Carrier Oil – Macadamia Nut Oil
With all of the skin loving benefits that macadamia nut oil contains, it’s perfect for mature and dry skin. It is similar to jojoba oil in that nut’s chemical profile is close to the sebum our skin creates to keep us moisturized. Some of the amazing benefits include: it won’t clog pores, hypoallergenic, aids in skin cell regeneration, contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and it’s soothing. Besides being great for the skin, it’s also considered heart healthy due to the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. But keep in mind that it does come at a price of 481 calories per ½ cup.
Name of Oil: Macadamia Nut Oil
Latin Name: Macadamia integrifolia, Macadamia ternifolia, Macadamia tetraphylla
Areas of Origin: Australia, Italy, Kenya
Parts Used: Nuts
Scent: Little to no scent
Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow
Benefits: It contains approximately 60% oleic acid, 19% palmitoleic acid, 1-3% linoleic acid, 1-2% linolenic acid; omega 3 ,6 and 7; Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E.
Shelf Life: Up to 2 years; keep refrigerated
Safety: Not recommended for those with nut allergies
Excellent for dry or mature skin – massage a little on to the skin for softening and moisturizing benefits
Use a little on chapped lips in the winter to rehydrate them
Though I like to keep this secret to myself, I’ll share with you my all time favorite place to buy delightful confections that include macadamia nuts: https://www.bigislandcandies.com/
Until next time, discover the power of exploring new carrier oils.