Camellia oil has been the Japanese beauty secret for centuries, used by men, women and children to nourish skin, face and hair and nails. It is made from cold pressed Japanese camellia (Camellia Japonica) buds, and is a member of the tea family (Theaceae.)
As a skin conditioner, Camellia oil is an excellent natural moisturizer and emollient (skin softener,) protecting skin from chafing and drying out, and replenishing vital nutrients. It restores skin’s pH balance and shields skin from penetration of environmental pollutants, and acts as a natural sun block by forming a barrier against harmful UV rays.
As a hair and scalp conditioner, it supplies nutrients to the scalp and gently protects hair by replenishing vital nutrients which do not readily oxidize and deteriorate. It softens hair and is especially effective on dry scalp and stiff hair.
Camellia oil is best for people with dry or normal/dry oil scalp. It is nearly scentless, making it ideal for men, women, toddlers and children of all ages. It is very lightweight and absorbs really well. It is much lighter than oils such as shea butter and jojoba. It is is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (does not block skin pores, and does not contribute to acne.)
The active ingredients are Oleic acid (82%) and Linoleic (8%) essential fatty acids. Camellia oil is also a rich source of Vitamin E and polyphenol antioxidants.
How to Use for Hair and Scalp Care
For best results, use only a few drops and apply to towel-dry damp hair (such as after a shower.)
Put 3-4 drops in your palm, rub your hands together and then run your hands through hair to distribute the oil. Massage the oil into hair and over scalp. Wrap your hair with a warm towel for 15-20 minutes, if you have long hair. You can use camellia oil on the ends of your hair. This area is where most splits and breakages start. Use just a few drops on the ends as a leave-in, and your hair will feel soft & silky.
Use once or twice a week in the beginning, and adjust the frequency to your needs as you go along.
How to Use for Skin Care
Camellia oil is light enough as daily facial and body moisturizer. Apply 3-4 drops to damp skin for optimal results. Massage gently and thoroughly in circular motion until completely absorbed. Used regularly around the eyes and mouth, It softens skin, diminishes small wrinkles, restores damaged skin and protects against age-spots and unwanted pigmentation.
It is an excellent emollient (skin softener.) It soothes and softens rough, chafed or irritated skin and works great on dried rough skin such as in the heel area.
As After Shave Moisturizer for Men
For Men, Camellia oil is an excellent skin conditioner after shaving. Applied regularly it will leave skin moisturized, and help with preventing irritations and shaving burns. Apply 3-4 drops to damp skin after shaving and massage gently until completely absorbed.