Macadamia

Handpicked from Nature

The macadamia tree is a large evergreen tree about 15 meters high. It does not begin to produce drupes until it is 7-8 years old; the fruits have a shape similar to 2-3 cm chestnuts. A hard husk protects a delicious nut inside; a 70% refined pale yellow oil is extracted from the nuts. This ‘Queen of nuts’ has a high content of palmitoleic acid that is also found in the oil of the pulp of sea-buckthorn fruits and avocado pears.

Excellent for your skin

The high content of palmitoleic acid makes macadamia oil easily absorbed into the skin and suitable to be used in body lotions and oils, for dry and sensitive skin, or for dry, damaged hair.

Where on Earth does it come from?

Some species of macadamia are indigenous to Eastern Australia, one to New Caledonia and one to Indonesia. Botanist Ferdinand von Mueller gave the genus the scientific name Macadamia in honour of his colleague and friend John MacAdam.

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