Ladies – it’s time to clean up your act with beautiful organic soaps and body products made in Hawaii at the North Shore Soap Factory.
As a gorgeous globetrotter, and author of a bestselling book about healthy travel, I’m always on the lookout for local beauty products made with indigenous ingredients. I found it – in spades – up on Oahu’s North Shore – at the North Shore Soap Factory that makes the brand Hawaiian Bath & Body.
In fact, here’s another tip: I always recommend that you travel with a luxury bar of soap – whether you are at Motel 6 or the Four Seasons – because you’ll get a luxurious lather – and a spa experience – in the comfort of your shower, if you use a spectacular soap in your favorite aroma, in your hotel room. And the North Shore Soap Factory is exactly to where to find it.
Hawaiian Bath & Body is an all-natural line, and made with local ingredients such as Waialua tangerines, Kahuku papaya, Big Island guava and coffee, in addition to added organic ingredients, botanicals, and extracts.
The line was started in 1998 by founder/president Debora Driscoll and her husband. When I visited her factory on Hawaii she told me, “My husband is a welder and carpenter and he can make anything. He helped a friend make equipment to make soap, and we bought his hobby.”
“Kukui nut oil is the basis for our line,” Debora added, and all the soaps contain kukui nut oil, which Debora says “is great for babies, for eczema, for sensitive skin and for cancer patients.”
Another great tip about the soap: Brides can buy small quarter-bars for about $2, and use them as weddings favors that will include the couple’s names and wedding date on each bar. Adorable!
The antibacterial soaps smell succulent, and include Coconut Cream, Lemongrass, Citrus, a marvelous Mint Chocolate, Plumeria, and a terrific Mint bar that smells just like a mint julep (and which the financial company Edward Jones uses as their corporate gifts). Debora says that once you use the soap, the aromas become even more heightened and fragrant. The factory also has custom stamps that you can press into your soap, once you’ve made a purchase, and include shapes such as turtles, surfers, and pineapples. Kids love it.
The product line also includes tropical washes, candles, body scrubs, soaking salts and tropical skin therapy products.
And the lip balms are the bomb! I can’t stop using the Hawaiian mango, which contains mango butter, beeswax, coconut and sweet almond oils, along with oils of macadamia nuts and kukui nuts, plus Vitamin E. It’s luscious on the lips and is ever-so-soothing for your skin.
Made with aloha – that’s the secret ingredient.