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Tamanu Oil Beauty and Skin Care by Volcanic Earth




Vanuatu Tamanu Oil – A South Pacific “WIN” For Skin

Worldwide, ancient cultures have discovered natural remedies from the materials available to them. The Melanesian people of
Vanuatu are no different. Since Vanuatu’s earliest days, the oil extracted from the nut of the sacred Tamanu tree (known
scientifically as Calophyllum Indophyllum) has been used for its wonderful curative and regenerative properties of the skin.

The Tamanu nut, from which oil of Tamanu Oil is made, can only be harvested twice per year. Once the nut is harvested, it must be
left to cure for 6 to 8 weeks. After this process has been successfully completed, the oil can be extracted through cold pressing.

Its extraordinary properties have resulted in it being called “Green Gold” of the “Sacred Oil Of Tamanu”. This sacred oil has a rich
and long history, but earlier in 1918, French Pharmacopoeia found the oil so powerful in its curative properties that they conducted
research and clinical testing topically, orally, and by injection.

In 1928, Sister Marie-Suzanne, a missionary of the the Society of Mary, tested Tamanu’s medicinal properties. She used it effectively to treat leprosy and discovered in 1934 that it had analgesic (a substance that relieves pain) along with sedative
More recent studies prove the medicinal and cosmetic value of pure Tamanu oil. For example:-

  1. Sc Glucan in Tamanu Oil provides natural UV protection. Sc Glucan protects against UV-induced DNA damage and
    oxidative stress as a new biological UV filter with a SPF18-22 in ophthalmic preparations. This natural UV filter, inhibit 85
    % of the DNA damage and oxidative stress induced by UV radiation at 1% concentration in opthalmic preparations (Eur J Pharm. Sci 2007 Mar;30(3-4):203-10. Epub 2006 Nov 9).
  2. Calophyllum Inophyllum oil, even at low concentration (1/10,000, v/v), exhibited significant UV absorption properties
    (maximum at 300nm) and was associated with an important sun protection factor (18-22) in opthalmic preparations (Eur J Pharm. Sci 2007 Mar;30(3-4):203-10. Epub 2006 Nov 9).

Below are examples of more studies on other Tamanu Oil benefits:
(a) Soothing and protective effect on the skin (sunburn, inflammation, skin redness, insect bites) – EVIC-CEBA laboratory
study June 2000 – Ih268/01.
(b) Regenerating effect on the epidermis cells, wound healing (burns, cuts, cracks, scars…) Microna laboratory feb. 2003 –
(c) Improves the appearance of aged scars (1 year or older) Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists Annual Congress,
Hamilton Island 2003
(d) Anti-acne, anti-septic (Phytochemistry. 2004 Oct; 65(20) :2789-95)
(e) Anti-inflammatory (ABICH oct.2005 – REL/ 244/05/ FUNZ /ELB)
(f) Anti-viral (Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 1998 Dec 15;8(24): 3475-8) & (Med Res Rev. 2000 Sep;20(5):323-49)
(g) antibiotic, anti-coagulative, fungal inhibitor (Yao Xue Xue Bao. 2004 Apr;39(4):305-8) and antibacterial effects (Microna
laboratory oct.2002 – °02/4500i) & (Indian J Exp Biol. 1970 Jan;8(1):39-40)
(h) Cancer chemopreventive agents (anti-tumor-promoting agents). Cancer Lett. 2001 Aug 10;169(1):15-9
(i) Moisturising, nourishing and repairing (epidermal cells) effect on the skin (dry and damaged skin, wrinkles, anti ageing…)
Microna laboratory feb.2003 – N°03/0607i
(j) Increases microcirculation (heavy legs, bruising…) Dermscan – april 2007 – study N°07D0458
(k) Body hygiene (body odors, infections, skin rashes, dermatitis, psoriasis…) Phytochemistry. 2004 Oct;65(20):2789-95
(l) Hypoallergenic (non irritant, non sensitizing). Dermscan April 2007- study DN-730/07EO398
(m) A naturally occurring anti HIV agent (Pharm. Biol., vol 37, n 1, pp71-76)

Vanuatu Tamanu Oil is exempt of the 26 allergen substances listed in 2003/15/CE European directive.

Using the ancient ancestral traditions and harvesting wisdom of the Melanesians, Volcanic Earth used modern technology and
created a cold pressed process for extracting Tamanu Oil. This allows us to use the oil without having any chemical additives in it.

The Oil of tamanu has numerous benefits and applications. The ability of this Melanesian remedy to heal the skin surpasses that of
many other remedies, including modern day medicines.
Essentially, Tamanu Oil has remarkable regenerative and curative properties. Plus, the oil has a wide spectrum of uses and
benefits. Therefore, the oil may be applied to just about any skin problem, but here are some more specific uses.
Below are just some of the many and amazing benefits of this ancient remedy:-
Aging, acne, acne scars, general scarring, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, lick granulomas, hot spots, skin irritations caused by
allergies, rashes, cuts, sores, burns of diverse origin (including radiation burns), wounds, chemical burns, insect bites, toenail
fungus, bruises, abrasions, warts (including water warts), razor or clipper burns; welts, poison ivy, sunburn, excessive scratching, in
areas of loss of hair, ulcerated skin lesions, stretch marks, ulcers, skin grafts, post-surgical wounds, chapped skin; scabs, breast

cracks, chilblains, vaginitis, age spots, diabetic sores, preventing skin eruptions, blisters, radio dermatitis (ulcerations due to X-
rays), tissue and skin regeneration, calming the pain of wounds (although when used for this purpose it may cause a slight itch).


