Saturday, September 17, 2011

Macadamia Nut Oil

Find this and other Carrier Oils at Mountain Rose Herbs

Method of extraction: Expeller Pressed/Unrefined

This fine oil comes from the pressed nuts of the Macadamia tree. It is a priceless delight for the skin and has proven itself to be one of the best regenerative oils available.

It is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, and closely resembles sebum (the oil naturally produced by one's skin to help protect it). Macadamia oil is a fabulous, protective oil with a high absorption rate and has been successfully used as a healing oil for scars, sunburns, minor wounds and other irritations. 

I buy my Organic Macadamia Oil from Mountain Rose Herbs. I store it in a dark pantry where it can last for 10 to 12 months.  It is an unrefined oil that is sensitive to light and will degrade quickly if not kept in a cool dark place.