08 November 2008

Macadamia Oil is highly compatible with the human skin, on which it has a profound softening effect. It's high content of pamitoleic acid makes it an effective antioxidant. Macadamia nut oil is goof for facial products, baby products, balms and lipglosses.

It's excellent for mature skin very hydrating and gentle. It is also know for it's skin lubricant and is easily absorbed by the skin, sometimes described as a vanishing oil. Very Helpful in cases of sunburn and wound healing. This oil has a long shelf life and good resistance to rancidity. It also has a mild laxative action.

Aroma
Soft and gentle

Contains
High in mono-unsaturated fatty acids
Palmitoleic acid (normally found in the sebum of man)
60% oleic acid (very stable)

Color
Light to Golden Yellow

Viscosity
Thick, Slighter thicker than typical Carrier Oils.

Absorption and Feel
Easily absorb to skin

Extraction Method
Cold Press

Shelf Life
Slow go rancid (2-3 years) with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.

Cautions
Should be avoided by individuals with nut allergies.

Uses and Health Benefits
  • Helps to soften the skin and help to reduce fine lines when used in facial massage.
    Great emollient properties, good to include in a base massage oil blend, for dry skin and ageing skin.
  • Palmitoleic acid (promotes young soft skin), as well as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids
  • Wound healing
  • In France is used as aid against sunburn
  • Goof for facial products, baby products, balms and lipglosses
  • It may overpower a blend if not used in a small dilution.
Macadamia Oil Typical Chemical Analysis
Fatty acidsRange
MyristicC140.6-1.6 %
PalmiticC167.0 - 11.0 %
PalmitoleicC16:118.0 -25.0 %
StearicC182.0 - 4.0 %
OleicC18:155.0 - 62.0 %
LinoleicC18:21.0 -4.0 %
ArachidicC202.0 - 4.0 %
EicosenoicC20:12.0 - 4.0 %

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