Frequently Asked Questions

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WHAT MAKES YOUR SOAPS DIFFERENT THAN THOSE YOU FIND IN THE GROCERY STORES?

The majority of "soaps" that you find in your local grocery store are actually detergents. Detergents are a group of man-made chemicals that were created for industrial cleaning. Imagine cleaning your skin with something that is used to de-grease your dishes or remove stains from your laundry. Most people use these detergents everyday without realizing how damaging they are for their skin!

Our Natural Soaps are made from vegetable oils and island ingredients, hand selected, and made one batch at a time. Using natural soaps instead of detergents will make a big difference in the overall health of your skin. Think about the benefits of using a gentle, natural product made by people who care about what ingredients come in contact with your skin, rather than using a detergent made by a huge corporation who just cares about the bottom line.

ARE THERE HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH REGULAR SOAPS?

Regular soap is fine, but most people that come to us have never even used true soap. They have only used detergents. Harsh detergents are the bad guy.

Your skin and its natural oil (sebum) is your first line of defense from the elements and keeping unwanted pollutants from entering the body. If you are using a detergent-based soap, it cleans the skin but also strips away, or de-greases, the natural oil layer from your skin, throwing it out of balance every time you use a detergent. Because your skin is out of balance, it frantically tries to replace the sebum that has been stripped away and it also struggles with dehydration because the missing sebum plays a large part in helping your skin retain moisture.

The most common problems associated with using detergent based-soaps are overly dry, flaky skin, rashes, and itching. Sometimes the skin becomes so imbalanced it can produce too much oil trying to rebalance itself!

DO YOU HAVE ANTIBACTERIAL SOAPS?

We have a soap which has ingredients known to assist with boosting the skin's immune function, but it can't be officially classified as “antibacterial”. Tropical Blend Soap has Tea Tree and Eucalyptus essential oils which are known for their antiseptic properties and ability to boost immune response to bacteria and fungi. We like to call our Tropical Blend soap “skin food”.

ARE THEY SAFE AND GENTLE ENOUGH FOR CHILDREN?

Yes... The two soaps we recommend for babies and children under two are Kukui Nut Dreams and Lavender. We use Oat Flour and Kukui Nut Oil in our soaps which are very gentle for kids. There is an old wives' tale about taking an oatmeal bath if you have a rash. It really works! By using oat flour in our soaps we create a very soothing base for the skin, the oat protein softens and balances pH. Kukui Nut Oil is wonderful as a moisturizing ingredient and protects children's skin from drying. Kukui Nut Oil is great for preventing diaper rash.

WHAT ARE YOUR MOST POPULAR SOAPS AND WHY?

Kukui Nut Dreams. It is extra gentle and unscented. All the island scented soaps, such as Plumeria, Pikake, Coconut, and Mango Papaya, are popular not only because they smell fantastic, but they also have ingredients to balance, moisturize, and exfoliate your skin! Our Natural Body Wash is also growing in popularity because it has a blend of TEN different exotic oils and absolutely no harmful chemicals. This combines for a super moisturizing wash.

CLOSING THOUGHTS?

It has been some ride and we have learned so much along the way. Our factory is located on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The town is Waialua and the building is part of the former Waialua Sugar Mill. We have been growing for years, holding true to quality ingredients and outstanding customer service. We have excellent products and our ingredients come from Hawaii and all over the world. We have had an awesome trip introducing many people to Kukui Nut Oil and natural soap along the way. It is wonderful to be able to make a living by providing an alternative to chemical and petroleum-based skin-care products. Some know the difference. Most do not, and we have been teaching people about the difference every step of the way. Welcome to our company and the Hawaiian Bath and Body skin-care line.

Have more questions for Hawaiian Bath & Body? Please feel free to contact us!

Ingredients

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Essential Oils | Specialty Oils & Butters

Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.

 

ESSENTIAL OILS

Bergamot BF (bergaptene free):
Known to promote healthy skin with its cleansing and rejuvenating properties. It’s used in aromatherapy for its calming effect.

Cinnamon Leaf (organic):
Widely used for digestive support, we use cinnamon essential oil for its antibacterial properties. When applied to skin, it helps circulation and soothes sore muscles and joints.

Cedarwood:
Aromatherapy benefits of this oil include calming and soothing effects in massage. It is known to help skin recover and promotes clear, healthy skin.

Citronella:
Not just any insect repellant!! Used in our soaps, citronella essential oil has known antiseptic, antibacterial and fungicidal skincare properties.

Clary Sage:
We use Clary sage in many of our products because of its known antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, disinfectant, and astringent skincare properties. Health benefits of this oil include uses for digestive and respiratory discomforts.

Clove Bud:
A rich and spicy scent, Clove bud oil is unique and powerful when used in aromatherapy for its stress reliever and mind stimulant. Combine this with its known antiseptic and soothing properties, it makes for a great soap.

Corn Mint:
Indigenous to Asia, Cornmint is often confused with peppermint because they have similar uses. We use it in our Sage Mint soap for its antimicrobial and antiseptic skincare properties.

Eucalyptus:
One of our favorite essential oils, we use it in many products. Eucalyptus essential oils is known to reduce stress hormones, boost your immune system and is a natural antibacterial.

Geranium Rose:
This essential oil promotes healthy, clear skin by helping to repair and rejuvenate skin cells. Its well-known aromatherapy benefits for emotional support include stress reduction.

