Description: A wild flower which grows in China and Japan, this natural plant oil contains antioxidants and helps to give a revitalized and rejuvenated look to your skin and hair.
Color: Yellow to golden yellow liquid.
Aromatic Description: Has a very faint scent typical of refined vegetal oils.
Common Uses: Camellia Oil helps improve the tone and texture of skin when dealing with the abuse of environmental elements. It also reduces the appearance of aging and hydrates the complexion. It is easily absorbed by the skin, leaving it silky smooth without the greasy feeling, making it one of the best kept secrets in the cosmetic and hair care industry. For centuries it has been used as a traditional hair conditioner and also as a treatment to strengthen brittle nails.
Consistency: Typical and characteristic of Carrier Oils.
Absorption: Camellia Seed Carrier Oil is readily absorbed into the skin leaving a smooth finish.
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of up to 2 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended. Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for current Best Before Date.
Cautions: None known.
Storage: It is recommended that cold-pressed carrier oils be kept in a cool, dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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By:Juanita, East Burke, Vermont Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Sep-2008
Rating: I only purchase this oil from NDA, other suppliers do not compare. Great price and always excellent quality
By:Rochell, Holly Springs, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Nov-2012
Rating: Very nice oil. Light and non-greasy.
By:Suni, Lehigh Acres, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Nov-2012
Rating: Camellia seed oil is my absolute favorite carrier oil. It is very versatile- I use it in my facial moisturizer (makes a great night serum), body lotion, and in CP soaps. Thanks NDA for a great product at a great price!
By:Stacey, Paris, Illinois Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Nov-2011
Rating: My hair is loving this oil. I apply a dime size amount to my damp ends and they're silky for days.
By:Elisabeth, Caledon East, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Love it. Non-greasy for an oil. Wonderful. Excellent quality! NDA always has top-notch products.
By:Susan, Whitby, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I absolutely love this oil. I use it as a hair treatment, as a cuticle oil and even for an eye serum. I am so happy with this product.
By:Tara, Etobicoke, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Camellia seed oil is highly prized in Japan for its hair benefiting properties. I use it in shampoo bars and it helps to achieve soft smooth hair.
By:Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2011
Rating: This is definitely one of my favorite carrier oils. I love using it in my conditioner and also in lotions. My hair has never been more beautiful, bouncy, and soft. It doesn't weigh down the hair at all. The major down side is that it doesn't have as long of a shelf life as jojoba, for example, so since I use them for similar purposes, that one is still my favorite
By:Lauretta, San Diego, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2010
Rating: I love this oil! I ordered a 473mL bottle, and I'm planning on including a 1L bottle in my next order. It absorbs easily into the skin, and is great everywhere. I love it in lotions, where it sinks into my skin quickly. It's great on my face, and I love it in my hair. I rub about 1tbsp of oil into my waist-length hair and brush it through with a natural bristle brush. I then let it soak it for about an hour before washing it out with a homemade shampoo bar. My hair is beautifully soft, silky, and shiny for weeks. This is definitely in my top three carrier oils!
By:Marie, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: An excellent choice for hair care....in shampoos and conditioners and as a treatment straight. Thanks NDA!
By:Anna, Leavenworth, Washington Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Mar-2007
Rating: It has a lovely, silky, light texture, but it has a much stronger smell than I anticipated. The smell is very "seedy"... the only thing I can think of comparing it to is sunflower seed. I like this oil a lot for both skin and hair, but I probably won't repurchase it because I'd rather use a carrier oil without a distinctive scent.
Rating: I am so glad that this oil is back...its least expensive with NDA and I will be placing an order. I love camellia seed oil for hair products.
By:Shana, New York, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Apr-2010
Rating: This is one of my favorite carrier oils, and NDA has the best quality Camellia seed carrier oil I ever used. It's light and absorbs quickly. I'm actually waiting for it to reappear at NDA to buy it again.
By:Elena, Marina Del Rey, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Apr-2006
Rating: Hurry up and get this back in stock, I am dying to try it out. Can't wait to use it in my lotion, balms and CP soaps! Hurry, please!
Rating: After reading the wonderful reviews on this oil, I bought some and am really glad I did. I've been using it straight on my face for a couple of weeks, and now I wouldn't be without it. My skin is so soft in the morning after putting it on at night. I also add it to my shampoo for soft and beautiful hair. I made skin cream with it added to shea butter, and everyone who's tried it absolutely loves it. It also takes fragrance well. I'm so glad to have discovered this wonderful oil!
By:Vivian, West Jordan, Utah
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Dec-2009
Rating: I thought this oil had a soft lovely fragrance that really brought out the best in the rose geranium, rose bulgarian, and jasmine that I blended in it. That blend has never been better.
It does absorb well and gone was the itchy dry winter skin.
My only regret is that I didn't buy more.
By:Wendy, Centralia, Washington
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Mar-2010
Rating: This is an excellent quality oil. It feels great going on and absorbs nicely. I will be ordering some of ND's essential oils to make a beautiful natural hair oil with this.
By:Chassidy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Apr-2009
Rating: I love this oil!.The first time i used it I fell in love with it. Its very light on your skin and doesn't leave u feeling all sticky and greasy like most oils. I tried some in my daughters hair and it came out so soft when i straightened it. Even after a week I went over it again and It was still soft. This product is the best!!!!
Rating: I'm loving this oil, I use it in my hair and in a facial moisturizer. Nice and light!
