Oshima island is known for its abundance of camellia trees and the oil made from them. To preserve purity and quality, “Mihara camellia oil” uses a traditional squeezing and time-consuming pressing method of the camellia seeds. It also helps release the Oleic acid, an oil naturally secreted by our skin.
Camellia oil has been used by local people since the 800 AD on their hair, to make them smooth and shiny and all over the body to prevent dry skin. It can even be used as a healthy oil for cooking, for example in salads. Its high percentage of oleic acid reduces blood pressure and makes it a good alternative to regular oil.