Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone? This year, why not consider giving the gift of Sea Buckthorn from Mont Echo Naturels? Our Valentine’s Day gift bags include a selection of products from our award-winning line of 100% natural, 100% Canadian Sea Buckthorn skincare to pamper your loved one’s skin and a box of our delicious Sea Buckthorn chocolates to tantalize their taste buds.
If you’ve never heard of Sea Buckthorn, you may be wondering why you should give the gift of Sea Buckthorn for Valentine’s Day. Well, Sea Buckthorn is an extraordinary little fruit which until recently has remained relatively unknown here in North America, despite its long history of use in other parts of the world. The plant contains over 190 bioactive substances, including essential and non-essential fatty acids (Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9), vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, phytosterols and carotenes, and has been used for centuries to improve overall health and treat a variety of ailments, including skin and digestive diseases. The oils obtained from the plant’s small dark seeds and bright orange fruit pulp are considered especially valuable for both internal and external applications, particularly skincare. And now, Sea Buckthorn is finally becoming well-known in North America. In fact, it was recently described as one of the top new superfoods of 2011 and is #4 on the Globe and Mail’s list of the top 10 food trends for 2011. So Sea Buckthorn is special, unique, and offers real benefits—everything that makes a gift great.
And why give the gift of Mont Echo Sea Buckthorn for Valentine’s Day? Well, as Sea Buckthorn becomes more popular, it’s important to remember that not all Sea Buckthorn products are created equal. As we discussed in a previous blog, there is a lot of confusion and a marked lack of knowledge about Sea Buckthorn and particularly the oils extracted from the Sea Buckthorn plant and their specific benefits, especially in the skincare industry. Some companies offering “Sea Buckthorn-derived skincare” are unaware whether the “Sea Buckthorn oil” in their products is Sea Buckthorn fruit oil, Sea Buckthorn seed oil, a combination of the two, or even a Sea Buckthorn oil cut with another carrier oil! Some have no idea where their oils came from, or how they were extracted. All “Sea Buckthorn oils” are not of equal quality or purity, and it’s important to know what kind of oil you’re actually getting, how it was extracted, and where it came from.
At Mont Echo, we extract the supercritical Sea Buckthorn seed and fruit oils used in our Mont Echo Bath & Body Sea Buckthorn skincare products ourselves, onsite, from herbicide-, pesticide-, and fungicide-free fruit grown right here in Canada. We’re actually the first and only company in North America to do so. That means you know exactly what you’re getting when you choose our skincare. It’s 100% natural, made with 100% Canadian fruit, and lovingly hand-crafted by our family for yours.