Macadamia Nut Oil (Macadamia integrifolia) is a thick, soothing oil, clear yellow oil, best used as a base for blending with essential oils or other carrier oils. It can be applied directly to the skin as a healing oil for scars, minor wounds, sunburns, and for general face and body care. It can also be used to soften nails or for intensive hair and scalp care.
Uses and Benefits
Great in soaps, creams, lotions and for massage. One of the best regenerative oils available stretch marks & scars. Soothing How to use Gently warm the oil and massage into the fingertips, nail beds, scalp or through the hair.
One standout characteristic of macadamia nut oil is that it is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids while noticeably low in saturated fatty acids. This is what makes it heart-healthy, much like olive oil and coconut oil. As it turns out, such a fatty acids profile is capable of lowering the LDL cholesterol, otherwise known as the bad cholesterol, in the blood.
Macadamia nut oil has a properly balanced omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids content as well, which is at 1-to-1 ratio. Both are considered essential fatty acids, which simply means they are not manufactured by the body, and consequently have to be supplemented through the diet. Omega-3 acts as an anti-inflammatory, while omega-6 functions more as a pro-inflammatory. It is for this reason a proper balance of these essential fatty acids has to be maintained, otherwise chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases may develop. Including macadamia nut oil on a regular basis in your diet should then help achieve this crucial essential fatty acids balance.
Macadamia nut oil is very rich in phytochemicals like squalene, tocotrienols and tocopherols. These compounds protect against oxidation of this edible oil, making it suitable for unrefrigerated storage for up to two years. What’s best, these very same phytochemicals, when ingested by including macadamia nut oil in your diet, help protect against oxidative stress to again prevent the development of oxidative stress-induced diseases like cancer.
Macadamia Nut Oil’s Practical Uses:
As was mentioned, macadamia nut oil is more popular as a beauty aid. Because it gets easily absorb by the skin without leaving a greasy and heavy feeling, it can be used on its own as a moisturizer for the skin and hair. You can also combine it with organic beeswax for a homemade lip gloss.
Ingredients 100% pure Macadamia oil