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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 seeds have traditionally been used for a variety of purposes.
Kukui nut oil is beneficial to the skin, soothing and softening it without leaving a greasy film. It has been used to treat wounds and burns, and some people feel it is beneficial for the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. The oil is an excellent choice for massage, and offers glide without excess slip. When added to soap formulations, kukui nut oil increases the creaminess of lather and enhances its conditioning abilities.
Other popular uses of kukui nut oil:
Hair and scalp conditioner; bath oil Anti-aging and fine line reduction Relief for sunburned skin; may have slight sunscreen capabilities helps relieve the pain of burns and other skin injuries Beneficial for dry skin and skin affected by acne or rashes Has been used for stretch marks and cellulite reduction
Kukui nut oil contains essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic). In addition to being effective in its pure form, kukui nut oil is used in multi-ingredient skin products. Vitamins C, D and E are often added to the oil (vitamin E acts as a preservative). When compounding skin care products, kukui nut oil should not be added until all steps requiring heat are complete.
Essential oils can be mixed with kukui nut oil to enhance the oil’s fragrance and therapeutic actions. Popular additions include:
Lavender, often called the “universal” oil for skin care Calendula, for healing wounds Helichrysum, to help combat inflammation German chamomile, to sooth and reduce inflammation
Use up to 12 drops of (therapeutic) essential oil per ounce of kukui nut oil.
A light application of kukui nut oil is all that’s required. Avoid eye contact and keep the oil away from clothing, as it can stain.
The samples and sizes up to 2 oz ships usps first class no tracking(2-5 days) and are packaged in a heavy duty mylar tear top 1/4oz packages for 1oz and 2oz that are great for travel and keep the oil as fresh as possible. Sizes 4oz to 16oz ship first class with tracking(2-3 days) in a mylar spout pouch that has the benefit of a oxygen barrier. The benefit is that you get maximum shelf life out of your product. This type of packaging is also considered eco friendly because it takes up 90% less space when shipped empty or in a landfill. It also uses 60% less energy and materials to manufacture. Sizes over 16oz ship usps priority which is typically 2-3 day service. Contact me if you have any questions and dont forget to check out my other awesome products.