Uleiul de macadamia/ Macadamia Oil

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Arborele de Macadamia este un arbust vesnic verde, originar din Australia. Masoara pana la 12 m inaltime si are flori frumoase de culoare alba-roz sau violet. Fructele de Macadamia au foliculul lemnos si contin una sau doua seminte.

Uleiul extras din nucile de macadamia are un profil interesant de acizi grasi esentiali, este o sursa bogata de acid palmitoleic, astfel ajuta la intarzierea imbatranirii pielii, actioneaza la nivel celular pentru refacerea integritatii cutante. Este un ulei cu o absorbtie rapida, hranitor, calmant si o buna baza pentru felurite preparate cosmetice de ingrijire a pielii si parului. Este utilizat cu succes in vindecarea cicatricilor si a arsurilor solare.  Compozitia uleiului obtinut din nucile de Macadamia este similara cu cea a sebumului uman si prezenta acizilor grasi esentiali confera proprietati de protectie.

Prezentare:

Este un lichid clar galbui, cu vascozitate medie si miros fin, asemanator cu cel de alune.

 

Beneficiile uleiului de macadamia sunt multiple. Iata cateva, care sigur te vor convinge sa il folosesti si tu:

  • Factor de protectie: Uleiul de Macadamia ofera un factor de protectie asupra pielii impotriva razelor UV( SPF-ul este undeva intre 6 – 8 ). Protectia este data de acidului cinamic, care este foarte cunoscut pentru proprietatile sale protectoare asupra pielii;
  • Demachiant: Exact! Acest ulei este un bun demachiant. La fel ca uleiul de cocos, il poti folosi in prima faza de demachiere, cea pe baza de ulei( vezi aici)! Pune o cantitate suficienta pe o discheta demachianta si vei vedea ca si cele mai rezistente urme de rimel vor fi sterse;
  • Scrub: O data sau de doua ori pe saptamana este recomandat un scrub pentru corp. Amesteca ulei de macadamia, cu uleiul esential in aroma preferata si putin zahar brun si bucura-te de beneficiile lui. Foloseste uleiul de macadamia cu regularitate pentru a reda pielii tale frumusetea si a o mentine supla;
  • Inlocuieste crema de fata: Uleiul de macadamia este excelent in cazul in care te confrunti cu pete de grasime, cosuri si ten prea uscat sau prea gras. Amesteca ulei de macadamia cu ulei de jojoba si foloseste aceast mix pentru a iti hidrata fata;
  • Pentru buze: Uleiul de macadamia hidrateaza intens buzele si le lasa moi si catifelate. poti face rapid un balsam de buze. Foloseste ulei de macadamia, ceara de albine si unt de shea, cate o lingurita din fiecare. Poti adauga cu incredere si ulei de cocos. Topeste-le apoi intr-un bol de sticla, prin procesul bain-marie, adica in baie de abur. Toarna apoi lichidul intr-un recipient de balsam de buze, pe care il poti gasi in comert, si pastreaza balsamul de buze la rece, pentru a nu se inmuia;
  • Repara unghiile: Incalzeste o cantitate mica de ulei  la microunde dar nu il lasa prea mult, nu trebuie sa fie fierbinte. Aplica-l la baza unghiilor si lasa-l sa actioneze peste noapte. Iti va hidrata unghiile si le vei pregati pentru ritualul tau de ingrijire (vezi aici cateva sfaturi pentru unghii sanatoase);
  • Trateaza cicatricile si vergeturile: Substantele pe care le contine acest ulei, actioneaza la nivel celular pentru refacerea integritatii pielii, protejeaza celulele si contribuie la regenerarea lor rapida. Maseaza in fiecare seara zona cu probleme cu cateva picaturi de ulei de macadamia si vei vedea o imbunatatire a aspectului pielii;
  • Previne aparitia ridurilor: Concentratia mare de acid palmitoleic si de acid oleic ajuta la prevenirea imbatranirii premature a pielii si amana aparitia ridurilor fine. Maseaza pielea fetei, a gatului si decolteului cu ulei de macadamia pentru a preveni efectele de imbatranire a pielii.
  • Pentru par: Uleiul de macadamia este foarte bun pentru parul care se increteste sau se incurca. Va adauga stralucire si vitalitate parului in timp ce confera protectie varfurilor si mentine scalpul hidratat. Iata cateva retete naturale pentru masti de par, care vor aduce suplete si stralucire de invidiat parului tau.
    • Pentru reparare intensa: 

