Widely used since antiquity, Sea Buckthorn is a staple carrier oil in Asian emergency kits to cater for minor wounds and burns and to soothe irritations. Sea buckthorn is nowadays also recognized as a fantastic ingredient in high end cosmetic care and massage blends.
For minor burns and wounds, in anti-inflammatory, cicatrizing and soothing balms (with spike lavender, or tea tree essential oil)
In hydrating, cooling, soothing, repair creams or gels targeted at damaged, dry, irritated mucous membranes (mouth, nose, ears, genital and anal areas) applied in external uses.
For massages oils
In aromatherapy cream or oil in association with essential oils
In natural skincare:
In Rosacea, redness prone, irritated face care (combined with avocado oil and Palmarosa, Rock rose or lavender essential oil)
In antioxidant face serum…for maturing, wrinkles, fine line (combined with rosehip oil and rose geranium essential oil)
In Regenerating and revitalizing facial serums and creams
In repair creams for damaged and tired skins (often combined with rosemary, sage or immortelle essential oil)
For Night creams, balms and lotions
For After- Sun soothing care
In Healthy glow day creams
In facial masks with clays
In stretch marks prevention creams
In natural scalp and hair care:
For irritated scalp massages
Added to conditioner creams
To create re-hydrating oil baths for dull and dry hair
In hydrating and reconditioning pre-shampoo or conditioner for dry, damaged and dull hair.
ex. Traditional Sea buckthorn hydrating oil for hair (from India), pre-shampoo or deep conditioning
In India, Coconut oil is the most used base oil for hair and skin care. It can be replaced by Jojoba, Argan or any other carrier oil. In a bowl, blend:
1 good tablespoon of coconut oil in a cup, add 5 to 10 drops of sea buckthorn oil and 5 drops of rosemary essential oil. Blend well before applying to your hair while lightly massaging your scalp.