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What Is Hemp Oil and What Is It Used For?

There is a lot of talk surrounding hemp oil, and for good reason. There’s clinical research that suggests it may help alleviate the symptoms of a host of common medical conditions and ailments. It also offers relaxing and therapeutic psychological benefits.

Unfortunately, there is still some confusion and misinformation circulating about what hemp oil is and how it impacts the human body. Can you benefit physically or mentally from adding hemp oil to your routine? Let’s break down what hemp oil is and how it's used to address health concerns and make your life healthier and happier.

What Is Hemp Oil?

Hemp is a plant that, in 2018, received approval for commercial production. Hemp is the relative of another, more controversial plant, which is why there is a bit of a stigma surrounding the cultivation and sale of hemp in the United States. However, clinical studies continue to reveal the therapeutic benefits of the plant. There is more information than ever about how hemp oil can help people maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

hemp oil with levo

Hemp oil can be made using a variety of different methods. Some manufacturers make hemp oil by cold pressing the seeds to extract oil. Other methods utilize infusion machines, like the LĒVO line of infusion machines, to infusion hemp flower into a base oil like coconut oil, olive oil, or MCT oil.

Most hemp oils contain high amounts of vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, iron, and magnesium. Hemp oil can also be high in omega-6 and omega-3 fats. Omega-6 and omega-3 are unsaturated or “good fats.” The human body cannot produce these compounds. Omega-3 and omega-6 fats must be consumed through diet. However, they play a vital role in keeping the body healthy. Omega-3 fats are an essential part of human cell membranes and may improve heart and mental health. Both fats can also fight inflammation.

Hemp oil made by cold-pressing hemp seeds tends to be darker in color and has a rich nutty flavor. Hemp oil infused with hemp flower is light in color and has an earthy and mildly nutty flavor.

What Is Hemp Oil Used For?

Hemp oil can be consumed orally or used topically on the skin. Culinarily, hemp oil imparts an earthy, nutty flavor and is a fantastic choice for creating dressings and finishing sauces. Pesto, vinaigrette, and even hemp hummus are good uses. However, hemp oil is not a “cooking” oil. Hemp oil tends to have a low smoke point, meaning it burns and smokes at a lower temperature than other cooking oils. If you want to sear a steak or fry chicken, hemp oil is not the product to use. It is best enjoyed drizzled on foods after cooking and makes an excellent finishing oil.

Hemp oil can also be used when creating confections. The nutty flavor of the oil pairs well with sweet desserts like cookies and brownies. Hemp oil can even make edible gummy candy.

Beyond food, hemp oil is a popular ingredient in skin care products like creams, lotions, and bath products. Numerous studies indicate hemp oil may be effective in managing the symptoms of certain skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It may also help promote shiny hair, enhanced hair growth, and stronger nails. Hemp oil may also have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

hemp oil for skincare

The Benefits of Hemp Oil

The minerals and nutrients in hemp oil have tremendous potential health and therapeutic benefits. Research indicates that the omega-3 and omega-6 fats in hemp oil may ease skin conditions like:

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Lichen planus

putting hemp oil on skin

The compounds in hemp may also contribute to:

  • Pain relief
  • Fighting inflammation
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Improved mental health
  • Assist in weight loss
  • Improve the symptoms of PMS and menopause

Research also suggests that certain hemp oils may be effective at reducing seizures. In addition to the physical health benefits of hemp oil, hemp may aid relaxation and promote better sleep. Compounds in hemp oil bind with receptors in the brain, triggering feelings of pleasure and euphoria. These therapeutic effects can benefit those with insomnia, chronic pain, and anxiety.

Making Hemp Oil at Home

Unfortunately, the benefits of hemp oil come at a cost. Finding this oil on store shelves can sometimes be challenging and time-consuming. Not to mention, hemp oil can be expensive. However, you can create hemp oil at home with help from the LĒVO line of infusion machines.

The LĒVO C, LĒVO II, and LĒVO Lux can craft high-quality hemp oil with the touch of a button. These specially designed infusion machines have the power to transform flower and oil into a culinary-grade hemp oil infusion suitable for making tasty dishes, flavorful confections, and indulgent skincare products. All LĒVO infusion machines are constructed with non-toxic parts, and the components are 100 percent dishwasher safe. The LĒVO II and LĒVO Lux feature unique dry and activate cycles. These cycles help extend the shelf life of your oil and increase potency.

LEVO Lux machine

Whether you are an expert in the kitchen or new to the world of infusion, the LĒVO family can help you expertly craft hemp oil that meets all your needs with the LĒVO Infusion Calculator and Potency Calculator. We also have a recipe walking you through how to make hemp oil at home. {insert hemp oil recipe link here}

For more tips and tricks on making and using your hemp oil, consider joining our private Facebook group called The LĒVO Love Club. While there, you can find a helpful and welcoming community of individuals willing to share recipes and information on how to make the most of your LĒVO infusion machine. Let LĒVO help you unlock the therapeutic benefits of hemp oil.

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