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Camellia — from aroma M Beauty

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American born artist Maria McElroy synthesized her love of blending colours and textures with her passion for scent to create aroma M perfumes in 1995. Maria's seven-year journey rich in Japanese history, romance and mystery, became the genesis for aroma M beauty and the inspiration for the capsule collection of Geisha beauty products.

Maria's appreciation for Japanese culture and aesthetics in addition to her extraordinary experiences in the secretive world of the Kyoto Gion Geisha’s, have been the bases for aroma M’s Beauty products. Steeped in the ways of ancient Eastern traditions, and adhering to the Eastern mandate that beauty is a daily responsibility; at aroma M Beauty lies in the choice of unexpected, precious ingredients. The Gourmand combinations are a direct influence from Maria’s Kyoto born chef husband. Tuberose and Rosemary, Jasmine, and Frankincense essential oils are designed to smell beautiful and simultaneously enchant the mind, the soul, and the skin. Drawing on her Aromatherapy background, Maria has conjured elixirs that will satisfy all your beauty needs.

We will offer beauty products using organic cold pressed oils, organic essential oils, carefully selected for the ultimate refined beauty experience. The initial two offerings are the Camellia Hair Oil and Camellia Face Oil. The newest addition to the Camellia aroma M beauty fragrance and body care line is Camellia Body and Bath Oil.



Camellia Cleansing Oil

photoIn ancient times both woman and men would spend hours on their bathing rituals to cleanse and nourish their skin. Only in recent times has oil been put aside in favor of chemical concoctions. Camellia Oil is better than the usual cleansing oils because it is very rich in antioxidants while also being very nourishing to the skin due to high fatty-acid content. In addition to Camellia Oil we have added Rice Bran Oil, high in skin-softening Vitamin E. These are very fitting oils to use as they both have a long history in Asian culture and the Geisha have mastered incorporating them into their routine over time. Although this is a cleansing oil, these oils will wash off easily. Besides removing makeup, Camellia Cleansing Oil also nourishes skin and imparts a soft, dewy finish.

Aroma M Beauty's Camellia Cleansing Oil is a rich emollient oil that penetrates deeply to draw out impurities and is suitable for all skin types. Camellia Cleansing Oil is packed with beneficial fatty acids: Organic Camellia Seed Oil, Organic Rice Bran Oil, Organic Golden Jojoba Oil, Organic Vitamin E, Organic Essential Oils of Neroli, Yuzu, Rosemary and Frankincense.

The organic oil-based formula sinks into the pores and dissolves readily into the skin's natural oils, drawing impurities and bacteria to the surface where they can be wiped away. Glossy and easily rinseable, Camellia Cleansing Oil is ideal for gentle facial massage and lymphatic stimulation, both of which are essential keys to effective cleansing.

Deep Cleansing Method – Weekly Treatment:

Take 4 to 5 pumps of Camellia Cleansing oil into palms and massage into face-neck-décolleté for three to four minutes. This lipophilic remedy penetrates deeply to remove impurities ideal for gentle facial massage and lymphatic stimulation, both of which are essential keys to effective cleansing. It moisturizes tissues and regulates natural sebum production, making it effective for both oily and dry complexions.

To rinse, start with warm water for two minutes, followed by two minutes of cold. This stimulates circulation and lymphs, revitalizing the skin. Finish with Camellia Face Oil for a clear, clean, supple complexion.

Purchase Camellia Cleansing Oil – 100ml. $40.00



aroma M Beauty Camellia Perfume

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It was inevitable. Once word got out that Aroma M Beauty’s Camellia Collection of small-batch performance-driven Bath, Face, and Hair Oils was lush and addictive, the urgent requests started pouring in. Our customers wanted a camellia fragrance too! So we obliged. After all, we got our start as artisanal perfumers, and we're proud to say that our Geisha Perfume Oils and Geisha Eaux de Parfum have achieved cult status.

And now we're delighted to introduce Camellia Perfume – all-natural and organic like every other aroma M Beauty item. The ingredients have a floral bouquet – jasmine gardenia neroli, geranium, rose – given a contemporary twist with the addition of incense, frankincense, specifically. And at the heart its namesake, fragrant camellia essential oil.

Aroma M Camellia Perfume is au courant in yet another way, as the fragrance will debut in two forms: pure oil-dense Perfume (¼ oz.), and a high-concentration eau de parfum (1oz.). The choice is yours. Or buy both and layer them.

