7 Skin & Hair Health Benefits Of Camellia Oil & Ways To Use It In Your DIYS

Camellia oil is a magical oil, which works as a real tonic for health and beauty. Camellia oil is a beauty secret, which was treasured by ancient Japanese women for centuries. Camellia oil has been giving them impeccable spotless skin with healthy, shining and long hair since ages. But the West has recently discovered its phenomenal properties.

With its immense benefits, Camellia oil has now become a famous constituent of many skin care and hair care products.

Camellia oil, also known as tea seed oil, sasanqua oil and white camellia oil is generated through cold pressing the seeds of camellia plant. Camellia oil works great on dry skin and damaged hair, so it is being used in face creams, shampoos and conditioners. Camellia oil can be used for deep moisturizing of skin and hair. With its mildly sweet smell, Camellia oil gives you a fresh fragrant.

7 Skin & Hair Health Benefits Of Camellia Oil

Properties of Camellia Oil

The key constituents of camellia oil are linoleic and oleic monounsaturated fatty acids, which play the main role in achieving the benefits of this oil.

Camellia Oil possesses antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial in nature. Camellia oil also has astringent properties. Camellia oil contains vitamin E, A, B and phytosqualene (a natural element of sebum). Along with this, camellia oil is blessed with richness of many minerals and nutrients.

Let us now discuss the miraculous benefits of camellia oil in detail, which will help in understanding and believing that this oil is a pure source of beauty.

Skin Health Benefits of Camellia Oil

Moisturizing Properties of Camellia Oil Helps In Treating Rough Skin

As stated above, camellia oil possesses great moisturizing properties. This is because camellia oil has distinctively light and absorbent plant oils and enters very quickly into the skin’s inmost layer. It then locks the moisture in the skin, thus leaving the skin with soothing as well as smoothing effect. Camellia oil protects the skin from drying and replenishes it with essential nutrients.

Camellia Oil can easily be made part of your daily routine. To achieve soft, silky skin, Camellia Oil can be applied directly to the skin right after a shower. Camellia Oil can also be added to body butter recipe to achieve that extra moisturizing. As Camellia Oil is absorbed well by the skin, it does not give that annoying oily look.

Camellia Oil can be applied on dry elbows, knees and cracked heels as it treats the rough skin well and prevents further cracking. Use camellia oil after cleansing, and not for cleansing.

Anti-Ageing Effects Of Camellia Oil

One of the miraculous benefits of camellia oil for skin health is its anti-ageing properties. Camellia oil has surprising effects when it comes to delay skin ageing. Camellia oil works like a miracle in making the skin look younger and healthy. Camellia oil literally slows down the process of skin ageing. Let’s have a look how this oil delays ageing signs.

Camellia Oil Treats Wrinkles and Freckles. With its rich constituents like elastin and collagen, Camellia oil actually rebuilds the cells and tightens the skin along with also removing skin pigmentation.

Camellia Oil Reduces Dark Circles. Camellia Oil is safe to use around the eyes and helps in reducing the appearance of dark circles. Camellia Oil helps in preventing crow’s feet also. Make sure Camellia Oil does not get into the eyes while using it.

Camellia Oil Heals Sun Damage. Camellia oil works as brilliant armour against harmful UV radiation and free radicals. Being blessed with antioxidant polyphenol, Camellia Oil provides great protection from the sun and actually increases SPF by five points and can safely be added in homemade sunscreen formulations too. Giving sun protection is another miraculous benefit of camellia oil for skin health.

Medicinal Effects Of Camellia Oil On Wounds And Skin Problems

Vitamin E present in camellia oil helps in better blood flow to the skin. If camellia oil is applied on bruises/cuts, it helps in speedy recovery. The anti-inflammatory properties present in camellia oil calm the skin, so it is also helpful in treating acne and eczema also. Keep camellia oil handy so that you can use it for relieving any irritable skin condition.

