Camellia, the rose of winter



Winter Rose, Camellia Japonica or Camellia is originated in Japan, China and Korea. It’s a flowering evergreen shrub that can also grow into a tree with colour ranging from white to soft pink to dark red. The plant blooms in the winter with foliage and shape resembling that of rose, hence the name rose of winter. It grows in forests at altitudes 300 to 1,100 meters and today it is believed that more than 20,000 camellia varieties exist. Camellia Japonica has been planted mainly as an ornamental plant and the oil pressed from its seeds it was traditionally used in Japan for various beauty applications.

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Camellia oil is rich in fatty acids and more specifically in oleic acid which is an omega-9. Being rapidly absorbed into the skin makes it an ideal ingredient for skincare treatments.

  • Provides nutrition and deep hydration for skin and hair due its high content of fatty acids.

  • Its revitalizing properties reduce the healing time of wounds and acne scars.

  • Nurtures wrinkled skin, smoothens fines lines and prevents stretch marks

  • Helps minimize the appearance of split ends in hair while leaving them soft and shiny.

  • Strengthens brittle nails and takes care of cuticles.

  • Due to its lightweight texture, it is quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving behind oily residue.


  • Make up remover: Pour a few drops of Camellia oil into an organic cotton pad and gently remove your make up.

  • Body: Apply a fair amount directly into your body after shower for a silky smooth skin. For best results you could also blend it with sweet almond oil.

  • Hair: Dip a wooden comb into a bowl with camellia oil and leave it for a couple of hours, then comb your hair. This technique conditions your hair every time you comb them and can last for many applications.

  • Nails: Dip your nails in a bowl of camellia oil for 10 minutes once a week for strong and healthy nails.

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