Botanical Name: Calophyllum Inophyllum
Plant Part: Seeds
Scent: Rich, Woody, and Spicy
Color: Dark green to brown
Consistency: Solid at room temperature. The product should be heated in a warm water bath in order to liquefy.
Absorption: Absorbs into skin at average speed, slight oil feeling left on skin
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Historical Background of Tamanu Oil
Tamanu oil is pressed from the seeds/nuts of Tamanu fruit that grows on a tropical tree called “Tamanu tree.” Its botanical name is “Calophyllum Inophyllum.” Though the oil is a carrier oil but is not edible. Tamanu tree and Tamanu oil are mainly produced in Madagascar and Polynesia; however, other countries are also participating in the production of the tree and Tamanu oil. Tamanu oil is also known for various names such as beauty Leaf oil, Kamani oil, Calophyllum oil, Dilo oil, Nyamplung oil, Poon oil, Alexandrian laurel oil, Foraha oil, Honne oil, Domba oil, and Pinnai oil.
We extract Tamanu oil by cold-pressing the nuts/seeds of Tamanu tree. The oil’s scent is rich, woody, and spicy, and it is of a dark green to brown color.
Ancient Uses of Tamanu Oil
In ancient times, people often used Tamanu oil for night lamps. Concerning its health benefits, the oil was used as a thick, powerful hair conditioner. Using Tamanu oil for skin conditions like acne, wrinkles, dryness, and aging spots was common among ancient Romans and Egyptians. Additionally, Tamanu oil was also used as a natural ointment for wounds, cuts, and other sorts of infections.
Modern Uses of Tamanu Oil
Today, many claims about the health and beauty benefits of Tamanu oil have been scientifically researched. Being factual of these claims triggered an increase in the use of this oil in today’s era. As Tamanu oil was beneficial for skin, hair, and for healing wounds in ancient times, the oil still performs these functions today. Research on the oil’s composition found that it contains such potent and powerful chemical constituents that help healing wounds and quickly regenerate skin cells. The oil may help promote the production of some skin components like glycosaminoglycan and collagen that play a significant role in healing scars. People who’re eager to maintain hair health get the advantage of Tamanu oil’s hair-friendly properties. Tamanu oil is a rich source of LINOLEIC ACIDS, OMEGA-6 and OLEIC ACIDS, OMEGA-9, so the oil may help keep hair moisturized and maintain suppleness, softness, and radiance of hair.
Disclaimer: These statements (and all statements herein) have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Essential Oils sold by VINEVIDA are to be used for cosmetic purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure, or prevent a disease or ailment. Research citations are added merely to support the claims to a certain extent. VINEVIDA makes no representation to the comprehensiveness or accuracy of the published information. Read our DISCLAIMER for further details.
Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman without a proper prescription by a specialist.