Camellia oil boasts a huge list of health benefits including the ability to lower blood pressure, balance cholesterol, improve hair health, reduce inflammation, speed up wound healing, heal skin conditions, aid bone health, protect against oxidative stress, and boost the immune system, among others. But always buy the oil from a reputable source.
As it is the essential oil from the seeds of the tea plant, Camellia oil is also commonly known as tea seed oil (don’t mistake it for tea tree oil). To produce tea, the leaves of the tea plant are usually dried. And to extract the concentrated oil the seeds undergo a cold-pressing method. While this oil has been widely used in Asia for centuries, it is currently a rage all over the world.
Camellia oil has high levels of oleic acid (more than 80%), as well as alpha-linolenic acid, linoleic acid, stearic acid, calcium, vitamin E, potassium, saponins, triterpenes, and squalane.
Uses and Benefits
Camellia oil will help people suffering from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inflammatory conditions, osteoporosis, cold, respiratory infection, flu, eczema, psoriasis, weak immunity, acne, brittle hair, dandruff, hair loss, and fresh wounds.
Moisturizing: Research has shown that this oil can lock in moisture and help smooth extremely dry skin. For people who are exposed to the vagaries of nature this oil is an ideal remedy. It can keep your skin feeling healthy and young and also minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
Hair Health: It is excellent for conditioning and strengthening hair. The rich supply of oils can moisturize your scalp, coat your hair strands and prevent split ends and breakage and help to eliminate dandruff.
Blood Pressure: Camellia oil has a significant amount of potassium and when used internally, it can lower your blood pressure levels, due to its role as a vasodilator. It can also positively affect hypertension because of the presence of monounsaturated fats found in this oil, helping you lower your risk of stroke and heart attack.
Osteoporosis: As this oil has rich calcium, phosphorous, and potassium content, it can slow down the onset of osteoporosis as you age and help maintain bone mineral density. This can generally increase the range of motion and mobility and also minimize symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Immune System: Green tea and camellia oil derived from the Camellia sinensis plant help defend against viral and bacterial infections and strengthen the immune system. Triterpenes found in this oil has proven immune-boosting properties.
Wound Healing: This potent oil is rich in vitamin E, which can speed up the healing process as well as the growth of new cells. It is also an antioxidant that can arouse flow of blood to the skin. For scrapes, wounds, bruises, and cuts topically applying a small amount of this oil can protect against infections and diminish the appearance of scars.
What makes it stand out
Camellia oil doesn’t clog pores but easily penetrates skin, nourishing the skin with polyphenols, omega-9 fatty acids, vitamin E, and even proteins and plant collagen. It doesn’t leave a greasy feeling as it is full of essential fatty acids and lipids that are similar to those that you find in your skin.
You’ll love its versatility
Camellia oil is excellent for you face, body and hair. It can be used as a leave-in conditioner as it is not greasy.