Shea Terra Organics - Tamanu Oil - 2 oz. (59 ml)
Shea Terra Organics Tamanu Oil is 100% Pure and Natural. Wildlife Friendly Certified. Certified Organic. Discover why 100% Pure Tamanu Oil was featured on Dr. Oz show. Shea Terra Organics' 100% Pure Tamanu Oil from Madagascar has and nothing added and nothing taken away so you get maximum anti-acne, anti-aging, and anti-bacterial benefits. Use Shea Terra Organics Tamanu Oil on cuts, acne, wrinkles, dry skin, rashes, eczema and more. Accept no imitations or diluted oil. Shea Terra Organics Tamanu Oil is flown in from a Madagascar forest saving project. Scroll down to read more
For over a decade Shea Terra Organics has shared this wonder oil with the world. For thousands of years this oil has been treasured by inhabitants of Madagascar and surrounding islands. Tamanu oil is known as a pharmacy in a bottle. The oil continues to work more effectively against bacterial and fungal infections than many anti-biotics. It has an amazing ability to help promote the formation of new tissue. This property, cicatrization, makes the oil perfect for those suffering from acne, rashes, sunburn, insect bites and eczema, not to mention as a daily standby for razor nicks to speed healing and avoid scarring. Several studies are available to show that large, impossible to treat wounds were successfully treated with several applications of tamanu oil.
Not only has tamanu oil been valued for its ability to heal skin and fight infections, this oil has been highly revered as an anti-aging serum. Slightly waxy, this curry fragrant oil helps skin to repair itself from external damage, fighting off free radical scavengers while improving the tone and elasticity of the skin. Skin will immediately feel softer, more hydrated, and a large decrease in wrinkling can be noticed right away.
Shea Terra Organics works closely on the ground in Madagascar with native producers of this incredible oil. After collection the nuts are winnowed. At this time the nuts are a light brown color and no oil is visible. Slowly, within a month of drying the nut turns darker and darker and the oil starts to become visible. The nuts are then cold pressed with a simple press. lab tested for export and air shipped to Shea Terra Organics.
Shea Terra's Advantages
- 100% Natural
- natural topical anti-biotic
- offers natural, speedy healing of skin with little to no scarring
- all natural anti-aging serum
Shea Terra Organics Secrets
Shea Terra Organics Powerful Indigenous Ingredients. Shea Terra Organics sources the most potent, organic and wild harvested ingredients from across Africa. This pristine environment, little tainted by modern pollution, grows some of the safest, unchanged botanical ingredients on earth. Unwilling to compromise, Shea Terra Organics uses whole herbs for its potent, synergistic benefits.
- Africa’s Gold Tree Butter: Even more healing than shea butter, this rare butter is high in stigmasterol and ingredients that take away inflammation fast. It is particularly beneficial in healing cracks of the feet when nothing else will do the job.
- African Potato: Used by traditional healers for thousands of years, this tuber is considered a miracle drug by many natives. Delivering anti-inflammatory properties from its naturally occurring sterols and sterolins, African potato is effective in reducing inflammation due to sun exposure, rashes, eczema, and other inflammatory conditions.
- Argan Oil: One of the rarest, most exotic oils in the world, the golden oil of argan is found only in a small region of Morocco. A close relative to the shea tree, the argan fruit kernel produces rich, anti-aging oil high in anti-oxidant vitamin E, polyunsaturates and fatty acids.
- Baobab: Referred to as the Tree of Life and growing over a thousand years old, there is no wonder why natives travel at length to gather the sacred fruits of the baobab tree. Rich in the amino acid lysine, this amazing oil improves collagen production and tissue repair. Saturated with vitamins and omegas six and nine, baobab oil magically transforms skin in just weeks. This is the must have oil for dry, aging skin.
- African Black Seed: Revered by ancient Egyptians, black seed oil is used extensively for its curative powers. Although mostly taken internally, studies have shown that on the skin black seed oil kills tumors and is an effective anti-bacterial and anti-fungal treatment.
