Modern Uses of Industrial Hemp: Hemp Oil


The Essential Fatty Acids found in hemp oil act as the lipids in the membranes of all body cells, help avoid the build-up of plaque in the arteries, and are beneficial to the immune system. Hemp oil has a delicious nutty flavour.

  • Salad Oil
  • EFA Food Supplement
  • Margarine
  • Sauté Oil


Hemp oil is rich in Essential Fatty Acids and gets absorbed through the skin, replenishing the lipids that have been damaged by the sun or dry air. It does not leave an oily residue on the skins surface.

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hand Cream
  • Cosmetics
  • Lip Balm

Technical Products

Hemp oil is known for penetrating into wood and leather and preserving it, and is good as a “drying” oil in paints and inks. Hemp oil is also a non-toxic alternative to many petro-chemical products.

  • Leather Care
  • Oil Paints
  • Solvents
  • Varnish
  • Lubricants
  • Printing Ink
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Coating


Hemporium has pioneered hemp building in South Africa, starting with “The House that Hemp Built” in Noordhoek Cape Town in 2011.

This house is a showcase for hemp products and includes hempcrete walls, hemp chipboard, hemp insulation, hemp carpets, curtains, couches and more.

We have since been involved in 4 more buildings, including a Soup Kitchen in Khayelitsha.

Hempcrete is the “better than zero carbon” building system. For more information please visit the “USES” section or click HERE for an article on the original house.

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