Tamanu Oil - Calophyllum inophyllum

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Carrier Oil: Tamanu

General Information:

  • Botanical Name: Calophyllum inophyllum
  • Family: Clusiaceae
  • Extraction Method: Cold-pressing from the seeds
  • Plant Part: Seeds
  • Origin: Native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

Appearance and Aroma:

  • Color: Greenish-yellow to dark green
  • Consistency: Thick and viscous
  • Aroma: Earthy, nutty, and slightly pungent

Properties and Characteristics:

  • Texture: Tamanu oil has a thick and rich texture that absorbs slowly into the skin.
  • Nutritional Profile: It is rich in fatty acids, including calophyllolide, as well as antioxidants and antibacterial compounds.
  • Shelf Life: Tamanu oil has a relatively long shelf life of about 2 to 3 years when stored properly in a cool, dark place.

Uses and Benefits:

  • Skin Care: Tamanu oil is known for its healing, regenerating, and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps soothe and promote the healing of wounds, scars, and skin irritations. It can be used in healing balms, facial oils, and body creams.
  • Acne and Blemishes: Tamanu oil is often used to help reduce the appearance of acne, blemishes, and hyperpigmentation.
  • Hair and Scalp Health: Tamanu oil can help nourish and condition the hair, as well as alleviate scalp dryness and itchiness. It can be used in hair oils, serums, and scalp treatments.

Safety Precautions:

  • Tamanu oil is generally safe for topical use. However, some individuals may experience skin sensitivities or allergic reactions. Perform a patch test before using tamanu oil and discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur.

Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult a healthcare professional or certified aromatherapist for personalized advice and guidance.