Foraha (not an essential oil, this is a carrier oil) a/k/a tamanu, kamanu and Alexandrian laurel, Madagascar, wildcrafted. Botanical name: Calophyllum inophyllum. Sold by weight.
This beautiful cold pressed green, slightly waxy oil is rich and thick, with a delicate nutty, honey like aroma. Foraha is said to stimulate cell regeneration and is said to be good for fragile or broken capillaries.
Foraha is a traditional medicine in the South Pacific where it is used for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and cicatrizant properties. Foraha is known to have been used to treat leprosy. Users say the oil helps wounds to heal and is soothing for eczema and skin irritations such as burns, rashes and insect bites. It is used as an aid for relieving pain, healing wounds, herpes lesions and post-surgical scars.
A combination of foraha and Ravensara aromatica essential oil has been used successfully as a treatment for shingles. This oil is highly recommended as a facial oil, either alone or with essential oils added. Shelf Life: 6 months to 1 year when properly stored. Since this is a slightly viscous oil, it should always be stirred well before using. This is a filtered oil.
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 (11 Reviews)
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Reviewer: Joseph Castaldo (Rosenberg, TX) 4.11.2016
Effective face and healing oil
This Tamanu oil is a favorite in my face oil blend, greatly improving the appearance of my complexion and never clogging my pores. It has also proven to be the perfect FO for the varicose veins on my face and based on the suggestion in the product description tab, I used it on my husband's shingles rash as well as for the pain afterward from post herpetic neuralgia, bringing him faster healing and much-needed relief. Just a note: be sure to shake well before each use as it has a harmless residue that settles at the bottom of the container.
Reviewer: Arianne Fernandez (Forest Hills, NY) 8.23.2014
I bought this product a couple of months ago to try it and I have incorporated it into my skin regimen twice a day. Blemishes have disappeared, friends comment on how "bright" my complexion. This is indeed a miraculous product, so much so that I have ordered a couple of bottles to give as gifts.
Reviewer: Ulrike Schellhammer (Dayton, OH) 1.2.2014
As a previous reviewer stated, this IS a miracle in a bottle! I am so sorry I only ordered a small quantity because I am in love with this carrier oil. Its gorgeous colour along with the amazing feel of the raw product won me over immediately. But once you incorporate this into your face skin care regimen, you are going to wonder how you got a long without it. It is, for sure, the "secret" ingredient to beautiful skin.
Reviewer: Rose Tadare (Saint Albans, NY) 8.10.2013
God send miracle
I saw this oil on another web but it was too expensive for me to buy, but the reviews that previous customers had written drew me to it. My son has had a rash during the summer almost from the day he came home from the hospital, 15 yrs later, I am still to get rid of it. I have tried everything over the years but they only cleared his skin for about a month and it would come back. And in the past three years has become worse and he was diagnosed by his pediatrician,with eczema but the cream he was given cost so much money even after insurance, and the worst part was he could not use it once the rash clears. I saw it at CG and bought a 2 oz sample to try and I'll never try anything else again, because it works like a charm his rash dried up almost immediately. I love this oil even the smell just bought another one and can't wait to get as it'll become a stable in my war chest thank you CG, you've a customer for life.
Reviewer: FRANCES PLUMERI (MILWAUKEE, WI) 3.19.2013
This oil is good for so many skin issues. It's one of my favorites. I'll buy it again. And again. And again!
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