A sacred tree in Polynesian culture, tamanu bears versatile drupe fruits which contain the seed that is the source of tamanu oil. Piping Rock’s pure Tamanu Oil is:
Cold-pressed from tamanu seeds
Soothing and moisturizing for the skin
Hydrating when used as a hair oil
What is Tamanu?
A tree of many names, tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum) is a tropical evergreen found throughout the South Pacific. It sports an attractive spreading crown of bright leaves and white clusters of delicate fragrant flowers, and its fruits are drupes that ripen to a yellow-red color. Tamanu fruit contains a single large seed, which contains 70 – 75% oil, primarily made of essential fatty acids, particularly oleic and linoleic acid.
The tamanu tree is considered sacred in Polynesian culture, and as such can be found planted near temples and other places of worship. It is also often planted as an ornamental tree thanks to its eye-catching crown. Pacific Islanders have long used tamanu oil as a hair grease and skin moisturizer, uses that today have made tamanu a treasured part of many beauty routines.
Tamanu Oil Products
Cold-pressed from the fruit seeds, tamanu oil is popular for its skin rejuvenating properties. A little goes a long way with this hydrating oil; it absorbs quickly and makes a fantastic skin serum to be used day or night. Tamanu oil supports a glowing complexion and soft, supple skin, but can also be used to hydrate the hair and in hot hair oil treatments.
Piping Rock offers this versatile oil in 1 oz. amber glass bottles.
Directions for Use
Wash skin with soap and warm water, then pat dry with a soft towel. Apply a few drops of oil to desired areas as needed. Gently massage this fast-absorbing oil into the skin, paying special attention to particularly dry patches. Very little tamanu oil is needed as it takes just a few drops to cover the desired skin area. Penetrates quickly and provides soothing moisture.