Sea Buckthorn CO2

Botanical Name:
Hippophae rhamnoides
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Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
palmitic acid
palmitoleic acid
oleic acid
linoleic acid
vaccenic acid
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Wholesale Certified Organic Sea Buckthorn Essential Oil

100% pure Sea Buckthorn oil CO2 distilled from the whole berries, Certified Organically grown in Eastern Europe. It has a mildly-sweet and herbaceous aroma, with a deep red rich color indicating a high concentration of caryotenoids and other potent antioxidants. Along with excellent therapeutic effects, we find this Certified Organic variety to have a much nicer aroma than any other Sea Buckthorn we've sampled. Our Sea Buckthorn Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.


Also known as 'sandthorn' and 'seaberry', a native species to Europe and Asia (particularly India and China), Sea Buckthorn shrubs typically reach 0.5-6 meters tall, tend to flourish in harshly arid, sandy regions, and are incredibly tolerant to salty air and soil.


The berries are vibrant orange in color and contain some of the highest concentrations of Vitamin C in the world: 15 times more potent than the orange. The berries also carry dense contents of carotenoids, vitamin E, amino acids, dietary minerals, and beta-sitosterol and polyphenolic acids, thus making Sea Buckthorn essential oil an invaluable ally. This essential oil is distilled using carbon dioxide from the ripe berries of Sea Buckthorn plants Certified Organically grown in Lithuania. The carbon dioxide distillation process allows all the fatty acids, minerals and vitamins from the berries to flow unaltered by heat or pressure into the concentrated essential oil. This Sea Buckthorn CO2 extract also contains a high level of beta-carotene, giving it a deep red-orange color.

Aromatherapy Notes

This Sea Buckthorn essential oil has a soft floral top note, middle notes of slight herbaceous spice and musty undertones reminiscent of dried leaves and sandy soil. Sea Buckthorn will synergize with other skin healing oils, such as: Helichrysum, Lavender, Rosemary Verbenone, Carrot Root and Carrot Seed.

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in the Aromatherapy Literature

From Making Aromatherapy Creams and Lotions1:

  • Excellent skin soothing properties
  • High in vitamins A &E and linoleic acids that are restorative to the skin
  • Effective for reducing wrinkles and softening skin

From Aromatherapy Kit2:

  • Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Beneficial for soothing sun damage and healing wounds

Sea Buckthorn in Research

Sea buckthorn has many compounds that are therapeutically exceptional and recent research shows that it has great potential as a go-to remedy for a wide variety of conditions. Some of the benefits reported in these studies include antioxidant and DNA-protective activity3, gastrointestinal protection4, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties5, wound-healing activity6, protection against oxidative stress from nicotine7, anticancer8, and protection from radiation damage9.

Summary of Research Studies

  • Sea Buckthorn extract had strong antioxidant free radical inhibition and protected against DNA damage in vitro.3
  • Sea Buckthorn CO2 extract was shown to both prevent the formation and cure already existing gastric ulcers in rats.4
  • In vitro study found sea buckthorn to have significant antioxidant and antimicrobial activity that "implicate its potential for natural preservation."5
  • A study on the effects of sea buckthorn on burn wounds showed that "CO2-extracted Sea buckthorn seed oil possesses significant wound healing activity and [has] no associated toxicity or side effects."6
  • Sea buckthorn was reported to protect against nicotine-induced oxidative stress, which is linked to neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.7
  • The compound isorhamnetin found in sea buckthorn was shown to cause liver cancer cell death in vitro.8
  • A study in mice found that sea buckthorn pulp and seed oils had a significant protective effect against intestinal injury from radiation treatment and could be "promising natural radiation countermeasure candidates".9

Application and Use


Sea Buckthorn is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. If ingesting the oil, consultation with a physician is recommended prior to consumption.


1 Maria, Donna. Making Aromatherapy Creams and Lotions: 101 Natural Formulas to Revitalize and Nourish Your Skin. Storey Publishing, 2000.

2 Sarmiento, Iside. Aromatherapy Kit: A Guide to Using Essential Oils for Everyday Life. Wellfleet Press, 2016.

3 Geetha, S, et al. “Anti-Oxidant and Immunomodulatory Properties of Seabuckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) an in Vitro Study.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 79, no. 3, 2002, pp. 373–378., doi:10.1016/s0378-8741(01)00406-8.

4 Xing, Jianfeng, et al. “Effects of Sea Buckthorn (Hippophaë rhamnoides L.) Seed and Pulp Oils on Experimental Models of Gastric Ulcer in Rats.” Fitoterapia, vol. 73, no. 7-8, 2002, pp. 644–650., doi:10.1016/s0367-326x(02)00221-6.

5 Chauhan, Attar Singh, et al. “Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities of Aqueous Extract of Seabuckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) Seeds.” Fitoterapia, vol. 78, no. 7-8, 2007, pp. 590–592., doi:10.1016/j.fitote.2007.06.004.

6 Upadhyay, N.K., et al. “Safety and Healing Efficacy of Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides L.) Seed Oil on Burn Wounds in Rats.” Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol. 47, no. 6, June 2009, pp. 1146–1153., doi:10.1016/j.fct.2009.02.002.

7 Suleyman, Halis, et al. “Beneficial Effects of Hippophae Rhamnoides L. on Nicotine Induced Oxidative Stress in Rat Blood Compared with Vitamin E.” Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin, vol. 25, no. 9, 2002, pp. 1133–1136., doi:10.1248/bpb.25.1133.

8 Teng, B, et al. “In Vitro Anti-Tumor Activity of Isorhamnetin Isolated from Hippophae Rhamnoides L. against BEL-7402 Cells.” Pharmacological Research, vol. 54, no. 3, 2006, pp. 186–194., doi:10.1016/j.phrs.2006.04.007.

9 Shi, Jing, et al. “Protective Effects of Seabuckthorn Pulp and Seed Oils against Radiation-Induced Acute Intestinal Injury.” Journal of Radiation Research, vol. 58, no. 1, July 2016, pp. 24–32., doi:10.1093/jrr/rrw069.