|Commercial name||Tamanu oil|
|CAS #||241148-25-4 / 68956-68-3|
|Botanical name||Calophyllum inophyllum|
The tamanu tree is indigenous to tropical Southeast Asia; it is found in Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, South India, Sri Lanka, and the Melanesian and Polynesian islands. It grows up to three meters tall, sporting cracked, black bark and elliptical, shiny leaves. The tamanu tree blooms twice annually with fragrant, white flowers, which later yield clusters of yellow-skinned spherical fruit. The fruit’s pulp tastes similar to an apple, within which a large nut is embedded. The nut contains an odorless pale kernel. This kernel is dried in the sun until it becomes sticky with a dark, thick, rich oil; it must be protected from humidity and rain during drying.
This sticky oil is cold-pressed to make a greenish oil. Polynesian Natives believed the tamanu tree was a sacred gift of nature. It was an answer to skin protection from hot sun, high humidity and ocean wind.
It is reputed to have wondrous wound-healing properties, as well as being a cure-all for almost every skin ailment you can think of, from acne to eczema to psoriasis, but all of the miraculous claims are hinged on anecdotal, not scientific, evidence. There’s no harm in using this oil in skin care.
Based on those traditional uses, tamanu oil has been thoroughly researched, and the conclusive evidence on its ability to heal damaged skin is overwhelming. Its benefits are notable for scarring, stretch marks, minor cuts and abrasions, rashes, sores, and much more. It can be used directly on the skin or mixed within formulations. Stores well under any condition but extreme heat will lessen the shelf life.
Tamanu oil has a rich, deep scent with a bold dark colour and because of this it may alter the colour and aroma of cosmetic creations. Tamanu oil may naturally separate or solidify at cold temperatures.
|Acid Value||< 5% Oleic Acid||AOCS Ca 5a-40|
|Peroxide Value||< 20 mEq/Kg||NF EN ISO27107|
|Saponification value||192-195||AOCS Cd 1-85|
|Insoluble Impurities||< 0.001%||AOCS Ca 3a-46|
|Alpha Linolenic Acid||< 0.5%||AOCS Ce 1e-91|
|Linoleic Acid||25-35%||AOCS Ce 1e-91|
|Oleic Acid||35-45%||AOCS Ce 1e-91|
|Palmitic Acid||10-16%||AOCS Ce 1e-91|
|Stearic Acid||10-15%||AOCS Ce 1e-91|
- Dried skin and mature skin
- After sun care
- Anti dandruff shampoo
- Slimming care
- Young mom care
- Breast care
- Nails and hair care
|Product description||Product specification||MSDS|