If you have never used oils as supplements before, figuring out how to use them can be a bit overwhelming. Sea buckthorn oils just aren’t like any other oils out there. We Love sea buckthorn oil but you just can't do everything with it. Here are some pro-tips and sea buckthorn no no's to keep in mind!
Our supplements come in two ways: in capsules or in dropper bottles. If you aren’t sure which of these to buy, you can read more about that subject here.
So, it’s important to know what you can and can’t do with it. We created these recommendations with customer feedback and experience with the oils…so take heed!
Don't Go to Bed with Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil on Your Face.
Sea buckthorn berry oil comes from bright orange berries. That means the oil is still a pigmented color. Since this oil has high levels of Omega-7, this oil is amazing for facial treatments. For the most part, the orange hue will absorb into your skin after a while during a treatment. Sea buckthorn berry oil can and will turn your pillowcases orange if you decide to sleep with the oil on your skin.
We recommend doing skin treatments well before it’s bed time. You can find more detailed instructions on how to do this here. We suppose that we can say do this at your own risk if you just have to sleep with it on your skin.
Don't Store Sea Buckthorn Oil the Wrong Way
If you want your dropper bottled oil to last there are a few things you will need to do. The bottle must be sitting upright wherever you choose to store it. If the bottle is laying on its side or if it tilts to one side, the oil inside will collect in the rubber bulb. This will erode or melt away the rubber over time. Make sure your bottle is in an upright position for storage. By the way, all rubber gets melty with exposure to any oil, not just sea buckthorn oil. Don’t store sea buckthorn oil in a hot place. Like say, the un-air-conditioned closet or the glove box in your car, for example. On the other hand, you don't need to refrigerate or freeze sea buckthorn. Room temperature will do just fine.
Don't Take More Than the Recommended Dosage
We understand the excitement about the benefits of sea buckthorn. However, there is no need to take more than the dosage on the bottle. We suggest taking up to two droppers per day (which is roughly 35 drops). Keep in mind this applies to internal use only. You won’t see results faster if you take more than the recommended dose. Unintended results could come from doing this, so just stick with the recommended amount.
Don't Use Sea Buckthorn Oil as a Sunscreen
Sea buckthorn oil is perfect for after sun exposure for external and internal use. It’s got carotenoids, linoleic and α-Linoleic acids(omegas -3 &-6). Those fatty acids may reduce the UV-induced inflammatory response when consumed every day. If you are already burned sea buckthorn products are wonderful for aiding with recovery. Despite all these benefits, sea buckthorn oil should never replace sunscreen on its own. You can add these skin nourishing to your sunscreen for an extra boost.
MEDICINAL PLANTS USED IN SKIN PROTECTION T.ANITHA Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry,Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture, Pollachi, India. June 2012, Revised and Accepted:21 July 2012