The square-cornered rectangular bottle recalls the no-frills Modernist flacon favored by Coco Chanel (whose signature flower was the camellia along with the Geisha’s). The oil-perfume bottle, its neck wrapped in gold metallic thread, evokes scent containers from the heyday of perfumery in the early 20th century. The label, framed in Yuzen paper, is an Aroma M signature touch. Purchase Camellia Perfume Oil and Camellia Perfume EDP



Camellia Body/Bath Oil

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The fabulous blend of essential oils that have given the original aroma M Beauty Camellia Face Oil its cult following have been rearranged as a heavenly veil to caress all the skin that needs quenching. This luxurious and fragrant Body/Bath Oil treatment combines beneficial emollient organic oils (Camellia Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Golden Jojoba,). It is charged with the synergy of essential oils derived from flowers and other botanicals (Jasmine, Geranium, Frankincense and Neroli.) with the addition of heady Moroccan Rose Oil. This elixir effortlessly melts into complexions that are normal, oily, or dry without leaving any residue, and adds the experience of uplifting fully natural fragrance to soothe the mind and heart, moisturizing the skin, leaving it soft, supple and lightly scented. To create a luxurious moisturizing bath add a tablespoon of this luscious oil to a cup of milk, and soak in it's near magical powers. This is the ideal liquid moisturizer for hydrating skin to create a luminous, complexion. Maria McElroy of Aroma M Beauty has combined her experience in the beauty rituals of the Japanese Gion Geisha and Western aromatherapy traditions to create a product for a beneficial and beautiful beauty ritual that combines the best of both traditions. Purchase Camellia Body/Bath Oil

Camellia Oil

Camellia oil has been a Japanese beauty secret for centuries, and considered to be so beneficial and valuable that has become a symbol of wealth, virtue and happiness. It is made from cold pressed Japanese camellia (Tsubaki) buds, which is a member of the tea family. It is very lightweight and absorbs well. Camellia oil is lighter than oils such as shea butter and jojoba, and is hypoallergenic and will not clog skin pores. It is a superb daily moisturizer and emollient, protecting skin from chafing and drying out, and replenishes vital nutrients, as it offers a variety of healing, nourishing and stimulating properties to purify and protect the skin.  It restores skin's pH balance and shields skin from penetration of environmental pollutants.  It acts as a natural sun block by forming a barrier against harmful UV rays.

For men, Camellia oil is an excellent skin conditioner after shaving. Shaving is an exfoliate and may leave skin dry and sensitive. With regular application, the skin will be moisturized and nourished.  Its soothing qualities aid in preventing irritations and shaving burns. Grapeseed Oil Grapeseed oil, otherwise known as nature's perfect moisturizer. is a light antioxidant rich oil derived from the seeds of grapes. This magnificent skin hydrator absorbs completely into the skin and is perfect for sensitive, acne-prone, and otherwise finicky skin. Vitamin C and vitamin E are powerhouses in the fight against aging, Grapeseed oil has super-doses of each with the addition of omega 6 to assure that your skin will be nourished and protected against premature aging. Grapeseed oil also contains fatty acids both essential and nonessential, which are paramount in the fight towards healthy, glowing, hydrated, skin.

Golden Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil naturally heals skin damage with its beneficial stimulating and purifying properties. It is wonderfully effective in sustaining the skin’s natural moisture as needed to prevent dryness.  The extract of the seeds mimics the natural oil produced by sebaceous glands in the skin and is absorbs quickly to impart a velvety finish.

Jasmine Oil

This heady fragrant essential oil helps both in the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines in mature skin and will also soothe youthful sensitive or oily skin. The fully natural and organic fragrance of this essential oil has a calming effect on the central nervous system, which supports the skin’s well being, and may aid in relaxing the facial expression.

Geranium Oil

Fragrant pure Geranium oil is astringent and tonic, and stimulates circulation.  Its herbaceous fragrance reduces stress and anxiety, and therefore calms the skin. Geranium oil will also soothe over sensitive skin and prevent breakouts. It aids in balancing the hormones and balances both dry and oily skin. 

Frankincense Oil

Frankincense is a powerfully beneficial and fragrant skin rejuvenator.  It is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory and can balance oily or dry skin.  It improves skin's tone and texture and speeds healing and is helpful with acne, and blemishes. It can reduce the appearance of scars and age spots. Because it encourages new skin cell growth it is excellent for fighting the signs of aging. Neroli Oil Neroli oil is a fragrant skin cell regenerator and also helps the skin retain moisture. It has a smoothing effect on the skin and helps heal scar tissue and fights broken capillaries. It is beneficial for dry and aging skin because it aids in skin cell growth and also improves skin's elasticity. Moroccan Rose Oil Known as the Queen of Flower Oils, Moroccan Rose oil is one of the world's most expensive and revered essential oils. We discovered this perfect Moroccan Rose oil on our adventure to Tangier. Stunning and exotic, it combines healing and soothing properties. This heady sweet and floral fragrance is one to make you swoon.



