We always use Certified Organic hemp oil in our products to ensure that they are free of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, dyes, sewage and genetically modified organisms (GMO-free), heavy metals and other harmful contaminants. This is very important to us.
But what are the differences between just 'hemp oil', 'organic hemp oil' and 'Certified Organic hemp oil'? Here's a breakdown of the three options:
Hemp oil is also often referred to as hempseed oil because it is obtained by the mechanical pressing of hemp seeds. It is typically cold pressed, a clear light green color and has a mild nutty flavor.
Organic hemp oil must be grown without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms or ionizing radiation, dyes and grown clear of sewage and related contaminants.
Certified Organic is a registered trademark that has strict government approved standards. This is a quality guarantee that will ensure that the product is in fact following organic national standards. Annual inspections and growing practices must be maintained by the farmer to be Certified Organic.
You can see that Certified Organic hemp oil has strict government regulations, where the other options do not. Our Certified Organic hemp oil is also Kosher certified. Always check your labels and make sure the ingredients are clean and top notch! Hemp is a plant that will absorb toxins and heavy metals from the soil it is grown in so it is imperative that you seek out Certified Organic options of hemp products for your family pet to promote a healthy, happy life for them!