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Camellia Oil & Natural Hair

By January 27th, 202110 Comments
Camellia Oil & Natural Hairby Dawn Michelle of Minimalist Beauty

Camellia oil, also called tea seed oil, is cold pressed from the fruit seeds of the Camellia Sinensis plant, a wild flower that grows in China and Japan. It is rich in vitamins A, B, and E, monounsaturated fats, plant collagen, and antioxidants. Camellia oil is a non-greasy oil that revitalizes hair, skin, and nails, protects the skin from UV rays, reduces scars and new stretch marks, and gentle enough on sensitive skin. It is similar to grape seed oil in texture yet absorbs quickly into hair, skin, and nails with exceptional penetration properties as it is close to skin’s natural sebum.

The use of camellia oil is an ancient Japanese beauty secret that created the glorious smoothness and sheen of the geisha and samurai hairstyles as well as their beautiful flawless complexions. Camellia oil is a wonderful multipurpose oil that can be used as a face moisturizer, around the delicate eye area, hair treatment, body oil, lip balm, and cleansing makeup remover. Camellia oil also has a light sweet floral fragrance that is very lovely compared to many other carrier oils.

I use camellia oil as a daily hair care oil. Because it is high in olein acids it protects, conditions, and provides extreme shine to hair, similar to silicone based hair serums, without any chemicals or residue feeling. It is best added all over to damp hair and also to dry hair ends. It gives my hair an undeniable softness without weighing down my hair heavily or feeling greasy. When using camellia oil on my skin it provides moisture, nourishment, and smoothness that is light to the touch. It is the perfect natural replacement for skin serums.

After much research I found the best priced camellia oil on New Directions Aromatics. They offer both organic and regular camellia oil although organic is always the better option. There are a few hair products that have camellia oil as their main ingredient, yet they may also have chemicals that should be avoided along with it. So it’s best to read the labels of all the cosmetics that you are considering.

Have you used Camellia oil?

CN Says-

I’ve used it indirectly in Aubrey Organic’s White Camellia conditioner… which I love… but stopped using because of my raging PJism… which I may now repurchase. I remember liking that one a little better than the Aubrey Honey Suckle Rose because it was easier to distribute and had a bit of slip.


  • Anonymous says:

    I am living in Japan and see this oil all the time. I know it is good for hair but I didn't know that it could be used on the skin as well. Thanks for the info:) Would sure love to give it a try in my facial creams.

  • livelovelaugh331 says:

    Thanks for this. I was literally just asking about it on the forum. I got AO WC and ordered oil from amazon. I like the conditioner and the oil should be here today.

  • Dawn Michelle says:

    @Anonymous Thank you!

    @Jesus-in-the-city I have tried Aubrey Organics and have had wonderful experiences with their hair care and skin care products! I trust their ingredients and especially love the conditioners for deep conditioning treatments. Currently I'm loving the challenge of creating my own skin and hair care :)

  • Dawn MIchelle says:

    Camellia oil is definitely one of my favorite oils! It is such an amazing oil for skin and hair, so I'm glad to see some of you are already on it too! Regardless of where you buy it I'm sure you will fall in love.

  • lovingmenaturally says:

    I've never heard of or tried this oil so thanks for the info!

  • AJ says:

    I use camellia oil in my VAiN Deep Moisture Repair conditioner and I *love* it. It totally replaces my old love for silicone based conditioners. It provides shine and great conditioning!

  • Jesus-in-the-city says:

    PS that was supposed to read moisturized results, not moisturizer! Sorry, iPad doesn't let me edit…

  • Jesus-in-the-city says:

    Aubrey Organics white camillia shampoo and conditioner are both really great! The shampoo does have protein but I love it and had wonderful, soft, smooth, moisturizer results when I used both together. I liked the results better than honeysuckle rose too but I alternate between the two to keep my hair on it's toes!

    Aubrey Organics white camellia oil is also AMAZING on my skin! It's my favorite facial oil! I use Anita Grant's kissi camillia oil on my baby's skin but it's not nearly strong enough for my own dry skin in the winter.

    I do find that when I've used jojoba oil on my hair I've gotten similar results and jojoba is a lot cheaper and easier to find so I think I'll stick with it, but the camillia oil I am able to find in organic products that are affordable I'm happy to use.

    By the way, Aubrey Organics products are the best!!! If you're an all- natural natural like me, I highly highly recommend them!

    God bless!!!

  • Ms. Em. says:

    I've never tried this on my hair. I use it on my face religiously. Divine.

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks much I've seen this oil and wondered. Will have to try it, like what I've heard. BTW, your outfit/hair are ON POINT–LUV THE LOOK!

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