Natural skin care tips: 10 Tamanu oil benefits and uses you need to know about

Scientific studies have shown that Tamanu oil has some remarkable health benefits and healing properties, just one of which is its ability to promote new skin cells growth. Tamanu oil originates from the pacific islands, where the people, native to the region, have used it as medicines for centuries and here are ten of the benefits and uses of Tamanu oil that they know and that you may not:

1. Reduces the appearance of scars

Tamanu oil has been proven in studies to be effective in reducing the appearance of scars. In medical tests, scar tissue in subjects has shown to reduce in length and width when Tamanu oil was applied on a regular basis over a couple of months week period.

2. It can be used to treat troublesome dry skin

Another one of great Tamanu oil benefits is that it can relief and smooth dry skin. Tamanu oils’ fast absorption rate and excellent moisturising qualities make it ideal for the fast relief and long term treatment of difficult dry skin areas, such as the elbows and the heels. The oil is absorbed completely by the skin in minutes and it doesn’t leave a sticky or greasy residue.

3. Use it as an effective anti-ageing treatment

Next great Tamanu oil benefit is that it’s a powerful anti-ageing product. Owing to its amazing ability to regenerate skin cells, Tamanu oil is often used as anti-ageing natural skin care treatment. The oil quickly moisturises and nourishes the skin and it helps to repair damaged skin cells and soften fine lines and wrinkles.

4. Combats skin cancer

In tests conducted in Japan, scientists found that Tamanu oil has the ability to fight the growth of tumours. In the tests it was found that the oil had significant cancer inhibitory properties and further tests are continuing in this area.

5. Treats acne

Tamanu oil can also be used as an effective treatment for acne. It has antibacterial properties, which fight the bacteria that causes acne and it has anti-inflammatory properties, which will reduce the redness caused by infection in the skin.

6. Combats hair loss

Although there is little scientific proof of this, people who have used Tamanu oil as a hair treatment, have reported not only an improvement in the health and thickness of their hair, but they have also reported the growth of new hair. Ask your doctor though, before doing any self treatment.

7. Reduces bruising

It has also been reported that rubbing Tamanu oil into bruises speeds up the healing process and reduces the appearance of bruises. It is believed that the oil improves the microcirculation in the treated area and so dissipates the bruise more quickly.

8. Treats sunburn and insect bites

Tamanu oil benefits also include sunburn and insect bites treatment. Apply Tamanu oil to sunburn and it soothes the soreness, reduces the redness and promotes faster healing of the skin. The anti-inflammatory ingredients of the oil that make it a good treatment for sunburn are also effective in treating insect bites and stings.

9. Conditions and repairs damaged hair

Tamanu oil is widely used as a hot oil treatment for hair. It provides deep down conditioning and it reduces the appearance of split ends. Many people who have tried Tamanu oil on their hair, now say they they would never go back to using other oils or treatments.

10. It doubles as a deodorant

Another great benefit of Tamanu oil is that it acts as a natural deodorizer, so if you use it to moisturise your feet, they will stay odour free, even in the warmest of weather!

Do you know some other Tamanu oil benefits and uses? What are your favorite all natural skin care products?

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One Comment

  1. Lorietta
    July 7, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I haven’t heard of Tamanu oil before!:) great post!

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