Hemp seed oil has a slightly nutty aroma. However, it is important to always use the hemp oil cold. As soon as hemp oil is heated, it begins to smoke and burns the valuable nutrients and fatty acids. Choosing cold-pressed hemp seed oil preserves the natural and rich spectrum of ingredients that are of great benefit to our bodies. Hemp oil contains up to 80 percent of the unsaturated fatty acids that are essential for us humans. However, this fact does not make the oil special. The ideal ratio of 3 to 1 of the essential omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids is crucial. It also contains important minerals such as calcium and magnesium, potassium and iron, zinc and phosphorus, manganese and copper, and sodium. Hemp oil can also score with the rare gamma-linolenic acid. In addition to the secondary plant compounds, hemp seed oil is rich in vitamins B1 and B2, vitamin E and beta-carotene. The latter is a precursor of vitamin A and very important for our eyes. Vitamin E, which is also often celebrated as a beauty vitamin, destroys free radicals thanks to its antioxidants and thus prevents premature cell aging.