Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: What’s The Difference?

Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: What’s The Difference?

While they are similar in some ways, there are important differences between hemp oil and CBD oil. As a consumer, it’s easy to get confused by phrases such as “cannabis oil” and “marijuana oil,” especially when many companies seem to use these terms interchangeably. Let’s take a closer look at hemp oil and CBD oil to learn how to distinguish the two.

What Is Hemp Oil?

Hemp oil is fabricated from the plant called hemp. In other words, it is a hemp extract taken from the seeds of the plant. While this type of oil can be extracted from all plants in the cannabis genus, industrial hemp is the only plant used for hemp oil. This type of hemp is specifically produced industrially and the amount of psychoactive substances that are contained in it is minimal.

Usages of Hemp Oil:

  • Hemp oil is great for cooking and a full of nutrients. It can provide a crispy and nutty taste to foods and can be a wonderful replacement for olive oil in salads.
  • It is a great natural moisturizer that can be used after a shower.
  • Hemp oil can be the base for different forms of plastic, instead of petroleum.
  • It is used in the production of paints that are more eco-friendly than petroleum-based paints.
  • It can be used as bio-diesel fuel, like other vegetable oils.
  • Hemp oil is used for making lotions, soaps and even some foods.

What Is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is the short form of the term cannabidiol oil. Cannabidiol is a natural component of industrial cannabis or hemp. CBD oil is cannabis oil that has a significant content of cannabidiol. It is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks of hemp and not from its seeds like hemp oil. CBD oil has become very popular in the medical marijuana industry, because it can be helpful in the treatment of various conditions without the typical intoxicating effects of marijuana use.

Usages of CBD Oil:

  • Can be used in the treatment of cancer .
  • It is used in the treatment of inflammatory disorders, anxiety, depression, seizures and neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Can be used in the treatment of epilepsy.

The Crucial Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil

Hemp and marijuana are cousins in the plant world, but marijuana has a much higher THC content than hemp. Hemp oil contains low levels of CBD – typically less than 25 parts per million – while CBD oil can be up to 15% CBD. Because the plants are related, some unscrupulous sellers of hemp oil are trying to market it for its medicinal value, which is negligible.

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  • Annette Duca

    What would you recommend for a pure CBD oil, and from what manufacturer?

    March 17, 2017 at 2:00 am
    • Diane Gibelli

      I suffer from osteo arthritis which has affected my spine, hips, wrists neck

      June 21, 2017 at 12:06 pm
      • Patricia G Ramirez

        I have OA as well. CBD is a miracle. It didn’t completely take the pain away, but it made it completely bearable. I was at an 8 and the pain level went down to about a 2

        June 29, 2017 at 3:37 am
    • Amelia M. Cabral

      I am 85 yo and very healthy except for some mild deterioration (arthritis) and DO NOT want to use any prescription meds! I want to try CBD oil…what do you think?

      August 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm
  • Cynthia

    Hi what cbd oil website or company can you refer? I would like this for my dog
    Thank you

    March 17, 2017 at 5:58 pm
  • mary walk

    I want to make a lotion to help alleviate my psoriasis symptoms. And use CBD oil and maybe other additives. I now live in Arizona where it is legal (If you have State Id and medical card) I don’t have the ID card yet (Still looking for a permanent abode). I am thinking that I don’t want oil, but a tincture Where can I get it?

    March 29, 2017 at 12:52 am
    • Jo Chang

      Hi Mary,
      I wanted to answer this because we’ve already experienced this first hand. My Mom has chronic arthritis pretty much all over her body along with a severe case of Psoraisis through out most of her body. We were desperate to get her relief for several years and finally tried edible Cannibis. Since my Mom is in her 80s this was not easy to convince her to do. But her arthritis and Psoraisis was getting worse we tried Cannibis and it soothed her pain of arthritis…this was our main focus was to find her some relief of arthritis pain…after 3-4 weeks of taking the edibles (we got chocolate forms of edibles) we also noticed her Psoraisis was slowly disappearing! It’s now been about 7 mos and she is about 90% improved of her CHRONIC PSORAISIS !!! We weren’t really concentrating on her Psoraisis as much as focused on helping her get some relief of her arthritis, but miraculously – we were able to relieve her with both diseases…
      As her care taker, I would recommend that you take the edibles in small doses (or a dosage your comfortable with), rather than putting a cream on your skin. You really need to address Psoraisis internally first, then if you need to add cream. I can almost gaurantee you won’t need the creams. Just find yourself a good reputable dispensary to work with…hope this helps you, Jo

      May 22, 2017 at 6:42 pm
    • Hannah

      Cbd oil is legal and for sale in all 50 states! No cards needed, just 18+. No psychoactive ingredients in this

      July 16, 2017 at 7:38 pm
  • Tina Marie Savage

    This info was so helpful.

