SBT Seabuckthorn! ~ Giveaway!

SBT Seabuckthorn Have you ever heard of Sea Buckthorn? It’s an orange berry that grows on a tree that used to just be a Eurasian plant, however, we’re lucky enough to have lots of plants in Canada now too! They have lots of good nutrients in them and are prime candidates for creating healthy products! I had never tried anything made with sea buckthorn, but that all changed when SBT Seabuckthorn International sent me a package! These folks have been working with sea buckthorn since the early 90s and were instrumental in bringing Sea buckthorn to Canada.

Now, if you’d like to see a comprehensive line of products, you need to take a look at what they offer! There are cleansing bars, oil, tea, shampoos and conditioners, skin creams, acne and rosacea products. Then there is a whole line of soothing salves!  I’d say that includes just about everything you could imagine, wouldn’t you?

I was lucky enough to receive a bag of tea, a sniffle stick, lip balm and a selection of soothing salves! Wowzers! That’s a lot of stuff to test! Fun!

sbt Sniffle-StickThe Sniffle Stick is fantastic. Have you ever had a cold? Dumb question, I know, but think about your last doozy of one. Now think about your nose. Particularly just under it where it got abraded by the constant nose blowing, nose swiping and nose dripping. Remember how that felt? Enter the Sniffle Stick! You can apply it to your nose or your chest and it’s soothing and includes just enough eucalyptus and peppermint oil to help aid in clearing your nose!

The lip balm is also plumb full of good stuff! It glides on smoothly and makes your lips feel nice and soft. Don’t expect it to smell particularly like anything as it has no scenting or coloring agents. I don’t mind though, as I’m not a fan of color for the sake of color and I don’t need scent. For lip balms I’m generally partial to a plain peppermint anyway so I could use the Sniffle Stick quite happily in place of lip balm!

Now on to the Soothing Salves. I know I can’t do these salves justice, so please do go read about them so you can understand more about what all they can do for you! The fact of the matter is that I would probably need three months in order to fully test all of these and let you know what I think. That means quite a few bruises! Hahaha!

SBT HEAL2TOEHeal to Toe – to be used for anything related to feet! Unless you’re me, then you use it on fingers! I love looking at the descriptions of these salves and seeing “anti-bacterial,anti- microbial, antiseptic and anti-fungal”. Isn’t that great? I absolutely love how nature provides everything we need, whether it be in an essential oil or in a plant or herb etc! If only it was simpler to learn everything there was to know – we would all be in great health! Anyway, I digress. I do tend to have “horse’s hooves” so could use this salve to see about smoothing and softening, but I would rather spend a bit of time removing the excess callus first. However, one day, after tearing off a thumb nail accidentally (not fully, just along the skin line at the top of the nail, enough to make it hurt but not bleed) I ended up with a crack behind the nail. If you’ve ever had cracks in your fingers, you’ll know that they can be very uncomfortable. And since we use our fingers so much, we’re constantly aggravating them! I looked at the salves I had been sent and decided to try Heal to Toe on the crack. I placed a fairly decent dose of salve right on the crack, covered it with a bandaid and went to bed. It throbbed for awhile and then felt quite soothed and in the morning I’d have to say it did feel quite a bit better! I emailed Crystal to see which salve she would recommend and she suggested trying the Eczema & Dermatitis salve.

SBT ECZEMAEczema & Dermatitis – The next day, I did the same thing with this salve instead – salve on the wound, cover with bandaid, go to bed. I was very impressed to find that it felt much better in the morning! While the crack was still there, it felt like it was closed over and that any irritants like soap were not touching a raw wound. After the third day, the wound was closed and I was happy! I have now given some of this salve to my Aunt, as she suffers from nasty finger cracks in the winter. Here’s hoping it works for her!!

SBT - BRUISEVEINSALVEBruises & Varicose Veins – we have had reason to use this several times for assorted bruises. With three kids, it seems like there’s always a bruise somewhere! My six year old had someone step in front of him just as he got to the bottom of the slide and he had a doozy of a bruised nose. I did feel like the bruise likely would have been more vivid without the salve, but it’s awful hard to try it both ways! Just yesterday, I cracked the back of my hand into the corner of something and had quite the little welt so I dabbed some on and while I can feel where the welt is, I can’t hardly see a bruise. I also have given some to a neighbour of mine who struggles with varicose veins so it will be interesting to hear her thoughts on it in the next month or two!

Muscle/Joint Pain – I haven’t had much opportunity to use this salve much. However, I did slather it on after receiving a particularly “therapeutic” massage. I honestly couldn’t say how much it changed the muscle soreness, but it *felt* good and it smelled good and, hey, if it feels good, that’s 9/10ths of it working, right!? Again, I love that all the ingredients are good and wholesome and nourishing ingredients so that just using them makes you feel better!

SBT STRETCHMARKSStretch Marks & Scars – Again, I haven’t had a chance to use this much. Partly because I’m terrible at getting into a routine with anything. I have used it on my stretch marks a few times, but I know I need to be more diligent to see results. But check this out – it has Coconut oil, Seabuckthorn seed oil, Seabuckthorn fruit oil, Pomegranate oil, Rosehip oil, Olive oil and Blue Tansy Oil. Doesn’t that sound like a marvelous mixture that should help the skin?

