Tamanu oil is pressed from nuts of either the Calophyllum inophyllum or the Calophyllum tacamahaca, tropical trees belonging to Calophyllaceae family. The nuts yield 70–75% of the greenish-yellow inedible oil. The oil originates in Polynesia, where it continues to play an important cultural role. Tamanu oil benefits the human body in so many ways, the ancient Polynesians believed that this oil was a sacred gift of nature. It contains significant amounts of antioxidants and compounds that include calophyllolide, a substance known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and delta-tocotrienol, a form of vitamin E shown to benefit the cardiovascular and cardiometabolic system.
Tamanu oil works by promoting the formation of new tissues, and is favoured as a natural remedy for acne, eczema, psoriasis and a whole host of skin ailments. Apart from its ability to produce new skin tissue, this miracle oil also contains anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and antioxidant properties. Some of the reasons we choose to use Tamanu Oil are it soothes and softens the skin, gets rid of foot and body odor, moisturizes dry skin, ease rashes, insect bites, and sunburns, has anti-inflammatory properties, and helps prevent diaper rash and skin eruptions on babies.