Macadamia oil

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.

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.


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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