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Kukui Oil

  • Distillation Method: Unrefined
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Plant Part: Nut
  • Latin Name: Aleurites moluccana
  • Cultivation: Naturally Grown

About the Oil: High in Vitamin C, D, and E plus other antioxidants, Kukui nut oil is invaluable for rejuvenating and healing skin. It is an excellent emollient–it is the thinnest, lightest oil for the face and provides just the right amount of lubrication without leaving a greasy feeling. High in linoleic and linolenic acids, Kukui nut oil provides readily absorbed moisture and nourishment to dry, mature, and environmentally damaged skin.

A highly recommended ‘all‑purpose’ carrier oil for its variety of therapeutic activity and excellent texture, it makes an excellent base for both massage and skin care (and is an excellent addition to lip balms!).

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Chemical Families
CHEMISTRY Nutrientsfatty acids vitamins C, D and E antioxidants


Product Description

About The Plant

Aleurites moluccana is a member of the Euphorbiaceae (Spurge) family. Native to Hawaii, it is also known as candlenut tree.

About The Oil

Kukui nut oil has a low toxicity level, but it is a laxative and therefore should not be ingested.

Of Interest

Used by the Hawaiians for skin conditioning after sun exposure (but not a sunscreen).

Therapeutic Properties


Reduces dryness
Protects cells from oxidation
Reduces the appearance of fine lines
Conditions skin
Moisturizes deeply
Prevents chapping, cracks and stretch marks
Especially good for: dry skin, mature skin, inflammation, eczema, sunburn, sun damaged skin

Aromatherapy Details

It has a distinct odor.

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