Tamanu Carrier Oil (Calophyllum)
Tamanu oil has traditionally been used to treat burns, fade scars, reduce pain, soothe skin discomfort associated with shingles, heal skin wounds, and chemical burns.
Known for its stunning capacity to heal the skin, Tamanu has been used for centuries throughout Polynesia and Southeast Asia to heal burns and wounds, fade scars, treat skin ulcers, and relieve pain. Tamanu is packed with beneficial lipids and fatty acids, rendering it effortlessly absorbed by thirsty skin. Tamanu also contains high levels of calophyllic acid, an essential fatty acid that has been shown to fight bacteria and reduce inflammation. Tamanu is unique in its powers of absorption, delivering moisture deep into the skin’s layers to heal scars, burns, and wounds from the inside out.
When further enhanced with the power of essential oils, all of these beneficial compounds come together to create one of the most nourishing, nutrient-rich carrier oils on the planet.
Botanical name: Calophyllum inophyllum
Extraction method: Cold-pressed
Part of the plant distilled: Nuts/kernels
Country of origin: Madagascar
Cultivation method: Wild and Certified Organic
Scent description: Well-rounded and distinctive with rich, pleasant-scented notes.
Blends with: Bergamot, Ravensara, Frankincense, Lavender, Marjoram, Palmarosa, Oregano, Lemon, Immortelle and Rose
Uses: Dilute 5-15% with jojoba and other essential oils to create soothing serums for scars, wounds, acne and rashes
People on the coasts of the Indian Ocean use calophyllum oil as a panacea. It finds its main application as an immune-modulating component in skin-care products which benefit from its phagocytosis-stimulating qualities… This oil is recommended in cases if skin conditions accompanied by a build-up of pus.
~ Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy