Product Review; Tamanu Oil Soap


The healing powers of Tamanu Oil were discovered thousands of years ago when native Polynesians learned how to extract the thick green oil from the tamanu nut and called it a “sacred” gift of nature. Tamanu oil, rich in fatty acids, has antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties and demonstrates the unique ability to promote new tissue formation, thereby accelerating healing and the growth of healthy skin. Tamanu oil is said to fades stretch marks, helps improve the appearance of scars, and aids in the healing of minor cuts, burns, rashes, acne, eczema, rosacea and other skin conditions, so putting this magical oil into a bar of soap is genius!

I’ve tried the pure Tamanu Oil before and it does exactly as described. It’s wonderful but a little pricey.  But I did love the end results. So I thought I would try the soap when offered to do a review from Skin Soap Junkie. I actually liked it in the Tamanu Oil in a bar of soap better. I used in the morning and again at night before I went to bed for 2 weeks straight and have noticed that my skin is much clearer and soft as a babies bottom!

Tamanu Oil is a natural oil extracted by cold pressing the oil out of the nuts of the Tamanu Tree and has been a closely guarded secret of the Melanesian people of Vanuatu for centuries. This ‘miracle oil’ is a traditional remedy that can be used on almost any skin ailment with incredible results. The key to the effectiveness of Tamanu Oil is its extraordinary ability to promote the regeneration of new tissue (the scientific name for this is “cicatrisation”), encouraging rapid repair and the development of healthy skin.


This is one powerhouse bar of soap! (The Tamanu Oil also comes in a nifty little roll on!) The reviews on this Oil/Soap are so remarkable that it is fast becoming a “must-have” item in every bathroom cabinet. The oil absorbs quickly and is fast acting. It works on all skin types from dry scaly skin to oily skin. Putting this oil onto oily skin will not make the person’s skin condition worse, as is the first thought most people have. There is a misconception that oil is not suitable for oily skin, yet Tamanu Oil works well on this skin type because of the fatty acids and a PH within the normal range of our own sebum (the oil produced naturally by our bodies to protect our skin). It does not  add to the oiliness of a person’s skin, rather the oil absorbs quickly and allows the skin to breathe.

You all know by now, how I am about acne! (from reading my previous posts) When it comes to Acne, a very real concern for many teenagers and young adults is the risk of acne scarring. This is often permanent and can have a devastating effect on ones self esteem and self image. The good news is that pure Tamanu Oil works on existing acne scars and is especially effective in the prevention of acne scarring. You may also find that Tamanu Oil will remove other minor skin blemishes (if any) in the process. Making this a miracle-must have for anyone with acne!

I highly recommend it! (Caution: if you have a nut allergy please consult a physician prior to using)

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