WHY SEA BUCKTHORN & HONEY?

Sea Buckthorn

Sea buckthorn is known as a “panacea”, or cure-all, in many parts of Eastern Asia and Russia. It’s been used for thousands of years to treat various health issues and illnesses. Sea buckthorn has an impressive nutritional profile that includes 14 essential vitamins and all the omega oils including the rare omega 7. It is supercharged with anti oxidants and anti inflammatory properties that aids in healing and restoration. It is known to combat dry skin, fade age spots and help prevent and treat wrinkles. Being a true skin healer, it is sometimes known as the beauty berry.

As a food source, Sea Buckthorn fruit is considered one of the new “super foods”.  Since being introduced to North America more than a decade ago, this citrus fruit can be found in a variety of food products including jams, juices and even wine!

The fruit and plant oils are ideal for skin and hair health due to their high levels of the following nutrients:

  • Omega 3-6-9 and 7
  • 15 times the Vitamin C of oranges per volume
  • Vitamin E (the second highest natural source in the plant world)
  • Beta Carotene
  • 18 amino acids, corticoids, tocopherols, flavenoids

Our natural skincare line is specifically formulated with Sea Buckthorn fruit, seed, and pulp oils in combination with honey, royal jelly, and other healthy ingredients to nourish the skin.  Our products are paraben free, petroleum free, and not tested on animals.

Honey

Honey is a delicious sweetener that can be used for baking sweets, enhancing hot drinks or as a natural cough and cold remedy.  Made from bees collecting nectar, pollen and resins from flowers, it is loaded with nutrients, anti-oxidants and healing compounds. These phytonutrient antioxidants and enzymes also benefit the skin and hair, making honey a great natural ingredient in skincare products.

Honey is often described as a “humectant”, which is a substance that attracts moisture and locks it inside. This property makes honey a great moisturizer that creates elasticity and a glowing smooth texture.  The impressive chemical structure of honey allows for a variety of healing properties. Honey can be used to aid in wound healing, skin damage, itchy skin  and premature aging.

Interesting Facts

  • In 1986, many of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster victims were treated with Sea Buckthorn oil
  • Russian Cosmonauts have been using Sea Buckthorn to protect their skin from radiation damage during their trips into outer space for years!
  • Sea Buckthorn juice was the national drink during the Beijing Olympics
  • 90% of the world’s Sea Buckthorn is in China
  • Known botanically as Hippophae, meaning “shiny horse”, sea buckthorn was used by ancient Greeks to give their horses lustrous coats
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Interesting Facts

  • It is believed that honey history goes as far back as 10 to 20 million years ago and the practice of beekeeping to produce honey, apiculture, dates back to at least 700 BC.
  • The word honey has been derived from Hebrew and it means enchant.
  • It is the only food source that contains almost everything that we require to live like antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, even water.
  • Honey was found in King Tut’s tomb and it was still edible.
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