Healthy And Shiny Nails With Camellia Oil

Nails usually do not get the care and attention they need so they tend to become brittle with time. Camellia oil is an easy nail care option. Just dip the nails in the oil or rub the oil on the nails few times a week. It will soften as well strengthen the nails. Below is given another camellia oil recipe for a magical nail oil formulation to give nails the care they need.

You will need.

  • 2 oz. bottle with dropper
  • Five tablespoon camellia oil
  • Ten drops vitamin E oil
  • One teaspoon Argan oil/pomegranate oil
  • Five drops marula oil
  • Ten drops of rosehip oil

Mix all of the above oils well. The nail care oil is prepared to give that extra tinge of exquisiteness to your nails.

DIYs Using Camellia Oil for Healthy Skin

With all its amazing benefits, camellia oil becomes a must-have ingredient of all your DIY skin care preparations to enjoy healthy skin. Here are some ways to incorporate camellia oil into your beauty regimen.

Camellia Oil as a Makeup Remover. Take 2-3 drops of camellia oil on a cotton ball and you have an easy solution for the cumbersome act of removing eye makeup. No need to spend money on expensive makeup removers. Camellia oil not only removes the makeup, but also nourishes the skin avoiding harmful effects of chemical cosmetic products.

Massage Oil using Camellia Oil. Massage camellia oil on the face to beat ageing and make the skin radiant. Camellia oil makes the skin as smooth as velvet. A facial oil formulation can also be created out of it to give that extraordinary texture and glow to the skin. Below is one such way to use camellia oil in your DIY beauty routine.

You will need.

  • 1 oz. bottle with a dropper
  • 5 drops of vitamin e oil
  • 3 tablespoons of camellia oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Argan oil
  • 3 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil

Mix all of the above oils well by shaking them and your daily dose of awesome moisturizing camellia oil facial oil is ready. Use it after cleaning the skin in the evening. Apply 2-3 drops of this camellia oil mixture and massage till it is absorbed completely.

DIY Scrub Using Camellia Oil

Removing dead skin cells is an essential part of our skincare regime. This is required to give a fresh and untainted look to the face. Camellia oil plays a major role here by exfoliating dead skin cells to lighten and brighten the skin.

Below is a recipe of homemade scrub with camellia oil, which will give your skin a purifying and aromatic experience.

You will need.

  • 2 tablespoons of kaolin clay (white)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon camellia oil
  • 1 tablespoon of rosewater
  • 2 drops of ylang-ylangessential oil. This is optional though.

Blend all the ingredients well. You can add more liquid, but avoid making the scrub too thin. Gently massage your face with this homemade camellia scrub and then rinse with lukewarm water.

Hair Health Benefits of Camellia Oil

It is evidently known that Japanese women enjoy splendid and gleaming hair. The secret of this miraculous hair health benefit is Tsubaki or camellia oil. Camellia oil is being used in Asia for centuries to bring various hair health benefits. This simple ingredient can bring exceptional transformation to make hair healthy and long. Oleic acid, glycerides and protein content in camellia oil play an important role in improving and conserving the natural beauty of hair. Its moisturizing content keeps scalp moist and treats dry and damaged hair. Camellia oil repairs split ends and the hair looks healthy and thick.

Camellia Oil To Make Hair Shiny

Camellia oil directly works on the hair cuticles; hence giving them a smoothening as well as shiny effect. Use the below-given DIY recipe to make a hairspray out of camellia oil

You will need.

  • A spray bottle, which is tinted so that it conserves the mixture well
  • 1 cup of boiled water
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerine oil
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil
  • 3 tablespoons of camellia oil
  • 10 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
  • 10 drops of jasmine essential oil

Mix all the above ingredients and shake well and a nutrient-rich natural camellia oil hairspray is ready for you! Apply this camellia oil hair spray to damp hair or dry ends and it will work miraculously for your hair health.

Camellia Oil Is A Magical Cure For Dull Damaged Hair.

