Tamanu – The Oil Lab Review


About three weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely Jeannine from Tamanu – The Oil Lab. Jeannine asked if I would be interested in trying her Tamanu Facial Oils. I had never heard of Tamanu Oil and was interested to learn more! Jeannine creates special blends of facial oils to suit your skin’s needs! You can choose which essential oils and botanical oils you want to incorporate into your skincare and she will make a beautiful facial oil just for you!


I spoke with Jeannine a bit about the issues I was having with my skin; stressed, dry, dehydrated, sensitive and prone to breakouts. She suggested the Tamanu Calm Blend. Tamanu Calm has Tamanu Oil with an addition of Rosehip seed oil and Lavender oil. Jeannine very graciously sent me this product to review and I was determined to test this oil and only this oil for a good 2 weeks! So, two weeks later, using this morning and night, here’s what I think!

I am really, really, really enjoying this oil blend. I like to place 3-4 drops in the palm of my hands and just breathe in the scent. The lavender is extremely calming and I find it just helps me to relax. I have found that this had reduced my fine lines around my eyes that were due to dehydration. It’s just an extremely rich and emollient oil. The Rosehip seed oil seems to have helped in fading some acne scars as well.


In general, I have noticed that my skin is much less prone to break outs. I don’t get those deep, inflamed pimples anymore. I still get a few zits here and there (I am human after all) but in general my skin has been much better! I am definitely interested in ordering a custom oil blend of Tamanu Oil + Tea Tree Oil or the Tamanu Clarify (tea tree + lemon) to help during my lady times. Hormonal acne is still a pain to deal with.

If you are sensitive to essential oils or botanical oils I highly recommend just checking out the Tamanu Pure. This is just 1 oz. of pure Tamanu Oil ($28). This is great for those with extremely reactive or sensitive skin. I have found that Tamanu Oil is fantastic at moisturizing my face without clogging my pores.


Jeannine very graciously provided a coupon code just for my readers! At checkout enter “prettyneutral” for 5% off your order. I really recommend checking Jeannine’s oils out! They’re extremely reasonably priced and absolutely lovely!

If you don’t know where to start or you just want some help formulating the perfect oil blend contact Jeannine directly and I’m sure she would be more than happy to help you out!

This product was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own. 

Products Mentioned:

Tamanu Inspire – Where you can choose the ingredients to suit your needs!

Tamanu Pure – Pure Tamanu Oil

Tamanu Calm – Tamanu Oil + Lavender Oil + Rosehip Seed Oil

Plus many more options for radiance, serenity and even bodily aches and pains. Check out here website here.

I am also including a nice little research paper that explains the break down of fatty acids with Tamanu Oil as well as the benefits Tamanu can have for your skin!

Tamanu Oil: A Tropical Topical Remedy by Chris Kilham (isn’t that title catchy?)


  1. Zubaida April 11, 2016 / 09:59

    This oil sounds like a winner, i cannot wait to try one for my self.

    • Ellen April 11, 2016 / 13:37

      I really do recommend these oils!! They’re so soothing and really high quality!!

  2. jeannine April 11, 2016 / 10:33

    This is such a beautiful review. Thank you do much for the thoughtful and really elegant writing.

    • Ellen April 11, 2016 / 13:37

      Thank you Jeannine for an amazing product!!!!!! It was my pleasure!!!

  3. Caroline Malone April 11, 2016 / 11:55

    I find face oils really great! I’m currently loving Kiehl’s midnight recovery, but I know that it isn’t catered to specific skin types. It’s great that she Jeannine can create one specifically for your skin type! xx


    • Ellen April 11, 2016 / 13:39

      I’ve tried the Kiehls midnight recovery and it really breaks my out :/ my skin is super sensitive so it’s nice to be able to know exactly what’s in it and I can choose what I want 🙂 thanks Caroline!!!

  4. Shireen L. Platt April 11, 2016 / 14:10

    I love facial oils and can’t be without them so I’m going to check them out. I have dry, dehydrated and mature skin so hopefully there’s a good oil blend for my skin. Do you know if they ship to Canada?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Ellen April 11, 2016 / 19:52

      Hi Shireen, you may want to give Jeannine an email and ask her specifics about shipping 🙂 info@tamanuoillab.com Hope this helps! I’m sure she would have something perfect for you!

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