Common English Name: Tamanu.
Botanical Name: Calophyllum inophyllum.
Plant Family: Clusiaceae.
Method of Extraction: Cold pressing of the fruit and seed.
Origin: Tropical south east Asia and Polynesia; naturalized in Hawaii and Madagascar.
Plant Description: A tropical tree with aromatic white flowers, large, leather leaves, and drupe-like fruit.
Main Chemical Components: Linoleic acid, oleic acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid.
Blends Well With: Essential oils, other carrier oils.
Uses: Dry skin, irritated skin, damaged skin, cracked skin.
Fun Fact: The fruit tastes like an apple.
Cautions for Use: None noted for use of the butter.