Carrier Oil: Tamanu
- 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.
- 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.