Many skin care products contain mineral oils – odour and colourless bi-products from the extraction of petrol and other petroleum products. Some scientists and beauty experts claim that these are both safer and more effective for moisturizing the skin than vegetable oils. Others warn that mineral oils can contain toxic pollutants1–4.

camelina oil rubbed on an arm


Something everyone seems to agree on, is that vegetable oils like camelina oil can both moisturize the skin and supply it with nutrients like antioxidants, and soothing ingredients that are absorbed into the skin5-6. The vitamin E and omega fatty acids in camelina oil can increase elasticity, condition, and have a softening and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. This makes it very suitable for use in, for example, products for skin and hair care like shampoo, lotions, soaps, baby oil, lip balm etc7.

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