I’ve had a busy week with lots of orders to fill plus I’ve been making more Soap!!
On Sat/Sun I partied like a youngun and that wiped me out for the rest of Sunday so I’m a bit behind on orders lol.
Anyway, I’ve formulated a new soap using Tamanu oil. Tamanu oil is indigenous to South East Asia and Polynesia and is somewhat of a wonder oil. It is quite an expensive oil, due to the fact that It takes 100 kilograms of Tamanu nuts, the amount that one tree produces annually, to yield just 5 kilograms of cold pressed oil.
It has antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that help in healing wounds and injuries. Research studies have revealed that tamanu oil has got exceptional properties to repair damaged skin tissues. Tamanu reaches its full healing potential when applied to serious skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema and is best known for its benefits for acne and acne scars. It is one of the most effective natural acne cures. Tamanu oil was even used to treat leprosy in days of old!! If it can treat leprosy, I’m sure it wont do too bad on eczema and other skin conditions.
But it’s not just beneficial to the skin…… Tamanu oil helps in fighting against dandruff and even kills lice (much like Neem oil). Dandruff and lice, if present in excess can cause damage to the scalp. Tamanu oil works very effectively in these serious conditions. It repairs the damaged and dry scalp and hair.
So I used a good percentage of Organic Tamanu oil and Organic Neem oil, used Unrefined Jamaican Black Castor oil instead of refined castor oil and added an Ayurvedic mix which is suppose to be excellent at clearing skin imperfections. I formulated it in such a way so as to ensure the bar will be very Conditioning and Soothing. This is one expensive potent bar!! I can already tell it is a very conditioning and creamy bar and it isn’t even cured yet. As this was a test batch cause this differs from the recipe I tend to use, I only made 8 bars but I can already tell I should have made more!!
I’m going to be doing this as a 2 step approach along with either a Tamanu oil Balm or Tamanu oil Whipped Butter to target problem skin. That’s not to say you can’t purchase either item on their own, but the 2 used together should provide a potent force to be reckoned with!! I also plan to use it in a Nourishing Face Serum i’ll be adding to the store very soon!!
People with nut allergies need to take a small skin patch test before using tamanu oil. Apply small amount of tamanu oil on the hand or back of the neck and wait for twenty minutes. If you do not experience any negative effects, such as redness, itching or any other skin discomfort, then it is OK to use.