That’s a really good question because organic “hemp essential oil” can be argued as being any oil extracted from the various species of hemp or otherwise scientifically known as the plant genus Cannabis and its 3 main species: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.
There are literally thousands of hybrid strains being developed every year. Hemp seeds are also used to produce “hemp seed oil”. As a result, it becomes necessary to make distinctions in terminology because it has become very confusing to most people who do not understand what marketers are trying to achieve.
So, I’ll try to classify terms more specifically, and hopefully clear up misconceptions and misunderstandings along the way too. That’s the main purpose behind this article. And due to this lack of distinction in this evolving nomenclature surrounding Cannabis and “hemp”, I must say that there are not enough clear delineations between terms like:
Hemp Essential Oil
Hemp Seed Oil