Camellia Seed (also known as tea seed) is a lush option for skin, hair, and nail formulations. Astringent and not likely to clog pores, its more drying qualities are ideal for oily skin types. And with its softening and restoring capabilities, Camellia Seed can be the perfect assistant in supporting supple, healthy skin. We’ll just call it silk in a bottle.
Also said to be strengthening to the hair, Camellia Seed can help restore a healthy shine to your locks and is a perfect addition to scalp and hair masks for those whose skin may produce more natural oils.
Botanical Name: Camellia oleifera
Method: Cold Pressed
Aroma: Camellia Seed has a sharp aroma with a complex texture
Consistency: Typical and characteristic of carrier oils
Color: Yellow to golden yellow
Absorption: Camellia Seed carrier oil is easily absorbed into the skin leaving a smooth finish
Citations:1) Parker, S. (2015). Power of the Seed. Los Angeles: Process.
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Shelf Life: 2 Years
- There are a few creative ways to use Camellia Seed oil as a traditional hair conditioner in your hair. 1.) Using your fingertips or a wooden comb, brush a small amount of the oil through damp hair to help disperse it throughout your hair evenly. 2.) If your hair is tangly, apply a small amount with your hands to soften tough knotted areas to make it easier to untangle.
- Camellia oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the Camellia oleifera fruit of the tea plant and yellow to golden in color, it has a sharp aroma and complex texture. It is very similar to Jojoba oil and used often in skin care blends due to its naturally matching skin sebum properties and carries other names such as tea seed oil or tea oil. It contains no caffeine but comes from a species of tea plant that is specifically grown for the oil.
- Camellia Seed oil is a good choice for those with oily skin due to the fact that this oil is non-comedogenic, meaning that it is not likely to clog pores or cause acne or other blemishes. It has an astringent quality and is slightly more drying but does not leave a greasy feeling to the skin. It can help enable a softening of the skin that helps to restore a glowing radiance. For the hair, it can restore a healthy shine and for those who love to make scalp and hair masks, this oil is a perfect match for those whose skin and hair tend to be oilier.
- Apply Camellia Seed carrier oil directly on rough, dry skin patches of the face and body using as often as needed to protect against free radical damage. You can also use after washing and cleansing the face and skin as a moisturizer. It can be used under sunscreen and makeup and can even be used on the lips. In the hair, it can be used to help untangle knots and as a conditioner for dry damaged and brittle hair.
- Camellia Seed oil is a very light oil with a fresh, soft aroma that is safe oil to use during pregnancy and even on the delicate skin of babies and young children. It's an oil that is high in essential fatty acid called oleic acid which is similar to our own natural sebum. This oil is also non-comedogenic with a rating of zero meaning it will not irritate or clog pores.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. Alternatively, use Carrier Oils alone as a natural moisturizer. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
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Shiny Hair Mask
1⁄2 oz Castor Oil
1.5 oz Camellia Seed Oil
24 drops Shine Synergy Blend
Add all ingredients to a 2 oz flip-top PET bottle. Dispense enough oil to thickly coat your hair and allow to sit for 20 minutes before shampooing.
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