What the buzz? Everything you need to Know About Hemp Seed Oil

Wacky Backy, Mary Jane, Grass, Reefer, Pot and Weed are all common names used for the psychoactive (and currently not legal in New Zealand) substance Marijuana. Although this substance is not legal for recreational use, it is more widely used for medical purposes and actually has some amazing therapeutic benefits. But it’s its lesser-known (legal) and non-psychoactive cousin Hemp that we’re impressed with.

The two substances have a lot in common, but unlike that black sheep cousin on your mum's side - hemp won’t get you high. Although they are linked within the same family, Cannabis Sativa Oil, also known as Hemp Seed Oil contains no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This is the psychoactive ingredient found in Marijuana responsible for that ‘high’ feeling associated with its use. So regardless of their family connection, don’t expect any wild adventures from this ingredient. Consider Hemp Seed Oil as your best ‘bud.’ It’s packed with omega-3, omega-6, vitamins, and minerals. Kind of like a power smoothie for your insides, promoting overall health and wellness benefits, and when used topically, it’s a hydration hero.

Hemp seed oil is a super moisturiser that calms, hydrates and revitalises your skin. It’s rich in vitamins A, C, E and F as well as omega 3 and 6, which encourages skin health by reducing fine lines and wrinkles whilst preventing signs of ageing. This wonder ingredient is also a natural humectant that draws moisture in, making it ideal for eczema, psoriasis, and acne-prone skin and gentle enough to use on even the youngest of sufferers. So how can we find this super-ingredient?


Not from a guy who knows a guy. It’s found in a range of products by homegrown (pun intended) skincare brand, Hemptuary. The Hemptuary range is packaged in 99% recyclable materials and is cruelty-free ensuring it’s not just better for your skin, it’s better for the planet. The range includes the Soothing Body Balm, Nourishing Face & Body Oil, Hemp Infused Moisturiser, Conditioning Lip Balm, and Luxurious Face & Body Soap, each featuring powerhouse ingredients like calendula, manuka oil, and avocado oil - also completely G-rated. Ka Pai.