Nangai trees have been cultivated in Melanesia for thousands of years and are an exceptionally important tree in traditional customary life. Stories, songs and customs dances based on the Nangai tree have been recorded in both the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Nangai oil is derived from the nangai nut. After being harvested the outer flesh is removed and left in the shell to dry for a few days. The shell is then removed and the nut by itself is left to dry for a few more days. The nangai nut oil produced at The Summit is of exceptionally high grade, being a virgin hand pressed fixed oil product it retains all of its unique healing and nutritional qualities. A hand operated hydraulic cold press slowly crushes the nut and the oil is removed in a cool environment. The delicate oil is then filtered and stored in a dark cool place while it settles.

Appearance

Nangai oil is transparent and exudes a mild, nutty aroma. The oil has a rich texture and is due to the high levels of stearic, palmitic, oleic and linoleic fatty acids. These fatty acids contribute to the nangai oil’s emollient properties. An is an agent that softens and soothes, especially acting on the skin. Its highly absorbent properties make it a superior replacement for other carrier oils, including jojoba oil.

Properties Nangai oil contains a number of properties which makes it suitable for a variety of reasons.
The following are properties contained in the oil:

• Antibacterial

• Anti-inflammatory

• Highly absorbent

• Moisturising

UsesNangai oil has many benefits when used topically. These include:

• Alleviating arthritis pain

• Preventing infections

• Treating acne

• Treating psoriasis

• Treating eczema

• Healing salves

• Moisturising the skin

• Softening and soothing the skin

Check out our range of products that use Nangai Oil