So what exactly is a hemp oil tincture? Simply put, a hemp seed oil tincture is a concentrated herbal extract that can be made from hemp seeds and extracted into a liquid form. Hemp seed oil has been used for many years and is becoming increasingly popular as an all-natural dietary supplement. Before we go into how to make a hemp oil tincture, I would like to take a moment to explain the process of making the oil in the first place.
Contrary to popular belief, Hemp seed oil is not the same as cannabis. The two plants are completely different plants grown from the same plant family but contain very little resemblance between the two plants. It should be noted though that there have been some instances where hemp has been used to help combat certain illnesses in people although this has not become the norm as it once was.
In fact, it is one of the most powerful natural extracts available and it was used centuries ago by the Native Americans. Now, thanks to advances in modern extraction technologies, it is now possible to extract pure hemp seed oil from these same sources. However, even if you don’t want to go the commercial route with your supplements, you can still make your own hemp seed oil.
The basic methods of making hemp seed oil involve either steeping or boiling the seeds or even sometimes milling them into powder form. Some people prefer the latter method because it allows them more control over the quality of the end product. When the seeds are steamed, they produce a type of wax which can then be added to different oils to increase their efficacy. The resulting oil has very high concentration levels of both fatty acids and terpenoids. The wax that results is very similar in composition to raw coconut oil.
There are many benefits to trying to use hemp oil as a dietary supplement. It contains significant amounts of fiber, proteins, vitamins, and minerals which make it an excellent choice for a daily supplement. In fact, recent studies have shown it to be even more beneficial to the heart than other plant-based sources of nutrition.
As far as using hemp oil for tincture, you can simply use it in any way you choose. Some people mix it with olive oil and massage the mixture directly into the skin for increased absorption. Others add it to massage oil or use a carrier oil such as jojoba or sweet almond oil to massage the oil into the body.