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I discovered tamanu oil in Maui during my honeymoon this past October, and am so glad I did because it has miraculously changed my skin! I spent around 10.00 for 1oz. while in Maui, yet found it on Mountain Rose Herbs in 2oz. bottles for almost half the price. I have watched scars fade and heal quickly as well as no more breakouts. My skin is brighter, clearer, smoother, and happier. I am extra excited because it is 100% cold-pressed and organic, inexpensive, free from advertising, and actually works. It is not the latest beauty elixir costing 45.00 or more, nor is there a fifteen year old beautiful model on its advertisement promoting anti aging properties, yet it does have them.
What makes tamanu oil so amazing?
Tamanu oil is extremely healing because it is antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory properties while possessing many antioxidants. It completely regenerates new healthy skin. Its extraordinary healing properties have been used to for patients with extreme burns and skin ulcers. It is used to treat acne and acne scars, blisters, diabetes sores, dry and scaly skin, bug bites and stings, stretch marks, athletes foot, age spots, shingles etc. It has also been used to deodorize the body and feet. The list goes on and on and on.
Tamanu oil is indigenous to tropical Southeast Asia and is a phenomenal gift to the world.
Tamanu oil has multiple uses with truly beneficial properties. It can be used for both medical and beauty needs. I use it as a daily moisturizer every morning and evening. It is wonderful around the delicate eye area so there is no need for an eye cream. With all of its regenerative qualities there is no need for beauty serums or irritating peels. It easily absorbs into the skin without an oily residue. Having an excellent, simple skin care product that works miracles and costs 80% less than using other organic skin care lines is simply icing on the yummiest cake.
Simple beauty at simple costs with miraculous results is one of my definitions of Minimalist Beauty.
There really isn’t a need to go to any retailer to fix any skin concern that Mother Nature has covered anyway. My only other input is to still drink tons of water, and eat plenty of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. No matter how amazing a topically applied product can be, it is still so important to take wonderful care of your body from the inside out. I believe that the skin especially on your face is a true reflection of what is going on inside your body and what emotions you carry with it. Stay as light as possible emotionally as well as eat and exercise with loving intent.
You can find tropical tamanu oil for the best priced on Mountain Rose Herbs.
(Update: Please note that tamanu oil is higher in oleic acid and may be best for spot treating scars if experiencing extreme acne. Read more on the oleic acid and linoleic acid balance in oils needed for acne prone skin here.)