Macadamia trees are found mainly on Australian East coast. It is even called Queensland Nuts…however, we find it commonly in New South Wells too.
Driving along macadamia farms around Byron Bay-NSW gave me the inspiration to write this post.
I use very often macadamia oil in my formulation, and the picking time begins now…in end of March.
Aboriginal persons were calling this nuts “Jindilli”.
Nowadays, macadamia is also cultivated in Kenya, South Africa, and Hawai
Macadamia nuts, are, of course, excellent and very tasty nuts, but they are also perfect for the skin. Restructuring, nurrishing, protective and soothing, this vegetal oil can be used on fragile skins as well as to treat cracks.
It is a very fluid oil which is penetrating well into the skin without leting an oily feeling.
It is perfect to be used as a massage oil or in any DIY cosmetic.
The INCI name is Macadamia ternifolia (this is under this name you will find it on cosmetic labels…
Macadamia oil is resisting pretty well to oxidation, it means you can use it in your skincare formula and keep it without using chemical preservatives.
The smell is sweet and pleasant…which, obviously is great for your recipes…
What does macadamia oil contains:
Oleic acid ( more than 50%), this fatty acid is in the family of omega 9, which is extremelly nurrishing and soothing the skin, it is also offering radiant complexion.
It also contains palmitoleic acid, stéaric acid,Vitamine F, …and other fatty acids great for your skin and hair.
What does macadamia to your complexion:
Macadamia is penetrating well, is extremelly hydrating and soothing. It is well known to be a healing and calming oil.
Macadamia oil also has the renown to help blood circulation, to stimulate the micro-circulation as well as the lymphatic system circulation. For that reason, macadamia oil will help to fight rosacea and circulation issues.
And last but not least, it brings a light UV protection (I wouldn’t recommand it for sunscreen though)
How to use macadamia oil
In any of your cosmetic DIY formula, especially if you want to make your own
-anti-stretch line cream or balm
-healing body or face cream
-oil for heavy legs
Easy diy recipe with macadamia oil
Heavy legs oil: 1tbsp of macadamia oil with 2 drops of cypres essential oil
Firming oil: 1 tbsp of macadamia oil with 2 drops of grapefruit essential oil and 1 drops of cedarwood essential oil (never use grapefruit essential oil before exposing your skin in the sun since this oil is photosensibilzing)
Anti-stretch line prevention oil: mix macadamia oil with rosehip oil
Enjoy this great recipes and don’t hesitate to leave me comments with your recipes or questions on how to do mine
Be beautiful naturally today