HIGH ALTITUDE ORGANICS® Macadamia Nut Oil is extracted from organic Macadamia Integrifolia nuts and is a great source of calcium, B complex, phosphorus and iron.
Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits
Macadamia nut oil contains the highest amount of palmitoleic acid (an Omega 7 fatty acid) of any plant. Palmitoleic acid is plentiful in our skin when we are young, but decreases with aging. This acid is believed to help mature skin retain suppleness. Palmitoleic acid also replaces naturally occurring skin on the lips, allowing the skin to remain younger looking.
Macadamia oil reduces wrinkles and dryness. It is a natural moisturizer and emollient (emollients attract and trap moisture from the air).
Macadamia oil is light and non-greasy so it is easily absorbed into the hair shaft and skin.
Another gift of Macadamia nut oil is that it contains proteins, and its vitamin E contributes to the skin-care benefits and long shelf life.
Macadamia oil contains 73-80% mono-saturated fat. The high count of mono-unsaturated fatty acids makes the oil mimic the sebum (naturally produced oil on scalp and skin which protects it from damage).
Macadamia nut oil is considered one of the best carrier oils available; carrier oils are used along with dilute amounts of essential oils in aroma-therapeutic treatments and massage.