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Hemp Seed Oil and Skincare

Hemp Seeds Photo by Chelsea Sagez

Cannabis Sativa seeds, as known as hemp seed oil or hemp oil, are packed full of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Essential fatty acids are not only good for inside your body, but outside as well. Applying essential fatty acids to your skin, you are hydrating your skin, clearing acne, and improving elasticity. Additionally, hemp oil will not clog your pores.

Benefits you will see while using hemp oil are reduction in fine lines, redness, wrinkles, and clearing of acne caused by oil. You will smooth inflammation and irritation on the skin. Hemp oil has been studied and proven to help psoriasis and eczema.

Although, hemp seed oil and hemp extract have similar benefits, they are completely different. Hemp seed derived products will not contain any active cannabinoids. According the FDA, hemp seeds are considered generally recognized as safe. This doesn’t include hemp extract as of today. FDA is deciding what rules and regulations are appropriate for the industry.

We have hemp seed protein available for you to add to smoothies, shakes, and baked goods. This protein is a super food. Hemp root salve from Kentucky Hemp Works and Body Butter from Tierra Curativa are both made with hemp seed oil and do not contain any active cannabinoids. These would be excellent for your skin!

Check out this very informative video from Ministry of Hemp.

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Hemp Seed Oil V. Hemp Extract Oil

Outdoor Hemp Photo Katie Arzamastseva

The market is booming in cannabis, and knowing the difference in terms is very important. Hemp Seed oil and hemp extract oil are two different terms that easily can be confused. I want to explain the difference between the two, so you understand what you are buying.


Hemp Seeds Photo by Chelsea Sagez
Hemp Seeds
Photo Chelsea Sagez

Hemp seed oil, also called hemp oil, is made from hemp seeds. This oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and found in cooking oils, lotions, and soaps. Hemp oil doesn’t contain any active phytocannabinoids. Products that contain hemp oil are great for hydrating your skin and whole body health. You can find hemp seed in food as well check out our hemp seed protein powder from Kentucky Hemp Works.


Hemp extract oil is extracted from the flowers of the plant. This oil has active phytocannabinoids like CBD, THC, CBN, and CBG just to name a few. Research has just begun on what exactly phytocannabinoids can do for our body. Studies have shown potential for anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties.

CBD oil
Photo Chelsea Sagez

Hemp seed oil and hemp extract oil can be easily confused because the names are similar. We have some products with both, which is great because you are getting the whole plant. Make sure you look at your labels when purchasing hemp products to know what part of the plant you are getting. The results will reflect that, as they do not give the same benefits.

Stay Blissful,

Chelsea

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Hemp V. Marijuana – What’s the difference?

Hemp

Hemp and Marijuana are both a form of cannabis. Cannabis is a flowering plant grown outdoors and indoors. The cannabinoids that each flower produces distinguishes it between hemp and marijuana. Cannabinoids are active compounds produced in cannabis. THC and CBD are the popular cannabinoids that are found in all forms of cannabis. THC is the psychoactive ingredient that gives the “high” feeling. In addition, you can find it in higher amounts of THC in marijuana. Hemp is a Sativa and CBD is dominant.

Cannabis

There are three different types of the cannabis flower – Indica, Sativa, and Ruderalis. Let’s start with Indica plants. This form of cannabis plant has higher amounts of CBD than THC. They grow wide and short, typically grown indoors. Indica plants have “woody” scent. Sativa plants have higher amounts of THC than CBD. They grow tall and in warmer areas. Sativa is sweeter than Indica plants. Finally, Ruderalis isn’t talked about much. It is grown in shorter periods and in a colder climate. They do not produce high amounts of THC and do not grow very big. Farmers, typically breed ruderalis with sativa and indica plants.

Outdoor Hemp Photo Katie Arzamastseva

Hemp

Hemp is used to make products like paper, oils, cloth, plastics, and much more. In addition, it is a super food. Hemp roots and seeds can be very beneficial to our bodies and skin. Hemp is 100% legal with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. Emerald Cannabliss only offers only hemp derived products.

Marijuana

Finally, we get to marijuana. Marijuana has higher amounts of THC. As of today, marijuana is legal in 11 states including Washington D.C. recreational. In the United States, 33 states have laws for medical marijuana. However, the federal law states that marijuana doesn’t have any medicinal effects and is highly addictive. Laws are changing everyday in this industry. In due time, the federal government will reschedule cannabis.

The difference between the two simply is active compounds within the plant. Farmers breed the plants and make different combinations of cannabinoids. As research begins, we will find out what other cannabinoids can do for our endocannabinoid system. Cannabis is a plant that grows from the ground, essentially it is a weed for our ecosystem.

Stay Blissful,

Chelsea

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Hemp Hemp Hooray – My Trip To Kentucky Hemp Works

Kentucky Hemp Works

Emerald Cannabliss was invited to Kentucky Hemp Works to tour their facility. Katie Moyer Arzamastseva, the owner of KHW, has got it going on down in Crofton Ky.. They are finding new ways to use hemp and experimenting with growing. Katie gave me a sneak peak as to what is next for KHW products. We also spoke about changing rules and regulations in the hemp industry. She has been in the industry since 2013, and worked with legislative to get the hemp pilot program started in 2014 in Kentucky.