Ginger:
The benefits for this oil are primarily the same as using fresh ginger root for digestion and other internal discomforts. Its spicy woody scent is very distinguishable. Its known skincare properties include being an antiseptic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

Lavender:
Most commonly known for its calming benefits, lavender essential oil is also known as an antiseptic, bacteria inhibitor and skin regulator promoting skin health. Its known antiseptic and antifungal properties are used in helping to ease symptoms of acne and psoriasis.

Lemon:
Aromatic and full of antioxidants uplifting lemon essential oil is a natural antibacterial making it an uplifting essential oil used to help symptoms of acne and eczema.

Lemongrass:
Blended in our Ginger Lemongrass soap, Lemongrass is a known antibacterial, anti-fungal and antimicrobial. Its astringent and antiseptic properties help tone and sterilize your skin.

Lime:
Full of antioxidants, this refreshing and uplifting citrus oil has disinfectant and antibiotic skincare benefits.

Palmarosa:
Palmarosa essential oil is a known antiseptic, bactericide and cytophylactic which promotes cell growth.

Patchouli:
The many health benefits of Patchouli essential oil include being an antidepressant, an antiseptic, an astringent and a fungicide. These many properties make Patchouli oil a multifaceted skin care oil that promotes a smooth and glowing complexion.

Peppermint:
Held as one of the oldest essential oil, Peppermint oils has gone through rigorous testing for health benefits. For the skin, this oil has a cooling effect because it contains menthol. It also has antiseptic and regenerative properties.

Pink Grapefruit:
This essential oil has a light and uplifting aroma used to enhance and uplift the spirit. It has cleansing and astringent and revitalizing properties.

Nutmeg:
This essential oil is a baker’s friend for good reason, it’s known for helping digestion and relieving gas. Its health properties include aromatherapy benefits like reducing stress and anxiety and for relaxing. And it’s a known antiseptic.

Sandalwood:
A many splendored thing! Sandalwood essential oil is known for its many health benefits because of its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, astringent and disinfectant properties.

Spearmint:
Spearmint essential oil has been used in aromatherapy to help uplift your mood with its refreshing aroma. It’s a known antibacterial and antimicrobial widely used in toothpaste and mouthwash to protect from infection.

Sweet Orange:
This refreshing essential oil is used in aromatherapy to create a happy, relaxed mood. Health benefits due to its known properties include providing relief from inflammation, helps alleviate depression, inhibits microbial growth and helps symptoms of acne.

Rosemary:
Rosemary is full of Vitamins A, C and Folate and is rich in antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Widely used to freshen breath and beneficial in reducing stress with documented studies on its use as a cognitive stimulant.

Rosewood:
From Brasil, this essential oil is known for many uses including headache and toothache relief, widely used as an antidepressant, an antiseptic and an insect repellent.

Tea Tree:
Native to Australia, Tea Tree essential oil is widely used worldwide because of its many powerful properties. Since ancient times, Australians have been using Tea Tree oil as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral and as an antiseptic.

 

SPECIALITY OILS & BUTTERS

Avocado Oil & Butter:
Avocado butter and oil are loaded with Vitamins C, A and E, potassium and lecithin, all known skin enhancing nutrients and easily absorbed through your skin to promote new and healthy skin growth.

Cocoa Butter & Oil:
Cocoa butter is full of Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C as well as beneficial fatty acids that neutralize free radicals in your skin. The antioxidants create a protective barrier against damaging environmental pollutants while keeping your skin deeply moisturized.

Coconut Oil:
The health benefits of Coconut oil are many. Applied or eaten, it helps maintain healthy skin, hair and digestion. It is full of lauric acid that destroys harmful viruses and bacteria. It also has caprylic acid that has antifungal properties.

Jojoba Oil:
Jojoba oil is known primarily for its hair care benefits. Its anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial properties help keep your scalp clean and healthy, and it is naturally pH balanced.

6. Kukui Nut Oil (Kukui nut tree is Hawai`i’s State Tree!):
Kukui nuts and its oil have been used by Polynesians for centuries! They used it for skin and hair care. Rich in Vitamins A, C and E, antioxidents that help prevent free radical cell damage. Kukui oil also has high concentrations of linoleic and linolenic acids, both very similar to your own sebum making it easily absorbed into your skin to help sooth symptoms of dry skin, sunburn, and eczema.

Macadamia nut oil:
Beneficial for your body, both inside and out. Internally Macadamia oil helps to lower “bad” cholesterol and raise “good” cholesterol. Its skincare benefits due to macadamia oil being high in oleic and palmitoleic fatty acids help soothe and moisturize inflamed and dry skin.

Mango Butter:
A bite of mango is heaven on earth! Used for skincare, it leaves your skin feeling heavenly! This tropical butter is high in oleic and stearic fatty acids that help moisturize and repair damaged skin. It is rich in Vitamins C and A, helping to promote your skin’s natural collagen production.

Palm Oil (we use certified sustainable palm oil):
Palm oil is high in Vitamin E, an antioxidant historically used for helping skin ailments. Its reddish color comes from its prime compound, beta-carotene.

Olive Oil:
Olive oil is primarily oleic acid, a fatty acid that helps olive oil penetrate your skin easily, nourishing the skin with all its antioxidants. Anti-inflammatory phenols and antimicrobial properties add to the health benefits of this oil.

Rice Bran Oil:
Rice bran oil is rich in Vitamin E, an antioxidant known for neutralizing free radicals in your body. Tocopherols are directly connected to skin health helping cellular regeneration.

Sweet almond oil:
Sweet almond oil has a light texture that easily penetrates your skin to soften and moisturize. It is full of monounsaturated fats that hydrate the skin leaving cell membranes healthy. It is rich in antioxidants like Vitamin A and E, and magnesium.