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The Many Uses of Hemp Oil


Here’s a seriously excellent article written by Dale Y the Green Guy, which was originally posted over at If you’re not currently aware of the great work they’re doing over there, take a few moments and check them out. You’ll be glad you did.

This article is called The Many Uses of Hemp Oil: Multi-purpose oil can improve home, health


Hemp oil, or hempseed oil, is a staple around the home of the Green Guy. I have known about it and used it for decades, and right here and now we are going to give hemp oil its well-deserved due.

Hemp oil is processed from the seeds of the regular cannabis plant, and before anyone giggles about any type of correlation between oil and the actual plant themselves, the processed oil contains virtually zero in the way of psychoactive cannabis chemicals.

What it does contain is up to 80 percent of essential fatty acids. Those are the fatty acids in the Omega family, and they are comparable to fish oil and olive oil for their health properties. Studies have proven that diets rich in Omega fatty acids will reduce the risk of heart attacks, and a teaspoon a day is a good way to get them into your body.

If you don’t like the teaspoon per day method, you can try using it in salads, substituting hemp oil for your regular olive oil. I do this all the time with guests, and no one can tell the difference. In fact, many have said how wonderful the salad oil tasted when combined with a little vinegar.

Much like olive oil, there are a couple of distinctions between first pressing of the seeds the second pressing of the seeds to obtain oil. First pressing gives the best nutritional food grade oil that there is, while second pressing oil should be considered for other uses. And there are many other uses.I am not going to give a categorical list of each and every use of hemp oil, but here are some of the more interesting ones that are slightly fascinating.

  • Used straight from the container, it can be used as a varnish for bare woodwork. I personally am always on the lookout for natural wood finishes, and this might be the best one I have ever heard of. To that end, add a bit of hemp oil to some lemon oil and apply over finished wood. Buff it out and your finish will shine like it’s brand new.
  • Since it is an oil, it can be substituted for petroleum based products in chainsaws, as bicycle chain lubrication, and really any type of application where an oil might come into contact with animals.
  • Hemp oil candles are becoming popular, since they are all-natural and don’t use petroleum based paraffin as a burning medium.
  • And of course bio-diesel production is another advantage of hemp oil use. Oil-to-seed ratio is high, so it would be a very efficient use of hemp seeds for bio-diesel manufacture.

There are many other uses both nutritionally as well as institutionally, where hemp oil can and should become a mainstay in the industry. And Because Action speaks louder than words, let’s all get the word out on the value and usage of hemp oil.


  1. Thanks for this wonderful article on hemp oil. I’ve been reading about hemp and got curious with its benefits and many uses. This article is very comprehensive and I got the information that I need. Cheers!

  2. Wow! I didn’t know that hemp had a lot of uses. I’ve heard that it’s somewhat the same as marijuana which is harmful. But I’ve also read some research that it’s actually not. It’s good to have read this article since I really would like to know more about hemp. I want to try using it because of its health benefits. Good to know these things. Thanks.

    • Sharon , I am sorry, I have to tell you. Marijuana is not at all harmful. I don’t know what makes you think that it is. Alcohol is more harmful than marijuana. There has been 0 deaths from marijuana. Not even one. You certaintly can not say that about any other so called drug. Just wanted to let you know.

  3. Theresa says:

    I have a belly ache. I started my Hemp Oil this morning. I put a tablespoon full in my smoothy. I started getting nauseous and feel like puking. Then I went online and looked at dosages and saw I should be taking very minuscule amounts til I get use to it. Why doesn’t it state that on the bottle?

    • The Nutiva Team says:

      Hi Theresa,
      This isn’t a normal reaction to Hemp Oil, which is why it’s not stated on the bottle. Hemp Oil is not the same as Hash Oil, and we have no way to know which article you’re referring to. You may wish to discuss possible Hemp allergies with your doctor, if your symptoms persist. Best of luck, and thanks a lot for reaching out!

  4. I smoked marijuana when I was younger, so I know it is not harmful at all. I wasn’t even worried about that. But, I still did not know that hemp oil and cannabis oil was different. Thank You so much Nutiva Team for all the great information and the truly amazing products.

  5. tiffney says:

    I am so grateful to Rick for providing me with Hemp oil here in the United State of America. I was diagnose with breast cancer 3 years ago, and ever since i have done a lot of Chemo and Radiation that have not helped me, but only damaged my immune system and render it weak and helpless.

    I came across the Phoenix Tears and i have read about the Rick Simpson Hemp oil a lot and saw that he could provide me with Hemp Oil here in the State, i contact him on for the procurement of this medication, to my surprise the medication was procured and delivered within 48 hours and i have been on treatment for the past 3 months.

    Am now here to testify that am no more a cancer patient, I have experience a total transformation in my health sector with Rick Simpson Hemp oil service. for all cancer patient that live in the America and Canada region, get your Hemp oil from

  6. robertlogiudice says:

    want to know if this is good for extensive joint and back pain line spinal stenosis. never said this before, first time ever on this website

    • Madalyn Crum says:

      Hi there! Our hemp oil is for culinary and body care purposes. We suggest checking with your doctor for treatment of any health issues. Thanks!

  7. Hi
    Im 33 and suffered from back pain since I was around 11. I was told that taking organic hemp oil orally would help with my pain. Could anyone tell me where I can buy/order totally organic hemp oil thats safe to take orally that will help my back pain. I dont want to buy the wrong thing. Id be really grateful of the advice/help?
    I live in the UK. Thanks for your time.
    Katy x

    • Madalyn Crum says:

      Hi Katy, our hemp oil is for culinary and body care purposes. We suggest checking with your doctor for treatment of any health issues. Thank you!

  8. I would like to know if hemp oil and cannabis oil are the same?

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