The hops used to produce Hopzoil® are grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley, northern Idaho, and the Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.
The perfectly ripe hop flowers are harvested and immediately transported to one of our distilleries and steam-distilled, producing the purest and fresh hop essential oil on the market today.
Each hop variety has its own unique oil profile, providing not only different flavors and aromas but a range of health benefits.
The Health Benefits of Hops
Hops are the cone-shaped flower of the hop plant (Humulus lupulus). Beyond the traditional use of hops for beer, the compounds found in the lupulin resin have been used for thousands of years for their health benefits, many of which are found in the terpene-rich essential oils.
In nature, terpenes act as protection for plants and research shows that they may have a similar effect on the human body. The various terpenes in HOPS have been shown to provide multiple health benefits, including:
- Joint mobility support
- Helps improve sleep
- Healthy muscle function
- Boost energy
- Improve focus
- Healthy respiratory function
- Balance mood
- Support weight management
- Support immune function
- Digestive support
- Healthy nerve function
Boosting CBD Efficiency with Naturally-Occurring,
The Entourage Effect is the suggested positive contribution derived from the addition of terpenes to the effect of cannabinoids. This means that the entirety of the effect is greater than the sum effects of its contributing parts.
The terpenes contained in the hop oils are a perfect addition to any CBD product, producing an entourage effect through all-natural (as opposed to synthetic) means.
Hops Don’t Taste Like Beer
Hops have been used to flavor beer for thousands of years, but hops alone don’t taste like beer. The influence of different types of malts and yeasts, plus hops, is what creates the flavor in beer.
Comparing Apples to Apples
When you compare apples to apples, there are many varieties; the same is true in Hops. Like apples, hops are defined by variety, and we feature many options. Each variety offers its own unique terpene profile.
Steam-Distillation of FRESH Hops Produces More Flavor and Aroma
Traditional hop extracts (i.e. CO2 extraction method) generally use a different raw ingredient—dried, processed hops—which have lost many of their terpene-rich essential oils during the drying process. (The most aromatic oils in hops have a low flash point so the high heat applied in the drying kiln causes them to evaporate.) Steam distillation uses a different raw ingredient—only fresh, wet hops, right out of the field at harvest time—and captures all of the fresh flavor and aroma before it has a chance to flash off in the drying process.
The cleansing properties contained in the essential oils of hops give this humble ingredient, formerly assumed to be “just for beer”, many topical application benefits.
The essential oils in hops help soothe a dry, flaky and irritated scalp and may also aid in unblocking the pores, supporting healthy hair growth and normal hair loss.
Antioxidants found in hop oils have been shown to improve skin structure and firmness, supporting the elasticity of the skin.
The soothing properties of hops help to reduce the appearance of scarring and other blemishes. As a calming agent, hops also help to reduce heat in the skin, and the redness associated with it. Hop oils are cleansing and help promote detoxification and are beneficial as a natural remedy to flush out toxins.