Kukui nut oil is a natural moisturizer that has been used for centuries in Hawaii. It’s produced by pressing oil from the kukui nut (or candlenut tree) Hawaii’s state tree, this natural moisturizer contains essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic) and vitamins A, C and E, which are antioxidants that protect the skin and prevent skin cell damage caused by free radicals.
Kukui Nut Oil helps to soothe the skin without leaving a greasy film. Livestrong.com points out that it is easily absorbed by the deepest layers of the skin, and forms a protective barrier to protect the skin from sun, salt, wind and other environmental elements. Commonly used as a massage oil; Kukui Nut Oil also is finding its way into a range of beauty care products, such shampoos, body scrubs and lip balms.
We use kukui nut oil in our lotions and washes and soaps too (actually a lot of our products contain kukui nut oil!).