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Kukui Nut Oil for the Skin
Kukui nut oil is beneficial to the skin, soothing and softening it without leaving a greasy film. It has been used to treat wounds and burns, and some people feel it is beneficial for the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. The oil is an excellent choice for massage, and offers glide without excess slip. When added to soap formulations, kukui nut oil increases the creaminess of lather and enhances its conditioning abilities.
Other popular uses of kukui nut oil:
- Hair and scalp conditioner; bath oil
- Relief for sunburned skin; may have slight sunscreen capabilities
- Some hospitals and cancer centers in Hawaii are using kukui nut oil to help relieve the pain of burns caused by radiation therapy
- Beneficial for dry skin and skin affected by acne
- Nut meat can be mixed with other ingredients and used as an exfoliant
- Has been used for stretch marks and cellulite reduction, but with mixed results
Essential oils can be mixed with kukui nut oil to enhance the oil’s fragrance and therapeutic actions. Popular additions include:
- Lavender, often called the “universal” oil for skin care
- Calendula, for healing wounds
- Helichrysum, to help combat inflammation
- German chamomile, to sooth and reduce inflammation
Use up to 12 drops of (therapeutic) essential oil per ounce of kukui nut oil.
A light application of kukui nut oil is all that’s required. Avoid eye contact and keep the oil away from clothing, as it can stain.
Kukui Nut Oil is an excellent oil to add to your bodycare products, especially your creams, lotions, and massage oils. Simply add Kukui Nut Oil once that your product no longer needs to be heated, and do not expose it to high temperatures. You can also use it for an oil treatment on dry hair and scalp, or add a few drops to your bath water for a luxurious treat.