    April 9, 2017 at 2:32 pm
  • Which is better for cancer hemp oil or cbd oil don’t know which one to take I’ve had my operation but won’t to stop it from coming back many thanks

    April 14, 2017 at 12:36 pm
    • Kim

      Hello. The article states that CBD Oil has medicinal properties and hemp oil is trying to get marketed as such, but that is misleading.

      May 17, 2017 at 10:28 am
    • You want cbd oil to treat cancer.

      June 23, 2017 at 4:15 am
    • Hannah


      July 16, 2017 at 7:38 pm
  • Kenneth Pfleging

    Which CBD oil brand do you recommend?

    April 14, 2017 at 8:31 pm
  • Casey Smith

    I was trying to get good quality CBD and bought IHEMP instead for nausea for my Leukemia. Will the IHEMP help at all?

    April 20, 2017 at 10:23 pm
  • ReneHelena

    Which cbd oil do you suggest for depression and from where?

    April 23, 2017 at 11:21 pm
  • Rene Helena

    Will cbd oil help with depression? If so, how much and where do I order? Thanks

    April 24, 2017 at 12:38 am
  • Rosemarie Carroll

    Hi what is best to use for chronic lower back pain?

    May 17, 2017 at 2:55 pm
  • Jimmy constant

    What cbd oil online seller do you know to be reputable. ? I am looking to buy some to help work camber pain but want pure cbd oil not hemp oil. Please help.

    May 17, 2017 at 5:34 pm
  • Jenifer Hughey

    I was able to get cannadrops 400mg of cbd for my dog now they only sell it with pcr i may miss read but are they the same i get it for his age and high anxiety and artists. Do they work the same?

    May 18, 2017 at 5:54 pm
  • Paula Brinegar

    What is recommended for arthiritis? It is in my neck, shoulders, and back.

    May 21, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  • I have bought some hemp oil that is promoted as cbd… is that possible?

    May 23, 2017 at 4:02 am
  • Fredrick marcus davis

    Where to get best price f good cbd. Ty

    May 25, 2017 at 4:44 pm
  • How do I get CBD oil.Most are very misleading.I need CBD OIL NOT HEMP SEED OIL.Could you please lead me in the right direction.I just bought some but its made from hemp seed…I had no idea until now the difference.Thankyou.m.t.wrenn

    June 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm
  • Everyone is asking where to get this and I don’t see any recommendations which is why I wanted to make one. I work for a company called Bluegrass Hemp Oil which specializes in cannabis strains containing very high CBD content and extremely low THC content. Our plants are bread specifically to produce a lot of CBD and we extract only from the bloom which is the most cannabinoid rich part of the plant. Yes it is technically considered hemp because the THC content is so low but this is a cannabis plant intended for its CBD production, not a plant intended for fiber or seed but marketed as CBD oil as this article mentions. Its a really top notch product and I chose to work here because of the life changing affects it had on a family member of mine with debilitating anxiety.

    June 19, 2017 at 9:18 pm
    • Jessica, can I give safely to my dog? I currently use canna-pet but have wondered if CBD oil for humans is fine and how much?

      June 23, 2017 at 4:17 am
      • J o hara

        Cbd oil won’t harm anyone or any pet, there’s no dangerous amount but a few drops a couple of times daily should be enough

        August 16, 2017 at 11:40 pm
    • Tiffany Lee

      Jessica, you say a low amount of THC…. what does that mean, for someone in Cooperate America who needs the medicinal benefits of CBD oil without failing a drug test? I suffer from migraines almost daily. But I cannot risk my job. Any hekp would be very much appreciated!

