Islenut Jamaica offers a unique collection of traditional Caribbean products that are handcrafted in Portland Jamaica. We represent a diverse community of farmers, scientists and artisans who share a vision to preserve the customs and heritage that has been tested and proven relevant to Jamaica’s cultural evolution.
Islenut (oil nut) is the colloquial name of the perennial Castor Bean plant which grows wild throughout the island of Jamaica. The company aptly bears its name, as authentic Black Castor Oil is our flagship product.
Castor Beans are sown, grown, and harvested from a picturesque 100-Acre estate that once served as a historic Copra Plantation at the Foot of the John Crow Mountains. The farm is evenly staffed with men and women from several rural communities in the parish of Portland, and lead by a Director with more than 60 years of experience “boiling the oil.”
Our Cosmetics line is beautifully complemented by Craft and Gift items designed under the instruction of Elders from neighbouring Maroon and Rasta villages. We encourage the preservation and celebration of all Jamaican communities, and maintain unwavering support to the disabled and members of the other marginalised groups that comprise the Islenut team