Tamanu Oil Profile

Carrier Oil Profile

Tamanu Oil

Calophyllum inophyllum

Countries of Origin

Madagascar, South Pacific, Southern Africa

Extraction Method

Cold Pressed

About the Oil

            Texture/Consistency- very smooth, silky, though not much glide so not best for massage

            Color- green

            Aroma- strong and nutty

About the Plant

The Calophylum tree produces bunches of small fruits that contain the nuts that will become Tamanu oil. Also known as Foraha oil the berries are picked then dried out for around 8 weeks, during this time the nut reduces in size and becomes saturated with the oil then the nuts are cold pressed to extract the oil. It is worth noting if you have an allergy to any other plants in this family please avoid this oil as you are likely to have an allergic reaction to it as well.

Therapeutic Properties





Expected Shelf Life

2 years depending upon storage this oil is best stored in a cool, dark location.

Locations to Purchase




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