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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. Brandi H says:

    This is probably a ridiculous question, but is there a difference in Hemp ‘seed’ Oil & Hemp Oil? I purchased the Hemp Oil for making my own skin care products and I noticed the bottle doesn’t have ‘seed’ on it so I started wondering. I’m new to this so I’m still in the learning process 🙂

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Hi Brandi! There is no difference between hemp seed oil and hemp oil. Thanks!

  2. David H says:

    Are there directions on using hemp oil for treating psoriasis? my daughters psoriasis covers 50% of her body. Is hemp oil also effective for treating pustular psoriasis? Thanks

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Hemp oil can be great for the skin. While we don’t have specific experience treating psoriasis, you could give it a try and see if it helps. Good luck!

    2. Reba says:

      Dead Sea Salt is recommended for psoriasis. Put it in the bath.

  3. Rachel says:

    Using an oil to fight acne might seem counter-intuitive to some, but in reality using hemp oil can really help. I might have to give it a try for my own skin! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Kaitlyn says:

    This mask sounds like a great multi-tasker! I’ll have to try it out soon.

  5. Ginger says:

    So enjoyed this post. I just acquired my first bottle of Nutive Hemp Oil, aware that it needs to stay on the dining room table? Also realize it is perfect for diy lotions /body butters,etc… It is a sacred journey into the world of oils … Thanks Nutiva for the exceptional quality of your oils and products!!!

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      That’s great! Enjoy your hemp oil!

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