Scent: Light Characteristic
Process: Cold Pressed
Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Macadamia Nut Oil
Product Of Italy
Measured by volume not weight. All bottles are sealed.
For thousands of years, the macadamia nut has been renowned for its high nutritional value and health-promoting benefits. Today, macadamia oil is now also widely revered for its incredible benefits to hair, skin and overall health by promoting shiny hair and radiant skin. Remarkably lightweight, macadamia oil’s unique composition gives it an uncanny similarity and compatibility to sebum, the natural oils our own scalp produces. It's this unique similarity that makes it so effective, allowing the oil to infuse into hair and scalp with extraordinarily fast absorption and penetration; restoring health, softness and shine; and shielding the hair from chemicals, heat and damage through its natural UV protection. A great source of calcium, B complex, phosphorus, iron and contains 73-80% mono-saturated fat. Macadamia nut oil contains the highest amount of palmitoleic acid (an Omega 7 fatty acid) of any plant. Palmitoleic acid is plentiful in our skin when we are young, but decreases with aging. The high count of mono-unsaturated fatty acids makes the oil mimic the sebum (naturally produced oil on scalp and skin which protects it from damage). All of these qualities contribute to its reputation as a superb hair and skin treat, as well as an elixir for healing scars, sunburn, wounds and irritations.
Macadamia nut oil contains several important vitamins and minerals that make it a great way to treat dry hair. As discussed earlier, macadamia nut oil is relatively light and not greasy, making it a great treatment for hair. This oil is easily absorbed by both the hair follicles as well as the scalp itself, resulting in less amounts of dandruff, increased silkiness and shine of the hair, and even a promotion in the rate at which the hair grows. While macadamia nut oil is most often used as a type of conditioner for hair, and therefore is washed out after application, it is light enough to leave in without leaving hair greasy or weighed down. Nourishes, de-tangles, and smooth's the hair, leaving it free of frizz. Can also help heal and prevent split ends, giving hair a much healthier appearance
One of the best ways that macadamia nut oil can be used is to treat dry, damaged or aging skin. Macadamia nut oil contains the highest amount of palmitoleic acid, which contains many great anti-aging compounds. Some of these compounds have been found to decrease the rate at which skin matures. However, the palmitoleic acid found in macadamia nut oil can not only slow down the signs of aging, but some research has found that it can even remove signs of aging. Macadamia nut oil is light and not greasy, making it a great oil for the skin, and especially the face. When used regularly on the skin, macadamia nut oil can soften, moisturize and even add a glow to dry or damaged skin.
Some Great Uses
Macadamia nut oil is known to absorb quickly into the skin, leaving a light, velvety, protective barrier on the skin. Macadamia nut oil also has a low level of oral toxicity, making it a useful ingredient in lip and baby care products.
Nail Care: Heat some oil in a microwave safe bowl, stopping to check the temperature every 10 -15 seconds. Gently massage the oil into your cuticles.
Hair Care: Heat the oil according to the instructions above. Massage into dry hair and scalp. Cover with a warm towel or heat cap for 20 minutes. Shampoo twice and follow with a light conditioner. Do this once a week to maintain healthy glowing hair.
Body Care: Rub a few drops of macadamia nut oil onto damp skin after your bath or shower. Add some essential oils to your macadamia nut oil to use for aromatherapy massage. Try lavender, rosewood or chamomile for a calming effect. Peppermint, eucalyptus and basil are good oils to try for a more stimulating massage.
Facial Care: After thoroughly cleansing and exfoliating your skin, apply a few drops of macadamia nut oil to your face, neck and throat using light upward strokes. Leave on overnight.