  • One of the miraculous benefits of Camellia oil for hair health is that it acts as a shield and obstructs impurities from damaging and breaking the hair. Apply 2-3 drops of camellia oil on the hair ends 2 times a day to keep them healthy.
  • Camellia oil locks the moisture in the hair thus repairing dull and frizzy hair to achieve silky and glossy hair. Regular use of camellia oil will definitely help with your hair health.
  • Use Camellia oil with other organic oils to achieve supreme and miraculous benefits for your hair health. There is an ancient interesting way to smear camellia oil on hair.
  • Take comb made of wood and dip it in the camellia oil for few hours. Now use this comb dipped in miraculous benefits on your hair. This DIY camellia oil remedy will not only spread the oil efficiently on your hair, but also untangle the hair strands easily.

Treatment Of Dandruff With Camellia Oil

Getting rid of dandruff is another miraculous benefit of camellia oil for hair health. Camellia oil is a great remedy for that annoying dandruff, which keeps coming back. Camellia oil treats itching scalp naturally and can provide great relief from dandruff. Use Camellia oil by mixing it with any carrier oil and use it as your regular hair oil to get rid of dandruff naturally.

DIYs Using Camellia Oil for Healthy Hair.

Here are given some more recipes, which will help in taking complete advantage of Camellia oil for healthy hair.

Use Camellia Oil for Restyling.

Keeping one hairstyle may become boring and restyling becomes an obvious option if it is not tedious. It becomes easy with below-given homemade Camellia oil hairspray, which can help hair easily come out of one style.

Take half-cup of lukewarm water and add 5 drops of camellia oil in it. Put this in a spray bottle and mix well.

How to Use Camellia Oil Hair Spray.

  • Spray the camellia oil hair spray mixture on the scalp and hair.
  • Tie up the hair and pin up in twists.
  • Cover the head with a disposable cap.
  • Keep it for one hour and then rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Your hairs are ready for a new style.

Camellia Oil as Hair Treatment Oil

  • A DIY dry hair treatment oil formulation using Camellia Oil can help reap better results from this magical oil.
  • For this, take 0.25 oz. of babassu oil (if required place the container in a bowl of hot water to melt it)
  • Add 0.75 oz. of camellia oil, 0.5 oz. of Cyclomethicone, 0.35 oz. of jojoba oil and 0.15 oz. of castor oil.
  • Mix coffee essential oil (24 drops) in this mixture.
  • Shake well and pour into two oz. bottle.
  • Now spray it or massage this camellia oil treatment on the scalp, hair length as well as the ends.

This is an excellent formulation to transform fizzy and damaged looking hair into healthy hair. Nourishment and sparkle are what hair gets as additional advantages from camellia oil treatment.

Pre-Shampoo Treatment for Dry Hair Using Camellia Oil

Camellia oil can be applied to dry hair and left for an hour. After that, wash your hair with shampoo followed by conditioner and see the miraculous benefits of camellia oil for your hair.

Hot Oil Treatment Using Camellia Oil

This is an effective treatment to enable hair to fight against sun and air conditioner effects in summers. A way of using camellia oil in your hair care DIY is. in 1/4 teacup camellia oil, add 1/4 teacup of coconut milk, sage essential oil( about 18 drops) and ½ tablespoon castor oil. Heat this mixture on low flame and smear on damp hair from bottom to top till roots. Wear a heating cap under low heat dryer or wrap hair in a warm towel. Keep this for 20 minutes followed by rinsing and enjoy awesome hair.


Camellia oil is very safe and is equally good for baby skin. So, camellia oil can be used for baby massage too. Pregnant women can also use it safely and camellia oil also works well in minimizing stretch marks. Camellia oil hardly gets stale or loses its properties as it possesses great shelf life. Just make sure not to keep camellia oil in direct sunlight. It is always best to use cold pressed, organic and unfiltered camellia oil.

Camellia oil is a splendid oil and can bring huge improvements in the appearance of your skin and hair and can help achieve your dream goals of beauty.

Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:July 1, 2019

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