What are terpenes and what do they have to do with CBD?

Overview What are terpenes? Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds, predominantly created by plants. Terpenes give plants their pleasing fragrance, and while plants feature a cocktail of terpenes some are more characteristic than others. The scent of pine in the woods? Pinene. The zesty smell of citrus? Limonene (named after the French for lemon, ‘limon’) or […]

What are other ways of incorporating CBD into my diet?

At times, incorporating CBD into your day to day routine can be difficult. Sometimes we forget or it may just not be convenient to dose from a bottle in a given situation. So, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you consistently dose your CBD throughout your day. Eat CBD sweets and chocolate. Having […]

CBD oil versus hemp oil: What is the difference and why does it matter?

CBD oil vs Hemp oil

In recent years cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp products have become immensely popular in the health and wellness market.Individuals primarily consume CBD for its therapeutic properties and can be consumed in tinctures, in foods, vapes and in topical treatments such as our balms (you can read more about our balms (here). We can’t discuss the benefits […]

What is a carrier oil and why do we use MCT oil?

Jar of MCT oil with coconut in background

CBD and MCT oil Why we use MCT oil as a carrier oil? MCT oil is a type of coconut oil, clear and subtly sweet, if not tasteless, a welcome respite for those who find the flavour of hemp seed oil overpowering. This also makes it an easy addition to any salad, smoothie, coffee or […]

Why you might want to try a CBD balm

Main Product image for 250mg Full Spectrum CBD Balm 0% THC

Based in Edinburgh, Hemp Leith is an online shop with a local focus. Our shop contains a range of CBD oils, a CBD E-liquid as well as our 250mg CBD balm, packed full nutritious and healthy ingredients. Although we can’t make any claims as to the benefits of CBD as a topical treatment, except to […]