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Kukui Nut Oil – Homemade Skin Care

What is kukui nut oil and where did it come from? Kukui nut oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the aleurites moluccana or kukui tree, the official state tree of Hawaii. The kukui tree came to Hawaii by early Polynesian settlers. This natural oil was used to anoint babies from weather elements, skin irritations, wounds or burns. It was also used, for many hours a day, to massage members of royalty.

What is so special about kukui oil? This natural oil is a wonderful moisturizer. It has a semi-clear color with a very light, sweet, nutty aroma. Its aroma is so light; some claim it to be odorless. Its thin texture quickly penetrates the deepest layers of the skin, while creating a protective shield that locks in moisture, without blocking pores. It leaves no greasy feeling, but instead leaves a silky smooth texture to skin.

It contains large amounts of essential fatty acids, (lionoleic and linoleic acids), and vitamins A, C and E which provides antioxidants benefits that protect the skin. You can add just a few drops of this natural oil to your bath water for a luxurious, silky, soft and soothing soak. It is a, highly, versatile carrier oil which can be used with essential oils, for a superb moisturizing agent. It can, also, be used as an oil treatment for dry hair or scalp conditions.

Kukui oil is excellent for making homemade soap, homemade lotion, creams, balms, scrubs or used in massage oils. Why? It offers a variety of healthful, skin care, benefits!


Soothes sunburns, wind burns, heat burns, radiation burns

Heals dry chapped skin

Alleviates eczema

Helps to heal and provide acne relief

Alleviates psoriasis

Alleviates rosacea

Fights off damaging free radicals with antioxidants

Alleviates dry hair and dry scalp conditions

Conditions mature and premature aged skin; anti-aging benefits

Helps to fade scars

Rejuvenates dry, cracked, itchy skin

There is a word of caution that should be heeded! There are no known documented allergies, but people with nut allergies should either avoid or use with caution any skin care products made with kukui nut oil, or any skin care product containing a nutty base.

Overall, kukui nut oil has helped many people with a variety of skin, hair and scalp conditions including: acne, dry skin, dry itchy skin, chapped skin, dry scalp, dry hair, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, burns, scars and more! The popularity of natural kukui nut oil is growing! You can have beautiful skin and hair using this natural, Hawaiian, oil!

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