Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil – what’s the difference?

Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil – what’s the difference?

Consumers who are either looking for hemp oil or CBD oil may be confronted with a ton of confusion and overwhelming information on the internet. Hemp oil and CBD oil are very different. These two oils are very individual and include their own uses and benefits.

CBD Oil

CBD oil is extracted from the full cannabis plant – including the leaves, flowers (or “buds”) and stalks. Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is one of many active compounds or cannibinoids found in the cannabis plant.

The cannabinoid itself is a potent, highly anti-inflammatory antioxidant. CBD has received support for a number of issues including joint pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, neurological relief and more.

There are different types of CBD oil including Broad-Spectrum, Full-Spectrum and CBD Isolate. If you’re looking for quality CBD oil products in South Africa, take a look at africanpure CBD online.

Alternatively, we have put together a good list of CBD brands and CBD products. If you don’t want to check out the list, we highly recommend Goodleaf and africanpure CBD oil products.


Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is somewhat similar to regular sunflower seed oil. None of the plants leaves, flowers or stalks are used, only the hemp seeds. The hemp seeds go through a process of cold-press extraction, which pushes out hemp seed oil.

Hemp oil has no cannabinoids such as CBD or THC, meaning it won’t get you high and it doesn’t have many of the medical benefits that CBD oil can alleviate.

However it does have a ton of protein, antioxidants, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and is low in saturated fat, making it a great addition to your meals, for cooking, or skincare products like moisturizers, shampoo or conditioner.


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Ava Harper

Ava is our resident CBD oil specialist. She has tested dozens of different CBD oil products on the market. As a mom of 2 children and 4-legged furry friends (cat and dog), she has explored different options for the whole family. The posts are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.