Botanical Name: Aleurites moluccana
Extraction Method: Cold pressing of the Kukui nuts
Description: Kukui nut oil comes from the Aleurites moluccana tree, also known as the kukui or candlenut tree which is native to Hawaii. The oil that is cold pressed from the kukui nuts is prized for its ability to leave the skin and hair feeling smooth and silky. This oil contains good amount of both linoleic and oleic acid which give the skin much-needed moisture. When applied on skin, it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave behind a greasy feeling and the skin feels soft. It is comparable to sweet almond and avocado oil, which have similar lightweight textures. It has neutral nutty odour which is very subtle in finished products and can be incorporated as ingredient in soaps, butter, lotions, scrubs, bath bombs, conditioners etc.
Glowing skin: Kukui nut oil penetrates skin easily and leaves skin feeling silky and smooth. It does not leave the skin feeling greasy. It contains anti-oxidants like Vitamin A,C and E which are known to protect skin and prevent free radical damage to the skin, thus leaving skin looking young and supple. It can leave even the driest, dullest, aging skin looking healthy and radiant and also works well as an under eye treatment for the prevention and softening of crow's feet.
Heals skin: Since it is easily absorbed in the skin, it forms a protective layer on the skin that protects against environmental damage. It is used to treat sunburns, windburns, eczema, chapped skin, psoriasis, dry skin conditions, acne, scars, lesions and maturing skin. It contains 42% linoleic acid and 2% alpha-linolenic acid, which may help to heal certain skin conditions, while keeping the skin healthy and nourished.
Healthy hair: Since ancient times, Kukui nut oil has been used by Hawaiians on dry hair that has been damaged by overexposure to elements such as the sun and wind. The amino acids and essential fatty acids penetrate the hair shaft and leave hair looking healthy and moisturized. It can be used as a treatment for an itchy scalp or dandruff. This oil has the same regenerative effects on the hair and scalp as it does for the skin. It can also be used as leave-in treatment that conditions, imparts shines, and restores moisture to hair.
Skin Type: Excellent for Dry, Oily or Combination skin
Storage: It is recommended to store carrier oils in cool dark place to maintain their freshness and maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring them to room temperature before use.