Kukui nut oil is a semi-clear to light yellow oil that is cold pressed from seeds of the Aleurites moluccans tree, often referred to as the candlenut tree. The State Tree of Hawaii, it also grows in other areas of Polynesia. The oil has a shelf life of 12-14 months, and should not be exposed to heat.
Kukui nut oil is high in the essential fatty acids linoleic and linolenic acids. These acids are vital for the metabolism of healthy skin.
Kukui Nut Oil is an incredible moisturizer, quickly penetrating the skin leaving a silky-smooth non-greasy feeling. It is often used for dry or damaged skin relieving even the roughest and driest skin leaving it feeling smooth, soft, and hydrated. This oil is able to penetrate deep into the skin layers, creating a protective shield that locks in moisture. Kukui Nut Oil is great for sensitive skin. Traditionally, babies in Hawaii were anointed with Kukui Nut Oil to protect their skin from the sun, salt, and other elements.
Surveys have shown that Kukui Nut Oil is beneficial for sunburn, windburn, radiation burns, and heat induced burns, eczema, chapped skin, psoriasis, rosacea, mature and prematurely aged skin, itchy, dry skin, acne, scars, lesions, dry hair and scalp.