Kukui Nourishing Oil
Kukui Nut Oil has been used for centuries, in Hawaii, to heal and protect the skin from the elements, creating a protective barrier against harsh outdoor weather (sun, wind and cold). Kukui Nut Oil comes from the Kukui tree, which is Hawaii's state tree. Our Kukui Nut Nourishing Oil soothes and softens the skin, hair and nails and is extra-nourishing for dry or sunburned skin. Use directly or as a massage or bath oil.
The Fragrance: Like being bundled up in front of a campfire, stargazing on Mt Haleakala--a subtle, nutty aroma with a dash of vanilla that warms your body, mind and spirit.
The Story: Anty Kalei says, “The official tree of the state of Hawai’i, the Kukui tree is easy to spot in our tropical rain forest. Its pale green-silver leaves stand out against the rest of the dark foliage. Known to grow over 50 feet in height, the Kukui tree is dotted with small white flowers and clumps of green pods the size of golf balls, which when open contains the actual kukui nut.
Medicinally the Kukui plant, when properly prepared by a Kāhuna Lā’au Lapa’au (Hawaiian priest of medicine), has many uses. At Island Essence we have taken the oil of the Kukui Nut to use as a wonderful massage oil or as a moisturizing addition to a bath. It is also great for nails, as an aftershave and moisturizer for those extra cold, dry days.” See more on the Kukui Tree and its miraculous nut oil on Anty Kalei’s Blog, “Anty Kalei Talks Story—Hawaii’s Tree of Light.”
Ingredient Spotlight: The Kukui Nut Oil used at Island Essence is wild-harvested from Oahu. Kukui Nut Oil is an easily absorbed moisturizer that soothes and softens the skin, while offering protection from the elements. It is a natural remedy for sunburned skin and for sore muscles—simply massage and enjoy!
List of Ingredients: Proprietary Blend of Natural Oils including Hawaiian Wild Harvested Kukui Nut Oil (Oahu), Safflower Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Oil (Oahu), Organic Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, Vanilla Fragrance Oil