Nuts from the kukui tree are
squeezed in a screw press, a process that generates a minimum of
heat and helps to protect the oil. The oil is then filtered in a
filter press. To stabilize the oil for
storage, Oils of Aloha adds Vitamin E and Vitamin C. The shelf
life of the unopened bottles of oil is about one year or more.
Keeping the products away from high temperatures and direct
sunlight is important for its preservation.
Hundreds of years
ago Hawaiians discovered that when the shells were removed from
Kukui nuts and the kernels lightly roasted a clear oil could be
pressed out. This was an excellent penetrating oil that when
smoothed on the skin soothed and softened sunburns and
irritations. New born babies were bathed in this easily absorbed
In addition to using Oils of
Aloha's kukui nut oil as a moisturizer for dry skin and to
remove eye makeup the oil can be used to relieve the symptoms of
dry skin and sensitive skin conditions such as psoriasis-like
and eczema-like symptoms. It is also being used in some
hospitals in Hawaii and in several cancer centers for the care
of radiation burns on cancer patients.