difference between CBD oil and hemp oil

The Differences Between Hemp Seed Oil And CBD Oil

You regularly see brands advertising CBD oil and hemp oil. But are they the same? You have to dig deeper, past the product name, to find the right answer. Brands that want to avoid using CBD on their label will use hemp oil in place of mentioning the popular cannabinoid. But most times, these products are hemp seed oil, which isn’t the same as CBD oil.

What Makes Hemp Seed Oil Different from CBD Oil?

If the label shows hemp seed oil, it comes from cold-pressed seeds. While it’s extremely nutritious, and even considered a superfood, the seeds don’t contain CBD. In fact, they have no cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids. Without CBD oil benefits, these products cost a fraction of hemp flower extracts. 

Consumers use the seeds for cooking, in beauty products, and for their nutritional value. They are rich in essential fatty acids, healthy fats, and nutrients, such as potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, iron, zinc, and calcium.

CBD oil comes primarily from the plant’s flowers, with small amounts on the stalk, stems, and leaves. The extraction process removes CBD and other phytochemicals and is available in three formulas. Each contains large quantities of the popular compound. The only difference between the CBD blends is the other cannabinoids and plant components. 

Why Choose Hemp Oil?

Hemp oil isn’t a CBD tincture, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value. Overall, the plant is extremely versatile. Each part has a health benefit, including the seeds, stalks, stems, leaves, and roots. As mentioned, hemp oil comes from cold pressing the seeds, which are extremely nutritious and excellent for your skin.

Here are a few of the benefits of using hemp seeds or oil made from the seeds:

• Fiber to reduce appetite naturally and help with weight management.
• Source of protein for vegans.
• Healthy unsaturated fats to promote balance in your diet.
• Minerals and vitamins to support muscle and nerve function.
• Essential fatty acids to maintain heart health.
• Rich in antioxidants to improve skin conditions.

Why Choose CBD Oil?

CBD oil may relieve sore muscle from long days at your desk or standing at work.


That’s a good question. Hemp seed oil is beneficial. Adding it to your daily routine can improve your well-being. But it still doesn’t provide the same level of advantages as CBD. 

Cannabinoids have their own set of benefits that go hand-in-hand with hemp seeds. There are at least 545 compounds in the plant, including CBD. Nature’s formula includes over 100 cannabinoids with similar properties to CBD, more than 120 terpenes, and a dozen or more flavonoids. 

These compounds all have potential wellness benefits, such as:

  • Reducing inflammation from common, daily activities and aging.
  • Inducing sleep naturally through stress reduction.
  • Calming the mind.
  • Fight free radical damage with antioxidant properties.

There are other advantages of the plant extract, but researchers are still studying to learn more about how they can improve consumers’ life quality.

Ways to Use Hemp Oil

How you use hemp seed and hemp oil has some similarities, but mostly differences. For example, while hemp seed oil is a great topical for your skin and added to many moisturizers and other skincare products, more people eat the seeds by themselves or add them to other foods. For example, hemp seeds are an excellent topper for your CBD-infused morning smoothie

Hemp seed oil is very nutritious.

Other ways to add the highly nutritious item to your diet include:

  • Mix them with other seeds and nuts to add to your salad.
  • Sprinkle them on your yogurt, oatmeal, or cereal.
  • Bake the seeds into a loaf of healthy banana bread or bran muffins.
  • Make vegan-friendly hemp milk.

Ways to Take CBD

For hemp seed, the methods of delivery are fairly simple. CBD is more complex. The heavily versatile plant has many options that vary by the results you need. The decision is up to you.

American Hemp Oil Products:

Full-Spectrum CBD

We have a 300mg sample pack of 10ml tinctures to taste the different formulas and flavors and choose the one you like the most. 

Additionally, we have 500mg, 1000mg, and 2000mg options for consumers who know which they prefer. 

CBD Isolate

Some buyers select a pure CBD. The isolate is available in a tincture and is 99% CBD. It only contains one cannabinoid and is THC-free. 

Tinctures that go under the tongue aren’t for everyone. Although you can add it to a food or drink, many pick edibles, which are a tasty, fun way to use CBD. 

A CBD isolate is 100% THC-free.

American Hemp Oil offers CBD gummies in two formulas and strengths. Our regular blend is available in 750mg and 1500mg containers. Looking for an all-natural sleep aid? Try CBD with melatonin to help relax you before bed. 

CBD Topicals

Like hemp seed oil, CBD is available in several topical forms. Different formulas provide various benefits, such as our 1500mg CBD Gel. Unlike a seed-based product, the muscle roll-on is ideal to use after a long, hard workout. 

Topical applications never absorb into the bloodstream, so consumers don’t have to worry about THC.

CBD Topicals
The 5mg lip balm is ideal for keeping at your desk or in your backpack for any time use.

Another popular CBD oil topical is lip balm. Hemp has natural protective properties that are ideal for using on and preventing chapped lips.

You can learn more about our topical CBD creams, here. 

Ingestible CBD

Many consumers love using hemp-infused gummies and capsules in-place of tinctures. These offer easy dosing schedules, are discreet, and with gummies, much more yummy. 

CBD Isolate Gummies Final
Use CBD oil-infused gummies for a yummy treat in the morning or before bed. Take daily for the best results.

American Hemp Oil offers delicious, all-organic gummies in two formulas. Our standard candies are available in 750mg and 1500 mg. We also offer fantastic nighttime CBD gummies with melatonin, another all-natural ingredient to improve sleep quality. American Hemp Oil gummies are THC-free.

Some buyers prefer CBD products in capsule form because they’re more traditional. These work the same way as CBD gummies, except you take them with a full glass of water. Our 100% organic capsules are available in two strengths, 750mg and 1500mg, and come with a full terpene profile.

1500mg CBD Capsules
Capsules are a simple way to use CBD oil.

CBD oil and hemp seed oil both offer a wide range of benefits. However, despite coming from the same plant, they are two distinctly different products. Always read the label before purchasing hemp oil products. Don’t get tricked into paying top dollar for hemp seed items when you’re looking for CBD oil.

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