Made from the herbal wisdom of Solo medicinal texts
The Kemiri oil is widely used as a beauty aid for the hair and scalp. This product distinguishes itself with its unadulterated and undiluted pure kemiri oil. Processed using only original methods, this oil retains the potency and goodness that pure Kemiri oil has to offer. This oil is suitable for all hair colours. It brightens and intensifies the hair’s original colour. The best Kemiri oil is made in Solo: The Solo Kemiri oil
Raw Kediri nut(above). The Kukui tree is unique and conspicuous for its light gray-toned foliage. Kukui trees grow on the lower slopes of the mountains, especially in steep canyons. The trunks grow straight upwards, attaining heights of 80 feet or more, with diameters up to 2 1/2 feet. Branches form at 30 feet or more above the ground. Attractive, green-tinged white flowers bloom at the end of the branches.
Kemiri fruits later form on the branches. The skin of the fruit is a hard green covering 1/4 inch thick and as the fruit matures it turns a dark grayish-black and softens. Inside the fruit are one or two hard, wrinkled nuts. At first, the nutshell is white, but as it ages, it turns brown, and finally black. Popular Kemiri nut are made from polished nuts.
Hundreds of years ago, Hawaiians discovered that when the shells were removed from Kemiri nuts and the kernels lightly roasted, a clear oil could be extracted from them. They found that the oil was an excellent penetrating oil and it was, and still is, widely used as a remarkable skin-care aid and natural moisturizer. Indigenous peoples of Hawaii and Indonesia use the oil today as their preferred skin-care product that helps protect their skin from harsh sunlight, drying winds and salt water.
Javanese hair secret
This treasured health and beauty secret has been rediscovered by the Javanese and is produced today in the same pure form as it was centuries ago. Kemiri nut oil is unique among moisturizing oils. Kemiri Nut Oil has a very high content of essential fatty acids that are the building blocks of healthy skin and hair.
The best Kemiri oil is made in Solo, Indonesia. This is the place where women and men are admired for their thick. black hair. No one is seen with a balding head, especially in the rural areas.
The Solo Kemiri oil is very useful for conditioning the hair. Its moisturizing nutrients penetrates deep into the hair shaft to condition the hair, leaving it black and shiny. The penetrating characteristics of Kukui nut oil is due to its very low molecular weight, one of the lowest of available similar oils. As applied to the hair, the low molecular weight allows the oil to penetrate the hair shaft like no other oil treatment can. The Kukui nut oil contains the essential fatty acids, linoleic and linolenic, at a higher percentage than in other popular oils used in today’s haircare. This natural oil is great for the skin and hair.
The Solo Kemiri oil:
1. Nourishes hair
2. Prevents hair loss
3. Strengthens hair roots
4. Darkens hair
5. Smoothen hair, preventing tangling
6. Growing new hair
An example of a Javanese hair treatment
A good scalp treatment is one that activates hair follicles and reduces head tension. The Karoeng Djamoe scalp treatment is one such ritual. After shampoo and conditioning, aloe vera sap freshly extracted from leaves were massaged into the scalp (to encourage hair growth and protect against dry hair and split ends). After rinsing, ground kemiri (rich candlenuts) oil blended with crushed hibiscus leaves (used for hair washing in Indonesia before the advent of commercial shampoos) were then applied onto the scalp to put grey hair at bay.
This was followed by banana stem dew juice (dew collected from the stem of a cut banana tree left overnight) treatment to strengthen root of the hair. These fresh extracts were massaged onto the scalp with strong and quick motions, then rinsed out before the next was applied. Kemiri oil was then massaged onto the scalp and hair at the end of the treatment. The massage and natural ingredient can bring out the best of the most lavish (and most complete) rural hair ritual to reveal amazingly shiny and healthy hair.
The Solo Kemiri oil is brownish dark in color because the nuts are first roasted before the oil is extracted. We believe that this streneous procedure increases the potency of the oil. Real kemiri hair oils are made this way in the past. It is painstakingly laborious but well worth the effort. Merely extracting the oils from the nuts will yield a yellowish oil, this was used for the skin and for cooking. The method of roasting at the right temperature is what makes the Solo Kemiri oil so special.
Pour about a tablespoon of oil into a container. Massage into the scalp and wrap with a towel. Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse with normal shampoo.
For facial hair, please consider the Kemiri facial hair oil
Typical fatty composition of Kemiri oil :
Palmitic acid 6.5%
Linoleic acid 44.2%
Stearic acid 2.4%
Linolenic acid 26.2%
Oleic acid 20.7%
100% Kemiri nut oil
Siddha medicinal system is one of the oldest systems of medicine on planet earth. It was developed by the famed Siddhars of South India. These Siddhars were said to be spiritually evolved beings who in their zeal to serve humanity developed this system, and it is a very dynamic one using herbs, minerals etc. The texts and manuscripts of this system is in Tamil, a language of rich literary heritage. Lack of translation into English and other languages resulted in this system being confined to Southern states of India. Efforts of the National Institute of Siddha to create an awareness of this system have started bearing fruit.
The basic philosophy of this system is akin to that of Ayurveda. It aims at re-establishing the lost harmony of vata, pitta and kapha in an individual. Hundreds of locally found herbs are used in making Siddha remedies which have been used to treat all sorts of diseases ranging from common cold to menstrual disorders to cancer.