August 22, 2022 4 min read

Is Hemp Soap Good For Your Skin?

Hemp seed oil is what gives hemp soap its distinctive scent. The oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Both raw and polished forms are available. The natural color of the hemp seed oil is a dark green, and its aroma is nearly nutty. The oil that has been refined loses most of its scent and is of little use for skin treatment. There are a lot of healthy polyunsaturated fats in hemp seed oil. The beneficial effects of hemp seed oil are mostly attributable to its high levels of three essential fatty acids: omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid), omega-6 (linolenic acid), and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).

Reduced inflammation is only one of the many benefits of fatty acids, improving cardiovascular health and cognitive function. Vitamins A and E may also be found in hemp seed oil. To ensure that the skin receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs, vitamin E boosts the creation of red blood cells. Vitamin A helps maintain healthy eyes and skin, and it also decreases the likelihood of acquiring some types of cancer. Also, it helps your skin produce more collagen, which smooths out wrinkles and keeps fine lines at bay. The hemp seed oil contains all nine necessary amino acids. Because the body does not make them on its own, we must take them as a supplement. To keep our skin supple and healthy, amino acids are required.

Using A Hemp Soap For Your Skin's Benefit

Many are switching to hemp soap, which comes in various forms, as part of their regular hygiene regimens. Hemp oil's beneficial properties and other skin-nourishing components result in a potent soap that effectively cleanses while leaving the skin feeling soft and smelling wonderful. However, even the most regular consumers of hemp soap are missing out on the various advantages.  This piece will go over how using hemp soap may improve your skin's health and make a supplement to your regular sanitation practices.

Some hemp soap benefits include:

Soft Skin Scrubbing

According to GUT (2019), the exfoliating properties of hemp seed oil help remove dead skin cells and other debris from the skin surface, reducing the risk of acne and other skin problems. Cleansing with hemp seed oil soap will remove toxins and leave your skin looking and feeling revitalized. However, hemp soaps are well-known for their exfoliating abilities without stripping the skin of its natural oils, unlike other soaps that include harsh chemicals.

Reduces Itching And Flaking

Baral et al.  (2020) suggested that Hemp soaps are often used to relieve the skin rashes and dryness that arise due to the anti-inflammatory characteristics of hemp seed oil. As a result, it soothes the discomfort of dry skin and the itching associated with various skin conditions. It is best to have a dermatologist before applying anything to a rash you haven't been able to identify.

Cleansing The Skin

In certain cases, hemp soap may be more efficient at cleaning the skin than other types of soap. Some soaps, such as hemp hand soaps, are designed just for hand-washing, while others are better suited to the shower or bath. As long as hemp oil and other cleaning chemicals are in the soap, one may use it to remove bacteria and other contaminants, just like any other soap.

It Is Non-Irritant

Although most individuals don't have any problems when using hemp soap, those who suspect they may be allergic to the oil found in hemp seeds should talk to a doctor before using the product. Bhadra (2020) noted that many commercial soaps include chemicals that are too harsh for the skin and may lead to redness and irritation. So long as these additives are absent from the soap, washing with hemp soap should not cause irritation or discomfort.


According to Porath et al.  (2013), Hemp soap is a moisturizer because it does double duty: it stimulates the production of natural oils in the skin, which helps to keep the skin from drying out, and it includes fatty acids, which help to keep the skin from losing moisture. Hyaluronic acid and other naturally occurring humectants are often used together in hemp soaps to provide extra hydration to the skin.

You Cannot Get High From Using Hemp Soap Or Hemp Seed Oil

The Cannabis sativa plant, from which hemp seed oil is extracted, is closely related to the cannabis plant, although it is a distinct strain altogether. Thus, hemp does not contain any intoxicating substances. You won't feel any different after taking it. It's also different from cannabidiol (CBD) oil. Both marijuana and hemp plants may be processed to extract CBD, with the latter having a far higher CBD content. The processing time is where you'll notice the difference. To extract the oil from hemp seeds, they are cold-pressed alone. Seeds alone have no detectable levels of CBD. CBD oil is made by using a more refined extraction method to draw cannabinoids from the whole plant (flowers, leaves, and stems). Next, a carrier oil like MCT oil or olive oil is added to the mixture. Although it's not as ubiquitous as hemp seed oil, CBD oil derived from hemp is showing up in more and more skincare items. Like hemp seed oil, CBD oil does not have any psychoactive chemicals like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and hence will not get you high.


In a nutshell, hemp soaps are good for your skin. You may use hemp soap for various purposes, including washing your hands and exfoliating your skin. There is a large selection of soaps available, so it is best to test out a few before settling on one that best suits your skin's demands and, of course, your preferences in terms of aroma. Be sure you aren't allergic to hemp before using a hemp seed oil product. Soap made from hemp seeds has been shown to have several positive effects on the skin when used correctly.


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Bhadra, P. (2020). A Literature Review on acne Due to Hormonal Changes and Lifestyle.

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Porath-Waller, A. J., Brown, J. E., Frigon, A. P., & Clark, H. (2013). What Canadian youth think about cannabis. Canadian Centre Substance Abuse, 57.