CAMELLIA SEED (Tea Oil)|
Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis or Camellia oleifera
Aroma: Light and Herbaceous.
Color: Pale to Golden Yellow.
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years.
Notes: Camellia Seed Oil, also known as Tea Oil, is cold pressed from the seeds of Camellia sinensis or Camellia oleifera, the same trees that render the leaves used for green, white and black tea. It offers good skin penegration. The seed oil is said to be rich in anti-oxidants including Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and non-essential fatty acids including oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid.
Caffeine is a water soluble compound. Although tea leaves contain caffeine, Camellia Seed Oil probably does not. however, this has not been verified .
Praised as the beauty secret of the Geishas, this very precious oil has been recognized for centuries in Eastern Asia for its highly restorative and rejuvenating effect on skin. Today, this time-proven oil is used in some of the most distinguished beauty formulas and is suited for all skin types including sensitive and allergy-prone skin.
Do not confuse this oil with TEA TREE Essential Oil. Tea Tree Essential Oil is a volatile essential oil with a strongly medicinal aroma whereas Camellia Seed Oil is a vegetable (fatty) oil from an entirely different plant species.
Camellia oil has outstanding moisture retaining ability and is one of the most rapidly absorbed plant oils. The unique make-up of the oil allows it to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin; much like water, leaving it smooth and supple. The non-drying and non-clogging oil is very rich in mono-saturated essential fatty acids. It is particularly high in oleic acid that exceeds the level of olive oil. Camellia oil contains vitamins, A, B, and E and various minerals, P, Zn, Ca, Fe, Mn, and Mg. Furthermore, camellia oil possesses a unique active constituent known as squalene. Squalene is also an important component of the skin's natural emollient system. A deficiency of squalene can result in dry skin and premature aging, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin.
As is obvious from the above, this exceptional oil is used as a carrier oil in lotions and creams for skin complaints and can be blended with the Essential Oils of your choice which are suitable for this purpose.
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