KHW has teamed up with a local farmer to grow and manufactures most of her hemp goodies, including my favorite “green stuff.” The hemp root salve doesn’t have any active cannabinoids in it. The ingredients include parts of the hemp plant – hemp roots, hemp seed, beewax, and essential oils. You can use this on anything that burns, itches, or hurts. We have put it on just about everything including bug bites, sunburns, eczema, and dry skin. They also have firestarters, CBD oil paired with hemp seed oil, hemp seed oil by the gallon, and protein powder.

When Katie isn’t making hemp products, she is battling the good fight for hemp at Kentucky’s capital, Frankfort. She is fighting to make changes locally and on a state level, not just laws but regulations and rules. We spoke about her current task, changing AG rules and regulations to let hemp flow through the great state of Kentucky. I hope to team up with Katie in the future to bring more hemp education to my community.

She started with a sink and a fridge in a barn. She has since grown her location and brand with the help of her family and friends. They have some amazing things happening. I’m excited to offer you a brand that has so much heart and passion with what they are doing. Thank you to the Kentucky Hemp Works team for letting me come by!

  • Outdoor Hemp Photo Katie Arzamastseva
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  • Kentucky Hemp Works

Stay Blissful,

Chelsea

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How To Choose The Right CBD Products

CBD

Since I started this journey, I must say that I have learned a WHOLE lot about cannabis and that there are some really crappy people in this world. The crappy people are the companies just trying to rake in as much money as they can on a crappy quality product. Part of why I started Emerald Cannabliss is because of these people. I wanted to give clients a safe and secure place to purchase CBD oil for themselves and their family. With all the hype surrounding CBD choosing the right product might seem a little overwhelming. We get it. We are here to help you find the right brand for you.

This industry is changing every hour it seems. Research has just begun on cannabis and what it can actually do for us, as legalization sweeps our country. When searching for products I look for several different things.

3rd Party Testing

This is huge. If you do not see 3rd party testing anywhere on a brand website…LEAVE. Third party testing is important because you want to see what is in your products. When cannabis grows it adsorbs anything in the soil, including heavy metals, pesticides, and chemicals used on the soil. Of course, these are not healthy and you don’t want to add anything harmful to your body. Test results will also show what else besides CBD is in the hemp extract. Cannabinoids, like CBD and THC, are the most popular but there are others that can do different things for your body. Terpenes also play a huge role in oils and topicals.

Where and how is the hemp grown?

Emerald Cannabliss only sells products with USA grown hemp. Our favorite type company/brand is the one that is seed to sale. Colorado and Oregon have been doing cannabis for several years and Kentucky has had a hemp program since 2013. These states have experience with growing cannabis and have regulations in place for their crops. Overseas hemp could be subject to different regulations.

Also, how the hemp is grown is important. Greenhouse and outdoors can change the quality of a the product. Different regions also produce different hemp.

Greenhouse hemp 
Photo by Chelsea Sagez
Greenhouse Hemp
Photo by Chelsea Sagez
Outdoor hemp
Photo by Katie Arzamastaeva
Outdoor hemp
Photo by Katie Arzamastaeva

Concentration of CBD

There is a lot of concentrations of CBD out there, ranging from 100MG to 2500mg and up. I always suggest if you are new to CBD start low and slow. No need to start at 2000MG, if you have just begun. Dosing is trial and error at this point. You need to find out what is best for your body, because everyone’s body is different. You may up your dosage as you need. Keeping a journal is always suggested. As always, you must check with your physician before adding anything new to you regimen. From the experiences I have had starting at 500MG seems to really be helpful for most people.

Knowing the differences

Full spectrum hemp extract is the best way to use CBD oil. The reasoning for this is because it includes more cannabinoids, including THC. Legally the amount of THC must be .3% in dry weight. Meaning when the plant is dried materials the amount shouldn’t be more than .3% THC, this is trace amounts that will not get you high.

I read labels to make sure they are using the correct terminology. There are three different ways to get your CBD – full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate. Full spectrum, like I stated above includes all cannabinoids, terpenes and naturally occurring oils. Broad spectrum is all cannabinoids besides THC. This is a good option for anyone that could be drug tested. CBD isolate is just as it sounds, only CBD. If a brand claims they have a full spectrum but the product is THC free, that to me is incorrect terminology.

What to avoid

Avoid any brands making medical claims. Why? Because the FDA says they can’t and not many test can prove those medical claims on humans. You want a brand that is following the guidelines. Avoid brands that are not consistent. Avoid all synthetic materials. If you are speaking to someone from a brand and they do not know the answers to your questions and do not offer to look into it, RUN.

Choosing the right CBD can be challenging because there is a lot of misinformation out there. Doing research is the best way to find the right brand for you. Looking into a brand before purchasing is always important. Any brands on Emerald Cannabliss have been fully vetted and researched. I do my due diligence as you should too. If you ever have any questions feel free to email emeraldcannabliss@gmail.com I will personally be happy to help you.

Stay Blissful,

Chelsea