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Tamanu Oil Skin Care Benefits

By :Isabelle G 4 comments
Tamanu Oil Skin Care Benefits


Tamanu oil may appear to be a relative newcomer in the world of natural beauty and skin care but in truth, it has been used for thousands of years among the indigenous peoples of Tahiti and other Polynesian islands, where it was originally discovered.

The natives of Polynesia found that the nut of the Ati tree contained rich oil which, when applied topically, proved effective in protecting skin from harsh tropical elements such as the burning sun, whipping winds and rain.

Additional uses of for the oil were quickly discovered when it was found to have natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory as well as regenerative and curative properties. These are due primarily to its Lactone and Calophyllic acid content as well as it having 3 unique classes of Lipids. Tamanu is rich in vitamin E as well, making it an ideal anti-oxidant used to fight the signs of aging.

Since the discovery of Tamanu oil, countless studies have been done to support its incredible potency in a wide range of uses.

As far back as 1928, a French nun by the name of Sister Marie–Suzanna reportedly even used Tamanu oil to effectively treat leprosy, including the painful inflammation of nerves known as leprous neuritis.

Historically, it is evident that Fiji islanders were also aware of Tamanu oils’ soothing qualities as referred to the oil as dolno, which translates roughly to “no pain.”

While Tamanu oil may appear to be comparatively lesser known in the world of beauty and skincare, this is likely due to production constraints rather than any comment on its overall effectiveness.

There is only a small area of land on which Ati trees can be grown and harvested as they thrive primarily in tropical, coastal regions. Add to this the fact that it takes upwards of 100 kilograms of Tamanu fruit, which then must then be dried for at least two months before the oil is extracted,  to make just 5 kilograms of cold pressed Tamanu oil, and one begins to see how labor intensive  Tamanu oil extraction can be.

Despite this, Tamanu oil continues to gain in popularity.

This is a further testament to its recognized power and efficacy.


Because Tamanu oil is able to penetrate into all three layers of the skin and is non-greasy in nature, it is among the leading oils for use in skincare.  It has a high amount of linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid found in many light nourishing oils that do not clog the pores. In fact, topical application of Linoleic acid has been proven to reduce clogged pores by over 25%.

Of all its many benefits and uses, Tamanu oil is an effective treatment for use with each of the following conditions or ailments

  • Promotes healing of skin blemishes and scars
  • Eases pains associated with Sciatica, Neuritis and Rheumatism
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Antimicrobial and antibacterial
  • Reduces appearance of stretch marks
  • Effective on Bites and Stings
  • Reduces acne
  • Reduces discomfort and inflammation associated with eczema and psoriasis
  • Reduces the signs of aging
  • Wrinkle reducer
  • Blisters
  • Body and foot odor
  • Burns (including chemical and x-ray)
  • Diabetic sores
  • Diaper rash
  • Dry or scaly skin
  • Herpes sores
  • Shingles
  • Sunburn
  • athletes foot
  • unsightly age spots
  • toenail fungus

All this is to say that if you are suffering from any kind of skin problem, you can use Tamanu oil to restore health and beauty to your skin quickly and naturally.

Tamanu oil is a veritable panacea which you will always want to have on hand in case of need.

And, incorporated into your daily skincare regimen, you too will begin to see the restorative benefits of Tamanu Oil as well.

This is why we believe so strongly in this product and are committed to sourcing the best Tamanu oil available.

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comments ( 4 )

Emi L
Aug 27, 2018

wow, your article was very informative. i like that. I my self have hear a lot of good things about how beneficial tamanu oil, and how good it is for skin, bady/hair. i really like your article and will be back to event more info on this oil.

Emi L
Aug 27, 2018

wow, your article was very informative. i like that. I my self have hear a lot of good things about how beneficial tamanu oil, and how good it is for skin, bady/hair. i really like your article and will be back to event more info on this oil.

Rise 'N Shine Online
Dec 09, 2017

Hi Cynthia Kostishak, I would suggest you use one of our serums to boost Collagen and Elastin in skin. Specifically, the Hyaluronic acid system is especially beneficial for this purpose. Vitamin C serum also supports a firm texture of skin. Tamanu oil does have an earthy scent that is not for everyone. We’re glad you found a way to use it!

Cynthia Kostishak
Oct 03, 2017

I love your site. Was on Amazan looking for just plain niacinamide 10% Not 5% serum to add to EUK.01 from the Ordinary theirs has acid in it and as they are saying you can not put acid with EUK .01 anyway back to your site. I will be purchasing from you for sure. I use this oil just started to try and help my aging skin. I bruise so easily and I just got off a long time on cortisone so I am looking for “C” inside and out and Copper Peptides (Skin Biology) etc., And, this oil really works!! It smells to high heaven but it works! Put it with another oil and you will not smell it as much. It heals anything. Anything else I should be using to bring back collagen and elastin on my body? I have to get healed up and get my skin back my hands look like I am 90 years old. And, I will need a facelift once I get this thin skin healed. I know it takes time. Open for more suggestions.

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