Botanical Name: Calophyllum inophyllum a/k/a TAMANU OIL - FORAHA OIL
Process: Cold Pressed
Aroma: Light, slightly sweet and nutty.
Texture:. Thick and rich but readily absorbed with no oily residue.
Color: Dark green.
Calophyllum Oil a/k/a Tamanu Oil (a/k/a Foraha Oil in Africa) is a powerful healing agent. The name Calophyllum inophyllum means “beautiful leaf” in Greek. The tree is indigenous to Southeast Asia, but is profuse in Polynesia, where it is known as “Ati”. The tree with large twisted branches grows from 25 to 30 meters in height, has dark green oval leaves and small white flowers with yellow centers with a sweet perfume. The fruit of the tree, about the size of an apricot, has a good flavor similar to apple. It has a thin flesh and large spherical nut hull inside with a thin shell concealing a pale yellow kernel. Tamanu oil does not exist in the fruit when it falls from the tree but forms progressively during the drying period. Once dried, the oil is extracted from the nuts by cold-pressing and filtration. Tamanu Oil possesses a unique capacity to promote the formation of new tissue (“cicatrizing”), which accelerates wound healing and the growth of healthy skin. In the late 1920’s, a Fiji Nun named Sister Marie-Suzanne, administered Tamanu oil topically to leprosy victims for the relief of neuritis with good results. Widely used by Polynesian woman for promoting healthy, blemish free skin, used on babies to prevent diaper rash, as well as skin eruptions. Due to its cicatrizing, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it is suitable for use on a broad range of topical conditions and applied liberally to cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites and stings, acne, psoriasis, diabetic sores, sunburn, blisters, eczema and herpes. Also massaged into the skin to help relieve neuralgia, rheumatism and sciatica. While it can be applied undiluted to the skin, the oil is every bit as effective if diluted by 50% with either coconut oil or another topical oil with no loss of its effectiveness. Can also be healing in lip balms and lotion bars at 5%.
People allergic to nuts should not use any nut-based oils.
2 oz. and 4 oz. packaged in Cobalt Blue PET Plastic Bottles.
8 oz. bottled in Frosted Clear Plastic Bottles.
Carrier oils, also referred to as base oils or vegetable oils, are used to dilute essential oils, CO2s and absolutes before applying to the skin. Each carrier oil offers different properties and the choice depends on the therapeutic benefit being sought. Unlike essential oils, carrier oils do not evaporate or impart their aroma as strongly as essential oils. However, they usually have a shorter shelf life and can be mixed with a natural preservative such as vitamin E or wheatgerm oil for longer storage. Carrier oils should be natural and preferably cold-pressed. This ensures that the therapeutic qualities remain in the oil and have not been damaged by heat or chemicals. People allergic to nuts should not use any nut-based oils.
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|TAMANU (Foraha) OIL - 2 oz.||$14.00|
|TAMANU (Foraha) OIL - 4 oz.||$26.00|
|TAMANU (Foraha) OIL - 8 oz.||$34.00|
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