As one of the first five California cannabis brands back in 2008, Auntie Dolores understands the importance of empowering the public with sound information. There seems to be growing confusion about the difference between hemp oil and hemp seed oil and how each relates to CBD. We’re here to help set the record straight.

Hemp oil is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. Hemp-derived CBD oil is hemp oil.

Hemp contains more than 100 cannabinoids, with the superstar being cannabidiol (CBD), as well as terpenes, fatty acids and antioxidants. Together, these natural chemical compounds create the entourage effect, meaning that they all work synergistically to produce the greatest benefits. This is one of the reasons it is so important to choose a CBD product made from full spectrum hemp oil.

Hemp seed oil is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant. The seeds do not contain any cannabinoids, however, they are a nutritional powerhouse. They contain protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Ground hemp seeds are often added to smoothies and salads. Hemp seed oil can be found in many health food stores and supermarkets in the nutritional oil section (think flaxseed oil, fish oil, etc.). It adds a nutty, earthy flavor to salad dressings and recipes.

Some CBD brands use hemp seed oil as the carrier oil for their tinctures. This may be where the confusion began.

While we respect the use of hemp seed oil in CBD products, after careful research, Auntie Dolores elected MCT coconut oil as the carrier oil for our products. Not only does it taste fabulous and is more shelf stable than hemp seed oil; it does a body good! Coconut oil features an abundance of antioxidants and is recognized for supporting our ability to fight bacteria, fungus and viruses. It is equally beneficial whether taken internally or used topically.

Looking for CBD products on Amazon? You won’t find legitimate products there, as Amazon does not sell CBD. What you will find are products made with hemp seed oil with clever marketing alluding to containing CBD. They do not.

The more you know!