Camellia Hair Oil:

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The prevention and repair of damage is the strategy of this special composition for the maintenance and restoration of beautiful hair. A Geisha’s hair is one of her most prized and expressive beauties, and much thought and study is lavished on it. Aroma M Beauty has combined several ingredients to create an effective and beautifully fragrant Geisha Hair Oil. It contains organic Camellia, Golden Argan and Golden Jojoba Oils with the addition of two additional organic essential oils of Rosemary and Moroccan Tuberose. These precious and costly ingredients are sourced for the highest quality available today.

In Japan camellia oil is known as a symbol of wealth, virtue and happiness. Camellia oil is traditionally combed through to dress the hair during the elaborate styling processes, and so served to control the hair and also to supply protection, offering a variety of healing, nourishing and stimulating properties to purify the hair and scalp. The protection of the hair and skin in Japan is one of the most important parts of the beauty regimen.

Visitors to Japan immediately notice the plethora of hats worn by women to protect both skin and hair from the damage of the sun. Farm women wrap “tenugui” cloths around their heads for the same reason. In the summer time the Geisha during the day attempt to limit their exposure to the drying sun and wind, as they scamper to and from classes, and also cover their hair with Kyoto Chirimen silk cloths, and parasols. Aroma M Beauty Camellia Oil has been created with the traditional values of protection and repair from the damage to the hair and skin from the elements. Purchase Camellia Hair Oil

Ingredients: Organic Camellia Seed Oil, Organic Virgin Argan Oil, Organic Golden Jojoba Oil, Organic Rosemary Oil, Tuberose Oil.

Camellia Oil

The namesake of our Geisha Hair Oil, Camellia oil has been the traditional beneficial beauty treatment for hair in Japan used for centuries for its effective properties as a hair nourisher and conditioner. This tradition is responsible for the legendary beauty of the hairstyles of geishas and samurais of bygone times.

Camellia oil softens, nourishes and restores health and sheen to hair damaged by heat, colorants and perms. It prevents breakage and split ends, softens scalp and relives itchiness due to dryness, allergies or dandruff. It is believed that camellia oil will increase hair growth, making it fuller and healthier in just a few weeks, even restoring color to the first white hair. It transforms dry, brittle, neglected hair into gleaming strands. It provides vitamins and nutrients that can strengthen hair and to prevent damage and split ends. Camellia oil, also known as tea seed oil, contains a high amount of natural vitamin E, essential for healthy hair and quick hair growth.

Golden Argan Oil

Argan oil it is often called liquid gold by beauty experts. It gives new life to dry, tangled and flyaway hair. As a natural hydrator, it efficiently smoothes roughness. Natural antioxidants present in Argan oil strengthen hair by repairing the damaged cellular membrane. The natural Vitamin E present in Argan oil is useful to help restore the natural hair, renewing and repairing the damage caused by destructive agents such as high heat blow drying, coloring, and styling products that contain silicone and alcohol. Argan oil will lock moisture in and restore and increase luster and shine. Nourishing and rich unsaturated fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 9 in Argan oil are a direct source of essential nutritional components for hair pores and roots. These unsaturated fatty acids strengthen the protein bonding structures in hair thereby improving strength of hair and smoothing split ends.

Golden Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil naturally promotes hair growth by stimulating the glands at the base of the hair follicles. Jojoba cleanses the scalp and aids in the healing of damaged cells. Jojoba is essential in sustaining the moisture needed to prevent dryness and breakage associated with hair loss. The extract of the seeds mimics the natural oil produced by sebaceous glands in the scalp.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary oil helps stimulates the hair follicles, which results in hair growth and longer and stronger hair. The Japanese believe that rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying hair. It is an excellent tonic for balding. Rosemary essential oil is also beneficial for dry and flaky scalp. Regular massage with rosemary oil nourishes the scalp and removes dandruff.

Tuberose Essential Oil

This oil known as "Nardo oil" is from Morocco, heady blossoms of incredible beauty and intoxicating fragrance that comes to life after dark, nicknamed "Mistress of the Night".



