Created from the nuts of the macadamia tree, macadamia oil is a potent source of essential fatty acids and potassium. It is also rich in palmitoleic acid, a component often used in cosmetic and hair products to smooth out skin and hair. You can use food-grade macadamia oil in cooking to boost the nutrient of your recipes, or you may want to apply the oil topically to improve skin and hair health.
Macadamia oil is known for its benefits in smoothing out and strengthening hair. It is said to penetrate hair follicles which may help it feel and look healthier. You can apply macadamia oil as part of a hair mask treatment or add it to shampoo and conditioners.
When applied to the skin, macadamia oil may moisturize or help inflamed areas. Make sure to perform a patch test to ensure there is no allergic reaction before using it all over.