Camellia Oil, Virgin, Organic
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Camellia Oil, Organically Grown, Unrefined, also called Tea Seed Oil (Do not confuse with Tea Tree Oil - Melaleuca alternafolia)
Botanical name : Camellia oleifera
Extraction method / Source : Cold Pressed / Seeds Cold pressing produces a fine oil which retains its nutritive value.
Key constituents: 80% Oleic Acid, high levels of vitamin E and polyphenol antioxidants.
Plant description : Botanical family : Theaceae Camillia is a large evergreen shrub found primarily in China, where it grows wild in forests and at riverbanks, and is also widely cultivated. It grows to a height of 20 feet and produces thick, dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers. The flowers develop into seed pods which are collected and pressed for oil.
Regions of Production : China
Growing Practices : Organically farmed. Flowers and seeds are tested after harvest for purity.
Characteristics : Yellow in color with a light, nutty flavor.
Properties : Antioxidant, hydrating
Uses : Often used in soaps, lotions and creams for healthy skin and hair. The oil is easily absorbed without a greasy feeling, and keeps the skin hydrated as well as conditions and strengthens hair. A great choice for correcting dry skin and brittle, damaged hair.
Safety : GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe)
Storage : Store in a cool, dry place away from direct light. Refrigeration prolongs the freshness of all natural oils.
History / Fun Facts : Camellia oil is the main cooking oil used in many Asian countries. It has fewer saturated fatty acids and more monounsaturated fatty acids than olive oil. It is also used to protect traditional Japanese woodworking tools and cutlery from corrosion.
Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.
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