Oil from edible macadamia nuts is called Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil or Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil. Addition of hydrogen to this oil results in Hydrogenated Macadamia Seed Oil.
Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil functions as a skin conditioning agent - occlusive. Hydrogenated Macadamia Seed Oil functions as skin conditioning agents - emollient and as a hair conditioning agent.
Macadamia nut oil about contains predominantly unsaturated fatty acids, including approximately 20% palmitoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid. Macadamia nuts are native to Australia, but are now grown commercially in Hawaii.