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. 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 fades 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 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.
When massaged into the skin, Tamanu has demonstrated relief from neuralgia, rheumatism and sciatica. Tamanu oil has a rich earthy scent and although it is a relatively thick oil, it is non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging). Tamanu is safe for use on oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin.
I love adding Tamanu Oil to the skin care recipes because its therapeutic healing capacity is amazing. Tamanu oil is very 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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