When you first start looking into CBD, you may have also stumbled upon hemp products. This will likely leave you thinking, what are the differences between CBD and hemp? Well, lucky for you we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you understand more about the differences.

Hemp oil and CBD can often be referred to as the same thing, however this isn’t the truth. The oils are actually very different, and in this article we’ll tell you more about why. 

What is hemp oil?

Made from hemp seeds that are extracted from the cannabis plant, hemp oil is a fatty oil that is high in omega fatty acids as well as other vitamins and minerals.

Hemp seed oil is made by putting the hemp seeds through a press to create an oil.

What is CBD oil?

CBD is also known as cannabidiol, which is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Unlike other elements found within the plant, CBD doesn’t get you high and is not psychoactive. This is what makes it safe and legal to take in the form of your choice. You can find many different forms of CBD available to help with pain, such as oils and gummies.

It does this, as well as providing a host of other beneficial effects, by promoting homeostasis within the body. This is essentially a healthy balance of all the elements needed to promote healthy living in humans.

CBD foot pain relief comes from its ability to promote the activity of CB2 receptors in the body and reduce pain and inflammation. It also reduced the stress levels in the body, helping with the anxiety that comes with physical pain too.

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CBD and Hemp oil

CBD & hemp oil are both typically derived from the hemp plant, especially since mariguana is still illegal in the UK.

The main difference between hemp oil and CBD oil is that they are both extracted from different parts of the hemp plant. Hemp oil also only includes very little CBD, if any at all.

If you’re looking for a nutritious, healthy oil then hemp oil is the way to go, but if you’re looking to experience the full nature of the hemp plant, then you’re after a CBD oil. Hemp oils do not contain CBD in more than trace amounts. 

It’s perfectly safe to take hemp oil and CBD oil together. Even combining different CBD products is considered a completely safe thing to do.

Hemp is cultivated for a number of reasons, such as for food products, skincare, and natural remedies for diseases. CBD does not have any psychoactive effects and is ideal for mental health. People often take it for its therapeutic benefits such as anxiety relief, pain management, or for its anti-inflammatory properties. Hemp plant seeds are nutritious and contain healthy fatty acids, making hemp oil ideal for its nutritional and anti-inflammatory benefits and most commonly found in supplements and skincare products.

Due to the advertising restrictions on CBD, many brands will now advertise CBD as Hemp oil in order to be able to advertise their products to a wider audience. This can be a misleading claim and should be something that people look out for when trying to buy CBD oil.

Here at Organic Relief we are here to help – and provide you with the highest quality CBD on the market.


Is CBD made from hemp or marijuana?

CBD can be made from both marijuana and hemp. However, as marijuana is illegal in most places, much of the CBD you’ll find on the market is made from hemp.

Does hemp oil make you sleepy?

Both hemp oil and CBD oil can be used to help you get a better nights sleep. Many of our customers have experienced a much better nights sleep from taking our CBD oil, and CBD gummies.


The oil that you use should depend on what you are looking for. If its nutritional gains then hemp oil may be the best fitting product for you, however if your looking to treat pain, inflammation or deal with stress and anxiety then CBD oil is the product for you.

If your looking for more advice on taking CBD, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team who are happy to help you and offer any advice that you need.