Home > All Products >


Starting at:$9.50

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Product Code: FSSB22023

2 oz
8 oz
1 kg (2.2 lbs)


FSS Tamanu Oil - Virgin

Our tamanu oil has a rich, deep scent with a bold dark color and because of this it may alter the color and aroma for your cosmetic and personal care formulations. Tamanu oil may naturally separate or solidify at cold temperatures. The oil is absorbed leaving skin feeling smooth, plump and soft without a greasy residue. It is used in lotions, creams and cosmetic products. Tamanu oil is also touted for its use in formulations for massage.

The tamanu tree is indigenous to tropical Southeast Asia; it is found in Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, South India, Sri Lanka, and the Melanesian and Polynesian islands. It grows up to three meters tall, sporting cracked, black bark and elliptical, shiny leaves. The tamanu tree blooms twice annually with fragrant, white flowers, which later yield clusters of yellow-skinned spherical fruit. The fruit's pulp tastes similar to an apple, within which a large nut is embedded. The nut contains an odorless pale kernel, called punnai in some Pacific areas. This kernel is dried in the sun for two months until it becomes sticky with a dark, thick, rich oil; it must be protected from humidity and rain during drying.

Tamanu Oil is cold-pressed to make a greenish yellow oil.

Color- Dark Green
Odor- Heavy, fatty and odoriferous
Free Fatty Acids- 0%
Peroxide Value- 0.68
Non-Saponifiables- 0.6
Saponification Value- 194
Iodine Value- 84.1 Specific Gravity- 0.91
pH- 4.11

Fatty Acids
Oleic- 41.4%
Palmitic- 14.5%
Linoleic- 29.7%
Linolenic- 0.2%
Stearic- 12.9%

INCI Nomenclature:

Calophyllum inophyllum

Suggested Use Levels:



Greenish-Yellow Oily Liquid


Oil Soluble

Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container. This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate

Share your knowledge of this product. Be the first to write a review »

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

All Products
Products > Oils
Extracts > Oil Soluble Extracts
New Products
Products > Moisturization