13 November 2008

Kukui nut tree is the official state tree of Hawaii and have been used by the Hawaiian for centuries. The Polynesian voyagers brought the plant to the Hawaiians.

Kukui also known as Candle Nut Tree, Kukui nut trees grow up to 20 meters in height, distinctive in their light green silvery foliage, usually grow wild on the lower slopes of the mountains. The fruits or nuts of the kukui nut tree are rich in oil of a pleasant nutty odour. It is a more expensive oil.

Kukui nut oil is cold pressed from the fruits of kukui nut tree to retain high levels of natural polyunsaturated fatty acids. This light natural oil is used today in all high quality skin preparations due to its ability to quickly penetrate the skin.

Aroma
Light, sweet, pleasant, nutty

Contains
Linoleic acid
Oleic acid

Viscosity
Thin

Color
Clear with a hint of yellow

Absorption and Feel
Etremely good penetration to all skin levels

Shelf Life
Rancid quickly

Extraction Method
Expeller press

Caution
Non toxic and non sensitizing

Uses and Health Benefits :
  • Sooths irritation, sunburn, lesions, burns
  • For centuries Hawaiians have used Kukuinut oil to protect skin from salt water, harsh sun and drying winds
  • Excellent for dry skin, psoriasis, eczema or any severe skin condition
  • Use as 5-10% additive

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