Drift Nut Oils
DILO OIL (DEE LOW) or TAMANU OIL (TAA MAA NU) – Calophyllum Inophyllum
Essentially, the oil of Tamanu has remarkable regenerative and curative properties. Additionally, the oil has a wide spectrum of uses and benefits. The oil of Tamanu may be applied to almost any skin problem. One of the many possible reasons for such incredible results is the fact that the Tamanu oil is able to reach all three layers of the skin: epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.
Along with the above mentioned benefits, this Tahitian remedy has also been used as a natural antibiotic. In 1953, Professor Ledener isolated something called lactone in the oil of Tamanu. This is the source of its natural antibiotic property.
Another component in the oil of Tamanu is Calophyllic acid. This acid is said to be source of the oil’s ability to heal scars. Some people have noticed significant healing of wounds in as little as five or six applications. The Calophyllic acid helps to regenerate the skin. Tamanu is excellent for scar tissue and is useful in massage for treating pain or post injury areas that are healed and closed.
Known as ʻthe tree of a thousand virtuesʼ, the Sacred Dilo tree makes its home on white coral sands in the pristine Islands of Fiji – drawing its sustenance directly from the nutrient rich warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. It is known to possess a unique capacity to enhance the skinʼs own repair mechanism, soothe pain and irritation as well as promote the growth of healthy skin. For this reason, dilo/tamanu oil is widely used as a traditional topical aid in the Islands. It is used to soothe, nourish and replenish skin affected by: Sunburn, windburn, dermatitis, dry skin, rashes, insect bites, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, post shaving or waxing.
SIKECI OIL (SEE KE THEE) or KUKUI (KOO KOO EE)- Aleurites Moluccana
A proven barrier oil that is readily absorbed into by the skin. Particularly good for dry skin, psoriasis and eczema. It is very emollient, hydrating and moisturizing. High in Vitamins A, E & F, it revitalizes skin and assists in rejuvenating and softening the skin.
Also known as the Indian walnut, Varnish, or Kemiri tree, the kukui nut tree is the official state tree of Hawaii. Hawaiian natives have used to soothe a variety of burns. Sunburn is the most common affliction that can be assuaged by the oil. Windburn, heat induced burns, and radiation burns may all be remedied to some extent by kukui nut oil as well.
In traditional Hawaiian culture, babies were anointed with the oil to protect them from elements of nature, such as salt and sun. Kukui nut oil has been used as a massage oil for members of royalty in the state. Wounds, scars, psoriasis, dry scalp, eczema and skin dehydration have can all be treated with this multi-purpose oil.