By:Jacki, Highland Park, New Jersey Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 13-Apr-2009
Rating: That's my favorite carrier oil! Very light, absorbs easily into the skin leaving it velvety soft.
By:Tatsiana, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I love this oil as a substitute for Jojoba. It's light, yet moisturizing and I've used it in everything from eye creams to body lotions.
By:Erin, Grand Rapids, Michigan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Sep-2008
Rating: I'm in absolute love with this oil. It was done wonders for my skin. I've yet to use it in my hair, but I can only imagine the amazing results. Skin that was once dry and scaly looking is now smooth, even and glowing. This oil will definite be a main stay in my book. I also love the references to its use in feudal Japan. If it can work in a sword, it will work on you!!
By:Chynna, San Diego, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Sep-2008
Rating: Imparts a smooth silky feel to the skin when used as a body oil. Non-greasy, no odor and feels light even on the face. One of my favorite carrier oils replacing grapeseed oil for the top summer oil.
Rating: I love this oil....I like it for leave on products and sometimes put it in a facial moisturising soap. Great price too!!
By:Cathy, Sicamous, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Well it's been a week since I've received my Camellia Oil and I must say that this product really has improved the texture and overall condition of my skin. I added Camellia Oil to my hair care products as well and I can't believe how softer and more healthier my hair looks and feels. During the winter months my skin and hair had become very dry as I tend to lose alot of the natural oil in my skin and hair during this time( I'm African American.) but just to visibly see the results in just a short time is quite amazing.
My only regret is that I did not take a before and after photograph to prove how healthier my skin and hair has become.
Thank-you for a wonderful product.
By:Olden, Kansas City, Missouri
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Mar-2009
Rating: This oil is great! I not just use it on my face, but also on my hair too! Not greasy at all. And the best is, it does not have strong smell. So when I add essential oil on my face oil or hair treatment, all I can smell is the essential oil.
By:Simone, New Westminster, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This oil has a nice silky and smooth feel on the skin, I will also be making a hair crem with it, I love it. Worth the money.
By:Monique, Pembroke Pines, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-May-2008
Rating: I love this oil and its become my main stay! Since it is basically scentless I use it as a carrier oil for perfumes and its the main ingredient in all my lotions. Not only do I enjoy how well it soaks into the skin, but the shelf life! Can't wait to order more!
By:Michelle, Jemez Springs, New Mexico
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 11-May-2007
Rating: I use the Camallia Seed oil with the Babassu oil as a pre shampoo deep condtioning treatment, it works great on hair damaged by frequent rafting. A really great price on both.
By:Anna, Leavenworth, Washington Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Mar-2007
Rating: No odor, light and non-greasy - making it the perfect addition to any natural cosmetics, body care products, hair or massage products.New Directions offers a high quality Camellia Seed Oil that is priced fair. If you haven't given Camellia Seed Oil a try yet I strongly recommend you do - you'll love it. Price and quality are unmatched
By:Romeo, Guelph, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This immediately became my favourite oil as soon as I tried it. I've replaced Sweet Almond oil with this one as a facial oil, added it to hair conditioner for a deep pre-treatment, used it in body oil mixture, and added vit E to it for a cuticle oil. It holds scent marvelously, and has no scent of its own to interfere.
By:Karen, Nepean, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I love this oil! It's so light and no scent. I use it as a facial oil, it's very moisturizing and absorbs very quickly with no greasy feel.
By:Holly, Guelph, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I swear by this stuff! I use it straight daily as a facial moisturizer and have been incorporating it into lip balms, body butter and soaps with fabulous results.
Rating: This is a lovely oil. I use it half and half with cotton seed oil in my emulsified salt scrubs. I had been using much more expensive oils and was looking for a way to have a quality product at a lesser cost in ingredients. The combination of these two oils works every bit as nicely as the much more expensive oils I had been using.
By:Lynne, Windsor, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This oil is a winner! Excellent for face creams and lotions, for hair care, or just as a base for body oils, body lotions. It sinks right into the skin.
By:Edith, Hurricane, Utah Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Jan-2007
Rating: One of my favorite oils. Not just to add in my line of cosmetics, but I use it straight on my skin. Absorbs excellent and has no scent.
By:Karen, Fonthill, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: New Directions Aromatics Camellia Seed oil is the best by far that I have found. My customers love this oil, it has the best qualities for hair and skin. Please Please do not stop carrying this oil!
By:Maryam, New York, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Aug-2006
Rating: I got this on a whim and I love it! I used to use sweet almond oil as the base for a pre-shower body oil. I've just switched to half-and-half Camellia seed and the result is great! The oil is absorded much more easily leaving my skin soft without making the towels too oily!
By:Rachel, Dundas, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is a great oil that is odourless and very light in colour so that it doesn't affect the colour of my creams. The oil is light and absorbes into the skin very quickly. I am going to test this oil in a variety of my soaps and shampoo's based on it performance in my face cream.
By:Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This no smelling oil makes marvels for the skin. It is acting against rust on the samurai's sword, and will do at least the same for you !! I used it in my soap and found it so easy to mix with any other product. This is a precious oil, and the price is great at New Directions.
By:Louise, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: this is a fabulous oil....it has quickly become one of my favorites for facial products. Definitely worth the price!
By:Kat, Tottenham, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Camellia has no oil sent. Excellent for facial/hand and body creams. Light to the feel and absorbs quickly in the skin.
By:Louise, Boucherville, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).