What’s The Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil?

There’s often confusion about the distinction between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil - after all, they are both derived from the cannabis plant (hemp), so what’s the difference?

Well, if you’re after CBD and other cannabinoids, the distinction is significant. Cold-pressed hemp oil does not contain any CBD.

Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the cannabis plant by cold-pressing them - in a similar way to how olive oil is made. Hemp oil is high in antioxidants and omega-3 and -6 fats but contains no CBD, THC or other cannabinoids. This is why hemp oil is more commonly marketed, as historically it has been considered as legally very different to other cannabis extracts.

Hemp oil great for your skin and for use as an ingredient in cooking, but hemp oil doesn’t have any of the properties of CBD (cannabidiol) or other cannabinoids.

CBD oil however, is extracted from the flowers of the hemp plant - which meant that until recently CBD oil could not be legally extracted and sold as the flower is also where THC (the cannabinoid that gets you high) was extracted from. The law made no distinction between high and low THC strains of cannabis and considered any extract from the cannabis flower as a scheduled drug. When that changed CBD began to become more readily available.

We extract KLORIS CBD oil from organic European Hemp that is naturally low in THC (less than 0.2% - the legal limit in Europe) using a process called supercritical CO2 extraction - this cleanly extracts the CBD and other cannabinoids from the hemp flower using carbon dioxide and leaves no nasty chemicals behind as other extraction methods can. We then distil the extract to produce a clean tasting, beautiful oil with no THC.

So CBD oil is a very different substance from hemp oil, even though it originates from the same plant. Beware of confusing marketing pretending that they’re the same. If a product contains CBD, it should tell you exactly how much on the label and the ingredients list, and be able to provide lab reports to prove it.