Kukui Oil is one of Hawaii's prime beauty secrets since it comes from the Aleurites Moluccans tree or the Candlenut Tree - the State Tree of Hawaii. The oil comes from the cold-pressed seeds of the tree. The Hawaiian people have long since used these seeds for different purposes. In fact, they've also used it as a torch by stringing it up and lighting it on fire. On the other hand, the oil has a semi-clear to light yellow color. Although it has a long shelf life of about 12-14 months, it also shouldn't be exposed to heat. It can be used for lamps or a variety of skin and hair products.
As such, here are the primary benefits of Kukui oil for the skin and hair:
What makes Kukui oil very appealing in skincare is that it does not leave a greasy film though being an oil. It can treat wounds, burns, eczema, and even psoriasis. It's also an excellent choice for massage since it offers glide without any excess slip. In some cases, when added to soap formulations, the oil enhances the soap product’s creaminess and conditioning. Here are the key benefits of Kukui oil for the skin:
Kukui oil is filled with vitamins A, C, and E. This makes it great for dry skin since it moisturizes and promotes the growth of new skin cells that make up for firmer skin.
This was already mentioned earlier how the oil could help prevent the discomfort and itchiness caused by eczema. So, if you are suffering from scaly patches on your skin, allow Kukui oil to soothe and smoothen out your skin over time.
Maui's miracle oil is rich in antioxidants. In fact, it boosts collagen production and stimulates the growth of new skin cells. You can apply it to wrinkles, crow's feet, and even stretch marks. Continuous use will minimize aging signs over time.
SOOTHES MUSCLE PAIN
As expected, you'll find healthy fatty acids in this miracle oil, including linoleic acid and omega 3. It's a blend of fatty acids that relieves muscle aches and pain and even the joints too.
Living in the Hawaiian islands means unrelenting sun and wind. And that is where the Kukui oil comes in. The Hawaiin people use the oil for their dry hair damaged by the sun and the wind. With its amino and fatty acids, the oil penetrates the hair shaft to keep the hair moisturized and healthy. Other uses for the oil also include treatment for dandruff or itchy scalp. Its regenerative effects that are great for soothing and healing the skin also have great use for the hair and scalp.
SHOP KUKUI OIL AT ISLAND ESSENCE, MAUI, HAWAII
As a proud local company based in Maui, Island Essence offers handcrafted bath and body products for customers designed and developed from the essences of the Hawaiian islands. As such, the company boasts various Kukui oil products that you can shop now at our website. Shop our Kukui Oil based products today at www.islandessence.com:
- Kukui Nourishing Oil - heal and protect the skin from the elements, creating a protective barrier against harsh outdoor weather (sun, wind and cold).
- Maui Miracle Oil Trio - all the beneficial properties of the natural nuts used in the different Maui Miracle Oils - tamanu nut, coconut, and kukui nut.
- Kukui Nut Nourishing Soap - nourishes and protects the skin from harsh weather, as well as moisturize and condition your skin.