- Cape Aloe: Although there are over two hundred aloe species in the world, only a handful have medicinal properties. Studies have proven aloe ferox to be the most effective of all aloes, containing five times the amount of polysaccarides as aloe vera. Synergistically, aloin, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids work to repair sun damaged skin, help to combat aging and even encourage cell renewal.
- Cape Chamomile: Not only does this beautiful, blue oil smell divine, its high azulene content actually relieves tension. This the perfect essential oil for massage and bath drops.
- Carrot Seed Oil: Just what the doctor ordered for aging skin. A few drops of carrot seed oil a day could just keep the plastic surgeon away. High in vitamins A and beta carotene, this cold pressed oil (as opposed to distilled essential carrot seed oil) is the ultimate complexion repair serum as it works to reverse sun damage, promote cell renewal and provide deep moisturization.
- Ghassool: We like to call it Moroccan Lava Clay, for a lack of a better description. This purifying clay not only purifies and detoxifies skin, it softens it while healing cracks, acne and more. Honeybush- Although often referred to as a tea, honeybush is actually an herb endemic to only a small region of South Africa. High in mangiferin, honeybush contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral properties.
- Goat’s Milk: Creamy goat’s milk not only leaves skin luxuriously soft, it also delivers calcium beneath the epidermis. Lactic acid effectively softens skin while it breaks down dead cells.
- Kigelli: Kigellia Africana is a potent fruit extract building new path ways in the skin care industry. Kigelli is known to have anti-melanoma properties and is revered as a treatment for sun damage. Applied directly, the fruit pulp is used as a skin tightening agent. It is highly anti-inflammatory thus working to calm flare ups caused by eczema and rashes.
- Marula: Marula oil is valued for its nutritive, skin restoring properties. Rich in oleic acid and antioxidants, this oil helps to repair sun damaged, aging skin while forming a moisture loss barrier.
- Pomegranate: With such phenomenal skin care properties, what is amazing is that the beauty enhancing powers of pomegranate took so long to be rediscovered. The polyphenol ellagic acid helps the body secrete glutathione which helps to protect DNA from free radical damage. It also inhibits enzymes that assist in the formation of cancer cells. Pomegranate oil also effectively tightens skin and surrounds cell membranes visually improving cellulite.
- Rooibos: Not only should you drink your rooibos, but you should rub it on your body, too. This South African herb is packed with minerals (calcium, zinc, magnesium and iron), flavonoids, and antioxidants. Rooibos is a potent anti-aging remedy, soothes inflammation and works wonders on eczema.
- Shea Nilotica: A rare spa quality butter, East African shea butter provides almost the same benefits of its Western counterpart, only with an improved, easy to apply texture. Found only in a small section of Eastern Africa, this unique butter provides optimum moisture loss protection while it provides anti-inflammatory most inflammatory conditions.
- Tamanu: Medicine cabinet in a bottle, this potent oil from Madagascar works wonders for facial care. Highly anti-inflammatory, tamanu soothes skin affected by rashes and sun damage. Tamanu’s germicidal properties make it an effective treatment for acne, cuts and eczema. This along with its cell regenerating properties makes tamanu the perfect anti-blemish, anti-aging oil.
- Tsamma Oil: Many of the world’s most beneficial ingredients come from harsh, arid deserts like the Kalahari. Extracted from bitter melons, Kalahari seed oil is high in hydroxyl acids making it highly antioxidant. The oil is also high in essential fatty acids, protein and vitamin C. It is non-greasy and quickly absorbs making it an ideal oil for oily skin. West African
- West African Shea Butter: Who knew that Africa’s gold actually grew on trees? Travel annuls dating back hundreds of years told of this miracle butter, but it wasn’t until the twenty-first century that Africa’s best kept beauty secret finally caught the world by storm. Growing only across the dry savannah belt, this nutritive healer penetrates skin to deliver its high vitamin A content. Higher in unsaponifiables than any other known oil, shea butter works under the skin to decrease scarring, reverse stretch marks, soften and eliminate wrinkles, and stimulate hair growth, just to name a few. Combined with cinnimic acid, the high vitamin A and unsaponifiable content work together to provide a level of relief against eczema and psoriasis found only in prescription steroids. Shea butter works to enhance the effectiveness of other active ingredients.
