Camellia oil against rusting of metal
Camelia oil is a natural alternative to conventional oil or petroleum-based products. Camellia Oil is a natural light oil extracted from camellia seeds that is pale yellow and mostly odorless. Used for centuries to prevent Samurai swords from rusting, it is the most effective oil for the protection (cleaning and lubrication) of knives, axes, saws and other tools. It is said Camellia Oil outscores other rust preventers...
It is food safe, meaning that it can also be applied to catering tools and other applications where it may come into contact with skin.
When applied to wooden surfaces, it is absorbed quickly due to its low viscosity. Once absorbed, it helps protect the wood from damage by moisture, dirt and UV light. Clear, not discolouring, it emphasizes the wood's natural beauty. Non-hardening.
Camellia oil is also known as tea seed oil. It comes from the seeds of Camellia sinensis, a plant from which also the tea is made.