Tamanu – The green gold….
Tamanu Oil is pressed from the fruit kernel of the Tamanu Nut Tree which originated from Polynesia.
In the traditional medicinal practices of the Pacific Islands, Asia, and Africa, Tamanu Oil has been used for centuries to soothe and effectively eliminate various skin conditions. It is a greenish-yellow oil with antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
It was applied topically to soothe scrapes, cuts, burns and sunburns, blisters, scars, stings and bites, dry skin, psoriasis, acne, eczema, and sores.
Used topically, Tamanu Carrier Oil facilitates the growth of newer skin and leaves the skin feeling smoother and softer.
It soothes, repairs, and diminishes redness, scars, stretch marks, irritation, itchiness, dryness, and peeling.
It prevents blemishes from forming, and it protects against the harsh effects of the elements. It works to reduce age spots, stretch marks, cellulite, and dryness.
Used in hair- Tamanu Oil encourages stronger, longer, and healthier hair growth, addresses hair loss, hydrates the strands, brings out hair’s natural sheen, and helps with easier manageability.
It also works to soothe inflammation and eliminate fungal infections on the scalp.
What is tamanu oil good for?
Tamanu oil has been used medicinally to:
- Soothe and soften the skin
- Promote the formation of new tissue and healthy skin.
- Help with inflammatory skin conditions like dermatitis,psoriasis and eczema.
- Treat acne
- Speeds up wound healing process
- Heal and reduce scars
- Moisturise dry skin
How to apply:
For best results, clean the affected area and apply a small amount of tamanu oil twice daily(morning and evening) to the affected area.
Always test tamanu oil on a small patch of skin and wait at least a day to make sure it works with your skin type. A small amount of tamanu oil will go a long way.
Potential side effects of Tamanu oil
- It irritates the eyes. Always avoid the eye area
- Tamanu oil on an open wound may cause irritation and pain
- Tamanu oil is generally safe but may lead to allergic reaction in some cases.