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Tamanu Oil

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INCI name: Calophyllum inophyllum



Also known as Foraha oil, Tamanu oil is obtained from the crushed, dried nuts of the Tamanu tree, found in tropical Asia and the South Pacific. It is high in oleic acid (34%), linoleic acid (38%), stearic acid (13%) and palmitic acid (12%).


Tamanu oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antibacterial and promotes the formation of new tissue. It is applied to burns, cuts, bites, stings, acne and acne scars, psoriasis, eczema, sunburn, dry and cracked skin and athlete’s foot.


Tamanu oil is also hydrating and can be used as a general skin care oil for keeping the skin clear and free of blemishes.


Use Tamanu oil in soaps, creams, lotions, balms, facial oils, massage oils, lip care products and healing ointments. It can be used on its own as a topical treatment for the skin conditions mentioned above.






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