organic macadamia nut oil
This Organic Macadamia Oil is a fantastic regeneranative oil. It is high in mono-unsaturated fatty acids and contains Palmitoleic acid, which promotes youthful, hydrated skin.
Macadamia oil is an ideal choice for mature skin as it contains over 20% palmitoleic acid, which helps to retain moisture in the skin.
Palmitoleic acid occurs naturally in the skin as part of sebum, but we produce less of it with age, which results in drier skin. Macadamia nut oil is therefore a good ingredient to have in products for mature, dry skin.
Macadamia is also rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and has been successfully used to help heal scars and sunburns. It is considered very safe for use in facial and baby products.
Macadamia nut oil feels fatty, thick, soft and sticky on the skin and can take up to one hour to be absorbed. This is known as a long ‘surface time’, providing good lubrication which makes it macadamia nut oil excellent for whole body massage oils. Once absorbed, it leaves skin soft and smooth. It is a very fatty oil which is soft and nice to use.
Light to Golden yellow
Macadamia is popular in cosmetic manufacturing and in combination with other carrier oils, can be used in both massage and aromatherapy.
Slighter thicker than typical Carrier Oils.
Macadamia will leave an oily feeling on the skin
Macadamia oil is extremely slow to go rancid; users can expect a minimum shelf life of 6 Months to 1 Year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
Should be avoided by individuals with nut allergies.