No matter how you may choose to consume it: infusion, syrup, powder, essential oil, or in its natural state, sea buckthorn presents amazing properties and empowers your body to fight against foreign invaders and various possible illnesses. In this article, you are about to find out how to prepare sea buckthorn oil at home, and also in what situations should you consume it.
Sea buckthorn Oil – Preparation
- 200-300 g fresh sea buckthorn
- 2/3 tsp alcohol
- olive oil
For the preparation of the essential oil, the sea buckthorns must be fresh. Firstly, they have to be washed thoroughly using cold water. Then, leave them dry. After they are dried, you should place them in a clean and wiped 400 g jar. Next, you must pour the alcohol. You can use either alimentary alcohol or other alcoholic drink you may have in the house. Close the jar hermetically and leave it to macerate for 4 to 6 hours, occasionally stirring the jar.
After this stage of the maceration is complete, pour olive oil until the jar is almost full. You can use other types of oils too, for instance soy or sunflower oil. Close the jar hermetically and leave it for another 3 to 4 weeks to macerate. Don’t forget to stir the content daily.
In this 3 to 4 weeks’ time, a separated orange layer will be formed. That is the sea buckthorn oil. The next step is to filter the content of the jar through a clean fabric. The resulted oil is to be kept in little dark glass bottles, with their top upside down. This will prevent the essential oil from turning rancid.
How to Use
Sea buckthorn oil can be used either for external purposes, having spectacular results in treating different skin conditions, or for internal conditions, being just as effective.
Sea buckthorn oil has an amazing regenerative power that enhances your skin texture. This is thanks to the richness in palmitic acid, Omega-3 and Omega-6 acids that are found inside the fruit, factors that provide the recovery of cells and epidermis. I will give you a list of external affections in which the use of sea buckthorn oil is advised.
- Lesions and ulcers
- Aged skin
- Zoster Area
As mentioned above, sea buckthorn oil also has extraordinary effects when administrated internally. A diet using this essential oil is recommended for two weeks’ time minimum, three months being the maximum advisable amount of time. Take 10-20 drops three times a day. The oil can be consumed either by itself, or mixed with honey or added into your salad.
- Decreased Immunity
- Gastric ulcer, gastritis
- Endocrine affections
- Liver illness
- High cholesterol