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Hemp Oil: Your Secret Skin Care Weapon

Loaded with all 20 amino acids and more essential fatty acids than any nut or seed, it’s clear why adding hemp to your diet is a good idea—but can these same nutrients benefit your skin?

The answer: yes!

The Omega 3s & 6s found in hemp oil are responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties that can help combat common skin problems and keep your skin looking healthy.

It’s important to purchase organic, unrefined and cold-pressed hemp oil so you can be sure you’re using the highest quality and chemical-free oil on your skin.

Here are our 4 favorite ways to use hemp oil for a flawless complexion.

Hemp Oil: Your Secret Skin Care Weapon

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Acne Treatment

While it may seem counterintuitive to apply oil to acne prone skin, hemp oil boasts a comedogenic rating of 0 and does not clog pores. Thanks to the essential fatty acids present in hemp, hemp oil treats inflammation and redness without stripping your skin of its natural oils. The next time you experience a break-out, avoid common acne products containing harsh chemicals and apply hemp oil to your skin instead.

Face Mask

You don’t have to leave the house the next time you’re in need of a facial—create your own hemp oil mask in 3 easy steps! We love this hemp oil face mask because of its moisturizing and clarifying properties, plus it’s super gentle and chemical-free!

1 ripe avocado (about 2/3 cup)
3 Tbsp. Nutiva Organic Hemp Oil
1 Tbsp. Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp. Bentonite Clay (or French Clay)
4 drops lemongrass essential oil

Blend avocado, hemp oil, coconut oil and essential oil in a blender or food processor. Pour mixture into a bowl and stir in the clay. Apply to face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.


One of the easiest ways to incorporate hemp oil into your skin care routine is to use it as a daily moisturizer. After cleansing your face and patting it dry, pour a dime-size amount of hemp oil into your hands and massage into your skin. You’ll immediately notice how hydrated and soft your skin looks and feels!


Creating a gentle, homemade soap can be achieved with as little as 5 ingredients—and hemp oil is one of them. Making your own soap is an easy way to save money and control what ingredients are being absorbed into your skin.

Have a skin success story from using hemp oil? Tell us about it!

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  1. Maranda says:

    We run a small skin care company called The Good Stuff Botanicals and utilize Nutiva Hemp Seed Oil in the majority of our products. Gypsy Cream, hemp oil based moisturizer, is being donated to hospitals and being used to prevent and heal diaper rashes in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units on withdrawal babies! Dermatologists, estheticians and regular Joe’s use it to heal psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, acne and dermatitis. Hemp oil is a skin saver!

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Hi Maranda! We love to hear this. Your product sounds amazing, and we love to see hemp oil included!

      1. ismail sange says:

        Dear Nutiva Team,
        I am living in Dubai & I have first stage Psoriasis. Would like to try hemp oil for curing it, so can you please share which is the best one & how can I order. Appreciate if can reply to my request on
        Ismail Sange

        1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

          Hi! If you’re interested in the hemp oil, then check out Thanks!

  2. Shea says:

    If I take a drug test for a job and I’m using hemp oil will I pass?

  3. molly says:

    Are the hemp shakes you all also sell okay to drink while breastfeeding? I see all good ingredients so I am sure it’s fine.

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Hi Molly – We don’t know of any reason why you could not, but if you have any concerns at all please do ask your doctor. Glad you love our ingredients as much as we do:)

  4. Ella Campbell says:

    interesting post!

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Thank you, Ella!

  5. Mary says:

    Hi! I am experimenting with different soap recipes using hemp oil. I love the properties of hemp oil. Can you make a hard soap using 100% hemp oil?

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      We haven’t tried but hope you try it and report back 🙂

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