Cold-pressed from the berries of the Hippophae rhamnoides shrub, sea buckthorn berry oil has an aroma that is altogether musky, citrusy, and fruity. Sea Buckthorn oil is popular for:
Supporting glowing skin health
Refreshing and rejuvenating the senses
Promoting a sense of tranquility
What is Sea Buckthorn?
Along the windswept coasts of Europe and Asia, a tall shrub with silvery willow-like leaves and bright orange berries can be found thriving in thickets on dunes and sea cliffs. This plant (Hippophae rhamnoides) is known as sea buckthorn, or seaberry, which earns its moniker from its arid seaside homes and infamous thorns. Its Latin name “Hippophae,” which means “shining horse,” comes from the ancient Greeks, who would put sea buckthorn leaves in horse fodder to encourage a glowing, healthy coat!
Hardy, adaptable, and distinctly useful, sea buckthorn is often strategically planted to combat erosion, as well in part of prairie conservation and land reclamation programs. The oil found within its berries and seeds have long been a cornerstone in traditional Chinese wellness practices, including as an age-old beauty secret! Today, the oil is highly sought after in the cosmetics, skin care, and hair care industry for its plethora of benefits.
Sea Buckthorn Berry Essential Oil
Cold-pressed from the seeds and berries, sea buckthorn berry oil emits an aroma that is musky, citrusy, and fruity, often compared to the scent of passionfruit. It is a notably potent essential oil, and a little goes a long way when combining with a carrier oil in order to be used topically. In aromatherapy, sea buckthorn berry oil can be refreshing and rejuvenating for the senses. For some, it may help instill a sense of youthful exuberance, while being sublimely soothing and grounding.
Blending essential oils opens up a world of aromatherapy possibilities! Other oils that complement sea buckthorn berry oil’s musky, citrusy fragrance include: bergamot, calendula, carrot seed, cistus, copaiba balsam, elemi, geranium, helichrysum, lavender, lime, neroli, orange, and rosemary oils.
Piping Rock's pure Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil is available in 1/2 oz. bottles.
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil Directions for Use
Add 3-5 drops of Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil to a diffuser or vaporizer, to a bowl of steaming water or a hot bath to fill a room with its musky-sweet scent. To use topically, add ~5 drops of Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil to ~10 mL of any Piping Rock carrier oil.
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil is for external use only and should be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed or avocado oil before being used topically. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Always consult your trusted physician before adding any essential oil to your regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications. Discontinue use and alert your doctor should an adverse reaction occur. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes and mouth. Essential oils are flammable.