Kukui Nut Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the Aleurites Moluccana, the state tree of Hawaii where the oil has been utilized by the natives for hundreds of years as a skin treatment.
Today, it is cultivated in other regions as well and the oil is often used in higher end treatments, especially those of a topical nature.
This soap making oil tends to be quite expensive but a little goes a long way. Use it in quantities of up to 10% in your soap making recipes.
The chart below shows the approximate percentages of fatty acids present in Kukui Nut Oil. Due to the high content of Oleic, Linoleic, and Linolenic fatty acids, this oil will provide good conditioning qualities to your soap.
This information is provided for reference use only and is not meant to substitute the advice of a licensed health care professional.