Camellia Oil

Camellia Oil is expeller pressed from the fruit seeds of the Camellia Sinensis or Camellia oleifera plant, a wild flower native to China, Japan and India and is now cultivated around the world.

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Camellia Oil Properties

  • It is a thick, golden coloured, honey-like liquid with excellent storage qualities.
  • Is high in vitamin E as well as A and B.
  • Contains anti-oxidants that help to revitalize and rejuvenate the hair, nails and skin.
  • A non-greasy oil that is very easily absorbed into the skin.
  • Helps protect the skin from UV rays and has restorative properties making it a good choice for dry, mature skin.
  • Is said to help reduce the look of skin spots and scars.
  • Gentle enough for those with sensitive skin.

You do not need a lot of this oil in your soap recipe for it to be beneficial. Adding a small amount at the start of the soap making process is sufficient.

The chart below shows the approximate percentages of fatty acids present in Camellia Oil.

This oil will provide a small amount of hardness for your soap due to the presence of palmitic and stearic acids but the best quality this oil will lend your soap is the conditioning that comes from the high percentage of linoleic and oleic acids.

Lauric Myristic Palmitic Stearic Ricinoleic Oleic Linoleic Linolenic
    9 2   77 8  
Full Lather   F/L  
  Stable Lather  

The following recipes contains this ingredient:

Camellia Oil Soap

White Camellia Soap

Camellia Coconut Milk Soap

This information is provided for reference use only and is not meant to substitute the advice of a licensed health care professional.

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