The majority of sea buckthorn plants are located in Northern Europe, Mongolia, Russia, Canada and China. The sea buckthorn plant is a very rare species of flowering plant that can grow in some of the harshest conditions in the world. Around 85% of sea buckthorn plants are located in China and the Himalayas, where the most nutrient dense sea buckthorn berries are located.
Unfortunately, sea buckthorn oil does not grow in Australia, as our weather conditions are not suitable for the sea buckthorn plant to survive. However, our mission is to provide the highest quality sea buckthorn oil available, which is sourced from one of the highest sea buckthorn farms (approx 3500m above sea level) in the world. We only work with farmers that produce certified organic sea buckthorn oil to ensure the full benefits are received.
Only recently sea buckthorn oil made its way to Northern America and Australia and as a result there are many fake and low-quality products on the market.
It is important when choosing sea buckthorn oil to ensure you choose a high-quality oil, as there are many fake or low-quality products on the market. Low quality oil will not produce the desired benefits and they may be detrimental to your health. Look out for the below qualities when choosing a high-quality sea buckthorn seed oil;
- High quality Sea buckthorn seed oil: Bright yellow colour (as pictured below) strong nutty aroma, CO2 extraction method
- Low quality sea buckthorn seed oil: Pale colour, rubbery/faint smell, cold pressed
*Important to note sea buckthorn seed oil is different from sea buckthorn berry oil. Sea buckthorn berry oil is a bright red/orange colour and temporarily stains the skin. It also has slightly different benefits compared to the seed oil.