kukui

{Aleurites moluccans}

General: Besides applications in soap-making, tatoos, leis, and varnish, early Hawaiians used this nut to fuel traditional kukui hele po candles, hence its common name, candlenut. Similiar in apperance to macadamia, kukui nut is more bitter and is vital for Malaysian and Indonesian sambal chili paste. 

Skin Benefits: Contains very high levels of the essential fatty acids linoleic and alpha-linolenic. It is particularly useful for dry skin, psoriasis, acne and eczema. Because kukui oil is readily absorbed into the skin, providing tissues the essential elements that it needs without an overly greasy sensation, we use it in our Goji Mate Ultralight Moisturizer. Hawaiians recognize the oil’s high penetrability and soothing properties and currently use it to heal sunburns and chapped skin. See our Medium Protection Sunshade Lotion.

Source: Hawaii, U.S.A. | Certified Organic

Method of Extraction: Cold-pressed from fresh nuts.

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