A Brief Primer on Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil

For many hundreds of years, inhabitants of the Sea Buckthorn’s native habitat have used oil squeezed from its berries to revitalize their skin and even to help wounds heal. Today, people all over the world can buy Sea Buckthorn berry oil and find out just how effective it is. All-natural, perfectly safe, and providing a multitude of additional health benefits, this oil more than lives up to the current popularity that it enjoys.

When studying the benefits of berry oil and looking to purchase it, be careful not to confuse it with Sea Buckthorn seed oil, which contains provides different benefits to the body

Click here to learn how to choose the best sea buckthorn berry oil.

Skin Benefits

Sea Buckthorn berry oil contains a wealth of the nutrients, proteins, and essential fatty acids that make skin healthy and strong. When applied directly to the skin, the oil prevents the development of wrinkles and has an anti-aging effect on its appearance. Best of all, when the oil is absorbed into the skin it does not cause drying like many moisturizing products and lotions do. It also partially shields the skin’s surface from the sun’s UV rays, acting as a low-level sunblock. Be careful when applying berry oil to the skin, though—its high concentration of carotenoids can discolor the skin with a light orange tint if it is used heavily. Learn more about sea buckthorn support for skin and beauty by clicking here.

Acne and skin diseases are notoriously difficult to treat, and many frustrated people resort to simply concealing unsightly blemishes with excessive makeup or other quick fixes. These techniques lead to even more problems later on, however, and do nothing to help the situation. Sea Buckthorn berry oil carries anti-inflammatory agents that reduce disease, plus large quantities of skin-nourishing vitamins that promote good health. Read about Dr. Oz’s sea buckthorn recommendation for Acne.

Wound Repair

One of the most fascinating abilities of Sea Buckthorn berry oil is its power to accelerate wound repair. All kinds of skin damage, from cuts to burns to radiation burns, heal more quickly when treated with the oil, and many clinics have begun using it as a regular treatment because of its reliability and safety. Because the oil is so full of concentrated vitamins that enhance skin growth, it provides a perfect environment for scars and burns to get back to normal as fast as possible. Click here to learn more about sea buckthorn’s tissue healing properties.

Weight Loss

Rumors are flying thick and fast about the ability of Sea Buckthorn berry oil to prevent weight gain. In studying the many known benefits of using the oil, researchers discovered that mice who were given berry oil gained no weight at all, even when they were fed a high-fat diet. Now, the pressure is on for scientists to continue their research, determining whether the essential fatty acids in the oil are capable of programming the brain to discard unnecessary fat rather than store it. On Dr. Oz’s June 2011 sea buckthorn segment, he recommended the berry for managing weight and dieting.

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29 Responses to A Brief Primer on Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil

  1. probal deb says:

    If I consume seabuckthorn oil containing capusule twice a day does it actually aggrevate the blood pressure as I have to take one capsule Loser-H to low down my BP for last 4 years..please let me know.

    • admin says:


      If taking prescription medication, it’s very important to talk to your doctor before taking any supplements. You just want to be sure that the sea buckthorn does not interfere with your medication or will cause a bad reaction. To answer your question, there is some research showing that foods high in Omegas, especially 3, can help lower blood pressure. If you do get a SBT supplement, be sure to get a blend of the both the fruit and seed oils or just get the seed oil, as that is highest in Omega 3.

      Hope that helps and thanks for your question.

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  3. Adam says:

    Hello. Thanks for such an informative site. I have only just started learning about sea buckthorn oil, and am keen to start using it to try and improve my facial skin. I’m struggling to know which to buy, as I want to buy a good quality pure berry oil, but I can’t afford to spent too much. I’ve seen a few aromatherapy websites selling the oil in generic amber bottles. They claim the oil is pure and seem like good value. Would this be a good choice? I’ve noticed that some of these state that their oil is for external use only, and not to be ingested. I’m assuming that this is simply because it hasn’t been prepared or packaged in a food environment, so they have to put that for legal reasons. Any thoughts on that? Thanks

    • admin says:

      Hi there,

      If you have a limited budget, we would suggest finding a good quality berry oil in a dropper bottle. They are sometimes pricey but a bit of oil goes a long way. Never take any essential oil internally if the bottle or company says that it is not meant for internal use. If you only intend to use them externally that is fine.

      One downside of purchasing a generic or homemade oil is that there are no standards which the seller has to pass in order to sell the product. They do not have to do quality testing for bacteria, microbes or even testing to prove that you will actually be getting sea buckthorn oil. You’re right, they probably do say not to use internally for legal reasons. That means they will take no responsibility if what they are selling hurts you or makes you sick.

      We strongly suggest that you purchase these kinds of oils from bigger companies who have access to clean extraction processes like C02 extraction, quality testing and companies that explicitly tell you you can ingest the product internally. Look for brands that are Organic Certified or have similar certifications. These certifications mean that the company has proven the quality and authenticity of it’s product to outside agencies. It’s safer to by oils that you take internally from bigger companies with more resources.

      It may cost slightly more but your safety is worth it! Don’t take chances when it comes to herbal supplements.

  4. Evey says:

    Thanks for all this information..
    I am wondering how often to apply this to my scalp…daily? Twice weekly? Apply with gloves? (For psoriasis!)

    Thanks for any advice!

