What is the difference between CBD oil and Hemp oil?

What is the difference between Hemp seed oil and CBD oil?

A question we are often asked at Lucid Hemp is what is the difference between CBD oil and Hemp seed oil?

The first thing to note is that these two oils are not the same. In fact, there are a number of differences that we will explore in order to answer your question. Lets look at hemp seed oil first.

Hemp seed Oil

  • Hemp seed oil refers to the oil that comes just from the seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant.
  • The seeds do not contain the same levels of the compounds as can be found in CBD oil or the plant itself. It is not too dissimilar to other carrier oils, such as sunflower seed oil – rich in nutrients but it tends not to have any cannabinoids in it.
  • The main active ingredient in hemp seed oil is just that – Hemp.
  • The extraction method used is also different to that of CBD oil; hemp seed oil is created by a process called cold pressing.



  • CBD oil refers to the substance that contains the cannabinoids of the Cannabis plant. CBD is one of over a hundred active cannabinoids found in the plant.
  • CBD is extracted from different parts of the Cannabis Sativa plant including its stalks and flowers, with the main active ingredient in CBD being Cannabidiol.
  • In order to ensure a high-quality CBD blend, many reputable CBD companies (including us at Lucid Hemp!) ensure their extraction processes are done by CO2, as this does not involve the use of any toxic compounds.
  • There are different ‘types’ of CBD oil – these fall into three categories: Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate (Check out our blog here for the differences between these!)


In essence, hemp seed oil is made only from hemp seeds, whilst CBD is made from the leaves and flowers of the plant. The two oils contain different compounds and are used for different things!


So there you have it - the difference between Hemp seed oil and CBD oil.

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