Camellia Face Oil:

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This luxurious and fragrant Facial Oil treatment combines seven beneficial emollient organic oils (Camellia, Carrot Seed, Jojoba, Apricot Kernel, Evening Primrose, Argan, and Vitamin E). It is charged with the synergy of essential oils derived from flowers and other botanicals (Jasmine, Geranium, Frankincense and Neroli.) This is the ideal liquid moisturizer for hydrating skin to create a luminous, complexion. This elixir effortlessly melts into complexions that are normal, oily, or dry without leaving any residue, and adds the experience of uplifting fully natural fragrance to soothe the mind and heart.  Maria McElroy of Aroma M Beauty has combined her experience in the beauty rituals of the Japanese Gion Geisha and Western aromatherapy traditions to create a material for a beneficial and beautiful beauty ritual that combines the best of both traditions. Purchase Camellia Face Oil

Ingredients: Organic Camellia Seed Oil, Organic Carrot Seed Oil, Organic Golden Jojoba Oil, Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Vit E, Organic essential oils of Jasmine, Neroli, Geranium, Frankincense.

Camellia Oil

Camellia oil has been a Japanese beauty secret for centuries, and considered to be so beneficial and valuable that has become a symbol of wealth, virtue and happiness. It is made from cold pressed Japanese camellia (Tsubaki) buds, which is a member of the tea family. It is very lightweight and absorbs well. Camellia oil is lighter than oils such as shea butter and jojoba, and is hypoallergenic and will not clog skin pores. It is a superb daily moisturizer and emollient, protecting skin from chafing and drying out, and replenishes vital nutrients, as it offers a variety of healing, nourishing and stimulating properties to purify and protect the skin.  It restores skin's pH balance and shields skin from penetration of environmental pollutants.  It acts as a natural sun block by forming a barrier against harmful UV rays.

For men, Camellia oil is an excellent skin conditioner after shaving. Shaving is an exfoliant and may leave skin dry and sensitive. With regular application, the skin will be moisturized and nourished. Its soothing qualities aid in preventing irritations and shaving burns.

Carrot Seed Oil

Among the healing properties of Carrot Seed Oil are its ability to stimulate the circulation, to repair and tone the skin, to increase elasticity, and to reduce the formation of wrinkles and scars. It will balance and moderate the extremes of oily and dry skin, in addition to nourishing mature skin.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil naturally heals skin damage with its beneficial stimulating and purifying properties. It is wonderfully effective in sustaining the skin’s natural moisture as needed to prevent dryness.  The extract of the seeds mimics the natural oil produced by sebaceous glands in the skin and is absorbs quickly to impart a velvety finish.

Apricot Kernel Oil

Sought out for its high vitamin E content and skin softening properties, apricot kernel oil is known for its ability to penetrate the skin without leaving an oily feel. Organic apricot kernel oil contains natural vitamins A and E, which soothe the skin and slow signs of aging. It helps rehydrate dry skin.

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil rejuvenates tired and aging skin, and is especially gently refreshing for tired skin around the eyes.  It will soothe and help to remove redness and minor blemishes.  It helps dry skin feel more supple and smooth, and plumps up the skin.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is a complex mixture of chemical compounds, with fatty acids, polyphenoles, antioxidants, carotenoids and other acids. It protects the skin against wrinkles and premature aging, and helps reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. Protein rich Argan oil is excellent for increasing the elasticity of skin. It strengthens skin’s protein bonding structures, which work to tighten the skin and make it look fresh. It will reduce skin irritation and oversensitivity, and quickly heals scratches on the skin. Argan oil is equally good for both dry and oily skin, because it regulates and normalizes the secretion of sebum and keeps it to a manageable level.

Jasmine Oil

This heady fragrant essential oil helps both in the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines in mature skin and will also soothe youthful sensitive or oily skin. The fully natural and organic fragrance of this essential oil has a calming effect on the central nervous system, which supports the skin’s well being, and may aid in relaxing the facial expression.

Geranium Oil

Fragrant pure Geranium oil is astringent and tonic, and stimulates circulation.  Its herbaceous fragrance reduces stress and anxiety, and therefore calms the skin. Geranium oil will also soothe over sensitive skin and prevent breakouts. It aids in balancing the hormones and balances both dry and oily skin.

Frankincense Oil

Frankincense is a powerfully beneficial and fragrant skin rejuvenator.  It is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory and can balance oily or dry skin.  It improves skin's tone and texture and speeds healing and is helpful with acne, and blemishes. It can reduce the appearance of scars and age spots. Because it encourages new skin cell growth it is excellent for fighting the signs of aging.

Neroli Oil

Neroli oil is a fragrant skin cell regenerator and also helps the skin retain moisture. It has a smoothing effect on the skin and helps heal scar tissue and fights broken capillaries. It is beneficial for dry and aging skin because it aids in skin cell growth and also improves skin's elasticity.



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