Tamanu (Callophyllum inophylllum) is considered the most profoundly healing of the carriers for the skin (along with Rosehip seed). It is recommended in blends at 10-50% total concentration to receive its healing effects. Also recommended for pain relief and wound healing. Noted in the medical aromatherapy literature as an important healer. Use with Ravensara 50:50 for an anti-viral, soothing blend for shingles. This is an absolutely wonderful oil, that works especially well when blended with other carrier oils for your skin care recipes. Please note: this is cold-pressed, unfiltered, and in its natural state. The oil is naturally thick and grainy, which does not affect the important therapeutic properties of the oil. Gently warm the oil in a warm water bath to make pourable before blending with other oils.