Hawai‘i’s Best Ingredients

A glossary of our ingredients and fragrances

 

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is known to pull out impurities from your skin. Often it is used to treat skin irritations, therefore, it is great for oily skin/acne prone skin. 

Products that have charcoal:
Pele Soap Bar, Pele Sugar Scrub

 

Aloe

Aloe Vera can treat, exfoliate, restore and provide constant nutrition to the skin. It is rich in Vitamin C, E and beta carotene which gives it its nourishing and anti-ageing qualities. It can moisturise the skin without making it greasy, which makes it a great buy for those with oily skin.

Products that have aloe:
Lavender Patchouli Cream, Lavender Peppermint Cream, Honeysuckle Cream

 

Almond

One of the base butters in our products is sweet almond oil. Almond oil easily absorbs into skin. It can be used to gently dislodge debris from deep within skin pores and follicles. It may also help prevent future acne because of its vitamin A content. 

Products that have almond: 
Lavender Lotion, Pikake Lotion, Plumeria Lotion, Coconut Lotion, Ylang Ylang Lotion, Lavender Patchouli Cream, Lavender Peppermint Cream, Honeysuckle Cream, Hawaiian Honey Sugar Scrub, Pa‘akai Salt Scrub, Pele Sugar Scrub

 

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter makes an excellent skin moisturizer. It is especially beneficial for healing dry, cracked skin because it is easily absorbed and remain on the skin for hours.

Products that have cocoa butter:
Lavender Lotion, Pikake Lotion, Plumeria Lotion, Coconut Lotion, Ylang Ylang Lotion, Lavender Patchouli Cream, Lavender Peppermint Cream, Honeysuckle Cream, Hawaiian Honey Sugar Scrub, Pa‘akai Salt Scrub, Pele Sugar Scrub

 

Kamani Oil

Kamani Oil (also known as Tamanu Oil) has significant healing properties because of its ability to produce new skin tissue. It has natural anti-inflammatory, antineluralgic, antibiotic and antioxidant properties. 

Products that have kamani oil:
Honeysuckle Cream, Lavender Peppermint Cream, Lavender Patchouli Cream

 

Kukui Nut Oil

Many of our soaps are enhanced with Kukui Nut oil that has long since been used by Native Hawaiians for its therapeutic and healing properties. For many centuries, Hawaiians have harnessed the moisturizing benefits of the oil to heal and soothe skin. The oil is produced by pressing the kukui nut (candlenut) which contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants and antimicrobial properties to heal skin exposed to harsh everyday elements including sun, wind and salt water. 

Products that have kukui nut oil:
Pīkake Soap Bar, Lavender Soap Bar, Ylang Ylang Soap Bar, Plumeria Soap Bar, Coconut Soap Bar, Honeysuckle Cream, Lavender Peppermint Cream, Lavender Patchouli Cream

 

Lavender

Benefits of lavender include its ability to relieve stress, improve mood, promote restful sleep, reduce inflammation, lower skin irritation, prevent infections and eliminate dandruff. 

Products that have lavender: 
Lavender Peppermint Cream, Lavender Patchouli Cream, Lavender Lotion

 

Local Honey & Beeswax

We use local honey and beeswax from Manoa Honey. One of the best benefits of using beeswax on the skin is for moisturizing and softening. Beeswax contains Vitamin A and provides long-term moisturizing—locking moisture into the skin.

Products that have local honey and beeswax:
Hawaiian Honey Sugar Scrub, Pa‘akai Salt Scrub, Pele Sugar Scrub

     

    Shea Butter

    Shea butter has a high concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids. It is incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin's natural oils.

    Products that have shea butter: 
    Pīkake Soap Bar, Lavender Soap Bar, Ylang Ylang Soap Bar, Plumeria Soap Bar, Coconut Soap Bar, Lavender Lotion, Pikake Lotion, Plumeria Lotion, Coconut Lotion, Ylang Ylang Lotion, Hawaiian Honey Sugar Scrub, Pa‘akai Salt Scrub, Pele Sugar Scrub