Camelina Sativa Seed Infusion

Camelina sativa



An unfairly forgotten oil, camelina needs to make a comeback in our cosmetics (and our kitchens)!

Camelina Sativa Seed Infusion

Where do we get camelina sativa seeds?

Lush purchases the seeds from a German producer who switched from his father’s conventional livestock agriculture to a vegetable oil press farm with an organic certification.

What are the benefits for the planet?

The oil press farm rotates crops and mixes species so the plants can help each other. For example, camelina sativa blooms beautiful yellow flowers that attract pollinators, and the plant is also competitive with weeds, which helps avoid herbicides. As another example, Lush also buys soya oil from them, and this legume improves the quality of the soil.

This supplier aims to increase the biodiversity of their region by trialling new and old crops and encouraging other local farmers to diversify against the typical maize monoculture. As such, they have gained a positive reputation in their community. On their own fields, they do not use pesticides and work with other farmers in the region to do the same, successfully.

What are the benefits for you?

Similarly to linseeds, camelina seeds produce a soothing and softening mucilage when steeped in hot water.