Hempseed Oil, Extremely Rich In Essential Fatty Acids
A VERY underutilized carrier oil is Hemp Seed.
It has what is considered the "perfect" ration of omega 3, 6, and 9 fats for human health. It is thought that the balance of these fats found in hempseed oil reflect the optimal ratio for exceptional human health. It has a very smooth, light texture, and a lovely light-green color. It's really a great carrier for providing nutrients to the skin, and to the rest of the body. These essential fats are readily absorbed by the skin, and provide it with this impressive array of nutrients, plus it has a higher omega-3 essential fatty acid content perhaps than any other carrier.
It is excellent for all skin types, has a wonderful texture, and is really worth experimenting with for all your aromatherapy applications. The ONLY thing you should do with your hempseed oil is keep it in the 'fridge, as these omega-3 essential fats, which are so good for us, are very delicate, and should be cared for in this way. ALSO, adding 3-5 drops of Rosemary Antioxidant essential oil to each ounce of hempseed will prevent oxidation of these fats, so you needn't worry about its "shelf life". As An Anti-DepressantPlus, it's edible, and has been shown to actually act as an antidepressant
- possibly because these essential fats are SO important for brain health. The correct ratio of these fatty acids allow the body to make just the right cell walls for each of your body's cells. Each of these essential fats have different length and shape "tails"...as an example, hydrogenated oils have perfectly straight tails, and if all the tails of the fats making up your cell walls are perfectly straight, they all pack together in such a way that allows no "fluidity" for all the other components of the cell wall to function in.
A good variety of essential fats makes the cell walls fluid, and provides an optimal environment for nutrients coming into the cells, and waste products moving out. Also, supplementation with 1-2 tablespoons per day of hempseed oil has been show to increase the rate of neuron development in the brain by about 3%. Interestingly, when hempseed AND virgin coconut were supplemented together, this number raised to about 6%!