Other Name: Camellia Oil or Tea Seed Oil
Extraction of Green Tea Oil: Green tea oil is extracted from the unshelled seeds of the green tea plant. The method used to extract the green tea essential oil from the seeds is called cold-pressing. The seeds are first air dried and then pressed in an oil press. The golden colored oil that is released is then processed to make it suitable for use.
Green Tea Oil Nutrient Content: Green tea oil contains more than 80% unsaturated fatty acid, such as: oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, etc. Furthermore, green tea seed oil also contains various natural vitamins like vitamin E. Green tea oil also contains tea polyphenols, catechin, tea saponin.
Health Benefits of Green Tea Oil:
- Green tea oil has strong antioxidant that protects our body from free radicals. Free radicals occur naturally in the body, but are also produced by exposure to ultraviolet rays, radiation, and air pollution. They are responsible for cell and DNA damage.
- Green tea oil has anti-aging properties as it inhibits the breakdown of collagen that is responsible for keeping the skin firm and elastic.
- Green tea oil is believed to lower LDL or bad cholesterol and raise HDL or good cholesterol.
- Green tea oil when used as massage oil is one of the best healing oils that can help to reduce aches and rejuvenates the particular parts of the body.
- Green tea oil contains catechin which is a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin from UV damage.
- Green tea oil penetrates skin quickly and deeply, giving you optimum hydration without the greasy feel
- Green tea oil has antiseptic property that helps in wound healing and stops irritation from insect bites; it can also help prevent foot and body odor when used as body oil.
- Green tea oil can help treats damaged, dyed, chemically treated hair and add shine, softness and smoothness to your hair.
Uses of Green Tea Oil:
- Relaxing bath. Five drops of green tea oil mixed in 10 ml of carrier oil can be added to a warm bath to relax the muscles.
- As body oil and massage oil.
- Aromatherapy. Six drops can be added to water and used in a tea light oil burner or electric oil diffuser to create a soothing environment.
- Cooking Oil. Green tea oil is good for deep frying, stir fry and dressings.
“This post was originally published on January 12, 2012 @07:29”