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Body Lotion – Featuring Kukui Nut Oil


Experiments in Body Lotion

Every few weeks, I make a batch of body lotion.  I have very dry skin, so I always need a healthy supply of moisturizer to keep my skin smooth.

Since I need so much lotion, I make a point of trying new oils each time.  For example, a recent batch of lotion that I made featured Sea Buckthorn Oil.  More importantly, my latest batch of lotion is one of my favorites.  I used Kukui Nut Oil in the mix.  This was the first time that I had used Kukui Nut Oil.  I took some time to learn about it and here’s what I found out.

Kukui Nut OilKukui Nut

Kukui Nut Oil comes from the Candlenut tree, the state tree of Hawaii.  The Kukui seeds have many varied uses, one of which is to use the oil from the seeds in skin care.  Not only is this oil known to soothe and soften the skin, it has also been used to treat wounds.  Some people have even seen positive results when using this to treat skin conditions, such as eczema.  This oil, when used in soap, makes the lather creamier.

I found most of this information from this site.

Does this lotion measure up?

Absolutely!  I love this latest batch of lotion.  It is nourishing, making a little bit go a long way.  It glides on smoothly and does not leave a greasy film behind.

I scented it with a mixture of vanilla and citrus essential oils.  I love the deep and slightly sweet scent of the vanilla essential oil.  This is a treat to put onto my skin each morning.

28 thoughts on “Body Lotion – Featuring Kukui Nut Oil

  1. This sounds awesome! I’ve only forayed into making my own body lotion once but I really need to try it again!

  2. Never used Kukui nut oil. Where can I find it?

  3. Wow! I would love to try this. Sounds good!

  4. This sounds cool But no idea if thre’s a kukui here 😀

  5. Hi, I use a lot of lotion as well and hand cream, My skin seems to be so dry. You made this lotion come alive. Great post something I think everyone can relate too.

  6. Great review! I’ve never used it! Thanks for the info. xx

  7. wow! sounds great! nice post dear 🙂

  8. kukui sounds cute 😛 anyway nice post! x

  9. Ohh that sounds very nice, I was actually looking for a nice oil or lotion to moisturise my skin after this cold winter since has gone really dry heheh 😀 nice post hun big hugs ❤

  10. I’m a big fan of oils now since I started using Suti hehe – first time I heard of this oil but I’m so intrigue! Thanks for sharing ❤ Donah x

  11. I have never used this oil before, but your lotion sounds very nice!

  12. Sounds so cool!! I have made body scrubs and other things but never lotion! Deff a must try!
    GIG Co-Founder

  13. Thanks Alia :). I need natural products for my skin because I have extremely sensitive skin and a lot of allergies…I will definitely be coming back to your blog :)!

    • I’m glad that you found my blog! I know how tough it is to find skin care products that work for sensitive skin. I hope you find some good tips here!

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