Hemp Foods Australia’s hemp oil comes from the first cold-pressing of organically grown hemp seeds and is packed fresh in glass, making it the finest and freshest you’ll find anywhere. It has a pleasant nutty flavor that makes it delightful for drizzling, but nutritionally speaking, this extra-virgin hemp oil is just as good on your skin as on a salad. Either way, most of the benefits come from the high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids which hemp happens to have in the physiologically perfect 3:1 ratio. Systematically, these work to build immunity, enhance fat metabolism, reduce cholesterol levels, and maintain the health of the circulatory system. However, hemp oil can also be applied topically to the skin, both as an all-natural moisturiser and to leverage its hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties to obtain soothing relief from dryness, redness and itch. The oil also contains antioxidants that help to ward off signs of skin ageing. In fact, hemp oil is so skin-friendly that it’s used in any number of beauty products – albeit usually in very small amounts. This bottle is pure oil, pressed from over 30,000 hemp seeds! And yes, hemp makes a good food oil, too, although it’s not much of a cooking oil – you don’t want to heat it past 160F/70C to preserve its nutritional content. But that still leaves a lot of delicious, nutritious uses for it. Salad dressings are a great place to start; then try as a dip for veggies or fresh-baked bread, on pasta, and in sauces and smoothies.