I want to talk about Tamanu Nut Oil benefits as the multi-dimensional benefits of this fabulous
oil seem to be endless. In fact, there appears to be a complete
absence of any negative consequences. Here in Vanuatu, we
are well aware of the remarkable curative and regenerative
properties of this magical oil, when it comes to treating
various skin conditions. Just the same, this does not mean
that we truly appreciate the nature and extent to which Tamanu
oil has and can be put to use. More on this later.
Although indigenous Melanesian and Polynesian communities
discovered this mind-blowing, natural skin care remedy many
centuries ago, it is only in recent times that Tamanu Oil
has begun to attract serious attention from the beauty industry.
Volcanic Earth's efforts in promoting pure Vanuatu Tamanu
Oil in the global marketplace, via our international resellers,
website and Tropical First Aid range, may well have contributed
to this development in some small way - at least our overseas
sales figures seem to reflect this.
thing that is clear is that Tamanu Oil is at the cutting edge
of a new wave of emerging skin care products. Below I will
attempt to explain precisely why this is the case.
Tamanu Oil Is Produced
Tamanu tree only bears fruit once a year and the fruit itself
is inedible. However, inside the fruit is a pale-coloured nut
kernel. When this nut kernel is dried (which takes 1-2 months),
it turns a deep, chocolate brown and releases a sticky, rich
oil. These days, the oil is often extracted from the nut kernels
using some form of mechanical cold press. The resulting Tamanu
Oil is a rich, luxurious, greenish-amber colour. It is non-toxic
and devoid of any chemical additives.
Oil is made from the nut kernels of the Tamanu Tree. While the
tree itself does grow inland, it prefers salty, sandy soil,
with the result that it tends to grow profusely near the sea.
The native Ni Vanuatu people claim that the best Tamanu Oil
comes from the trees that grow near coastal areas, rather than
from those that grow inland.
ability of Tamanu Oil to heal the skin surpasses that of most,
if not all, modern day skin care products. Scientific studies
show that Tamanu Oil is a significant healing agent because
of its ability to produce new skin tissue and because of its
anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, antibiotic and antioxidant
Tamanu Oil can be used effectively to treat a range of infections
including ring worm, athlete’s foot, itching and dermaphytosis
of the scalp or beard (due to the presence of Friedelin) and
infected wounds and burns (due to the anti-bacterial presence
of Canophyllol and the antibiotic presence of lactone), it is
its cicatrizing capacity that sets it apart.
is the process involved in the formation of new tissue. Consequently,
Tamanu Oil is amazingly effective for the treatment of everything
from acne and acne scars, scarring generally, stretch marks,
diabetic sores, psoriasis, sunburn, blisters, abrasions, burns,
cuts, eczema, herpes sores, insect bites and stings, fissures,
dry or scaly skin and my personal favourite – the reduction
or complete removal of unsightly age spots.
Oil is also a natural deodorant and this is why it is used for
the reduction of foot and/or body odour. The natural anti-inflammatory
qualities of the oil also produce significant pain-relieving
properties (due in part to the presence of Phenyl Coumarin Calophyllolide
and various xanthones in the oil). It is this anti-inflammatory
quality that is primarily responsible for the reduction of general
swelling, rashes, sores, and abrasions.
referred to as “Green Gold” or the Sacred Oil of Tamanu, this
oil also possesses analgesic properties that help rid the body
of pain extremely fast – this is especially so when it comes
to conditions such as neuralgia, sciatica, shingles and rheumatism.
The combination of the oil’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic
qualities can be particularly beneficial in the case of pulled
muscles, ligament damage and sprains.
Oil can be applied to the surface of the skin to promote healthy,
blemish-free skin. Many Ni Vanuatu women apply use it on babies
to prevent nappy rash. It may be applied to treat a variety
of skin irritations, including those caused by warts, allergies
or skin ulcers. Tamanu Oil has proved successful in the treatment
of severe skin conditions, including a gangrenous leg ulcer.
Pure Tamanu Oil
12ml Roll-On - Refillable
Pure Tamanu Oil
Nutritive Lip Balm
natural sun block
Nutritive Lip Balm, using Tamanu
Oil - renowned for healing and as a natural sun block
and protection against the elements.
of the other skin care benefits of this tropical first aid
remedy include the treatment of dermatitis, chemical burns,
skin grafts, post surgical wounds, vaginitis, chilblains –
just to name a few.
of the most important features of Tamanu Oil is its ability
to penetrate all three layers of the skin – i.e. the Epidermis,
Dermis and Hypodermis. Apart from all its other qualities,
this fact goes a long way towards explaining why Tamanu Oil
can do what it does.
surprisingly, this wonderful oil can even be used to treat
animals such as dogs and cats.
To Use Tamanu Oil
Oil is non-greasy and readily absorbed into the skin. As the
oil is so effective, a little goes a long way. Our handy Tamanu
Oil 12ml Roll On is an ideal applicator. Better still, it’s
refillable so once you have the roll-on, you can simply buy
our 50ml bottle of Tamanu Oil and refill it.
roll the oil onto the affected area. Initially, it’s a good
idea to apply the oil 3-5 times a day and then cut back as
the problem begins to heal. This is another reason why our
little Roll-On is so handy, as it will easily fit into most
purses/handbags or trouser/shirt pockets.
we are not aware of any documented reports of adverse effects
due to application of Tamanu Oil, care may need to be taken
if you are allergic to nuts. The Oil of Tamanu is
an all-natural product that is clearly very versatile and
effective. It can be applied directly to the skin and is suitable
for treating a wide range of skin conditions.
get yourself some Tamanu Oil TODAY - Just make sure it's pure
Tamanu Oil and that it is not mixed with some lesser, inferior
oil. If you live in Port Vila, just call into our shop in
the Adventure Centre, located down the walkway
next to The Drug Store. For those of you living overseas,
you can simply buy online at: www.volcanicearth.com.
After Sun Spray
With Tamanu Oil
A natural sunburn remedy with pure Vanuatu Virgin Coconut
Oil for soothing and skin repair; Tamanu Oil for the
relief of pain, discomfort & healing and Sc Glucan
for natural UV protection and overall healing of skin.
collection and harvesting of tamanu nuts by indigenous Ni Vanuatu
can generate a small income for people who otherwise depend,
almost entirely, on the custom economy (subsistence barter/exchange
- non-cash). However, coming up with the cash money for annual
school fees for their children is terribly difficult in these
remote, outer island areas. In an effort to help change this,
moves are afoot to supply solar driers and mechanical oil presses
in the Banks Group of islands so they can move towards a sustainable
enterprise by actually manufacturing Tamanu Oil, in a small
commercial way. This takes money. Not a huge amount, but money
these people simply don’t have. So, if you are able to contribute
in some small way (either monetarily or in kind), please email
us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
per: Barry Roche
PO Box 1540 Port Vila. Vanuatu
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