Amestecati ingredientele intr-un bol si aplicati pe parul spalat si uscat cu prosopul. Toarna in palma si freaca usor mainile pentru a incalzi masca. Aplica pe par si asigura-te ca acoperi toate suvitele folosindu-te de degete sau de un pieptene.Astfel vei distribui uniform masca pe toata lungimea parului.Lasa sa actioneze 15 minute si apoi clateste cu apa cald 

    • Pentru parul uscat:
      • o lingura ulei macadamia;
      • 2 avocado curatati de coaja;
      • ½ lingurita din uleiul favorit (parfum);

Pune in blender toate ingredientele si mixeaza-le pana cand amestecul devine omogen. Aplica pe parul umed dar nu curatat si lasa sa actioneze 15-30 minute. Sala-ti apoi parul cu sampon in modul obisnuit.

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English:

The Macadamia Tree is an evergreen shrub, originally from Australia. It measures up to 12 m high and has beautiful white-pink or purple flowers. Macadamia fruits have the follicle and contain one or two seeds.

Oil extracted from macadamia nuts has an interesting profile of essential fatty acids, is a rich source of palmitoleic acid, thus helping to delay skin aging, acts at the cellular level to restore the integrity of the skin. It is an oil with fast absorption, nourishing, soothing and a good base for various cosmetic skin and hair care products. It is used successfully in the healing of scars and sunburn. The composition of oil obtained from Macadamia nuts is similar to that of human sebum and the presence of essential fatty acids provides protective properties.

Presentation:

It is a clear yellow liquid with medium viscosity and fine smell, similar to hazelnut.

 

The benefits of macadamia oil are multiple. Here are some that will surely convince you to use it too:

 

  • Protective Factor: Macadamia oil provides a skin protection factor against UV rays (the SPF is somewhere between 6-8). The protection is given by cinnamic acid, which is well known for its protective properties on the skin;
  • Cleanser: Exactly! This oil is a good cleanser. Like coconut oil, you can use it in the first oil-removing phase (see here)! Put a sufficient amount on a cleanser disk and you will see that the most resistant mascara traces will be removed;
  • Scrub: Once or twice a week, a scrub is recommended for the body. Mix macadamia oil with essential oil in your favorite flavor and a little brown sugar and enjoy the benefits. Use regular macadamia oil to restore your skin to beauty and keep it supple;
  • Replace the face cream: Macadamia oil is excellent if you face greasy spots, pimples and skin too dry or too fat. Mix macadamia oil with jojoba oil and use this mix to hydrate your face;
  • For lips: Macadamia oil moisturizes your lips intensely and leaves them soft and velvet. you can quickly make a lip balm. Use macadamia oil, beeswax and shea butter, one teaspoon of each. You can also add coconut oil. Then melt them in a glass bowl, through the bain-marie process, that is, in a steam bath. Pour the liquid into a lip balm container, which you can find in the store, and keep the lip balm cold so it does not soften;
  • Repair Nails: Heats up a small amount of oil in the microwave but does not leave it too long, it does not have to be hot. Apply it to the nail base and let it work overnight. It will hydrate your nails and prepare them for your care ritual (see some tips for healthy nails here);
  • Treat scars and stretch marks: The substances that this oil contains, act at the cellular level to restore the skin’s integrity, protect the cells and contribute to their rapid regeneration. Massage each evening the troubled area with a few drops of macadamia oil and you will see an improvement in the appearance of the skin;
  • Prevents wrinkles: The high concentration of palmitoleic acid and oleic acid helps prevent premature aging of the skin and prevents the appearance of fine wrinkles. Massage the face, neck, and decollete skin with macadamia oil to prevent the effects of aging skin.
  • For Hair: Macadamia oil is great for hair that grows or gets tangled. It adds brilliance and vitality to the hair while providing peak protection and maintains the hydrated scalp. Here are some natural hair masks that will bring enamel and glow to your hair.
    • Deep repair hair mask:
      • ¼ cup macadamia oil;
      • a drop or two tea tree oil;
      • a drop or two aloe gel;

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and apply to cleansed and towel dried hair. Pour in the palm and lightly rub your hands to warm the mask. Apply on your hair and make sure you cover all hair shafts using your fingers or a comb. This will even distribute the mask evenly over the entire length of your hair. Let it work for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water

    • For dry hair:
      • one tablespoon of macadamia oil;
      • 2 peeled avocados;
      • ½ teaspoon of the favorite oil (fragrance);

Put the ingredients in the blender and blend until the mixture becomes homogeneous. Apply to wet but not cleansed hair and leave in for 15-30 minutes. Then shampoo your hair in the usual way.

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