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Macadamia Nut Oil

Item#: 507682  CAS: 129811-19-4
Odor Strength: Low
Odor Description: Bland

 

Macadamia Nut Oil is a non-volatile oil collected from the nuts of the Australian native, Macadamia Tree. It is a popular addition to culinary and cosmetic/personal care formulations.

Macadamia nuts contain up to 75% of their weight in oil. The oil is a clear oil with a light amber color and contains the highest percentage of monounsaturates when compared to olive and canola oil. The oil accumulation does not commence until the nuts are fully grown, and the shell hardens, signally peak harvest time. The fatty acid composition and lack of cholesterol have lead to the promotion of the macadamia nut and resulting oil as a health food. The oil is generally used in frying applications due to its high heat capacity and flashpoint. It’s light almost unnoticeable taste and scent, and stability its a popular alternative oil in baked goods.

As a natural emollient, macadamia nut oil is a popular addition to skin healthy or conscious formulations in the personal care industry. On the comedogenic scale, macadamia nut oil scores a 2-3, meaning that for most skin types, this oil will not clog pores and promote acne. For a reference point, the currently trending coconut oil, scores a 4-5 on the scale, meaning that any prolonged use will cause clogging and acne for almost all individuals; only those who are very lucky can get away with using it daily. Macadamia nut oil is also one of the only oils, which chemical makeup matches that of sebum, creating an almost seamless integration, with very little chance of irritation. The close match also creates the feeling of an extremely rich and luxe product that won’t feel heavy on the skin or hair. It’s strong fixative properties make it a useful addition to many perfume formulations to enhance staying power without affecting the scent.

Fun Fact: Macadamia Nut Oil can lower triglyceride levels, improve heart health, boost energy levels, and improve digestive processes, especially in those who suffer from Celiac’s Disease.

Vigon Macadamia Nut Oil 

If you are interested in seeing a sample or placing an order, please email Marietta Zino at mzino@vigon.com or call 570-422-6022.