Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits and Uses

essential-oilsMacadamia nut oil should be used in small amounts as part of a carrier oil blend. The smell is too strong to be used in standalone applications.

Shelf Life

Up to a year if stored in a cool, dark place.


Sweet and nutty. Has a stronger scent than most other carrier oils.


Medium to thick. Leaves an oily residue (or protective coating, depending on how you look at it).


Macadamia nut oil has the following benefits:

– Anti-inflammatory.

– Contains palmitoleic acid, which is found in the natural oils of young people’s skin.

–         Emollient.

–         Heals sunburn.

–         High in oleic fatty acids.

–         Moisturizes the skin.

–         Promotes healing of damaged tissue and skin.

– Tones and softens skin.


Aromatherapy, topical application, product creation. Can be consumed if labeled as edible.