Ever heard of tamanu oil? Although lesser known, it’s super potent and an excellent ingredient for skincare and home remedies. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of this oil make it the perfect choice for a wide range of topical conditions such as cystic acne, psoriasis, eczema, stretch marks, scars, rashes, and even age spots, with tamanu speeding up healing. Oily skin will especially benefit from this light, restorative oil.
The easiest way to use it is as a face oil, mixed with the proper essential oil for your skin type. However, there are other ways to use tamanu oil as well:
Tea tree for acne, charcoal to pull out excess sebum, and tamaru oil for it’s anti-fungal, moisturizing properties. The result: an amazing soap to use on your face on a daily basis.
How to Make Charcoal Facial Soap from Soap Queen
Blackheads are something we all develop, sometimes regularly in areas like our t-zone, but you can help lessen the frequency with this simple oil cleanser recipe.
Oil Cleanser for Blackhead-Prone Skin from Hello Glow
Problematic skin will benefit from a deep-pore cleansing and this recipe is just that! Toxin-absorbing French green clay is mixed with inflammation-calming tamanu oil, as well as some additional essential oils for the perfect cleanser.
DIY Clay & Tamanu Oil Cleanser from Jenni Raincloud
Tamanu oil is the star of this easy-to-make body scrub. It helps the skin regenerate, boosting collagen, fighting acne, and reducing wrinkles.
Restorative Tamanu Salt Scrub from Scratch Mommy
Shea butter is just the thing to replenish and protect parched skin, while tamanu oil is excellent for soothing any itchiness or redness that may result from prolonged dryness.
Whipped Tamanu & Shea Butter from The Natural Beauty Workshop
Cracked heels are a summer bummer! However, this salve recipe made with tamanu oil restores damaged skin to its natural glory.
DIY Cracked Foot & Heel Salve Recipe from Pronounce