**VEGAN FRIENDLY** Organic Tamanu Oil
100% BIO oil with high content unsaturated fatty acids, especially linoleic and oleic acids classified as antioxidants.
Obtained by pressing seeds of fruit trees Tamanu from Polynesia. It is completely natural, unrefined oil, acquired without the use of solvents or other chemicals.
Tamanu Oil can be used directly on the skin or mixed within formulations.
It stores well under any condition but extreme heat will lessen the shelf life. Our tamanu oil has a rich, deep scent with a bold dark colour. Oil may naturally separate or solidify at cold temperatures. It may be liquefied in a pot of simmering water, in a microwave, in the sun or at temperature exceeding 85 degrees.
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, balck bark and elliptical, shiny leaves. 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 odourless pale kernel, called punnai in some Pacific areas. This kernel is dried in the sun for about two months until it becomes sticky with a dark, thick, rich oil. Sticky oil is cold-pressed to make a greenish yellow oil. It takes 100 kg of tamanu fruit, the amount that one tree produces annually, to yield just 5 kg of cold pressed oil. Natives believed the tamanu tree was a sacred gift of nature and that gods hid in its branches.
No tested on animals, 0% SILICON, 0% PEG, 0% PARAFFIN OILS, 0% PARABEN, 0% FORMALDEHYDE, 0% SYNTHETIC DYES., 0% VASELINE, 0% SLS, 0% SLES, 0% ALS, 0% ETHANOLAMINES