Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil, Organic
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil, Organically Grown
Botanical name : Hippophae rhamnoides
Extraction method / Source : CO2 Extraction / Fruit and Seeds
Shelf Life : 12 months or more, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light. Refrigeration will increase the shelf life of all fixed oils. Note that this oil may solidify at lower temperatures.
Key constituents: Palmitic Acid 31%, Palmitoleic Acid 29%, Oleic Acid 28%, Linoleic Acid 7%, rich in beta carotene and Vitamin E
Plant description : Botanical family : Elaeagnaceae Sea Buckthorn, alternately known as Sandthorn, Sallowthorn and Seaberry, is a deciduous shrub that is tolerant of salt in soil and air, and typically grows in dry, sandy areas. It produces stiff thorny branches and pale, silver-green leaves. This species has both male and female plants. Male shrubs produce brown flowers which send pollen to the female shrubs on the wind. Female shrubs produce juicy red berries which are rich in vitamins and emollient oils.
Regions of Production : Russia
Growing Practices : Organically farmed. Fruits are tested after harvest for purity.
Characteristics : Thick consistency, dark orange color, mild odor. May solidify at lower temperatures.
Properties : Cicatrizant (wound healing), emollient Please refer to the Glossary for terms which are new to you.
Uses : Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil is used topically, specifically to treat damaged skin. With emollient components, and rich in beta carotene and Vitamin E, it promotes wound healing. The oil is highly concentrated, but can be used alone in very small amounts. It is best combined with other natural carrier oils and can be used with pure essential oils.
Safety : For external use only. Nontoxic. May temporarily stain the skin.
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