      July 17, 2017 at 2:27 pm
    • Cam Morris


      August 25, 2017 at 5:47 pm
  • Karyn

    Does anyone know an honest cbd supplier in Australia for chronic back pain. Thank you

    June 21, 2017 at 5:57 am
  • Mrs. Gonzalez

    I am seeking other alternatives as the device my child was implanted with is not fully affective in controlling the myoclonic seizures.
    My child has had 3 grand mal seizures this year. The first one was prior to implementation, and the other two were after the device was placed in.
    I have seen many different name brands but I really don’t want to waste time experimenting with different types of oils or spend money only to find out they are not affective for meeting my child’s needs.
    How can I determine which is the best in order to help my child with seizures and many other conditions such as~ ADHA, SPD, OCD, ODD,IED, ANXIETY DISORDER, SELECTIVE MUTISM, RSD, AUTISM ?
    Please advise

    June 21, 2017 at 3:42 pm
    • Alicia Koss

      Look into the brand called Charlottes Web CBD
      It was specifically made for children with seizure

      August 24, 2017 at 9:14 pm
  • R Hanick

    Have any of you actually noticed that you keep asking where to get it and from whom? Who ever wrote this had no intention of giving information other than the difference between Hemp and CBD. They likely don’t know where to get the real stuff and if they do, they are not telling you. Maybe because they don’t want to, or may not legally be able to do so. So if you see a hundred questions about where to get it and none have been answered, your inquiry is not likely going to be answered either. You are all wasting your time. Take time to stop and read others comments.

    June 22, 2017 at 10:18 am
    • Jorielle Taylor

      Thank you for this. People need to do their homework and not be so damn lazy! Take your pro activity in your quest for recovery to the next level! NOBODY owes you anything!

      August 30, 2017 at 12:16 am
  • R Hanick

    I posted a reply and it didn’t post so they don’t want anyone telling you where to go. On the SHOP link in small print beneath the “NON CANNABIS, COMING SOON, Blah Blah” it says that you can get cannabis products from here. When you go there, it sends you to another link to a website called Leafy. c o m. That site sells actual Marijuana. http://www.leafly.com/dispensary-info/chronic-therapy/ menu. You can’t use this link. It has spaces in it so it doesn’t look like a web site. You will have to copy it and paste it and take out the spaces.

    June 22, 2017 at 10:29 am
  • R Hanick
    June 22, 2017 at 10:41 am
  • Joanne Greer

    Hi I am.looking to get CBD oil from a reputable company that van ship to canada. Who do you recommend and what is your opinion on Hemp WORX CDB oil 750.

    June 30, 2017 at 3:21 am
  • Natalie Hodges

    I live in TN and Hemp is legal but these idiots we have running our state only made CBD oil legal for certain groups. I have RSD/CRPS so what would you recommend as far Hemp products to try?

    June 30, 2017 at 7:51 am
    • Tiffany Lee

      I live in TN as well…. what do you mean “legal for certain groups”? I was under the impression it was legal across the state. Is it not? There is a place in Woodbury, TN (not sure where you live) that has a state grant to grow & produce different types of hemp & cbd oils. Ypu may want to check it out. I plan to visit there this week myself as I suffer from migraines almost daily. Here’s the site, I put a space in it after the .com so it would post. https://halfhillfarm.com /2017/05/05/hemp-extract-cbd-now-available-in-woodbury/

      July 17, 2017 at 2:34 pm
  • Samantha Kellz

    I honestly do not work for this company but I do use their product myself as do a lot of people I know & I am based in the U.K. but if you look on their website they probably will ship worldwide. At the end of the day I am sure we are sick of the side effects from pharmaceutical companies & this has no side effects & you cannot overdose on this either.

    July 3, 2017 at 10:04 pm
  • Joseph Long

    Which one works better for pain CBD or hemp?

    August 18, 2017 at 4:15 pm
    • Helen

      The article explains that CBD oil works better for pain!

      August 29, 2017 at 10:13 am
  • Alex Rosales

    Hi, what about the Hemp CBD Oil from Healthyhempoil.com?, they claim they have top quality and high content of CBD oil which have same properties that CBD oil, is it correct?

    August 29, 2017 at 2:22 am
  • T Wilson

    I am an osteoarthritis sufferer with significant osteophyte growth on my spine which causes me muscle and nerve irritation on a daily basis. I have tried several NSaid medications and unfortunately tend to suffer side effects such as stomach upset and also severe headaches. I have heard so much about the benefits of cbd oil for arthritis pain relief. My reluctance to try it steams from lack of regulations around full content disclosure. I have a long standing family history of mental illness (skizophrenia). I would want to know 100% beyond a shadow of a doubt that what I was getting was TCH free as TCH does exasperate my anxiety disorder and studies do show a correlation between TCH and the onset of psychosis, at least for those who have a genetic predisposition.

    August 29, 2017 at 9:41 pm
  • Alex Rosales

    Hi, what about the Hemp CBD Oil from Healthyhempoil.com?, they claim they have top quality and high content of CBD oil which have same properties that CBD oil, is it correct?

    I am looking for high quality CBD oil, but I dont want to buy something that is not good

    September 17, 2017 at 10:50 pm

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