Updated: Jan 20, 2018
Most people aren't familiar with this oil, but it is an amazing find if you can get it in its pure form.
Tamanu oil, when pure, is a dark green to a dark yellow color. When the kernel nut grows to maturity, it is cold pressed to extract the oil. Since each kernel nut has a very low yield, the oil has a high price, but most people put the cost aside due to its purported benefits.
Speeds up the healing process
Clears up skin rashes, dry, itchy, or scaly patches
Helps with eczema and psoriasis
Helps with scar reduction and prevention
Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
Relieves arthritis pain
Tamanu oil healing properties are said to be directly related to its composition of 3 basic classes of lipids: glycolipids, phospholipids, and neutral lipids. It is also one of the few oils that can be applied directly to the skin without first being added to another carrier oil and should never be ingested. Just like all essential oils or other skin nurturing oils, caution should be used since there could always be some side effects. So if you try this oil and become itchy or experience some other type of irritation it is wise to discontinue use.
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