Hempseed Oil

Although hemp seed oil (from Cannabis sativa) is included in some of the standard texts about carrier oils used for massage, aromtherapy, and other bodywork therapies, it is not as commonly used or as widely available as many of the other carrier oils featured in this section. For example, the most popular carrier oils for bodywork therapies include sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil,
peach kernel oil and apricot kernel oil.

Hemp seed oil is similar in colour to dark olive oil and has a similar flavour to sunflower oil. It does not contain the psychoactive substances present in the plant. The flowers and leaves of the hemp plant are used to produce narcotics but hemp seeds yeild an oil used in the manufacture of some soaps and oil paints.

This page is included for general interest and completeness.

See also the general page about carrier oils for massage and bodywork therapies and information about massage and aromatherapy.

Note: There are many different carrier oils used for massage and other bodywork therapies. This section includes many popular oils but it is not a complete list.

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