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Camellia Oil - Making Homemade Soap

Susan Katchur

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Camellia oil is also known as tea oil or tea seed oil. This natural oil is pressed from the seeds of the Camellia oleifera, Camellia sinesis or the Camellia japonica. This very pale, amber-green, oil is edible with a slight sweet herbal aroma.

Camellia oil has benefits of vitamin E, has no natural trans fats, and contains antioxidants benefits. It has been shown to reduce bad cholesterol. It is the main cooking oil in the southern provinces of China. It is used in salad dressings, dips, marinades, sauces, for sautéing, stir-frying and in margarine production.

Its shelf life is, at least, eighteen months when stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Other than a cooking oil, this natural oil has been used a variety of ways.

It has been used in commercial and homemade skin care products. It is said to be the beauty secret of the geishas. It has been used as a rust protection for woodworking hand tools. It has been used to settle the hair of Sumo wrestlers. It is used in massages, having aromatherapy benefits. It has, also, been used by soap makers and is listed as one of the few oils that produce a high lather.


Penetrates quickly
Mostly colorless
Light herbal scent
Rich in vitamin E
Softens wrinkles and tiny fine lines
Improves complexion
Protects skin from elements
Blocks UV rays
Fades scars
Helps skin maintain a healthy pH
Cools the skin
Suitable for skin types: allergy prone, acne, dry flaky skin, etc.
Helps eczema and psoriasis
Helps dry, cracked lips
Conditions the scalp

With all of these benefits, it is no wonder Camellia oil is so popular! This natural oil can be handcrafted into soaps, lotions, lip care, anti-wrinkle or anti-aging formulations, homemade face cream, homemade shampoo, and much more! Camellia oil is a healthful, natural, oil which produces beautiful results!

There are different ways to learn how to make soap. You can take in-person classes or learn with an audio visual resource, such as a DVD. Either way can provide you with an abundance of soap making information! Learn with, easy, soap making instructions, find soap recipes, learn by doing with trial and error, find resources and more! There are different soap making methods such as hot process soap making, cold process soap making and re-batching. Use the method most comfortable for you, or just use them all! You can find all of the soap making information you will ever need! Use a soap making kit, containing oils, molds and other materials to help you get started making homemade soap. Make YOUR very own homemade soap and enjoy the, healthful, benefits of camellia oil, today!

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