Hemp Seed Oil vs. CBD Oil - What's the difference?

In 1998 hemp became legal in Canada. This means that Canadian farmers can now grow and sell certified low- THC strains of cannabis (hemp), with a permit issued by the Ministry of Health.

There has been a “green rush” of cannabis-inspired products flooding the market since Canada legalized cannabis in 2018 and since the federal legalization of hemp in the US. While CBD is a new ingredient to many consumers, hemp seed oil has been around for decades. It’s sold at health food stores and is used in both cooking and skincare.

What Is Hemp Seed Oil?

Hemp seed oil is extracted from cold pressed hemp seeds. Hemp seed oil does NOT contain CBD or any other cannabinoid.

Cannabioids are classfied as compounds found in the flowers, leaves and stems of the hemp plant, such as, CBD & THC (less than 0.3%).

What are the benefits of Hemp Seed Oil?

Hemp seed oil is very nutritious, which is why it is found in many supplements, protein bars and other health and wellness foods. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids (omega 3 & omega 6), vitamins and minerals, making it a great addition to your diet and skincare routine. The omega-3’s in hemp oil help with heart and cardiovascular health, as well as cholesterol levels.

What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol, most commonly referred to as CBD, is derived from the leaves, stalk and flowers of the hemp plant.

What are the benefits of CBD Oil?

CBD oil has numerous health benefits - pre-clinical and human trial studies on CBD have shown that it can be used to help calm anxiety, ease pain, reduce inflammation and improve quality of sleep.

The terms 'Hemp Oil' and 'CBD Oil' are used interchangeably but they are very different and each have their own unique health benefits. Always read the product label to make sure you are purchasing the right product for you.

Hemp seed oil products will be labelled as:

  • Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil

  • Hemp Oil

  • Hemp Seed Oil

CBD products will be listed as:

  • Hemp-extracted CBD

  • CBD Oil

  • CBD Isolate

  • Full-spectrum CBD Oil

  • Cannabinoid Rich Oil

  • Broad Spectrum CBD.

When purchasing a CBD product always make sure that the CBD content is listed. See below a few examples


a. 500mg CBD

b. 500mg Cannabidiol

c. Amount of CBD per ml (10mg CBD per ml)

d. 500mg cannabinoids

While companies aren’t required by law to list the milligrams of CBD per bottle, it’s become a common practice to do so. If it's not listed, you should wonder what’s in that bottle you’re paying for.

Our advice it to always be mindful of the ingredients in a product to make sure you are choosing the right product suited for your needs

CBD Emporium strives to provide the best hemp-derived CBD products to help improve your overall health and wellness. We have curated a selection of premium CBD products from various brands, selectively choosing those that meet our high standards.

Recent Posts

See All