Hawaii's Kukui Nut Oil

Posted on 04 November 2015
Author:Emilia Obiekea

I absolutely love kukui nut oil!

It is an often unheard of oil that is a treasured beauty ingredient. It is a nut based oil from the Kukui tree. This is the official tree of Hawaii. 


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Soothes and rejuvenates normal, dry and damaged skin (body and scalp).

Penetrates the skin easily without a greasy or filmy texture.

Very high in fatty acids such as linoleic, oleic and palmitic. 

Provides some relief for issues with eczema, psoriasis, and other scalp conditions.

Contains antioxidants and anti-aging properties.

It is a bit costly but what's not to love? 


I like to incorporate it in a few hair and skin care products. It is a great addition to lotions, butters, face serums, hair masks, hot oil treatments (scalp) and in soaps for sensitive skin.

On top of all of these benefits it has no smell! Bonus for those of us with sensitivity to fragrances.


Kukui Nut - Hot Oil Treatment



1 oz kukui nut oil

4 oz of daily dew oil or unrefined coconut oil

1 ml of pure vitamin e oil *optional

3 drops of peppermint essential oil or your fav essential oil

1 teaspoon of brahmi + amla powder



Pour the ingredients into a dye applicator bottle.

Warm the oil, in the bottle, just like a regular hot oil treatment.

Shake well before each use.

Apply directly to scalp and massage well for a minute or so with the the pads of your fingers.

*Be sure the oil is at a safe temp to use on your scalp prior to application.

Cover the hair with a disposable shower cap. Leave it to penetrate for 30 minutes.

Then wash and deep condition as normal.



I find that using kukui nut oil gives hair a beautiful shine. It is a nice light weight oil that can be used year round on hair in its natural state or straightened. 


Give it a try and let us know what you think of it in the comment sections.


Disclaimer: I am not a physician and only share what I have used or created for myself and others. Do not use if a nut allergy exists. Always consult a doctor prior to trying out anything.

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