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How to use Tamanu Oil

Tamanu oil as a moisturizer

Tamanu oil for face: Cleanse face or areas of the skin thoroughly, where it will be used. Apply a couple of drops to your hands and massage into the skin, being careful not to get it into the eyes or mouth.


Tamanu oil for hair: Tamanu oil can also be used as a glossing agent for your hair and to treat dry damaged hair. In Vanuatu and many other parts of the South Pacific, tamanu oil is known to protect your hair from the sun and harsh weather at the same time. Apply a small amount into your hands and massage onto your hair. Massage an extra amount into the hair ends for dry damaged hair.

How to apply tamanu oil

For BEST results, clean affected area and apply a small amount of tamanu oil or cream twice daily (morning & evening) with a cotton ball or swab or directly to the affected area.


Always test tamanu oil on a small patch of skin by placing a few drops on the area and waiting at least a day to make sure it works with your skin typeTamanu oil absorbs quickly and does not leave a greasy feeling on the skin. A small amount of tamanu oil will go a long way. For EXTERNAL USE ONLY.

Most common uses of tamanu oil
  • Acne
  • Burns (Immediate relief)
  • Scars
  • Dry Skin
  • Sunburn Relief
  • Anti-aging
  • Insect Bites
  • Cuts
  • Razor Burn
  • Eczema
Always keep tamanu oil in your first aid kit
  • Foot Odor
  • Cold Sores
  • Chapped Lips
  • Diaper Rash
Healing power of tamanu oil
The real healing power of this traditional topical oil is its unique ability to promote the formation of new tissues, thereby accelerating wound healing and the growth of healthy skin (anti-aging). The scientific term for this process is “cicatrisation”.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It is made up of three different layers – the Epidermis, Dermis and Hypodermis. Within these three layers are various other layers, all with specific functions. Nabakura™ Oil effectively speeds up the healing process by penetrating deep into the underlying connective tissues of the skin and promoting the growth of new skin tissue.

Scientists don’t fully understand the unique cicatrizing properties of the oil as it has an extremely complex portfolio of chemistry that is difficult to decipher or explain. However, scientific studies clearly establish that tamanu oil is a significant healing agent, not only because of its ability to produce new skin tissue, BUT ALSO because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, antibiotic and antioxidant properties.
How to store tamanu oil
Store tamanu oil in a cool dry place and out of direct sunlight.Tamanu oil can have a shelf life of up to 5 years if it's stored properly. You should store it between 70° F (21° C) and below 125° F (52° C)
If you suffer from a troublesome skin condition or know someone who does, then you have stumbled upon a unique product that just may be worth giving a try. While there have been a number of scientific studies on tamanu oil, the research has been limited, due largely to the product not being well known outside Pacific Island countries such as Vanuatu & Tahiti. However, sufficient scientific studies have been done in Europe and the U.S to know that this oil has the unique ability to promote the formation of new skin tissue and that it has many beneficial healing properties.
Tamanu oil is a natural healing oil that comes from the tamanu nut.  Where does the best tamanu oil come from? The people of the South Pacific believe the best tamanu oil comes from Vanuatu.  It grows naturally, by the ocean and salty sea air which makes for a powerful strain of the oil.  The real healing power of this traditional topical oil is its unique ability to promote the formation of new tissue, thereby accelerating wound healing and the growth of healthy skin (anti-aging). This is why there are multiple uses for tamanu oil.
What is tamanu oil?
How to choose the best quality tamanu oil

No matter where you purchase your tamanu oil, it is important to find oil that is:

  • 100% organic

  • tamanu nuts are hand-gathered

  • tamanu nuts are sun-dried

  • cold-pressed

  • yellow to dark green in color

  • strong in aroma (a nutty, woodsy scent)

  • thick in consistency


Avoid Tamanu oil that is:

  • black in color (old and oxidized)

  • too light in color (may have been mixed with other oils)

  • mixed with other oils



Pure Tamanu oil should be a yellow to dark green color and have a strong, but pleasant aroma.  The scent is nutty and woodsy and the oil has a thick consistency. Look for organic and ethically sourced Tamanu oil and remember that you often get what you pay for. High-quality Tamanu oil will be more expensive. Tamanu oil that is cheap will be of inferior quality and therefore, will not have the same healing properties.

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