Macadamia Nut Macadamia integrifolia
Macadamia trees are indigenous to Australia and can grow relatively large, to approximately 35 feet in height. Macadamia nuts are also grown in New Zealand and Hawaii. Out of the four macadamia tree species, three (Macadamia integrifolia, Macadamia ternifolia, and Macadamia tetraphylla) are used in the commercial production of edible macadamia nuts and macadamia nut oil.
Macadamia nut oil is stable, highly moisturizing and very light in texture. It has a very high concentration (approximately 22%) of the omega-7 palmitoleic acid. It’s high in phytosterols which work like cortisone, helping to reduce itchiness and inflammation. It contains a significant amount of linoleic fatty acid making it great for ageing skin or that has difficulty retaining moisture.