Tamanu Oil Use

Tamanu Carrier Oil has come to earn a reputation for being potent enough to eliminate “virtually all” skin ailments. 

Used in cosmetic and topical applications, Tamanu Carrier Oil can be applied directly to the face to diminish acne marks, scars, age spots, and fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be used as a makeup primer that allows cosmetics to last longer on the skin. When regularly applied directly to deep and painful cystic acne breakouts, Tamanu Oil also works as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory spot treatment that regulates skin’s oil production and helps promote the skin’s clarity.

For a homemade facial treatment that works as a hydrating and rejuvenating mask, simply combine the following in a small bowl: 1 Tbsp. Tamanu Carrier Oil, 1 Tbsp. Raw Organic Honey, and ¼ Avocado. Next, thoroughly mash all the ingredients together and apply the rejuvenating mask in a thick layer on the face. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. This mask is reputed to reveal healthier skin that looks and feels silkier.

Tamanu Oil can be used to make a natural exfoliating facial scrub by first mixing the following in a bowl with either the fingers or with a spoon: 1-2 Tbsp. Tamanu Oil and 3 Tbsp. sugar or salt granules. Next, cleanse the face with warm water, then using the fingertips gently massage the exfoliating mixture into the entire face, avoiding the sensitive eye area. Continue massaging it in for a minimum of 90 seconds and a maximum of 2 minutes. To clean it off, either splash the face with warm water or use a warm, wet washcloth to wipe off the exfoliant. For optimal results, this exfoliating routine can be repeated 3 times a week for skin that looks brighter, cleaner, and softer.

For a simpler facial serum with anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory effects for acne-prone skin, simply combine the following oils: 4 tsp Tamanu Carrier Oil, 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil, 2 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil. Gently massage the blend into the face and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing it off. To soothe razor burn and to address in-grown hairs, substitute Tea Tree Essential Oil for

4 drops Chamomile Essential Oil and 2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil. This blend is known to have an anti-inflammatory and anti-itch effect that calms irritation, such as bumps and rashes.

For a moisturizing oil blend that is reputed to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, combine 8 tsp Tamanu Carrier Oil and 4 drops each of the following essential oils: Myrrh, Lavender, Frankincense, and

Cedarwood. Massage the blend into the affected areas regularly for 3 months to promote the fading of unwanted marks and blemishes. For a blend that will diminish the appearance of scars that are more stubborn, thoroughly combine the following oils: 4 tsp Tamanu Carrier Oil and 2 drops each of the following essential oils: Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Geranium, and Rose Absolute. Apply this blend directly to the affected areas.

For a simple way of making hair more manageable by smoothing down errant strands, simply rub 2 drops of Tamanu Oil between the fingertips and smooth it down over the broken hairs that stray from the normal hairdo.

For a conditioning Tamanu Oil hair treatment that can be applied to the scalp and hair before a wash, simply apply 5-10 drops of the oil to the scalp and comb it down through the strands down to the ends. Leave it in for 10-15 minutes before showering in order to allow the oil’s hydration to take effect. This also allows it to penetrate the hair shaft to create a protective barrier against the potentially harsh effects of shampoo and water. After the shower, hair will be left feeling smoother and softer and will thus be more manageable. For optimal results, this hair regimen can be repeated 1 or 2 times each week.

For a nourishing Tamanu Oil hair treatment, that enhances hair growth and restores the hair’s luster, thoroughly mix 2 Tbsp. Tamanu Carrier Oil, 2 Tbsp. Castor Carrier Oil, 1 Tbsp. Coconut Carrier Oil, 4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil, 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil, 4 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil, 4 drops Thyme Essential Oil, and 2 drops Geranium Essential Oil. Next, transfer the blend to a 120 ml (4 oz.) dark glass dropper bottle. Cap and shake the bottle well, then apply this serum to the hair and leave it on as an overnight mask. This hair treatment regimen can be repeated once every week.

For an anti-fungal hair and scalp treatment, thoroughly combine 1 Tbsp. Tamanu Carrier Oil, 3 drops Thyme Essential Oil, and 3 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil, then massage the blend gently into the scalp. Cover the hair with a shower cap for 1-2 hours to allow the blend to thoroughly soak into the scalp and hair. Rinse the hair well with a mild natural shampoo that also has anti-fungal properties.

Used in medicinal applications, Tamanu’s anti-bacterial properties make it beneficial for use in dealing with fungal infections. To address foot fungus, such as Athlete’s Foot, simply apply a thin layer of Tamanu Oil directly to the feet at night before bed. For an anti-bacterial blend that is known to soothe abrasions and facilitate their healing, thoroughly combine 4 tsp Tamanu Carrier Oil with 3 drops each of the following essential oils: Lavender, Rosemary, and Myrrh. Simply apply the blend directly to the abrasions, massaging lightly.

To soothe and eliminate rashes, such as those caused by contact with Poison Ivy, simply combine 4 tsp Tamanu Carrier Oil with 2 drops each of the following essential oils: Rosemary, Lavender, Peppermint, and Tea Tree. This combination makes an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory blend that has the added benefit of soothing itches.

For a natural, fast-absorbing, antioxidant body oil that hydrates dry skin and promotes the regeneration of new skin, combine 4 tsp Tamanu Carrier Oil, 4 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil, 3 drops Chamomile Essential Oil, and 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil. This moisturizer can be applied to any areas of skin affected by dryness and flaking, including the feet, elbows, and face.

To minimize the inflammation and tenderness that is characteristic of Rosacea, which unfortunately does not have a cure, simply combine the following oils thoroughly: 4 tsp Tamanu Carrier Oil, 3 drops Chamomile Essential Oil, 2 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil, and 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil. Gently massage this blend into the affected areas to reduce the appearance of bumps, swelling, and redness caused by Rosacea.

For a moisturizing, anti-oxidant blend that alleviates the discomforts of eczema and psoriasis, such as itchiness and inflammation, combine 4 tsp Tamanu Carrier Oil with the following: 2 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil, 2 drops Thyme Essential Oil, 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil, and 1 drop Tea Tree Essential Oil.

For an anti-inflammatory massage blend that soothes the joint discomforts of arthritis, combine 4 tsp Tamanu Carrier Oil with 3 drops each of the following essential oils: Eucalyptus, Rosemary, and Ginger. Massage this warming and stimulating blend into the affected areas.

To soothe sunburned skin, Tamanu Oil can be applied directly to the affected skin. It is reputed to be superior to Aloe Vera gel in terms of its anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic properties as well as its cooling and anesthetic effects.