Hemp seed oil (sometimes simply called hemp oil) is made, you guessed it, from hemp seeds, a superfood revered for its high concentration of plant proteins, vitamins, minerals, and more. It’s extremely rich in omega-3 and 6, and, while less studied than olive oil, has also been shown to have a unique range of health benefits.
If you’re planning on using CBD oil as a regular wellness supplement, you may opt for an olive oil or hemp seed oil-based oil, as these two carriers provide a whole range of beneficial properties that may benefit your entire body.
MCT oil is made of medium-chain triglycerides. Unlike long-chain triglycerides (which are found in most of the fats we eat), MCTs are smaller molecules and much easier to digest. This is why MCT oil is one of the most common carrier oils used in the CBD market.
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At RQS, we use olive oil as the main carrier oil in our standard CBD oils (available in 2.5%, 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20% concentrations). While it may not be as easy to digest and break down as MCT oil, we believe its unique health benefits make olive oil one of the best carrier oils for CBD.
After discovering these seeds in the tombs of King Tutankhamun, scientists believe that black cumin seed has long played a central role in medicine and cooking. Studies suggest, for example, that black cumin seed oil is super rich in antioxidants  and may help relieve inflammation (when ingested or applied topically to the skin).
Carrier oils can also have a direct impact on the bioavailability of CBD products, as different oils are absorbed more or less efficiently by the body. While MCT is considered the best carrier oil for CBD (simply because it is easily digested by the body and has the best bioavailability), other carrier oils (like olive oil or hemp seed oil) have unique properties that can enhance the overall wellness benefits of your CBD oil.
Olive oil is a staple in many people’s diets. In addition to being an incredibly tasty and versatile cooking oil/condiment, olive oil has been shown to have a wide variety of beneficial properties.
Hemp seed oil is packed with benefits and works well as a carrier oil. You might consider using hemp seed oil for projects involving balms and pastes.
Sunflower oil is a healthy alternative to traditional cooking oils and is eco-friendly too! This oil works as a great carrier oil for CBD but also works effectively with most essential oils.
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A carrier oil, also known as a base oil, is a plant-derived oil which is used to carry essential oils and plant supplements. Base oils are necessary since essential oils tend to be very strong and would otherwise cause an irritation without a base oil. Supplements such as CBD, absorb better with the help of carrier oil. Base oils are also used to infuse plants and plant compounds with food. Carrier oils are fatty vegetable oils which are derived from various parts of the plant. These oils are often very mild in terms of both flavor and essence. Base oils work to aid the absorption of the plant extracts that they are mixed with while providing therapeutic benefits of their own.
Organic avocado oil promotes the absorption of nutrients into the skin and is the perfect carrier oil when making your own CBD skin products. Avocado oil, which is loaded with healthy fats, continually works to keep your body running optimally.
Avocado lovers rejoice! Your favorite food makes a great carrier oil as well. As a base oil, Avocado oil isn’t as effective as MCT oil, but it is packed benefits. If you love healthy fats you probably have some level of avocado addiction – for good reason too. Avocado oil provides: