This candlenut oil is 100% cold-pressed, naturally pure and made in Bali. Candlenut is “kemiri” in Bahasa Indonesia. Candlenut oil is extracted from the nut of Aleurites moluccanus. Even though this oil is mostly used for skin and hair health & beauty, kukui oil (the other name for Candlenut oil) is also used for many things including cooking oil, tattoo ink, varnish and dyes, flowers for leis and wood for canoes are just a few of its many uses.
Kukui oil is a “go-to” throughout the world for healthy, younger-looking skin as well as gorgeous hair and treating various skin issues. When massaged into the scalp or included in shampoo or conditioner, it coats the hair shaft, moisturizing and strengthening it. Candlenuts contain Vitamin C and D which are necessary for beautiful skin and hair as well as overall health, Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant that fights harmful free radicals and healthy fatty acids: 29% oleic acid (Omega-9) and 42% linoleic acid (Omega-6) deliver nutrients deep into the skin where they’re needed most.
We all know wrinkles and dry skin add years to your appearance. Fortunately, the vitamins and healthy fats within kukui oil penetrate skin, creating a healthy barrier that protects it from sun and environmental damage. Kukui oils are also a trusted remedy for many health issues. In fact, studies have proven this nutrient-rich oil to be antibacterial and antifungal. As such, it’s effective in treating minor wounds and preventing infection in burns. It also promotes the growth of healthy new skin, helping reduce the appearance of scars.
These other kukui oil benefits have also been reported:
- Soothes eczema
- Treats psoriasis and rosacea
- Reduces joint pain associated with arthritis
- Boosts immune system
- Prevents dandruff
- Reduces stretch marks
- Relieves sunburn
This wide array of uses shows just how powerful this oil is!