The seeds of the camellia tree have been pressed to make a very versatile, light oil in the Far East for thousands of years.
Corrosion protection: Camellia oil is acid-free, not volatile and not susceptible to resinification, making it the ideal oil to protect tools, knives and firearms from rust. Because it is also 100% organic and food safe, it is especially well-suited for the preservation of kitchen knives made of high carbon steel. Camellia oil is even used extensively in traditional Asian cooking.
Wood treatment: When applied to wooden surfaces, camellia oil is absorbed quickly due to its low viscosity. Once absorbed, it helps protect the wood from damage by moisture, dirt and UV light and improves its polishing properties. It is clear, will not discolour or harden and serves to accentuate the wood’s natural beauty.
Body care: Camellia oil makes an excellent base for the preparation of lotions, creams and soaps for cosmetic use. It can be used as a massage oil or combed into hair to preserve its shininess. In traditional Chinese medicine it is extensively used for homeopathic purposes.