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Macadamia (Macadamia tetraphylla) Virgin Plant Oil

Macadamia (Macadamia tetraphylla) Virgin Plant Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Macadamia tetraphylla
English Name : Macadamia nut
French Name : Noix de macadamia
Family : Proteaceae
Origin : Kenya, Australia

History and Origin

Macadamia nuts have long been known to Australia’s Indigenous people. But it is only in 1858 that they were revealed to the whole world by two English botanists doing research in the North-Eastern country. Macadamia nuts were named after the Australian scientific John Macadam. Fresh nuts are particularly hard to crack open. You must use a nutcracker. After about three months of drying, the nut is easier to open. Its flavor is also stronger and it’s texture, greasy.


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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Used Part : Nut 
Extraction : Cold-pressed, filtered
Main Components : Oleic acid, palmitoleic acid, palmitic acid, minerals, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, proteins and vitamins A, B1 and B2
Oil Characteristics : Macadamia nut oil’s special feature is that it does not leave a greasy feeling on the skin. It is relatively viscous with a pale yellow-green color. Its smell is mild and pleasant, similar to hazelnut oil.
Properties : Cell protective, nourishing, softening, soothing, hydrating
Indications : Stretch marks, sun protection (mild), scars, hair care, scratches, sensitive skins
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It is used as is or baked, salted or sweet.


Enters in the crafting of soaps and body care products (massage oils, etc.).


Recipes and Hints

Dry-sore hands: healing blend (C. Clergeaud):

VO Macadamia: 10 cl

VO Castor Oil: 10 cl

Calendula flowers: 80 g

EO true lavender: 10 drops

EO Lemon Z.: 15 drops

Use: Macerate calendula flowers in the vegetable oil mix during approximately 15 days. Filter and add essential oil.
This blend is antiseptic and firming and will soothe chilblains and scratches and make rough skins softer.

Safety Data and Contraindications

Nothing particular.

This oil preserves relatively well.

Documentation and References

  • CLERGEAU, Chantal et Lionel, LES HUILES VÉGÉTALES: HUILES DE SANTÉ ET DE BEAUTÉ,  atlantica, douce alternative
  •  Wikipedia : Noix de macadamia