What Are Kukui Nuts?

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What are kukui nuts? Here at Hanalei, we pride ourselves on using natural ingredients that come from Hawaii in our products. This allows us to infuse our products with the spirit of Aloha, and provide you with ingredients proven to benefit your skin, so you can look and feel your best. One of our all-time favorite Hawaiian botanicals to use in our products comes from the Polynesian canoe plant that produces a kukui nut that we extract the oil from for beautiful benefits straight to your skin. You’ll find Kukui Nuts in many of our products, including the Kukui Oil Lip Treatments, Sugar Lip Scrub, Sugar Body Scrub, and Hanalei Kukui Lip Balm. This moisturizing ingredient is ready for a place in your collection, and we’re here to answer all of your questions about this powerful nut.

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What is a kukui nut used for?

Traditionally, the kukui tree has always been used in Hawaiian medicine and was used to provide hope for renewal. While Hawaiians traditionally have used every part of the kukui tree, from the flowers to the sap, we love to use Kukui Nut oil in our cosmetics. This ingredient truly has some hidden superpowers and was traditionally used to treat sunburns and rashes. It provides your skin with essential fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, C, and E, and is the perfect ingredient for relieving dryness and restoring hydration to your skin, as naturally as possible.

Is a kukui Nut edible?

At Hanalei, we only use ingredients that will be perfectly good for you and your body, so you’ll be happy to know that the Kukui Nut is edible when cooked. These beautiful and beneficial nuts are used in many traditional dishes, so you can rest assured knowing you’re putting only the best ingredients on your skin.

What is inside of a kukui nut?

As part of our list of natural Hawaiian botanicals, kukui nut oil is found in many of our best-selling products, such as our Kukui Lip Treatments and Sugar Lip Scrub, as well as newer products like our Sugar Body Scrub and Hanalei Kukui Lip Balm. You’ll find this special oil inside a Kukui Nut, where it is stored so that we can access it, and get it directly to you.

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What are the benefits of using kukui nuts in products? 

When we put Kukui Nut oil in our products, it’s because we truly care about your health and your skin. Kukui Nut oil is incredibly beneficial for your skin, bringing moisture out, and helping to rejuvenate the skin after exfoliation. This hydrating oil is perfect for using in your skincare routine, and is sure to help your skin look and feel amazing!

Hanalei’s natural cruelty-free Hawaiian botanical skincare ingredients are part of what makes our list of products so special. One of our favorites to use in our products is the Kukui Nut, specifically Kukui Nut oil, which is a hydrating and moisturizing ingredient ready to help your skin feel renewed. It might sound nuts, but this special island ingredient is here to help your skin feel as soft as a Hawaiian wave.

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About the author:

Halle Homel is currently based in Southern California, where she spends her time with her family and dog, Josey when she’s not traveling. She spends her free time exploring new places, practicing yoga, and working on her blog, Halle’s Wandering Soul. Follow her on Instagram @sunbirdsoul

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