There are many similarities between CBD oil and hemp seed oil , but as a consumer, it is important to understand the key differences between the two, here is a quick overview about that.

CBD and Hemp

Species of Origin

On the surface, hemp oil and CBD oil may appear to be the same thing because they come from the same plant species: Cannabis sativa. Nevertheless, each one comes from a different strain of that species.

So even though hemp oil and CBD oil come from the same genus and species (Cannabis sativa), hemp oil is derived from a strain that has a very low cannabinoid. On the other hand, CBD oil is derived from the strains you can find in your local dispensary.

Parts Used to Produce The Oil.

In addition to being derived from slightly different strains of the same plant, hemp oil and CBD oil are produced from different parts of the respective plants.

Hemp oil is produced from the seeds of the hemp plant, much like oils derived from olives, almonds and coconuts. CBD is produced from the flowers, leaves and stalks of the Cannabis sativa plant

Cannabinoid Content.

Hemp oil has a very low cannabinoid count (3,5%). For this reason it all but useless as a medical treatment. The  hemp oil in particular has vastly different uses when compared to CBD oil.

On the other hand, CBD oil has a very high cannabinoid count (20%). As a result of this high concentration,  we can be use CBD oil  as a medical treatment for several issues. For more information, please visit our section  CBD & Your Health .


Hemp oil is primarily a foodstuff, also people use it for various industrial purposes, like production of shampoo or lotions.

While hemp oil can provide benefits as part of healthy diet, it is nothing when compared to the health benefits of CBD oil.

CBD oil is first and foremost, a medicine. Its uses are legion and include treatments for anxiety, seizures, low appetite and others.

Production Method

To produce CBD oil the plants are processed with a method called solvent extraction, on the other hand, to produce hemp oil the seed is cold-pressed to obtain the oil.

As we can see, the key difference between hemp oil and CBD oil lies in the cannabinoid count, what defines the use we can give to each.