Kukui Nut 🌿

Aleurites moluccana

🌿 conventional or certified organic available

Kukui Nut Oil also known as Candlenut Tree Oil or Kekuna Tree Oil has traditionally been used as a natural moisturiser for centuries in Hawaii. It is cold pressed from the large nuts of the Kukui Nut Tree scientifically called Aleurites moluccanus. Most commonly used as a massage oil it is best used in anti-aging products for it natural antioxidants and minerals

For thousands of years, the indigenous people of Hawaii have used this oil in religious ceremonies, paints, varnishes and even candle-making. However, it has become known to the wider world because of its impressive topical benefits to the skin and hair, as well as the immune system and muscles.

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  • Studied Properties
  • Common Uses

Studied Properties


APPEARANCE             Clear With a Yellow Tinge
ODOUR                     Light, Sweet, Pleasant, Nutty Liquid
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C     0.920 to 0.930
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C     1.470 to 1.480
FLASHPOINT             250°C


The main chemical constituents of Kukui Nut Oil are:
Palmitic Acid
Stearic Acid
Oleic Acid
Linoleic Acid Alpha-Linolenic Acid

ALLERGENS: No known allergens.

Common Uses

Used in skincare, hair care, sun care, candle making and massage. Kukui is used for

Just a few of the many benefits:

joint pain, a weak immune system, arthritis, psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, dandruff, wrinkles, and premature signs of aging, blemishes,
burns, scars, fresh wounds, split ends, hair loss, stretch marks, and sunburn. The long list of benefits derived from kukui nut oil is attributed to its high level of poly and monounsaturated fats, linoleic and linolenic, as well as vitamins C, D, E and other powerful antioxidants.

A popular traditional use of kukui nut oil is to apply it to the hair in the form of a hair mask, mixing it in with shampoos or conditioners, or simply massaging it into the scalp and tips of the hair. The linoleic and linolenic fatty acids found in this oil are able to coat the hair, delivering key nutrients, moisturizing it, preventing breakage, and even improving the appearance and luster of hair.

As kukui nut oil penetrates the skin quickly and does not leave a greasy feeling it is used to heal skin problems like dryness, eczema, psoriasis and other severe skin problems. It can also be used for scars and reducing the appearance of stretch marks as it reverses the damage done to the skin and leaves it smooth, radiant and supple.