    • admin says:

      Hi there,

      We would suggest starting with once a week to see how it goes and then moving to twice a week if you feel like it’s helping but you need a little more of a boost. If you use gloves to apply, it will be less messy and that’s a good thing. The fruit oil is dark orange and the seed oil is bright yellow, so it wouldn’t hurt to wear gloves but the oil is safe on skin, so it’s not necessary.

      If you find a good brand that is also made for internal use, we would suggest that you use it internally as well as externally for best results.

      Good Luck and let us know how it goes!

  5. shannon says:

    I have a bottle of sea buckthorn oil dating back to 2013. I forgot I had it.
    Would it be safe to use?

    • admin says:


      You should call the manufacturer to confirm. Sea buckthorn oil tends to have a very long shelf life so you will likely be just fine taking it. We would try to use the bottle within the next year though, for sure.


  6. Tracey Fenner says:

    Hi, what’s the best way to take the 1-2 ml berry oil per day? Can I drink it in some fruit juice or something more palatable?

    • admin says:


      If you don’t like the taste of the sea buckthorn oil, you can add it to other things to take your dose everyday. Juice would work or a smoothie would be even better. You could add it to virtually anything you eat or drink, just don’t cook with oils or heat them on the stove. If you cook with them they will lose the nutritional value, so just add the oil to things that you have already made.


  7. Melina says:

    Can I give sea buckthorn seed or combo (seed plus berry ) oil to my 8 mo old child ? If so how many drops is a good amount ? Shall I mix it with his formula?? thank you

    • admin says:

      Hi Melina,

      It’s okay to give sea buckthorn oil to babies. We don’t know of any definite dosage. However, a child over the age of six would get about half a dose so a baby should likely get about a quarter of the dosage. You may want to run it by your doctor to be safe. If they don’t know what sea buckthorn oil is, just tell them it’s a plant based omega with antioxidants and they’ll understand that. If he eats soft baby food you might want to mix it in there just so that you don’t stain the bottles with sea buckthorn oils. They are orange and yellow and have a tendency to stain plastic and rubber.


  8. Anonymous says:

    Thanks so much for your response , I have another question for you , is it safe to use buckthorn berry/seed oil on my 7 mo babies face along with some prescription drug (facial ointments) for my babies eczema . He has dermatitis

    • admin says:

      Hello again,

      The sea buckthorn oil would be safe on his skin. However, the prescription may interact with the sea buckthorn oil in a way we can’t predict. You should ask the doctor if they are aware of any interactions with the ointment. It’s not likely that the doctor will know what sea buckthorn oil is but they can tell you if the ointment would interact badly with other substances. The oils work very well on flaky skin issues like eczema. But you might want to find a facial lotion for him instead. The oils are pretty messy and have a strong smell which might not be pleasant for your little one. I’m pretty sure that one of our sponsor brands has a facial cream product that contains the seed and berry oil. That’s probably your best bet. You can click on the sponsor ads here on the site to find it.

      Thank you and good luck!

  9. sharon says:

    Hi i have had foot fungal infection for a long time now, and all doctors recommedations have not worked, do you think this may help it at all
    thankyou, im at my wits end!!!

    • admin says:

      Hi Sharon,

      Sea buckthorn oil isn’t really known for being anti-fungal. It is good for irritated skin but I’m not sure if it will help get rid of foot fungus. Maybe try tea-tree or eucalyptus? Sorry, wish I had more information for you.


      • sharon says:

        ok thankyou, ill give it a go anyway and let you know!, tried tea tree oil but not eucalpytus, thankyou again

  10. Wow this is very interesting and very informative. Thank you for answering my question with a totally new way, well done!

  11. Hello. This passage made it clear to me that the benefits of sea buckthorn berry oil. But I still have a question: is there a proper dosage of it? what would happen if I apply too much oil on my skin?

    • admin says:


      Great question. Both kinds of sea buckthorn oil are safe for topical use. You don’t even need to dilute the oil in order to use it topically. If using it topically, you really can’t put too much on the skin. The oils are brightly colored, so depending on what you are using them for, you can dilute them with a carrier oil like jojoba. But that’s really just for the color- the oils are safe to use topically.

      Thank you!

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  13. Gentle breeze says:

    Is this also good for UTI or preventing UTI?

    • admin says:


      It’s possible that it could help if the UTI is being caused by urogenital dryness. Sea buckthorn oil is high in fatty acids that boost the health of mucous membranes and support moisture. It also has anti-inflammatory properties so again, if that is the cause of the UTI, it’s possible.

      We wouldn’t say outright that it could prevent a UTI- but based on the fact that the oils can support urogenital health, it’s possible.

      You can just take a capsule supplement daily to help with this. We recommend a brand that has a blend of both the berry oil and the seed oil so that you can get all of the benefits from the oils as possible.

      Thank you

  14. Brandon Steven says:

    Great Information! Thanks for sharing it. I also read a similar article at https://www.davidwolfe.com/natural-remedies/ where I found that Buckthorn oil has many benefits. It resolves the problem of skin aging, liver cancer, fight diabetes and also prevent infections.

  15. Steve Leslie says:

    I have just bought some sea buckthorn berry oil capsules and was wondering if I am able to just drink the oil from the capsule rather than swallow the whole capsule.



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