Kukui Nut Oil

Pure and natural refined kukui nut oil. Protects, soothes and softens the skin, particularly well-suited to very dry, problematic and easily irritated skin.

Suitable for use in aromatherapy, soap making, massage, skincare & cosmetics. See below for a detailed description and to download the SDS, Allergens Declaration and COA

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Kukui Nut Oil

Description – Also sometimes known as Candlenut or Lumbang, Kukui is a large forest tree native to South East Asia and Hawaii. A relatively unknown oil that has gained some popularity in recent years. Vitamins A, C and E are added from natural sources to stabilise the oil and extend its life. The oil was traditionally used for anointing new-born babies in Hawaii to protect their skin form the sun, sea and sand.

Common Name Kukui Nut Oil
Botanical Name Aluerites Moluccana
Botanical Family Euphorbaceae
Extraction Method Cold Pressed
Aroma Negligible
Country of Origin Hawaii
Appearance Pale Yellow, Thin
Skin Feel Penetrating, Easily absorbed, doesn’t block pores
Skin Type Any
Properties Softening, Soothing, Protective
Heat Stability Keep below 40c
Saponification Value 185-195
Storage 18-24 Months
Typical Fatty Acid Profile 9% Saturated, 21% Monounsaturated, 70% Polyunsaturated
Main Constituents (Typical Values) 41% Linoleic Acid, 29% Linolenic Acid, 19% Oleic Acid, 6% Palmitic Acid, 3% Stearic Acid
Natural Vitamin Content

Common Uses

  • Protect Skin – from elemental damage by preventing trans-epidermal water loss
  • Softening – use neat or add to creams and lotions for a softening effect
  • Troublesome skin – nourishes, soothes and soften very dry and easily irritated skin
  • Balms – add to balms for chapped or dry skin

Packaging – Supplied in clear PET bottles with flip top lid for easy dispensing. Fully labelled with common name, botanical name, BBE date and batch code. SDS and Certificate of analysis available for download

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Recommended Reading: Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage (4th Edition, 2008) Len Price with Shirley Price

Additional information

Bottle Size

50ml, 100ml, 500ml, 1 Litre, Sample