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Tamanu Oil - Tamanu Oil is an incredible oil! Thousands of years ago, the natives of Tahiti found a large, strange tree growing near the ocean. They soon found that the dried nuts from this tree, which they name the "ati" tree, contained a special oil that they used to help protect their skin from the hot sun, humidity and sea winds. There is a very small supply of Tamanu oil in the world because of the small growing area. It takes a full 100 kilograms of Tamanu fruit (which is the annual production of one adult tree) to make just 5 kilograms of cold pressed Tamanu oil. Reputed uses by the people of Tahiti are wide and varied - from burns, to insect bites, to stretch marks. This oil is truly multi faceted. Use it in soap up to 5% or as a massage oil - the uses are endless! As with any nut based oil, people with allergies to nuts of any kind should not use Tamanu Oil.

INCI name: Calophyllum Inophyllum

Donna Maria, president of The Indie Beauty Network and author of "Making Aromatherapy Creams & Lotions" enthuses, "Tamanu oil has a luscious smell reminiscent of butter pecan ice cream or Kahlua (depending on who you ask) and is one of my favorite ingredients to use in skincare products. I especially like it in facial creams and massage oils for dry skin."

Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 7 reviews)

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by Eva
on 11/27/2014
Love this oil
I added this to CP soap. It made the bar super creamy! A friend of mine used the soap on a sun burn and she said it was soothing and really helped!
by Louise
on 11/27/2014
Miracle oil as they say
I had a bad scald with hot water while sterilizing some equipment and the pain was so bad it brought tears to my eyes. I soaked my entire hand in cold water then applied this liberally and also emu oil. I took some painkillers and went to ER but I didn't feel so bad anymore after I reached there. The nurse asked me what I applied and I told her and she nods in approval. Later I told her I didn't feel so bad anymore and like to go home without seeing the doctor. Over the next few days I kept the blisters soft and smothered in tamanu and it healed quickly. And the scars gradually disappeared over the months! Tamanu lives up to its name as a miracle healing oil.
by Nik Fauzi
on 11/8/2014
Smells unpleasant and brown in color
Bought the oil and used it . Its not greenish but rather brown and am not sure whether it is fresh or not since some writeup on the net said it should be green for fresh oil. The smell is too strong to my liking and try to mask it with Energy fragrant at 1% and it is still not pleasant.Not sure how to correct it.

Reply from Bramble Berry
 
Hi Nik! I'm sorry this oil wasn't your favorite. Our tamanu oil is sold fresh and is brownish in color. It also has a sort of nutty, musky dirt smell that can be surprising if you’ve never smelled it before. It works great in soap, as seen in this Man Soap With Tamanu Oil post. It also works great in butters like this Whipped Coffee Butter. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!

by Tammy
on 8/5/2014
Exceptional Healing Properties
I think this is one of the most beneficial oils we can use. I love the smell mixed with Leather Fragrance Oil. My cold process soap turned out beautifully and I'm wondering if I could add some to melt and pour??
by Sandee
on 1/24/2014
Tamanu Oil
I love this product. I'm almost out and am waiting for it to come back in stock. I like the smell when used in unscented lotions. I would like to purchase it in a 4 or 8 ounce size.
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