Scientific Name: Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil Origin: Vanuatu, South Pacific
Classification: Natural/Wild Harvested Product Shelf Life: 3-4 years
INCI Name: Calophyllum Tacamahaca Seed Oil CAS Number: 223748-12-7
Extraction: Cold Pressed/Unrefined/Virgin Color: Dark Green
Tamanu Oil is extracted from the cured nuts of the Tamanu Tree that grows profusely across virtually all of the 83 islands that make up the archipelago of Vanuatu. It is a unique, multi-faceted skin care product/ingredient which stands alone and is truly 100% natural.

Odor: Nutty, fatty and odoriferous Primary Uses: Natural, skin healing oil and ingredient for cosmetic formulations and hair conditioning products.
Storage: Best stored at around 21 degrees up to room temperature. Doesn’t mind hotter temperatures but extreme heat will lessen the shelf life. Cool to cold temperatures will cause some separation of the fatty acids but this otherwise will not affect the shelf life of pure Tamanu Oil. As with all skin care products, test for any allergic reaction on a small area of the skin first.


TAMANU OIL SKIN CARE – Traditional Melanesian skin care based on the Sacred Oil of Tamanu Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil.

Tamanu Oil (15ml Roll-On; 60 ml bottle; 140 ml bottle & 1 Liter) – Pure Tamanu Oil.

Tamanu Butter – Pure Tamanu Oil, Cocoa Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, bees wax & Carica papaya (Papaya) fruit extract.

Skin Rejuvenating Moisturizer (135ml and 250ml) – Aqua, Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum Inophyllum Oil), Virgin Coconut
Oil (Cocus Nucifera), Ngali Oil (Canarium Indicum), Emulsifying Wax Profile (nf), Vitamin E ((dl-Alpha Tocopheryl
Acetate), Potassium Sorbate.

Tamanu Volcanic Ash Body Scrub (135 ml and 250ml) – Aqua, Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocus Nucifera), Ngali Oil
(Canarium Indicum), Emulsifying Wax Profile (nf), Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum Inophyllum Oil), Volcanic Ash, Black Clay
(Kaolin), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Corn Starch (Zea Mays), Geogard ECT and Potassium Sorbate.

Tamanu Soaps – Lye, Virgin Coconut Oil & Tamanu Oil


“I’ve got the facial moisturizer already. It’s fantastic and I’ve ordered more products from you online. This time, I
paid by a credit card issued in Hong Kong.
Look forward to receiving my order soon.
Kind regards,”
Yannie Norris
“Linda- Thank you so much for your quick response 🙂 I just want to say that not only is your product awesome, but
you and your company are a pleasure to do business with!
I am looking forward to getting my Tamanu oil!
Thank you”
Carly Anderson
P.S. I absolutely LOVE your product…your Tamanu Oil is the best scar-removal
product I’ve ever tried!

“Dear Volcanic Earth,
I use the Tamanu Oil for wounds and my son got a burn that was severe on his leg. I refused skin grafts and used this
oil, its great but nearly run out. I have also used it on my farm animals for wound healing and my own skin, kids
scrapes etc. because my son had Leukaemia I value the anti microbial and citrizisation effects.
I would love 1 litre thank you and any further advice you have.”
Fiona Scott, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA

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About the company

Volcanic Earth is located in Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu which is an archipelago of 83 separate island located in the South Pacific. We are a manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer and exporter of natural organic skin care products and traditional Melanesian skin treatments whose main focus is to formulate safe and effective products for people with skin problems from aging to acne and everything in between. Our products are made from locally-produced Tamanu Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, Volcanic Ash and Volcanic Pumice. The company sources inputs from various areas of Vanuatu and operates a processing and storage facility in the capital, Port Vila.

Located in the beautiful South Pacific, Vanuatu (formerly known as the New Hebrides) straddles what is known as the “Pacific Ring Of Fire”. This small island nation of 83 separate
islands is situated between Fiji and New Caledonia (about 1,400 miles east of north-eastern Australia) and boasts the most accessible active volcano on our planet (Mt. Yasur on the
outer island of Tanna).

Vanuatu is also known for its natural waterways, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. This untouched paradise is virtually free of pollution, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or insecticides. Crops are grown organically and flourish here in the rich volcanic soils and high rainfalls without the need for chemicals.

It is through its involvement in Vanuatu trade and the opening up global markets for its unique products that Volcanic Earth seeks to be a significant employer for Ni Vanuatu inhabitants
but in a way that allows its people to continue to live in happiness and harmony with the beautiful natural (unspoiled) environment and stay in touch with ancient earth.

