Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil

Camellia branch with flower isolated on white background
Camellia oleifera flowers. Copyright: scis65 / 123RF Stock Photo

The multipurpose Camellia oleifera oil offers amazing benefits for skin and hair. It is known that Geishas kept their skin soft, supple and young using this oil heavily.

The seeds are collected from a small tree or shrub which grows to 8m high in the world but only to 2m when cultivated. The plants are commercially grown in south-east Asia especially western Japan. Here the winters are cold yet dry so the plant flowers throughout the winter and even when it has snowed from January to February.

You might see Camellia oil called ‘tea seed oil’ which leads to confusion with ‘tea tree oil’.

Compounds And Componentry

Contains 4 percent omega-6 fatty acids.


Face moisturiser: Wonderfully hydrating for all skin types, including mature skin. Apply 10 – 15 drops daily on the face. Or use overnight as a night oil treatment.

Hair conditioning: Soften the locks! Use as a leave-in conditioner by applying 5 -10 drops onto damp hair, especially the ends. For deep conditioning treatment massage 20 – 30 drops, 1 hour before washing to improve dry and damaged hair.

Dry skin: Smooth it out, by generously applying into dry areas such as elbows, knees and heels. For all over body moisturising apply on damp skin after showering.

Healthy nails & soft hands: For healthy, smooth nails add 1- 2 drops to a cotton pad and apply on nails and cuticles. Massage 10 – 15 drops into hands to leave them super soft.

Stretch marks: Nourish the skin by massaging 10 – 15 drops into the affected area daily.


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