The good oils
Truly natural skin products are hard to find. This is why The Summit Vanuatu (TSV) company takes pride in its pure range of skin fixits, hand- made from locally grown plant products and oils.
The range of oils, skin, hair and body products – plus soaps and candles – are hand-made from sandalwood, cocoa butter, ground coffee beans and virgin coconut oil, as well as the lesserknown nangai and tamanu oils.
Beneficial properties of nangai and tamanu nut oils extend beyond simply moisturising, plus TSV’s products are hand-pressed to maintain their full anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial and qualities.
Nangai is especially nutritious and thought to alleviate arthritis pain, and used to treat acne and eczema. Tamanu oil is also renowned in the Pacific for a huge range of uses, from treating hair loss to healing wounds and reducing the appearance of stretch marks and wrinkles.
TSV’s objectives are as noble as its products. In founding the company in 2012, Patricia Rivier and Lesley Batty have succeeding in their goal to provide dozens of jobs for locals, plus a new and growing market for farmers. Even the packaging is hand-made, and of clean, recycled cardboard.
“We are very proud that our products are what we say they are – pure and real and hand-made, not a concoction of chemicals mixed in a test tube,” says Batty.
TSV ships worldwide from its distillery near Port Vila. Visitors are welcome to view the hands-on production and distilling processes and browse the on-site shop. See thesummitvanuatu.com.