This precious oil is extracted from the nut kernels of the Tamanu fruit — which flourishes in the south pacific islands of Polynesia, due to its volcanic atmosphere. Volcanoes have an extraordinary effect on their surrounding soil. Not only does volcanic ash provide nutrients to soil, but it also contains minerals that are beneficial to plants. Due to this very reason, the Tamanu oil originating from Polynesia contains the highest nutritional value. The properties of this oil are known to help regenerate skin tissue. The Volcanic Elixir, for this unique reason, can condition broken skin, and repair sun- and acne-damaged skin. It also has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic, and antioxidant properties — making it ideal for acne sufferers. What sets this oil apart from others, is a certain lipid called calophyllolide; which is not found in any other oil, and is a very strong anti-inflammatory. The Volcanic Elixir aids in regenerating new, healthy skin. It can be used on acne and acne scars, dry and scaly skin, stretch marks, etc. The oil does have a strong earthy scent; but only a few drops are needed. It’s the perfect night time regimen!