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How to harness the beauty benefits of Australian Macadamias in your own home

How to harness the beauty benefits of Australian Macadamias in your own home

2 May 2021

Macadamias have always been a delicious way to get the nutrients we need to feel good inside, but did you know that they can also play an important role in your beauty routine?

Check the ingredients in many high-end beauty products and the odds are they will contain macadamia oil or, as it’s officially called, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil. Manufacturers have been harnessing the anti-aging properties of macadamia oil in luxury products for some time now. However, it’s incredibly simple to incorporate macadamia oil into your at-home beauty routine for a fraction of the price of a day spa visit!

What’s so good about macadamia oil?

“Lightweight, moisturiser with proven anti-aging benefits.” Those words are the holy grail of the beauty industry, and not every product that uses them lives up to the claim. However, this is the perfect description of the benefits of macadamia oil. Macadamia oil is easily absorbed, has been found to slow the signs of ageing1 and can improve the appearance of scars and other minor skin irritations. It works for all skin types and is just as good for the face as it is for the hands, feet, nails and hair. 

We eat macadamias for their skin-loving micronutrients and antioxidants (not to mention their delicious, buttery crunch!) and those same vital nutrients are also in the nut’s oil. Like palmitoleic acid, which will help replenish your skin’s youthful radiance, and manganese, essential for your skin to produce collagen to stay plump and wrinkle-free.

The best thing about macadamia oil is that it is 100% natural and pure with no harmful additives - so it is both good for your skin and good for your and the planet’s health.

How to use macadamia oil in your beauty routine

Use these tips to easily and successfully incorporate this powerful beauty ingredient into your daily ritual.

  • Always use a cosmetic grade oil. It has less impurities and a more neutral smell.
  • Store a small amount in a dark glass bottle in your bathroom so you always have some to massage directly into dry areas of your skin after showering.
  • Massage macadamia oil directly onto nail cuticles for a nourishing hand treatment.
  • Use warm macadamia oil as a deluxe hair and scalp treatment whenever you feel your hair lacking in lustre.
  • Macadamia oil is a great base oil in a massage blend. Combine it with essential oils to make an aromatherapy body oil.
  • Add macadamia oil to all your homemade beauty products for a touch of luxury and a bounty of beauty benefits.

Simple, natural luxury: the Macadamia Beauty Book

As easy as it is to use macadamia oil as a moisturiser on its own, we all like a little indulgent ritual in our routine to help us relax. So we’ve put together our best beauty recipes for things like face masks, body oils, lip balms, soaps and scrubs to help you harness the amazing benefits of macadamia oil.

Download it here and begin harnessing the beauty benefits of macadamias in your own home!

Macadamia Beauty eBook

1. Hashizume H. Skin aging and dry skin.J Dermatol. 2004 Aug;31(8):603-9.


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