Sea Buckthorn CO2
- Distillation Method: CO2 Extract
- Country of Origin: Pakistan
- Plant Part: Berry
- Latin Name: Hippophae rhamnoides
- Cultivation: Certified Organic
About the Oil: With its mildly sweet and herbaceous aroma we find this certified organic Sea Buckthorn CO2 Oil much nicer than any we’ve sampled. It’s deep red color indicates a high amount of carotenoids and other potent antioxidants that add to its excellent therapeutics.
Note: CO2 extracts generally include some larger molecules compared to their steam-distilled counterparts. Some may not be suitable for use in a nebulizing diffuser (unless blended with a thinner oil) – though most will be just fine in an ‘ultrasonic’ unit. To understand more about CO2 extracts, see our video explanation: CO2 Extracts: Learn all About them. You can also learn more about CO2 extracts on our Making Essential Oils page.
About The Plant
Hippophae rhamnoides, also known as 'sandthorn' and 'seaberry', is a native species to Europe and Asia (particularly India and China). Sea Buckthorn is a hardy, cold-resistant shrub with spiny branches. It is undemanding and will thrive in poor soils, colonizing quickly any open space such as sand dunes and mountainous areas.
Despite the poor soil conditions this bush enjoys, the edible orange berries are one of the richest sources of natural vitamins A, C, E - hence the nickname given to the plant 'ACE'.; It is also a rich source of vitamin B, carotenes, essential fatty acids (omega 3, 7, 6 & 9), flavonoids and other beneficial components. The berries are bright orange and have a sour taste, and it is said they contain 30 times more vitamin C than an orange.
About The Oil
This essential oil is distilled using a carbon dioxide extraction from the ripe berries of Sea Buck-thorn plants. The carbon dioxide distillation process allows all the fatty acids, minerals and vita-mins from the berries to flow, unaltered by heat or pressure, into the concentrated essential oil. That is how Sea Buckthorn CO2 oil provides an unsurpassed natural source of vitamins A , E, B1, B2, K and P, carotenes, flavonoids, tocopherols, essential fatty acids and phytosterols.