What Is Camelina Oil Made Of?

At Wild Gold, we are passionate about equine health and believe horses should be taken care of to the best of our ability. That’s the core of why we sell cold pressed camelina oil, because it is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and natural vitamin E that many horses lack due to restricted access to grazing. With seemingly endless options of supplements in today’s world, it is important to do your research and actually know what you are putting into your horses’ body. While we have a variety of resources explaining the benefits of camelina oil, this blog provides some background on where camelina oil originated and what it is made from.


Camelina oil is derived from the seeds of camelina sativa, a flowering plant native to Europe and Central Asia. It grows particularly well in cold weather and has been cultivated for over 2,500 years. It’s often referred to as “gold-of-pleasure” because of it’s golden yellow flowers, hence where the name “Wild Gold” originated. Today, it is cultivated in North America as well and is often used in cooking or in salad dressings and occasionally used cosmetically in skin care products. In Canada, it is generally grown for commercial oil extraction. It has a smoke point of 475 degrees and can have a very long shelf life of up to two years if kept in the proper temperature.

Wild Gold Camelina Oil

Wild Gold’s Camelina Oil is cold pressed which keeps all of its original nutrients and makes it an all natural product. It is harvested from local, family owned farms partnering directly with Wild Gold to ensure the most pure camelina oil possible. Our oil is completely traceable back to its source and is GMO, gluten, and glyphosate free. We suggest adding 1-2 ounces of the oil to your horses’ daily feed, and it can be used topically as well.

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