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Organic Tamanu Oil


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Inci:Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil

A soft oil that is gentle enough to use on a baby’s nappy rash and a man’s shaving bumps, and powerful enough to promote healthy skin.


An orangey green to dark green oily liquid with a very strong aroma that is partly nutty and partly curry like, made by cold pressing the organic kernels of the evergreen Tamanu Nut Tree. The aroma is not offensive, but it is noticeable. When included in a blend of other materials, the aroma is lessened and it can be masked with some essential oils.
It is normal that the oil may go cloudy at low temperatures. This is simply the waxy esters thickening up because of the low temperature. Gentle warming will restore the fluidity of the oil without any damage.
The nuts drop from the trees and at that time, they have very little oil content. They are left to dry in a protected place and over a period of time, a thick and sticky oil starts to form. Even then, it is not a lot of oil compared to other oil sources.It takes more than 20kg of tamanu fruit to produce just 1kg of oil, hence the higher price than other oils.
  • Use 1% to 100%.
  • Oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.
  • Heat stable so can be used in Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.
Combine Tamanu Oil with Jojoba Oil on skin with blocked pores.
Blend it with Rosehip Seed Oil to improve the appearance of the skin.
None, unless you have a nut allergy. People with nut allergies should be made aware of this.
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 13.5%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 14.1%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 38.2%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 32.1%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) 0.2%
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 185-235
Cosmetic Functions:
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Tamanu Oil are:
Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Hair Conditioning, Oral Care, Skin Conditioning, UV Absorber
To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here


  • Beneficial for anti ageing skin care products and useful in daily defence creams. Do not consider it to have a strong SPF, just daily defence.
  • Tamanu Oil is suitable for eczema prone skin and acne prone skin. It sinks in easily without leaving a greasy residue.
  • An excellent oil to use for dry and itchy skin as it moisturises giving a glow and shine to the skin. It is rich in Omega 9 essential fatty acids and works very well to improve the condition of flaking skin and areas of roughness, like knees and elbows.
  • Tamanu Oil is an ideal oil to use in men's skincare products for use after shaving.
  • Use it as part of a massage blend with other vegetable oils. Include Plai and Fragonia essential oils into the blend in sports products.
  • Tamanu Oil is gentle and safe to use on babies to soothe nappy rash.
Hair Care
  • Tamanu Oil softens and moisturises dry and brittle hair.
  • It adds adds volume and shine to the hair whilst helping to minimise split ends.
  • It conditions the scalp but does not leave the hair feeling sticky, lank or heavy.


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Here is a link to all non batch specific documents for this product Link to Technical Documents

If you have any questions about the documents or need the Certificate of Analysis (COA) for a product which you have recived, then please request that here.

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13 July 2022
Switzerland Switzerland
I recommend this product

Great products and customer service

I have been ordering for a couple of years and also very satisfied with all the products

13 July 2022

Aromantic UK

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25 January 2022
Antonios C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Good stuff .. product ,communication and delivery. Thank you

26 January 2022

Aromantic UK

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09 April 2021
Germany Germany


Outstanding quality and top customer service

16 November 2020
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product


All good.....many thanks

27 August 2020
Maryam A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

I can see why it’s called ‘green gold’

I apply this oil to my skin every night, in the morning my acne blemishes look less visible and like they are fading away. My skin also feels soft and the redness and itchiness reduces when I apply it also! I would definitely recommend this product for anyone with acne or eczema prone skin!

22 June 2020
Katarzyna M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Very good product. Very thick and with intensive aroma. I use it overnight. Helps with spots.Skin looks radiant and smooth in the morning.Recommended

29 May 2020
Rebecca L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product


Fantastic. Really helped to smooth and soothe my psoriasis. Will be ordering more. Arrived well packaged and quickly.

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