The company is headed up by Linda Trenkner (CEO) and her husband Barry Roche (Export Partner), who are both strong advocates of natural, organically grown products. They are great supporters of the belief that we are all connected to the earth’s energy. Our motto is, “the stronger the connection, the stronger and healthier we become”.

Origins of Volcanic Earth

Volcanic Earth was born out of a desire to utilize the natural resources of Vanuatu to create much need jobs and employment opportunities for disadvantaged Ni Vanuatu, particularly on the more remote islands of Vanuatu. Linda and Barry were aware of the extensive ash planes on Tanna Island to the South and thought that there must be a way to utilize this ash to the benefit of mankind rather than leaving it to go to waste. After extensive research and testing, they discovered that volcanic ash and pumice are natural exfoliating agents that also work to cleanse and purify the skin. They learnt that some indigenous people on Tanna Island used volcanic ash as a skin treatment and had for centuries.

Traditional therapies also incorporated the wide use of Coconut Oil and a secret skin healing agent they called Nabagura Oil (these days known as Tamanu Oil). Both of these Oils are natural products produced from nuts. Coconut Trees and Tamanu Trees grow in abundance across virtually all 83 islands of Vanuatu.

These revelations led these Expat Australians to develop an extensive range of natural body scrubs and other natural skin care products based on Virgin Coconut Oil, Tamanu Oil, Volcanic Ash and Pumice. The sourcing of local, raw ingredients and embarking on establishing Volcanic Earth as a trusted, international skin care brand would also create a significant number of income opportunities for villagers collecting coconuts, Tamanu nuts and volcanic ash.

In 2008, Volcanic Earth embarked on a joint project with AusAid to expand its processing plant to produce bulk supplies of skin care products for export markets in the wholesale and retail sectors, as well as a program of working more closely with village suppliers to increase supply and to provide technical support for first stage processing by these suppliers.

Over the next 3 years, Volcanic Earth’s production capacity increased by 400% and the business doubled its gross income. By 2010 Volcanic Earth had established a network of overseas agents/distributors and payments to local tamanu nut collectors and graders, primarily women, were over $A30,000. Coconut suppliers in rural locations were also receiving around $A10,000 per year from Volcanic Earth. Volcanic ash was also purchased in bulk quantities. Payments also went to land transport providers and inter-island shipping companies. Most of these suppliers had limited alternative income sources.

In 2011, Volcanic Earth moved to new premises in Port Vila to further expand its production facilities. Both domestic and export sales grew and continue to grow to this day. With over 700 resellers around the world and stocking distributors in Japan, The Netherlands and Australia, Volcanic Earth is making a direct impact on the lives of more than 1,500 Ni Vanuatu disadvantaged by remoteness and poverty. Villagers now have the opportunity to earn cash for necessities in an otherwise non-cash economy. This hard fought growth has also lead to direct employment opportunities within the company and specialist training.

So when you buy Volcanic Earth products you are not only supporting the growth and export development of a small, local company but you are also contributing to the development of direct and indirect employment and livelihood opportunities for many indigenous communities throughout Vanuatu.


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Shipping Policy

1. We ship worldwide. Online purchase orders are all sent via ordinary airmail through Vanuatu Post. Volcanic Earth takes no responsibility for any delay that occurs during Vanuatu Post shipping. Items shipped with Vanuatu Post can be tracked after dispatch provided you have paid extra for this service when prompted by our shopping cart. Email sales@greenwomanstore.com immediately after ordering to request this service.

2. Alternative shipping methods through DHL or Fedex can be arranged at the customer's request and provided the customer is willing to pay the additional shipping costs. However, if you wish to use your own courier we cannot be held responsible for loss or damage once goods leave our warehouse. Email sales@greenwomanstore.com immediately after ordering to request this service.

3. All orders must be checked & lodged within 7 days of receipt & any claims, errors, or discrepancies must be reported immediately.

Refund Policy


Subject to these Terms and Conditions, you can return any items that are broken, damaged, or are the wrong item, by notifying us within 30 days of delivery and returning the item(s) to us, for a full refund or replacement.

Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy



1. Orders cancelled after 24 hours of the time of order placement will incur a 20% restocking fee.

2. Orders left on "Wait" status or unconfirmed beyond 7 days will be automatically deleted from our system save and except for International Orders which will remain in the system for 14 days.


  Volcanic Earth is under no obligation to accept return of goods that have been ordered in error or where the shipping address provided was inaccurate or incomplete or where the goods are no longer required by the Customer. As a general rule, no refunds or return of goods will be entertained by Volcanic Earth in such circumstances. In any event, any return of goods must first be authorised by Volcanic Earth who may, at its discretion, issue a Returns Authorisation Number.
Any goods returned without this number will not be accepted. Unless agreed otherwise it shall be the responsibility of the Customer to deliver returned goods to the Company and cover risk during deliveryThis is subject to the further conditions set out below. In the event that an order arrives damaged or is lost in the mail, Volcanic Earth will send a replacement at its own cost, including shipping costs.

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