SBT COLDS_SNIFFLESLastly, there is the Coughs, Colds & Sniffles Too. Similar to the sniffle stick, there is eucalyptus oil for nasal congestion, ravintsara oil for lung congestion and the throat, and peppermint oil for sinus congestion. I love this salve! I used to use Vicks VapoRub in the kids version, but I hated how it was petroleum based and would stain their pajamas. I started making my own version with coconut oil and eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender. It worked nicely but you know how it’s nice to not have to make it? Yup, love this one! The kids know that we always put “stuff” on their chests, neck, under their nose, and sometimes on the bottoms of their feet when they’re snuffly, so it’s not hard to use it on them. As a parent, I always appreciate it when their noses clear up enough so that they can go to sleep in a reasonable amount of time with a reduced amount of whining!

The last item I was sent was some of their loose leaf tea. This is made from the leaves of the Sea buckthorn and contains “fatty acids, many minerals, vitamins, flavonoids, polyphenols.” It also has high values of calcium, potassium, magnesium, beta carotene and Vitamin E. There have also been studies that have suggested that this tea could help combat infectious organisms and bacterial toxins. Overall, that sounds like a mighty fine tea to be drinking, doesn’t it? I’m finding that it’s a bit of an acquired taste, but when I mix it with some other tea, I have no problem drinking it.

Seabuckthorn has so many more products I’d love to try. I’d love to try their soaps, shampoos and conditioners. Also, since I fight with dry hands all winter, I’d love to try their skin creams. And I’d be really curious to try taking the sea buckthorn oil straight up in their liquid oil in a bottle format.  I think most of us are lacking these oils in the quantity our body needs them, so it would be very interesting to try taking them for awhile and see what changes a person would notice!

I really do encourage you to take a look at what all this company has to offer. There’s something for everything and again, I love how all their products are non-gmo, gluten free, cruelty free, eco friendly, soy free and are filled with wholesome ingredients!  The last great thing about this company is that they’re Canadian!  They are based out of beautiful BC!

WIN IT!

SBT Seabuckthorn has offered one winner their choice of a soothing salve and will also include a Lip Balm and a Sniffle Stick! Open to Canada only!

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Comments

  1. Anne Taylor says:

    The Sniffle Stick sounds very intriguing!

  2. For eczema and dermatitis

  3. nicolthepickle says:

    I would like to try the joint muscle pain salve.

  4. I would like to try the soothing salve head to toe.

  5. I would like to try the Stretch Marks & Scars 🙂

  6. I would love to try the Coughs, Colds & Sniffles Too for the winter season!

  7. Rosanne Robinson says:

    Wow, I’ve never heard of Seabuckthorn before your review, they definitely have a lot of interesting products. I would love to try the Coughs, Colds & Sniffles Too because both my husband and I have a cough, cold, and virus.

  8. Probably Lip Balm for my kids, this is a perfect season to use it.

  9. I would like to try the Bruises & Varicose Veins Soothing Salve first.

  10. Cheryl Grandy says:

    I’d like to try the one for muscle and joint pain.

  11. Chad Gustafson says:

    Definitely cough cold sniffles

  12. Holly MacRitchie says:

    I would like to try the Stretch Mark and scar salve because I am currently pregnant with my first baby!

  13. I would like to try the Eczema & Dermatitis Salve.

  14. Id like to try the Coughs, Colds & Sniffles Too salve

  15. Wendy hutton says:

    would like to try the one for Eczema & Dermatitis

  16. Would love to try the Eczema & Dermatitis in our house

  17. Christine Holliday says:

    The salve for varicose vein..Oh I need some relief!!!

  18. Lynda Cook says:

    I would like to try the Heal to Toe one

  19. I would like to try the Bruises & Varicose Veins Soothing Salve.

  20. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would like to try the Coughs, Colds & Sniffles Too

  21. I would love to try the Coughs, Colds & Sniffles .This is a new product line to me..thank you for the review and giveaway!

  22. I want to first try Heal to Toe. I am big on foot care and pampering.

  23. Angela Poplar says:

    I’d love to try the Bruises and Vericose veins one! My mom and I bruise easily and any quick healers would help…I also have inherited vericose veins…they’re coming in fast for me being only 38, I’m a little freaked to see what will be at 58!

  24. the stretch mark and scar one for me, i would like to see mine disappear

  25. Sniffle Stick. thanks

  26. I’d love to try the Heal to Toe. I spend so much time on my feel they really take a beating.

  27. I would like to try the cough and sniffle salve.

  28. I have a bug right now so I would like to try the Sniffle Stick!

  29. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love to try the Stretch Marks & Scars Salve.

  30. Jennifer L. says:

    I’d love to try the Eczema & Dermatitis salve.

  31. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would like to try the Sniffle Stick first on this cold.

  32. Tara Gauthier says:

    I would like to try the colds, coughs and sniffles most definitely!

  33. I would try Heal to Toe first!

  34. I would love to try the sniffle stick

  35. Carole Dube says:

    I’d like to try them all! If I have to pick only one I would try the muscle and joint pain.

  36. I would like to try the Coughs, Colds & Sniffles Too

  37. I’d first try the product for Eczema & Dermatitis

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