Calophyllum inophyllum L.
Pressing of the Calophyllum nut
Composition at a glance: A third of mono-unsaturated fatty acids (Omega 9). A little more than a third of polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega 6). Almost a third of saturated fatty acids. Numerous healing and circulatory insaponifiables (including calophyllum and inophyllum acid).
Color and texture: Greenish oil. Some plant oil deposits possible, oil a little cloudy. Medium absorption; sometimes massaging for longer is needed. Solid below 57°F .
Smell: Strong, smells like curry or coffee.
Note: Avoid contact with eyes.
A Medicine Cabinet in Itself
For cosmetic use, Tamanu oil nourishes dry skin leaving it smooth and soft, while reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
Tamanu oil is also an excellent ally to those with heavy legs, those who want to promote healthy veins as well as support lymphatic drainage. It is known to reinforce and revive circulation simultaneously.