Macadamia Oil

Macadamia Oil

What is Macadamia oil?

Macadamia oil is derived from macadamia nut; the tree is native in Australia among the Aborigines. The oil is rich in selenium, zinc and fatty acids. The Aborigines used the oil to for cosmetic purposes and body decorations. The oil is lightweight medium nutty oil similar to human sebum. Additionally, the oil has a non-greasy feel when applied to the skin.


Regarding uses, macadamia nut oil is used in culinary applications (typically as frying oil), but also in particular cosmetics for the hair and skin.

Fatty Acid profile

Fatty acid %
Myrsitc acid 0.4 -1.6
 palmitic Acid 7-10
palmitoleic acid 16 -23
 static Acid 1.5 – 5
Oleic Acid 54-63%
Linoleic acid 1-3%
Arachidic Acid 1.5 -3%
Eicosenoic Acid 1-3%


  • Therefore, if you are suffering from macadamia oil allergy avoid the use of this oil. Consult your doctor before using the oil.
  • Ensure you consume regulated amounts of this oil to avoid complications like weight gain.


Health Heart

The oil contains oleic acid, which is helpful in reducing the cholesterol level in your blood; additionally, the oil reaches in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids with reduced levels of saturated fats hence keeping your blood cholesterol levels at minimal levels, therefore, keep your heart free from attack.

Skin benefits

Macadamia oil is light in texture and non-greasy, an application on your skin leads to high rate of absorption leaving a non-greasy skin. It furthermore contains monounsaturated fatty acids which are highly moistening, regenerating and skin softening. Finally, this oil has palmitoleic acid which acts as both antimicrobial agents while also fighting aging properties your skin may present early leaving you to look younger.

Solution for Dried Hair

Adding macadamia oil to your hair conditioner has a lot of beneficial effects than you can imagine. The oil has only unsaturated oil capable of stimulating sebum secretion from your skin which will moisturize your hair and help in stretching it.

Protecting the kidney

Kidney diseases are prone to activating the kidney to absorb more calcium and magnam that can lead to bone infections. But when you consume macadamia oil, it contains the magnam essence that aids keep your kidney healthy.

Improving the digestive system

The macadamia oil is rich in dietary fiber; the fiber plays a vital role in regulating constipation and allows efficient movement of bowels enabling your digestive system to work with high efficiency.

Improvement of Brain function

Your brain requires vitamin B1 for conversion of energy from food sources. The consumption of macadamia oil provides an excellent source of vitamin B1 hence helps the brain obtain an adequate amount of energy proper functioning.

Strong Bones

Phosphorous, magnesium, and calcium are very important when it comes to bones and teeth development. Macadamia oil is abundant in the first two but has an alternative for calcium due to their functional homology. Magnam and calcium perform a similar function, hence this oil is preferable the best oil for your bones.

Eye Health

Few of the antioxidants in the macadamia oil have been linked to with boosting the eye health. The antioxidants help in reducing cataracts and muscle degeneration.


This is a minor benefit of macadamia nut oil. It contains a high smoke value in comparison to other vegetable oils, like olive oil. Hence, cooking with macadamia oil their high chances of conservation of oils, furthermore, it will also aid in retaining the flavor of the oil keeping the food a pleasant aroma.

Side Effect

Macadamia is related allergy is very unusual. But some people experience some allergic reaction due to consumption of the food with this oil. The symptoms associated with this include vomit, diarrhea, stomach discomfort and breathing system disorders like throat sickness, asthma, and any other problems. Too much consumption of the oil may lead to weight gain due to the accumulation of fats in your body.