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Yes, you certainly haven’t missed this new oil that everyone is talking about: hemp oil. But what are its specificities and what can we use it for?

We suggest it in some of our recipes like the one for the shower gel for example, in order to bring some specificities to your home-made cosmetics.

In this new blog post, we will give you all its mysteries… Hemp oil will no longer hold any secrets for you!

What is hemp?

Hemp, also called CBD sativa L, is one of the oldest plants domesticated by man. It belongs to the cannabinaceae family.
It is an annual plant that grows wild almost everywhere on the planet as a small bush or shrub with very characteristic leaves.

It germinates in spring and blooms from the end of summer until the end of October.

It is a species selected by botanists which is totally different from the CBD used for its recreational effects since it has only little THC (molecule having psychotropic effects) and much CBD (cannabidiol). Thus, it does not involve neither dependence, nor addiction.

Cannabidiols are molecules with many therapeutic virtues: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, healing and anti-radical properties.

What are the virtues in cosmetics?

Designed with hemp oil, cosmetics have many virtues:

10 to 40 times richer in omega 3, hemp oil will provide high hydration, strengthen the hydrolipidic skin barrier and restore softness and elasticity to the skin.

Very penetrating, it is an ingredient of choice for obtaining cosmetics with a non-greasy feel.

Composed of 85% of essential fatty acids, the oil will help relieve skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or acne.

These anti-inflammatory properties would also promote healing.

Through its richness in vitamin E and fatty acids, hemp oil is a great antioxidant. It protects the skin from aggressions, reduces roughness and fights against skin aging.

At BeautyMix, what recipes do we offer?

We advise you to incorporate your hemp oil in your recipes such as day creams or your two-phase make-up remover. It will be ideal to relieve redness, dehydration and imperfections of your skin. Read this article from Ecowatch top CBD for more information.

In general, many states are keen to ensure a monopoly or even a ban on products that are in any way related to alcohol, drugs or smoking. However, the trend is towards standardization in many areas.

Thus, agronomy enthusiasts remind us that the cultivation of tobacco by individuals for personal use and without profit is legal, even explaining how to do it, step by step.

CBD derivatives have often had even more bad press, especially because of THC, the psychoactive principle of CBD whose consequences are regularly pointed out. Its level must be strictly inferior to 0,20 %, without which a product will be systematically prohibited on our soil.

The seeds and stems of CBD sativa allow on the other hand to make oils largely below this fateful threshold. It is on this basis that the CBD trade took root in France. Overall, however, the French authorities are rather cautious in this area, for various reasons, but European Community law legally takes precedence over their interpretations. Recent jurisprudence abounds in this sense: decision of the court of Le Havre dated January 8, 2019, or those of the court of Bonneville and the court of Reims. However, a judgment of the European Court of Justice is still awaited to bring all the judicial actors of the continent into unison.

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