– Sea Buckthorn Oil Review

Originally published June 19th, 2013 by

Sea Buckthorn oil is derived from a thorny shrub that is cultivated mainly in China but grows abundantly throughout Asia. It thrives near water and grows in sandy soils. It has long been valued in Asian countries as a medicinal plant with a multitude of healing properties.

The medicinal benefits of this plant are in fact too numerous to mention and not required in this study but they cover anything from reducing high blood pressure to lowering cholesterol and healing stomach ulcers.

For our purposes however, it enough to say that the oil produced from Sea Buckthorn is nutrient rich and contains many anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids. This powerful concoction as a hair oil makes a wonderful nourishing oil and moisturiser. It is also effective in treating skin conditions and as such is useful as a scalp treatment for dandruff and other irritations that can afflict the scalp.

The oil absorbs easily and does not leave any greasy traces on the hair or skin. Because it is so nutrient rich and also so easily assimilated into the skin and hair follicles it is an oil that is very beneficial for the hair.

It has a reasonable shelf life of one year and as we always say with the hair oils, where possible buy the cold-pressed organic brands in order to get an oil that has been processed as little as possible thereby retaining the maximum goodness and benefits.

Needless to say that Sea Buckthorn is an oil to look out for and one that is worth its weight in gold for the conditioning and health of  our hair.

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2 Responses to – Sea Buckthorn Oil Review

  1. Dorie Barron says:

    Fascinated by all the studies but saw in an old article that anyone with kidney problems (I cannot take vitamin or calcium) should not take the supplement. Can I still use it on my skin? Where are your side effects on this?

    • admin says:


      We think that it will be okay for you to apply the oil to your skin since any vitamins or nutrients will be localized there. Though there should shouldn’t be any trouble using sea buckthorn externally, it is always best to talk to your doctor. This is especially important for those who have health issues.

      You can also try lotions or creams that have sea buckthorn as an ingredient, since in those cases, the sea buckthorn is diluted with other ingredients. In general, there aren’t any side effects that we are aware of, however, everyone has a different skin type. There are a lot of factors like where you are applying the oils as well as why you are applying the oils that will have an effect on how the oils work for you.

      A quality sea buckthorn product should be 100% pure and natural, with no added ingredients (in the oils or supplements). If you make sure you are getting a quality oil, the chances of a bad reaction will be minimized. Sea buckthorn oil is just a natural oil made of berries and seeds, with the consistency of something like olive oil. Though we cannot say for certain that it works on every skin type, for the most part it is so gentle that most people can feel confident when applying directly to the skin.

      Hope that helps!

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