Ever heard of the winter rose? While everyone’s gushing over roses, let us introduce you to the Camellia flower. These beauties thrive in cold conditions and their seeds hold the secret recipe to our Sacred Serum

Organic Camellia Seed Oil is far from ordinary. Originating from East Asia, this oil has been a staple in traditional medicine and beauty treatments for centuries. It’s a treasure trove of benefits that’ll leave you understanding why it’s held in such high regard. It's as if you've captured the essence of an enchanting garden in a bottle!

In this article, we’ll delve into the rich history of Camellia Seed Oil, discover its myriad benefits, and understand its key role in beauty and wellness.

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Type: Camellia Seed Oil is derived from diverse species of the Camellia plant. With over 100 species in existence, the primary ones used for oil extraction are Camellia sinensis and Camellia oleifera. Additionally, these beautifulplants have their roots in East and South Asia, particularly in temperate regions.

History:  In ancient East Asia, seeds of Camellia plants were highly prized for producing a healthy vegetable oil. Alongside its culinary significance, Camellia Seed Oil has been revered in China, Japan, and Korea for its applications in traditional medicine and cosmetics, including its use by Geishas and Maikos in Japan to maintain flawless skin and prevent aging.

Benefits: Fight free radicals, reduce signs of aging, protect and hydrate both skin and hair.

A Sacred Secret? The oil derived from Camellia seeds is commonly known as "Tea Seed Oil." It is rich in antioxidants, healthy fats, and minerals that have the potential to nourish the skin in multiple ways like a true skincare superstar.


What is Camellia Seed Oil

Background: Camellia Seed Oil 

Camellia Seed Oil, which also goes by names such as tea seed oil, tsubaki oil, or Japanese tea oil, displays a delightful pale yellow color, a gentle fragrance, and a non-greasy, feather-light texture. Renowned for its high concentrations of oleic acid, vitamins A, B, D, and E, as well as antioxidants, it unquestionably excels as a fantastic moisturizer and nourishing superhero for your skin and hair.

The Camellia genus boasts over 100 species, but it's the special 20+ that steal the show when it comes to oil extraction. This versatile oil can work wonders as a facial moisturizer, hair conditioner, nail and cuticle treatment, makeup remover, and even a secret ingredient for cooking. Camellia Seed Oil is lightweight, absorbing quickly to give your skin a dewy and healthy glow. Plus, it's non-comedogenic, making it a perfect match for all skin types.

Camellia Seed Oil, derived from the majestic queen of winter flowers, is a true testament to resilience. It provides fast and deep hydration, extra protection against harmful free radicals, and feels incredibly lightweight when applied. Let’s take a closer look at the key benefits of Camellia Seed Oil:

Benefits Include:

  • Deeply hydrates skin
  • Protects hair from environmental damage
  • Promotes healthy and radiant skin
  • Combat free radicals
  • Reduce the signs of aging
  • Provide soothing relief

Sacred Serum & Organic Camellia Seed Oil

Sacred Serum adapts to your skin type due to a balanced formula of botanical super-food flowers, plant and seed oils. Working synergistically with the 26 other organic ingredients in Sacred Serum, Camellia Seed Oil goes deep into the skin to feed, protect and beautify.

Our organic nutrients and antioxidants penetrate to provide a healthy glow while balancing your skin tone. 

Sacred Serum Benefits:

  • Deeply moisturizes for an instant visible glow
  • Reduces inflammation and promotes cell regeneration for a visibly youthful glow in a matter of days.
  • Amplified by 777 mg USA-certified organic full-spectrum Hemp extract
  • Has a light texture that quickly absorbs into the skin for an instant smoothing, soothing glow
  • Protects from environmental damage with powerful antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamins A, B, C, D, E
  • Unbelievably smoother, brighter skin, visibly transformed in a few days

Why Choose Organic, Cold-Pressed Camellia Seed Oil? 

Organic ingredients have more potent nutrients and are free from chemicals and pesticides that enter your body. The key to beautiful skin lies in vitamins and nutrients, so we only choose to source the finest ingredients without chemicals and pesticides. 

  • Organic (Biodynamic) Label: Refers to how ingredients are grown and harvested. 

  • Cold-Pressed Label: Refers to how ingredients are processed from a plant or seed to oil. When oils are cold-pressed, they are extracted from their source using mechanical methods rather than heat or solvents. 

    With cold-pressed oils, there is very little processing, which allows it to retain important nutrients responsible for healing. Ultimately, cold pressing delivers a potent product that's highly effective AND safe because there aren't any additives. It’s a win/win for your skin!

    All Sacred Rituel ingredients are made without:
  • Artificial Colors & Dyes
  • Preservatives, Parabens, Phthalates

    May be used in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and mold. Parabens and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives are commonly used preservatives in cosmetic and personal care products.

    Are preservatives used in a wide variety of personal care products and foods to prevent the growth of microbes. These endocrine-disrupting chemicals can be absorbed through the skin, blood, and digestive system.[1]

    : Pronounced THAL-ates, these chemicals, which are linked to endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and cancer, have been banned from cosmetics in the European Union but still remain prevalent in U.S. products.

    Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) & Methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT): 
    They may be hard to pronounce, but they can be even harder on the body. These common preservatives are found in many liquid personal care products and have been linked to lung toxicity,[1] allergic reactions, and possible neurotoxicity.
  • Synthetic Fragrance
  • Fillers, Stabilizers, & Binders
  • Nanomaterial & Nanoparticles
  • Retinol & Retinol Compounds


Sacred Secrets: All Things Camellia Seed Oil

What Is Camellia Seed Oil?

Camellia Seed Oil, known as tea seed oil, tsubaki oil, or Japanese tea oil, features a pale yellow color, a subtle aroma, and a lightweight, non-greasy texture. It has gained widespread recognition for its abundant reserves of oleic acid, vitamins A, B, D, and E, and antioxidants, making it highly effective in moisturizing and nourishing the skin and hair. This versatile oil can be applied as a facial moisturizer, hair conditioner, nail and cuticle treatment, makeup remover, or even used for cooking.

Where did Camellia Seed Oil originate from?

Camellia Seed Oil, derived from either the Camellia oleifera or Camellia sinensis plant, is native to China and Japan. While these plants are primarily known for tea production, their seeds also yield a highly nutritious oil.

For centuries, Camellia Seed Oil has played a significant role in traditional Chinese medicine and beauty rituals, used to address skin conditions, nourish and protect the skin and hair, enhance complexion, and combat signs of aging. 

Today, Camellia Seed Oil continues to shine as a beloved ingredient in beauty and skincare products, thanks to its abundance of benefits.

What are the benefits of Camellia Seed Oil?

Camellia Seed Oil, extracted from the Camellia Sinensis plant and the Camellia Oleifera, is a natural oil that has caught the spotlight in recent years for its remarkable benefits and advantages that include:

Moisturizing Rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, Camellia Seed Oil penetrates deeply into the layers of your skin and hair to provide long-lasting hydration and nourishment.

Nourishing Camellia Seed Oil is rich in vitamins A, B, D, and E, as well as essential fatty acids, which help to keep skin and hair looking healthy and radiant. It is also a great source of antioxidants, which help to protect skin and hair from environmental damage.

Antioxidant Camellia Seed Oil is packed with antioxidants that help to protect the skin from free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to the skin cells, leading to premature aging. Antioxidants work to neutralize these free radicals and protect the skin from their harmful effects. 

Anti-Aging: It is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, which help protect the skin from environmental damage and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while also improving skin texture and tone.

Soothing: If you’re seeking gentle relief, Camellia Seed is abundant in antioxidants, vitamins A, B, and E, as well as oleic acid, that helps soothe and nourish sensitive skin, reducing inflammation and irritation.


How Can Camellia Seed Oil Be Used?

Camellia Seed Oil is a true hero for your skin, hair, and nails, providing exceptional versatility. Here are some amazing ways to use it:

  • Facial moisturizer 
  • Hair conditioner
  • Nail and cuticle treatment 
  • Makeup remover 
  • As cooking oil 



How do you store Camellia Seed Oil?

To maximize the shelf life of versatile and beneficial Camellia Seed Oil, proper storage is key. Store the oil in a cool, dark place, away from sunlight and heat. Use an airtight container, preferably a dark glass bottle, to prevent oxidation. Avoid moisture exposure, as it can spoil the oil and remember to use the oil within 12 months to maintain its quality.


Where can you buy Camellia Seed Oil?

Camellia Seed Oil is widely available from various retailers including health food stores,, and select beauty supply stores. For a more pure option, consider purchasing from a local health food store. You can also find Camellia Seed Oil in a range of beauty and skincare products like facial moisturizers, hair conditioners, and nail treatments.


What should you consider when buying Camellia Seed Oil?

When purchasing Camellia Seed Oil, as always, opt for organic and cold-pressed products as they offer the highest effectiveness and benefits. Check the expiration date and shelf life to ensure freshness and effectiveness. Lastly, review the ingredients list to ensure it is free from artificial additives or preservatives. At Sacred Rituel, we ensure that all our ingredients are organic and completely safe, providing you with peace of mind.


Is Camellia Seed Oil better than Olive Oil?

Camellia oil, being a lightweight oil, is quickly absorbed by the skin and hair, unlike Olive oil, which is heavier. As a result, individuals with sensitive skin may find Camellia oil more suitable for their needs.


Is Camellia oil an antifungal?

Although some species of the Camellia genus have been suggested to possess antifungal properties, additional research studies are needed to confirm these claims.


What is Camellia oil rich in? 

Camellia oil is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B, and E, as well as minerals such as zinc, magnesium, and calcium.


Is Camellia oil anti-aging? 

Indeed, Camellia oil is an excellent option for individuals aiming to diminish the signs of aging. Its abundance of antioxidants provides protection against free radicals, while its essential fatty acids contribute to maintaining nourished and moisturized skin.


Is Camellia oil the same as Olive oil?

No, Camellia oil and Olive oil are not the same. Although they both contain beneficial antioxidants and fatty acids, Camellia oil is lighter and absorbs more quickly into the skin, making it an excellent choice for individuals with sensitive skin. In contrast, olive oil is heavier and may not be suitable for all skin types.