Plants known for generations, successfully used by our grandmothers, more and more often come back into favor. In the era of rapid development and production of synthetic substances, we are eager to look at what nature itself has to offer us. And it has so much, right? Today we will tell you about the properties of the oil obtained from a beautiful plant. Here is the sea buckthorn.


Sea buckthorn, also known as the Gold of Siberia or Russian Pineapple, is a plant that is extremely rich in nutrients. You can find there nearly 190 bioactive substances, including: flavonoids, amino acids, antioxidants, unsaturated fatty acids, microelements and vitamins (A, C, D, E, K, PP) and provitamins. Due to the richness of extremely valuable substances, it has been used both in the kitchen and in cosmetics.

It is worth remembering that this is a plant that is partially under protection in accordance with the ordinance of the Minister of the Environment of 2014. This means that although you can meet wild sea buckthorn in the Pieniny and along the Baltic Sea, you cannot collect its golden fruit. Partial protection, however, means that you can legally enjoy the benefits of sea buckthorn from cultivated shrubs.


This plant belongs to shrubs that can grow up to 5 meters. The fruits are very characteristic: small, slightly spherical or oblong with a graceful orange color. If you are wondering what they taste like, we dispel your doubts: they are sour due to their high acid content. Its stems are covered with spines, and the leaves are narrow and silver-green.


This plant can be found wild in Europe and Asia. Due to their beauty, sea buckthorn shrubs are often a wonderful garden decoration and a hedge. The abundance of tiny fruits on the stems makes it a very colorful and eye-catching plant, hence its exceptional popularity.


As we wrote in the introduction, you can find 190 active substances in this plant. The micronutrients contained in the sea buckthorn include iron, potassium, aluminum, silicon and calcium. However, it is not the micronutrient content that we should be delighted with. It is the Gold of Siberia that contains very large amounts of vitamin C!
How much? – you ask. Only one fruit will contain more: wild rose. So sea buckthorn berries are a real vitamin C bomb, three times larger than black currants. Unfortunately, not everyone is a fan of sour fruit, and sea buckthorn berries are one of them. However, nothing is lost! You can successfully prepare preserves with the addition of sweeter fruit that will give you sweetness. Also, do not worry about vitamin C in sea buckthorn – it does not break down when cooked.


Sea buckthorn oil is cold pressed from the seeds and fruit pulp. It is not recommended to use it on hair (especially blonde) because it has a very intense red color. The action of the oil is definitely very broad. It is a valuable source of vitamins A, B, C, phytosterols, flavonoids, phenolic compounds and fatty acids. Thanks to the neutralization of free radicals, it is called the Source of Youth. The use of sea buckthorn oil supports the treatment of burns, frostbites or pimples.


When choosing sea buckthorn oil (or any other oil) it is important to check the composition on the product packaging. It is worth choosing natural ones, without admixtures. Sea buckthorn oil with the appropriate composition can be found in our store: LINK. If you have any questions, please write us a private message. We will be happy to help you choose a product that meets your needs.