Master plant: Aleurites moluccana (L.)Willd
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
The Kukuinut tree, indigenious to Hawaii, was dedicated as the Official State Tree of the Islands of Hawaii in 1959. Since long ago, the nuts have been used as valuable nutrition. Already centuries ago, native Hawaiians discovered this highly valuable oil extracted from the Kukui nuts. It has been used then just like today for the skin and hair care (Lomi Lomi Nui massage).
Characteristics and substances:
Kukuinut oil is the most valuable of all fatty oils. This gently refined oil has among all natural plant oils the highest amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids (approx. 85%). Kukuinut oil is a smooth, pale yellow oil which penetrates easily the skin. It is an outstanding emollient that leaves the skin with a non greasy after feel. The oil is stabilized with antioxidants - vitamins A, C and E.
Kukui nuts are recognized food in Hawaii and have been in use for their medicinal properties for hundreds of years.
Kukuinut oil soothes irritated, dry and scaly skin and is also used in Hawaii as a care product for babies. Kukuinut oil has a restorative effect, protects the skin and keeps it pleasantly smooth.
Not intended for consumption!