Organic Tamanu Oil
Tamanu Oil, Calophyllum inophyllum, cold-pressed from the nuts of the Tamanu tree, has been used in Tahiti for centuries to heal wounds and skin damage. Although, unrefined Tamanu is a thick green oil that often solidifies at cooler temperatures, it is non-greasy, readily absorbs into the skin, and is non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging). Tamanu is safe for use on oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin. It has a rich, earthy, sweet, nutty scent.
Its ability to heal damaged skin has been demonstrated in clinical studies. Tamanu, rich in fatty acids, has antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Tamanu oil penetrates deep into the skin and helps calm inflamed skin, helps fade stretch marks, helps improve the appearance of scars, promotes new tissue formation, and encourages healthy skin growth to aid in healing minor cuts, burns, rashes, acne, eczema, rosacea, and other skin conditions. It also helps with general itching and itching due to irritated skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis. Since the oil is so effective, a little goes a long way.
Tamanu contains a high content of calophyllic fatty acid, an anti-inflammatory that is said to reduce signs of aging and relieve puffiness around the eyes. The oil can be used directly onto the skin for fast, effective results for a myriad of everyday skin conditions.
When massaged into the skin, Tamanu has demonstrated some relief from neuralgia, rheumatism, and sciatica.
In hair care, tamanu oil is a great conditioning treatment. It nourishes the scalp, moisturizes the hair shaft and helps manage dandruff to promotes luxuriant and beautiful hair.
I love adding Tamanu Oil to the skincare recipes because its therapeutic healing capacity is amazing. Tamanu oil is quite expensive. It takes 220 pounds (100 kg) of Tamanu fruit to make 11 pounds (5 kg) of oil.
We use virgin, unrefined, organic tamanu oil. Unrefined oils have not been bleached or deodorized and retain their natural scent, color and nutritional benefits.
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