The oil comes from the trees in Silimalombu. They are grown without fertilizers and pesticides. Every morning we collect the fresh falling down nuts. We use the outer skin as a food for food for the Black Solder Flies. The other skins are used as fuel for our PizzaSauna Clay oven.
We process the oil in a stainless expeller press. The oil is getting cold pressed. After pressing it will directly closed in a container to set down for a week. Then we take the upper fully clear oil and fill it directly in the final bottle and close it.
The oil should be stored cool and has to been closed all the time. It is a fresh oil and it is sensitive to Ultraviolet light and to oxygen. After opening it should be kept in a fridge to keep it longer fresh.
Especially cold pressed Kuikui Oil has a lot of health benefits. Here one of the websites, they describe 9 health benefits.
More description about the Candlenut also you find on our homepage. Here you can download the description for the health benefits in English and Indonesian Language.
We sell here a bottle with 100 ml 100 % pure organic candlenut oil. Fully processed in the Ecovillage Silimalombu
The Process of making cold pressed organic Candlenut Oil in Silimalombu
The trees are growing wild in the forest of Silimalombu. The most of the trees were not planted. They just were growing and we took care, that the tree could grow up. The trees are in middle of other trees, like Mango, Cinnamon, Ingul, Durian, Guava, Soursoup and a lot of other. They don´t get fertilizers or getting sprayed. They grow totally naturally. They are organic.
The nuts with their skin falling down and getting collected around once a week. This nuts we bring to the house.
Peeling the outer skin
We only peel the nut out of the outer skin, when the skin already starts to get rotten. Then no nutrition is going from the skin to the nut any more. The others just were kept until the next sorting.
We separate the outer skin in the soft part and in the middle skin. The outer skin is getting food for the maggots (Black Solder Fly), which we produce to get food for the chicken and for the fish.
The middle skin we dry afterwards to use it as a starting fuel to light up our Pizza Sauna.
Drying the nuts
The nuts getting dried in the sun for 1-3 days until they are dry. It depends on the power of the sun.
Opening the shell
The shells were open one by one with a special self-made tool. With this we throw the nut to a stone, that the skin is getting broken. After this, the inner of the nuts is getting sorted out. In this process it is important to look, that each nut is good. Specially there are sometimes nuts which have not been really ripe or getting rotten. This is getting tested by smell. All the not nice ones are getting sorted out. This is maybe 0,1 % of the nuts.
Pressing the oil
The nuts are getting blended with a food processor until the size of around 3-4 mm.
We have an expeller press, which can produce a cold pressed Quality. In front of the expeller press is a heating to start the process. The head must be warm to get in front the oil cake crushed. Then behind the oil can go down to the funnel, which transport it clean to the canister, staying down under. It is important, only to heat up the front until the oil cake comes crashed in big thin dry ships out. Then the heating must be instantly stopped. Though the traction inside of the expeller, it keeps the warmness, which is necessary. Sometimes it is getting to cold and then it need to be reheated for maybe one minute. It is very important to take care of this, because:
- it is getting to hot, then it is not a cold pressed oil any more
- the oil afterwards will not get fully clear. With this point also the quality of the oil can be checked. If it was getting to hot, then it is not transparent and we don´t sell a oil like this. This also would not stabil for a longer time and starts very fast to get a bad smell.
After finishing the pressing, the whole expeller is dismantled and cleaned with warm water and all the parts getting stored in the closed shelf for the next usage. Also the machine has to be cleaned instantly outside everywhere. Direct after usage it is easy and it is done in 5 minutes.
The canister are getting closed and the date of the pressing is getting written with a permanent pen on the canister. Then it is getting stored in the dark shelf for 4-6 weeks. In this time all the proteins and the water parts and not liquid parts are getting settled down to the ground of the canister until the upper oil is fully transparent.
Filling in bottles
The canister is getting checked if the oil is really 100 % clear and has a good smell and no irritating smell can be recognized. Then the oil is getting filled in new sealed PET bottles of 100 ml with a small hose by gravity. The bottles then directly getting closed with a lid with a seal.
Important for the whole process is to keep it away from sunlight. The ultraviolet light can damage the oil and makes is less durable.
Packing in Cartons
The product should be stored dark and specially with out exposition to oxygen. We pack the bottles direct after filling labelling in cartons and keep it at a dark and cool place.
The candlenut oil produced like this can stay at a minimum of 2 years.
Testing of the Oil
We let test the Candle-nut Oil in an independent leading Laboratory in Indonesia. Here the result:
Precautions and FDA Disclaimer: This web site is intended for educational and historic reference purposes only. Kukui Nut Oil has been used safely for thousands of years, however, before using kukui nut oil, people with nut allergies should consult a physician. The information on this web site concerning alternative treatments for skin conditions have not been evaluated by the FDA. Kukui Nut oil is not intended to treat or cure any skin condition, illness or disease. Always seek your family practitioner before use if you have an advanced skin disease or plan on using Kukui Nut oil for any such alternative treatment. References concerning the benefits and natural treatments using Kukui Nut oil for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, damaged skin, acne, sensitive skin are from historic references, personal testimonials and for educational purposes only. Affiliate links are added to the site to promote certain products. The companies and affiliate links referenced in this web site have not evaluated or approved such topics concerning alternative treatments using Kukui
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