The hazelnut tree is a large shrub that grows in woods and hedgerows, and is very common in European forests. According to Celtic tradition, it has the magical power to increase fertility due to its abundant production of fruit—the Hazelnut. It is also believed to be an aid in finding gold and water, and to inspire romance. A fluid, fine, edible oil is extracted from the Hazelnut, which is used in cooking for its delicate flavor.
Hazelnut oil is used in cosmetics for its high fatty acid content which hydrates, nourishes, softens and tones the skin.