The signature ingredient for most of the products created at Malama Bath is kukui nut oil. Many have never heard of this oil, or know about the variety of benefits it has for your skin and hair. Let us take a moment to tell you how great this oil truly is for you.
Kukui nut oil is a light weight oil produced from the kukui tree (sometimes referred to as the candlenut tree), which was brought to the Hawaiian islands centuries ago. The oil was used for a variety of applications from waterproofing canoes, to providing oil for lamps — hence the name "candlenut." But it has many great benefits for your skin and hair as well.
From early on, Hawaiians recognized the moisturizing benefits of kukui nut oil, and would use it to soothe skin that had been irritated by the harsh effects of the sun and sea. So gentle is this oil, it would often be used on babies for treating rashes. It has high levels of oleic and linoleic acids, vitamins A, C and E, as well as antioxidants that are known to protect skin and keep it nourished. The light-weight texture of the oil also allows it absorb quickly, without leaving the skin feel greasy.
Kukui nut oil can also be used on dry hair to add shine and to moisturize hair damaged by the elements. The combination of amino acids and essential fatty acids can penetrate the hair shaft to leave it looking healthier and nourished. With the moisturizing and anti-inflammatory qualities of kukui nut oil, it is also believed to be an excellent remedy for dandruff and other scalp conditions.
Today, the benefits of kukui nut oil is starting to gain wider recognition, and is showing up in more health and beauty products. From the wide range of benefits you can obtain from using it, it is no wonder that more people are wanting to try products that use feature this amazing oil.
If you would like to enjoy the benefits of this remarkable oil for yourself, be sure to try the products found at Malama Bath Body & Home. We use all-natural kukui nut oil that is produced on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, to create spa-quality bath & body products that will make your skin glow.