Have you heard of Tamanu Oil - the Pacific Green Gold?
Tamanu Nut Tree is native to the South Pacific Islands. Indigenous Polynesian have been using Tamanu Oil for skincare and healing for centuries. The oil is extracted by pressing the kernels of the Tamanu Nut Tree. It is dark green and has an intense earthy and nutty scent.
The oil is also known as the Green Gold which is related to its green colour and amazing skincare properties. Tamanu Oil has been widely used by the Polynesian to soothe and help many skin conditions like scrapes, cuts, burns, blisters, scars, dry irritated skin, acne, eczema or psoriasis.
Let's look closer at amazing properties of this oil and the list of them is almost endless.
1. Powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
These properties make Tamanu Oil perfect for any type of irritated skin, eczema, psoriasis, acne, redness or itchiness.
It will soothe irritated skin and help with itchiness.
Acneic skin will benefit from its antibacterial action inhibiting the growth of bacteria and reducing the inflammation of the acne pimples.
It reduces the dryness and scaliness of the skin for eczema and psoriasis sufferers.
Very beneficial when used in a massage blend for athletes as it may relieve the tension of the sore muscles.
2. Powerful anti-ageing properties.
Mature skin will love it as it has so many properties that help with skin renewal, elasticity and firmness.
Tamanu oil speeds up regeneration of the skin by promoting forming of new healthy skin cells. It may help with smoothing the skin and decreasing wrinkles.
It promotes collagen production which is essential to keep elasticity and firmness of the skin.
It prevents blemishes and can reduce age spots.
It has strong antioxidant properties and helps fight free radicals which are responsible for premature ageing.
3. Antifungal properties.
Strong antifungal properties make Tamanu oil able to help with any fungal infections or inflammations on the skin like athlete's foot, ringworm or toenails fungus.
4. Regenerative and healing properties.
Its amazing healing and regenerative properties combined with anti-inflammatory action are able to speed up forming new skin cells and heal any wounds quickly. That's why it's great for any scars, acne scars, stretch marks, burns, sunburns, wounds, cuts, rashes.
5. Analgesic (pain relieving) properties.
Tamanu oil has powerful pain relieving qualities which make it ideal to use in massage blend for different types of pain like painful joints, sore muscles, back pain or nerve irritation.
With so many amazing properties Tamanu Oil is always my first choice whenever I need to prepare a blend of oils for any irritation of the skin like redness, itchiness, rash, uncomfortable dryness and many more. But it works perfectly on its own too.
I included Tamanu Oil in Soothing Oil for Hands, Feet and Nails. The oil is designed to help with any inflammatory conditions of the hands, feet and nails so it was obvious that Tamanu oil could not be missed out.
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Aya Green Skincare