Top Six Differences Between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil Everyone Should Be Aware Of

Why People Are Getting Duped on Products That They Thought Contained CBD

I was doing some market research the other day, and something struck me as I combed through the various products that are out there on the market.

I know many people have heard that they must be careful when buying products that have CBD listed on them.

The reason is that many companies do not have the listed amount of CBD in them, or they do not have any at all.

The other possibility is that what they have listed is not CBD, but instead just hemp-seed oil.

When I see product images like the one below, I get a bit disheartened

The above is a 2 oz jar of this hemp active pain-relieving lotion made by KAIZEDO®.

See on the lid how it has 750,000 in the green strip?

That image is supposed to signify that it holds 750,000mg of “Premium Natural Hemp Extract,” and yet, it only costs $36.

How could that even be possible?

So, on that note, let us jump into the Top Ten Differences between CBD oil and Hemp-seed oil.

1. Price.

If you google CBD lotion and look under the shopping tab, the first item to come up should be the picture I showed you above.

If you scroll down the list a ways to a product called Wild Theory CBD Cream 1000 mg, you will see what I mean when I say hemp-seed oil is less expensive than products that use REAL CBD.

Both products weigh 2oz. One claims to contain 750,000 mg of pure hemp extract and costs only $35.99, the other 1000 mg of legitimate CBD, and costs $139.99 or $125.99 discounted.

While I have never personally used either of these two products, I know which one I would use and which one I would not due to the vagueness of product specifications.

2. Health Benefit Differences Between Hemp-seed oil and CBD oil.

By just looking at articles from, I found that they had articles on the health benefits of hemp-seed oil and then a separate posting about the health benefits of CBD oil.

3. The Part of the Plant Processed for Hemp-seed oil vs. CBD oil.

Hemp-seed oil, processed from exactly where it sounds like, the seeds. The seeds are cold-pressed, which requires the seeds to be de-shelled and the outer husk removed. The seeds need cleaning to remove any leaf matter, dirt, and contaminants from other crops. The seeds loaded into hoppers that empty into a series of cold expeller press heads. During the entire process, the seed oil is flushed with nitrogen gas to remove any suspended oxygen molecules from the oil. Once the process is complete, the oil is then stored until it is ready to be bottled and shipped, either to stores or directly to consumers.

CBD goes through a completely different process. While there are various ways to extract CBD, I am going to focus on CO2 extraction.

Carbon dioxide is one of the most popular methods of extracting CBD from the hemp plant. It uses CO2’s unique abilities that allow it to function as a solid, liquid, or gas. Extraction starts with a solid piece of CO2 that gets pumped into another chamber, which contains the cannabis material (stems, flowers, leaves). This second chamber kept at a pressure enough that the CO2 remains in a liquid state, and allows for the absorption of oils and flavors of the plant. The mixture is then moved to a third chamber when the CO2 returns to its gas state. This process removes the CO2 leaving behind the oil and the flavors of the plant.

There are further processes to turn the CBD oil into CBD isolate, but that will be for another time.

4. Potential THC content.

Hemp-seeds contain ZERO THC content so, there is never any worry about accidentally ingesting the psychoactive agent when using hemp-seed oil. One would be hardpressed to find much CBD content as there are usually no more than trace amounts found in the hemp seeds themselves.

CBD, on the other hand, does have the potential for some THC. By some, I mean 0.3%. Hemp, used for the processing of CBD, undergoes rigorous lab tests to ensure that the THC level is never above 0.3%. By further refining CBD to its isolate form, THC gets removed entirely to provide consumers with a 100% THC free product.

5. Color Matters.

Right now is one of the few times where I will ever utter the words color matters.

Hemp-seed oil tends to have a dark green to green coloration.

CBD oil, on the other hand, is usually more of a light golden to dark brown color.

When CBD is in its isolate form, it should appear to look

like small, white crystals.

And the last item on this list (which is by far not an exhaustive list of differences) …

6. Flavor matters.

Hemp-seed oil has more of a nutty flavor to it; this helps in distinguishing what is in your product.

CBD oil should be relatively tasteless, if not mildly like earth.

Full-spectrum CBD has more of a “hemp-like” taste to it. CBD, in its isolate form, should be completely tasteless.

For more information on the differences between hemp oil and CBD oil, or how to determine if you have the real thing or not feel free to send an email to

In the subject line enter: CBD v HEMP

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