The ultimate rescue remedy for ailing skin and various pains, tamanu oil is produced from the kernel contained within the nut of the tamanu fruit. The tamanu tree (Calophyllum inophyllum) is indigenous to tropical Southeast Asia, where it grows wild both on the coast and inland. In order to release the precious oils contained within, the kernel must be left to dry in the sun for about a month or two, where it will then become covered with a rich, dark and very sticky oil. From that point, the kernel can be cold-pressed to extract the luxurious and fragrant greenish-colored oil of tamanu.
Tamanu oil has many varied uses and is a remarkable topical healing agent to a broad range of skin conditions. The indigenous peoples of Southeast Asia have used this sacred oil for centuries. It heals cuts, bites, stings, wounds, severe burns and any skin-related ailment, has an analgesic effect and relieves joint/muscle pain, sprains, sciatica, arthritis and rheumatism. Tamanu oil can even be applied on the neck to relieve and soothe a sore throat.
Anti-inflammatory, a powerful antibacterial and antifungal, tamanu oil has proven efficient towards clearing and healing the body of numerous pathogens, e.g. athlete’s foot, ringworm, abscesses, infected nails, wounds, and the list goes on. Promoting the formation of new tissue, thus optimizing wound healing and the growth of healthy skin, its regenerative properties are impressive towards the cicatrization and attenuation of scars, stretch marks and blemishes. Highly antioxidant, it will support your skin by slowing down the hands of time and keeping it plump, smooth and youthful.