Kukui Nut Oil

Never heard of kukui nut oil before?  Well, it's not everyone that knows about this wonderful oil.  Great for your hair; hair strands and scalp, super for your skin as it moisturises.  Kukui nut oil is truly a magic oil and deserves to be up there with the likes of jojoba oil and sweet almond oil.

Origin And Uses For Kukui Nut

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Kukui nut oil comes from Hawaii and is their state emblem.  Known everywhere else as the candlenut tree, it has been used for centuries to moisturise skin but also was used in cooking as a spice.  The tree's wood has been used in the making of canoes.  Its root is used for a natural dye. It has numerous health benefits such as a laxative, it stimulates growth in hair follicles and has been used for massages.

Benefits of Kukui Nut For Hair And Skin

  • But I am more interested in its benefits for the hair and skin.  The oil that comes from its nut is highly moisturising for the skin as it is very absorbable due to its high content of fatty acids which help bring moisture down and keep it in.  They can also soothe the skin and keep it hydrated
  • Wards off signs of ageing
  • It has a lot of linoleic oil in it and this can help repair skin and heal wounds.  It can also improve elasticity
  • For the hair, it can repair damaged and brittle hair.  
  • It is also great for the scalp as it keep it from getting flaky dry skin and dandruff

Some Unwanted Side Effects to Kukui Nut Oil

  • It can cause itching  and irritation in some people
  • It can cause allergies to flare up

You need to check if you are one of those people who have a negative reaction.  Try a little on the inside of the wrist.  This is a sensitive area where the skin is thin and is a good way to find out whether you are allergic to something.

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