Camelina oil is an edible oil that comes from seeds of Camelina Sativa, commonly known as false flax. Camelina oil has been used in Europe and North America for a few centuries as an oilseed and for lighting lamps. However, it has never been a prominent oilseed crop. Presently, there is a lot of research into the industrial applications of camelina oil, especially as biofuel. Camelina oil has been found to contain high amounts of omega – 3 fatty acids, like flaxseed oil, which make it suitable for use as a nutritional supplement and a general purpose oil.

Camelina oil is obtained by extracting oil from seeds of Camelina sativa. This is a hardy crop that grows well in cold and arid climate, even in very cold environments like in Canada. Although it has not been as popular as other common edible oils, however archaeological studies confirm that it was a major oilseed crop in ancient times in Europe. Historic settlements in some places in Switzerland and Greece show signs of cultivation of this crop. Today, it is grown mainly in Canada for commercial oil extraction.
Just like other oils, Camelina oil too can be extracted by a few ways.

Cold pressed oil – It retains most of the original nutrients in the oil.
Solvent extraction – It yields better extraction, but it contains harmful solvents.
Supercritical fluid extraction.

Wild Gold Cold pressed Camelina oil is quite healthy and exerts a few health benefits.

Camelina oil has certain therapeutic and healing properties. [1]

Antioxidant – Camelina oil is a strong antioxidant because of the high Vitamin E content.
Emollient – It moisturizes the skin.
Anti-Inflammatory – It strongly inhibits inflammation both topically and when used internally.
Anti-arthritic – Because of its high omega – 3 content, it can be used to alleviate pain in arthritis.
Hair Conditioner – It can be used as a hot oil treatment for hair.
Immune booster – Because of the high Vitamin E content, it boosts the immune system.

Color, Taste and Aroma

Camelina oil has a golden, somewhat olive oil like color. Surprisingly, it tastes like almond oil. Its aroma is herbaceous with some nutty tones.
Health Benefits

Camelina oil offers brilliant nutrition. Along with this, its healing properties make it useful for a number of conditions.

1. Wild Gold Camelina oil for Skin
Camelina oil can be used as a massage oil for the skin. Because it has a nice mild aroma, it feels good during the massage. It provides ample amount of Vitamin E and omega fatty acids directly to the skin. These moisturize the skin and prevent it from free radical damage. One can perform this massage regularly to get healthier, smooth and well moisturized skin.