Sea Buckthorn Carrier Oil
- Product Code: CO-T05
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Sea Buckthorn Oil is an excellent anti-ageing oil. It is beneficial for all skin types but is particularly suited to dry, mature, damaged and sun burnt skin.
- Ex Tax: £14.00
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a deciduous shrub with yellow/red berries that has been used for many thousands of years. Its Latin name “hippophae” translates as “shiny horse” – as its leaves were used by the ancient Greeks to supplement their race horse food due to their outstanding nutrient content.
Sea Buckthorn Oil is obtained from the plant's berries. It is an excellent anti-ageing oil and contains over 190 health-promoting bio-active substances, including a high concentration (up to 40%) of Omega 7 (Palmitoleic acid) – an essential fatty acid vital for collagen production and healthy, skin, hair and nails. It is also rich in Omegas 3, 6 and 9, folic acid, and fat soluble vitamins – A, K, E, C, B1 and B2. This amazing oil is also one of the richest natural sources of beta-carotene (Vitamin A), which gives the oil its orange colour - Vitamin A helps to heal damaged skin, promote cellular growth and reduce the signs of ageing.
Sea Buckthorn is beneficial for all skin types but is particularly suited to dry, mature, damaged and sun burnt skin. It penetrates deep within the skin’s lipid layers to nourish, hydrate and supports the skin’s healing process from within - helping to restore elasticity, firmness and promote younger, healthier looking skin. Its antioxidant powers also help to protect the skin from damaging free radicals - one of the major causes of premature ageing.
In addition to the above, Sea Buckthorn has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties that can be beneficial in treating skin irritations and acne. It is also believed to accelerate wound repair and reduce scarring.
Note: Whilst the oil can be applied neat to the skin it is best diluted as it can ‘discolour’ the skin if applied in a high concentration. We recommend diluting it at between 2-5% to get all therapeutic benefits whilst avoiding any discolouration of the skin.
For Dry skin/Eczema
Blend 2ml Sea Buckthorn Oil, 5ml Evening Primrose Oil, 23ml Sweet Almond or Apricot Kernel Oil with 2 drops German Chamomile essential oil, 4 Lavender and 4 Bergamot. Do a patch test first with all sensitive skins.
Rich Moisture Feed Body Lotion
Blend 150ml Moisturising Lotion, 5ml Sea Buckthorn Oil, 5ml Jojoba Oil, 10 drops Ylang Ylang, 2 Benzoin, 6 Frankincense, 8 Geranium and 10 Lavender.
Skin Feed Face Mask
Use 5ml Sea Buckthorn Oil, 2 tablespoons Ultra Fine French Green Clay, 1 tablespoon Pinhead Oatmeal, 1 teaspoon runny honey and enough Rose Hydrolat to mix into a paste. Add 2 drops Rose essential oil, 1 Benzoin and 4 Geranium. Mix well, apply for 10 minutes, wipe off with a warm face-cloth and rinse with cold water.