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Matakana Botanicals Macadamia & Wild Fig Bodycare

Matakana Botanicals Macadamia & Wild Fig Bodycare

Matakana Botanicals Macadamia & Wild Fig Bodycare

Macadamia nuts are grown locally in the lush Matakana valley. Matakana Botanicals recognised the benefits of Macadamia Oil to the skin, this knowledge alongside locally sourced ingredients led to Matakana botanicals to develop this wonderful range of skin and body care.

The Macadamia & wild Fig bodycare range has all the benfits of pure macadamia oil combined with the wonderful aroma of fresh fig, light vanilla and gentle peach with a very subtle macadamia fragrance.

About Macadamia Oil

Harvest
A macadamia tree will take around 4 to 5 years to mature enough to yield a reasonable crop. The macadamia variety grown in the Matakana valley is called Beaumont. The nuts are harvested by hand picking them in July and August. The nut is them removed, cut into small pieces and the oil is extracted using a special press. The oil is extracted using cold pressing, this ensures that the oil which is extracted retains all the minerals and vitamins.

About Macadamia Oil
Macadamia oil has a pH which is very close to the pH of our skin, in fact it is the closest, plant oil, in pH levels to our skin. The oil is also very high in monosaturared fatty acids (80%), these fatty acids have great moisturing qualities and this makes macadamia very beneficial to those who have dry and/or damaged skin.

Macadamia oil also features palmitoleic acid. Palmitoleic acid helps the skin to be supple and soft. Macadamia Oil and been called "vanishing oil" this is because it is absorped rapidly into the skin without clogging. It combines with skin lipids easily ensuring your skin is soft and smooth.