Hemp essential oil isn’t super popular, likely because it’s expensive and time-consuming to produce. It is made by steam distilling the upper leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. Like hemp seed oil, it does not contain cannabinoids like CBD. Instead, the intensely earthy oil is prized primarily for its smell. Some perfumers are starting to layer hemp essential oil into blends with other fragrant favorites like lavender and frankincense, and home aromatherapy buffs can now buy the oil too (though it tends to be on the pricier side).
Like many essential oils, hemp essential oil should not be consumed orally and should be diluted in a carrier oil before topical application. Adding a few drops to your diffuser and reveling in the resulting scent, though, is fair game.