"Polynesian seed oils include coconut oil, which is typically used as base oil, mixed with different varieties of flowers and other seed oils. Additional ingredients such as mohokoi (ylang ylang), tuitui (kukui) and ahi (sandalwood) can be added to the base to create a variety of scented oils. These seed oils contain many skin health benefits, [today being explored] by science, but known to Hawaiian ancestors for over thousands of years.
... Polynesians used coconut oil as an ointment to maintain their smooth and soft skin. Our ancestors also used coconut oil for medical purposes, to relieve stiffness in the joints, rheumatism and back pain, by rubbing a liberal amount coconut oil on the affected area..
Palu wrote in his article that monolauric fatty acid, found in coconut oil, has been shown to protect the skin from bacteria and protozoan infections. We don't claim that for our lotions, but they certainly are soothing... Coconut oil also contains monounsaturated fatty acids, which have been shown to have antioxidant properties with potential benefits against skin aging.
Tuitui (Kukui) nut oil (Aleurites moluccana L.) is derived from the candlenut. [It] has been used for over thousands of years by Polynesians as a moisturizer. Recent scientific studies have verified its effectiveness. Candlenut oil contains essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids) that are vital to healthy skin. The precious oil from the candlenut also contains vitamins A, E and F ~ good for skin health and for healing wounds."