Tamanu

Soothing Skin Recipe: Three Carrier Oils for Burns

by Andrea Butje on July 26, 2010

There are many wonderful carrier oils for burns that nourish the skin and speed its healing. Baobab oil, shea butter and tamanu oil are three of my current favorites. Baobab: The oil is made by cold-pressing the seeds of the fruit of the baobab tree (Adansonia digitata). Baobab oil is highly penetrating, deeply nourishing and […]

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Tamanu Oil (Foraha)

by Andrea on August 29, 2009

Tamanu oil, extracted from the fruit of the Calophyllum inophyllum tree, is renowned for its remarkable skin healing properties. The Tamanu tree blooms twice a year, and has aromatic white flowers that create clusters of yellow-skinned fruits. ¬†Producing Tamanu oil¬†is harder than you might think! Tamanu oil doesn’t actually exist in the fruit when it […]

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