How to Use Sea Buckthorn Oil


Sea buckthorn offers a variety of vitamins and minerals and all omega fatty acids, including the rare omega 7. It contains over 190 total bioactive nutrients and an array of antioxidants. 

When taken as a nutritional supplement, it offers comprehensive support in many areas of health from the inside out. Internal use also supports healthy skin and beauty.

Sea buckthorn oil comes in two varieties- berry or seed oil and each have their own benefits.  

Vitamins and minerals are distributed throughout sea buckthorn plants. This means that each part of the plant has different health properties.

The plant as a whole is so nutritious that everything from the bark to the leaves are used in different forms. Our focus is the fruit and seeds of the plant which we use to make sea buckthorn oil.

Sea Buckthorn Oil Supplements For Optimal Health

Pure Oil Extracts

When you work with sea buckthorn oil, you’ll get a vast array of nutritional benefits. You can apply it topically without a carrier oil for cuts, wounds, healing, or general beauty enhancement. It can also be taken internally for healthy teeth and gums as well as a plethora of internal benefits.

Our sea buckthorn oil can be taken orally right out of the dropper. Not all sea buckthorn is safely indigestible depending on the way that it's processed. Our pure seed and berry oil are food grade, making them safe to take orally or slather on your skin.

It can be dropped into smoothies, salad dressing, sauces or any food or beverages that you make at home. Don't heat sea buckthorn oil (it could lose some of its nutrients) — add it to already cooked items.


  • Multi-purpose (many ways to use the oil)
  • Easy to use as a supplement or on your skin
  • Add to smoothies, take as an oral supplement, use it on your skin

Soft Gel Oil Capsules

Sea buckthorn soft gels are the most convenient way to take sea buckthorn oil. Our capsule products are always a best seller.

Sea buckthorn in a soft gel is the most convenient way to supplement with the oil. For those who dislike the taste or texture of pure sea buckthorn oil, the soft gels offer an alternative as an easy to use nutritional supplement.

Dr. Oz recommended 500mg soft gels on his 2011 sea buckthorn segment.


  • Easy to take as a nutritional supplement
  • Easy dosing (follow recommendations on label)
  • No taste
  • A no-hassle nutritional supplement

If you aren’t sure which method will be best for you, check out this post.

How to use Sea Buckthorn Oil Topically

There are many ways to use sea buckthorn oils topically, the key is finding the best option for your needs.

Pure oils make an excellent spot treatment on dark spots, acne, eczema, and wrinkles. But remember a little goes a long way! Start with only one drop.

Both kinds of pure sea buckthorn oil are very bright and highly pigmented. Therefore, using pure sea buckthorn oils might not be the best option for everyone.

Pure sea buckthorn oils are excellent on the skin. They’re safe to use without carrier oil, but for in applications you might want to use one.

Coconut oil or jojoba oil are affordable options that work well with sea buckthorn oil.

Add Pure Oils to Existing Products for a Nutritional Boost!

You can even add a few drops of your sea buckthorn oil to your existing personal care products. Here are some suggestions for skin care items that can be enhanced with sea buckthorn oil.

Remember- a little goes a long way when it comes to sea buckthorn oil. Start with one drop and add more as needed.

  • Hair Conditioner – Get silky, shiny hair with less frizz and a healthier scalp
  • Shaving Cream – Moisturize skin, get a closer shave
  • Facial and Body Lotion – Get smoother, more supple skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes and Rosacea
  • Mouthwash – Sea buckthorn berry oil is great for supporting the delicate tissues of the gums
  • Sunscreen – Keeps skin hydrated + antioxidant support

Sea Buckthorn Berry vs Seed Oil Benefits

Berry Oil

The berry oil is loaded with omega 7, which makes it perfect for boosting the moisture and health of the skin. You might choose to use the berry oil on your skin if you are suffering from chronic dryness.

If your skin is scarred from acne or other reasons, omega 7 can help break down the scar tissue. For scars, massage the oil into the affected areas to help break down the tissue.

To help fight scars before they even happen and promote healing, add a drop of sea buckthorn oil to cuts and burns (after sanitizing). Weekly treatments with sea buckthorn berry oil may help balance out skin that is dry in some areas and oily in others.

Overall, it's great for helping nourish skin that is effected by issues like psoriasis, eczema, or acne.

How to Take Sea Buckthorn Oil

The berry oil makes a great weekly treatment mask. We created a guide to show you the best way to do a sea buckthorn berry oil mask here.

Seed Oil 

Sea buckthorn seed oil is high in Omega 3 and antioxidants. Because it’s a much lighter color oil than sea buckthorn berry oil, it makes a great daily treatment for the skin.

Seed oil also absorbs much more quickly than sea buckthorn berry oil. Since this oil is also rich in fatty acids, it’s great for moisturizing the skin.

Because of its antioxidant content, it can also be good for hyper-pigmentation and wrinkles.

After washing your face, add a drop or two to your fingertips and massage into your face and neck. The oil will act as a serum and deliver nutrients into the deeper layers of your skin.

Add a layer of facial cream to seal in moisture throughout the day or let the oil soak into the skin for 20 minutes before cleansing face to wash away excess oil.

 How to Take Sea Buckthorn Oil

Don’t be afraid to mix sea buckthorn oils! They work great together and play well with other carrier oils. Experiment to create a custom blend!

About Omegas 6 & 9 for Topical Use

Each kind of sea buckthorn oil is balanced with omegas 6 & 9. Sea buckthorn oil is special because it has a balanced ratio of fatty acids.

Omega 6 is known to stimulate the skin cell growth and may fight inflammation. Omega 9 has anti-inflammatory, skin-softening and moisturizing properties.

Hassle-Free Sea Buckthorn Skin Care

Our premium sea buckthorn infused skincare and pure oil serums make using sea buckthorn oil easy!

Our lotions and cleanser contain a high amount of sea buckthorn oils. They were developed to balance all skin types using sea buckthon’s natural fatty acid complex.

Our line of Pure Oil Serums was developed to help specific skin types and needs. With sea buckthorn seed oil as a base, each serum has a different collection of premium plant-based oils and all natural sources for the key ingredients you’re looking for.

All SeabuckWonders skincare products provide enough sea buckthorn oil to transform your skin, without any of the bright pigments found in the pure oils. They’re the easiest way to nourish your skin with sea buckthorn oil every day!

Benefits of Sea Buckthorn Skincare Products

  • Sea buckthorn infused skin care
  • No bright pigments like pure oils
  • For daily use
  • No messy oil


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