MAIN ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
OTHER ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
Inophyllums B and P,
Benzoic and 0xi-benzoic Acids,
Saturated fatty acids
Flash point: 283°C
Specific Gravity : 0.91
Solubility in water: < 1%
ASSAY TEST RESULTS
Caproic – 0.06%
Myristic – 0.02%
Palmitoleic – 0.12%
Cis-Vaccenic – 0.96%
Arachidic – 0.94%
Cis-11-eicosenoic – 0.20%
Heneicosenoic – 3.21%
Arachidonic – 0.27%
Erucic – non detected
Lignoceric – 0.08%
A FLOW CHART OF THE TAMANU OIL
Our Tamanu Oil is made from Tamanu Nuts that are harvested by the coastal communities in the Islands of Vanuatu [South Pacific] as a ‘Wild Harvest‘ product.
The Tamanu Trees themselves grow naturally by the seashore in a totally organic environment, avoiding any chemical or polluting substances in its growing,
harvesting and manufacture.
THE BOTANICAL USES OF TAMANU OIL
Tamanu oil is a wonderful, fast-acting skin rejuvenating agent . In fact, it is not just the oil extracted from the Tamanu Nuts that has been used for centuries by the Melanesian people of Vanuatu but the bark and leaves of the Tamanu Tree as well. Some of the reasons for this are the anti-inflamatory and anti-oxidant properties, as well as the antibiotic, antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities.
When it comes to natural skin care products or organic skin care products, our wild harvested Vanuatu Tamanu Oil is hard to beat because it is naturally organic and not the product of some artificial certification process. Further, it is probably the No. 1 natural skin care product on the market today and we are not just referring to essential oils or bulk ingredients - I mean the best organic skin care product and aromatherapy oil fullstop!
The Tamanu Tree (see left) is indigenous to the tropical islands of Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides). It also grows in countries such as Guam, Hawaii, Thailand, Malaysia and even Vietnam. However, care needs to be taken here as the quality of the oil can often leave much to be desired. It is very much“you get what you pay for”. The tree itself flowers bi-annually with fragrant, white blooms that produce clusters of round fruit that look like large nuts. Inside each of these fruits is an actual nut kernel and it is from these kernels that Tamanu Oil is extracted.
However, this nut kernel must be allowed to cure over a 6-8 week period until it becomes sticky with a dark, thick, rich oil which is then cold-pressed out of the nut kernel (see the Tamanu Oil Flow Chart above).
The real healing power of this traditional topical oil is its unique ability to stimulate the growth of healthy new skin tissue. This process is referred to scientifically as "cicatrisation" and scientific studies clearly establish that Tamanu Oil is a significant healing agent.
This natural skin care product is the perfect product and one that everybody should have in their bathroom cabinet. Yes, it is expensive but not when you consider that it takes 4 mature trees to produce enough nuts to yield just 20 liters of oil.
WARNING: Avoid buying Tamanu Oil from anyone or any company that claims that any signs of deposits, deep dark green colour and strong smell are signs of the active ingredients deteriorating making its effectiveness less beneficial for your skin. This is completely and utterly untrue. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Pure Tamanu Oil should be dark green in color and have a strong aroma. These are its natural attributes and very much a part of the essential goodness and effectiveness of high grade Tamanu Oil.
What is the best oil you ask? Vanuatu Tamanu Oil™ as recommended on The Dr Oz Show is the simple answer.
Sc Glucan in Tamanu Oil provides natural UV protection. Sc Glucan protects against UV-induced DNA damage and oxidative stress as a new biological UV filter with a SPF 18-22 in ophthalmic preparations. This natural UV filter, inhibit 85 % of the DNA damage and oxidative stress induced by UV radiation at 1% concentration in opthalmic preparations (Eur J Pharm. Sci 2007 Mar;30(3-4):203-10. Epub 2006 Nov 9). Calophyllum Inophyllum Oil, even at low concentration (1/10,000, v/v), exhibited significant UV absorption properties (maximum at 300nm) and was associated with an important sun protection factor (18-22) in opthalmic preparations (Eur J Pharm. Sci 2007 Mar;30(3-4):203-10. Epub 2006 Nov 9).
Below are examples of more studies on just some of Tamanu Oil benefits:
1.Soothing and protective effect on the skin (sunburn, inflammation, skin redness, insect bites) EVIC-CEBA laboratory study June 2000 - Ih268/01.
2.Regenerating effect on the epidermis cells, wound healing (burns, cuts, cracks, scars...) Microna laboratory feb. 2003 - N°03/0607i
3.Improves the appearance of aged scars (1 year or older) Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists Annual Congress, Hamilton Island 2003
The role of natural ingredients in anti-aging of the skin
4. anti acne, anti septic (Phytochemistry. 2004 Oct;65(20):2789-95),
5.anti inflammatory (ABICH oct.2005 - REL/244/05/FUNZ/ELB),
6.anti viral (Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 1998 Dec 15;8(24):3475-8) & (Med Res Rev. 2000 Sep;20(5):323-49),
7.antibiotic, anti-coagulative, fungal inhibitor (Yao Xue Xue Bao. 2004 Apr;39(4):305-8) and antibacterial effects (Microna laboratory oct.2002 - °02/4500i) & (Indian J Exp Biol. 1970 Jan;8(1):39-40).
8.cancer chemopreventive agents (anti-tumor-promoting agents). Cancer Lett. 2001 Aug 10;169(1):15-9
9.moisturising, nourishing and repairing (epidermal cells) effect on the skin (dry and damaged skin, wrinkles, anti ageing...) Microna laboratory feb.2003 - N°03/0607i
10.increases microcirculation (heavy legs, bruising...) Dermscan - april 2007 - study N°07D0458
11.body hygiene (body odors, infections, skin rashes, dermatitis, psoriasis...) Phytochemistry. 2004 Oct;65(20):2789-95
12.hypoallergenic (non irritant, non sensitizing). Dermscan April 2007- study DN-730/07EO398
13.a naturally occurring anti HIV agent (Pharm. Biol., vol 37, n 1, pp71-76)
Importantly, our Vanuatu Tamanu Oil is exempt of the 26 allergen substances listed in 2003/15/CE European directive.
Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum) – the African, Asian, Polynesian and Pacific Panacea by A. C. Dweckand T. Meadowsy - International Journal of Cosmetic Science 2002.
Learn how to use Tamanu Oil in an effective and rapid manner for acne, acne scar removal and for other common skin condiitons such as Psoriais, Dermatitis and Eczema, along with where to buy Tamanu Oil and other Tamanu Oil-based products on this site. Just click on the relevant links at the top of this page or in the left hand menu.