- Ximenia Seed Oil: Ximenia is extracted from wild harvested “plums”. This thick oil has amazing humectants and emollient properties. It works wonder to soften the hair and to keep nails from chipping.
Shea Tera Creator
Shea Terra Organics visionary, Tammie Umbel, believes that her humble upbringing is what has made her passionate about helping others to succeed. As a child of the 70’s she was deeply affected by racial and economic divides.
During formal education she often wrote on the issues of race, peace and poverty. When asked what early childhood memories she believed shaped her life the most she replies, “Watching Feed the Children; that is what impacted me the most. I wasn’t allowed to watch the program, but I would sneak every chance I got. We lived modestly, not as comfortable as others, but the children on Feed the Children were so impoverished with their swollen stomachs and protruding bones that it made what I did have seem like a true paradise. There were always pleas for money for food, education and water. What I found lacking was training programs to help people sustain themselves. So I told myself that one day "that was what I would do.”
Studying politics and international peacekeeping in college helped Tammie shape the infrastructure for her childhood promise. A naturalist and environmentalist at heart, she knew that whatever she did to help would have to involve protecting the natural habitats of the people.
She decided to market many of the exotic natural products from third world countries that she herself enjoyed, offering them at prices that would benefit both consumers and suppliers. Not surprisingly, she found that her customers enjoyed her childhood favorite, shea butter, just as much as she did.
Realizing the potential of this single butter having the ability to impact millions across the globe, she embarked upon her quest to help communities throughout Africa market their indigenous ingredients by creating the Shea Terra Organics line of premium skin care products. Today, Tammie continues to work closely with plant and habitat conservation groups and traditional herbalists to unveil little known and often endangered botanicals indigenously valued for their healing powers. She recently traveled to Egypt and the Argan Forest of Morocco with eleven of her children to meet with suppliers that she has been partnering with for almost a decade. She currently lives with her twelve, home-educated children and husband, Dr. Ishaq on an organic farm not far from the Potomac River in Virginia.
Shea Terra Legacy
For over a decade, Shea Terra Organics’ founder, Tammie Umbel, has been helping native Africans to preserve their wildlife habitats by sharing their indigenous, healing ingredients with the world.
Not only do Shea Terra Organics’ skin care treatments assist in preservation, they are also the backbone of economic sustainability for many hardworking families across the continent. Since early 2000, Shea Terra Organics has worked closely with cooperatives and conservation groups to introduce Africa’s time-tested ingredients to the world.
Shea Terra Organics was the vision of Tammie’s quest to create markets for natural products from third world countries, which would help alleviate poverty while preserving diminishing habitats. Sufferers of skin ailments across the world sought out Tammie’s therapeutic grade shea butter products because they were amazingly affordable at a time when shea butter was sold at hundreds of dollars per pound. “Shea butter, straight from the African source, was really cheap. So many people needed it for its therapeutic benefits, but could not afford it due to its artificially high price. Women across the shea butter belt literally had tons they couldn’t sell due to low demand of this 'costly' butter. What I did was make high quality shea butter products available to everyone at unheard of prices. The result was a shea butter revolution. Large bulk suppliers, selling to the skin care industry, further undercut my prices and shea butter has spread like wildfire ever since. I am very pleased with this accomplishment. Finally, there is a demand market for the women to sell their shea butter, and so many sufferers with painful and disfiguring skin care problems are now able to afford relief,” expresses Tammie Umbel. Shea Terra Organics’ original company, African Shea Butter Company, successfully catapulted into an already saturated skin care market, setting new trends in the industry.
Realizing the immense impact that a single ingredient like shea butter could have on the world, Tammie Umbel began seeking out other rare and indigenous ingredients that could enhance or compliment the benefits of shea butter. Working closely with cooperatives, scientists, conservationists and non-profits, Tammie actively seeks out ingredients little known outside of remote parts of Africa. Not only are these time-tested ingredients highly therapeutic, they also bring income and awareness to preserve natural habitats, which would otherwise be destroyed. Shea Terra Organics was thus rebranded in a quest to reveal Africa’s ancient skin care therapies -- in time to preserve them before they are lost forever.