Candlenut Oil, also known as Kukui Nut Oil, is so named because candlenuts were once lit, with a leaf wick run through the center of the tree nut, as candles because of the extremely high oil content within. This oil is known as one of the finest and most elegant plant oils available. Candlenut oil is used extensively in Indonesia and Southeast Asia in cooking (to thicken and add richness to sauces), traditional medicine (as a hair stimulant) and beauty treatments, a true inside out nature inspired ingredient.