Kukui nut oil
Here is a little bit of information about this unique oil that is available here in Jurtaapótekið.
Kukui oil comes from the nuts from the Kukui tree. This oil has been used over the centuries in Hawaii.
The oil is used to nurish and heal dry skin. Both for the face and the body. It is a good protection against both cold and warm climates, salt from the sea and strong winds. That is to say it protects agains varius weather conditions as you can experience here.
The Kukui oil is used on scars with great success, on all kinds of skin irritations, wounds and burns.
The oil is often used as a massage oil, especially good for ezcema, psoriasis and other skin problems. The oil deeply penetrates the skin and leaves a silky texture, it does not leave oily residue. It is rich in A, C and E vitamins, these are all antioxidants which protect the skin very well. The Kukui oil regenerates tired skin and works well for small wrinkles around the eyes.
Kukui as an hair conditioner:
Apply the oil to the scalp to get rid of dandruff. It also works really well as a conditioner, which is left in the hair for a few minutes before washing it out. Ther hair becomes shiny and silky.