel, home insulation, and much more
Hemp seeds
0% THC
Have no more than trace amounts of CBD
Seeds are cold-pressed for oil production; the oil can be used in cooking (as in hempseed milk and granola), beauty products, and even paint

Why does this matter so much in the beauty world?

CBD oil and hempseed oil are both popular ingredients used in topical skincare and beauty products.

Hempseed oil, in particular, is known for unclogging pores, anti-inflammatory properties and is deeply moisturising. Hempseed oil can be added to a product or just used by itself as an oil.

New research is regularly appearing proving the skin-related benefits of CBD. What we know so far is it’s been shown to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, like hempseed oil. It reportedly helps in healing:

Misleading Marketing tactics behind hempseed oil…

With the CBD trend becoming so popular, some beauty brands are jumping on the chance to sell their “cannabis-infused” beauty products but mixing or congregating the terms CBD and hemp seed up — intentionally or unintentionally.

Since CBD and hempseed oil are in the same cannabis family, they’re often incorrectly marketed as the same thing. Why would a brand do this?

One reason is that consumers are willing to pay more for CBD oil, which is a pretty expensive ingredient in comparison to hempseed oil.

It’s as easy as pie for any brand to add and label “hempseed oil” to a product, surround it with marijuana leaves, and highlight the word cannabis or hemp to make consumers think they’re purchasing a CBD product when actually it contains NO CBD at all. And there you are… paying a for a product you have been misled to think includes a premium ingredient!

Some brands may also market their products as hempseed-based to avoid Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulationsTrusted Source on cannabis- or marijuana-derived products.

So how can you tell what you’re purchasing?

It’s pretty simple, actually. Check the ingredient list…

Hempseed oil will be listed as cannabis sativa seed oil.

CBD will usually be listed as cannabidiol, full-spectrum hemp, hemp oil, PCR (phytocannabinoid-rich) or PCR hemp extracts.

Be CBD Savvy…

While companies aren’t required to list the milligrams of CBD or hemp on the bottle, it’s become a common practice to do so. If they’re not listed, you should wonder what’s in that bottle you’re paying for???

The FDA has sent warning letters to some companies for illegally selling CBD products and falsely advertising them as safe or as effective medical treatments. That’s another reason why doing your own consumer research is vital.

It’s so important to be an educated, savvy consumer. Don’t fall into the trap of the “hemp based product hype!”

Do your research, 👩🏼‍🔬 ✅

Make sure lab reports are available upon request!
Recent news warns about purchasing CBD products online.
Consumer Reports 🗞 states “only a FRACTION of CBD oil purchased online actually contained CBD”. Out of the bottles tested, some were found to have ❌ NO CBD at all, while others contained ❌UNREPORTED THC.

The 💵 £ cheapest product on the market isn’t best.

At Cancalm® you get what you pay for and every bit of support along the way to start your CBD journey.
The cost of reliable CBD oil may be a slightly higher, but at least you know what you’re putting in your body!

🇬🇧Cancalm® are a Proudly British Company!

We work our hardest to keep our carbon footprint LOW.
♻️ Our products are re-fillable and recyclable.
♻️ Our packaging is made from recycled cardboard and our products are all proudly manufactured and British produced… ✈️ ❌so NO international airfreight!

Our CBD products 🌿are ALL organically made and manufactured in the UK using only the finest quality hemp!